Tuesday, 16 January 2018

My Thoughts On The Latest Rimmel Launches

Rimmel isn’t a brand that features heavily in my makeup collection. When I was a teenager, I used their brow pencil and their Stay Matte powder religiously but I’ve now discovered better quality products for the same price. When Influenster sent me a box of new Rimmel launches, I was very open-minded, putting my thoughts of cakey matte powder and too dark eyebrow pencils behind me.

New Rimmel mascara, eyeliner, nail polish and lip glosses reviewed.


First up was their new mascara launch, Wonderfully Real Mascara. It has a plastic spikey wand, that is tapered at one end, this did comb through the lashes well. However, it is the formula of this mascara that lets it down. A few swipes do build up the volume but the consistency is heavy on the lashes so they don’t stay lengthened and pumped up for long. They sort of shrink back down after a few seconds.

Their latest eyeliner launch called Ink Me is interestingly also marketed as a body liner. I assume they intend for it to be used in things like festivals or Halloween to create designs on the body. It comes in two shades, Pitch Black and Golden Gang. For an eyeliner named Pitch Black I would have expected a very opaque, impactful black, but it’s a little too watery. I do think the tiny thin brush would be excellent for getting right into the inner corner of the eye, but it’s not that great in terms of flexibility when creating the flick to your liner look.

Also following the body art theme, they have also released temporary tattoos in gold and black designs. I do think these are fun but this launch might have been better timed during the summer festival season.

Next up was the Lip Art Lip Top Coat, which is available in 3 shades, Pearlescent, Gold and Blush. These would be the best high street alternatives to the Jouer Lip Toppers I have seen. They can be worn alone, they are very pigmented for a metallic gloss, but as the name suggests they perform better over the top of a lip colour. For something subtle, I would suggest only dabbing a tiny amount in the middle of your lips to create a plumped look. You can apply a generous layer for a full on metallic lip look. They aren’t sticky so they are worth trying if you don’t want to splash out on the Jouer ones.

Lastly, there was a glitter nail polish in Red Crush in the Influenster box. This red polish contains beautiful silver glitter flecks throughout. It is a pain to remove but isn’t every glittery nail polish. If you want it to last longer, I can thoroughly recommend the Rimmel Gel Top Coat, it really does improve the longevity.

This Rimmel Influenster box had hits and misses, I wouldn’t purchase the liners or mascara but the metallic glosses and nail polish are worth a look. If you received this box too, I’d love to know what you think!
*The Influenster box was provided complimentary but all opinions are my own. Affiliate links.


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