September 27, 2010

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Review and Swatches

Anyone prone to dry lips? I’m not actually. My lips are pretty ok so long as it’s not cold out. Once the cold weather sets in I’ll get chapped lips a few times as the season progresses, chapped so badly in fact I start looking like I drank some of the crazy kool-aid. One of those ring around the mouth situations, not pretty.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick is supposed to reduce lip dryness by 65% with a formula that features Hylaronic Acid.

Let’s have a look.

A moisture-infused lipstick that reduces lip dryness by up to 65% for smoother lips and better colour. Developed with SPF 18 and a cutting edge Self Adapting Moisture Complex that features Hylaronic Acid, Collagen and Vitamins A, C and E to nourish lips, leaving them with a smoother surface for better colour application and wear.

Props to Rimmel for such great packaging. Each lipstick comes housed in a rather pretty royal purple metallic tube. If you’re a packaging junkie these should appeal. They are rather lightweight but looking at them you’d never know.

Props again to Rimmel for creating such a vast catalog of color as well. You can get these in over 20 shades so you’ll have a wide variety of colors to choose from.

If you’re looking for a cheaper lipstick these should do you well at around $5.49 per tube but the formula didn’t really wow me. They do have a nice creamy feel however with a name like moisture renew I did expect a really moist lipstick that glided on and felt dewy. These are heavier feeling on my lips and don’t have a particularly hydrating formula but they don’t dry my lips out either which accounts for something.

The colors I tried all had very good pigmentation and plenty of color pay off. Shades I tried were Dusty Rose (dusty, brown rose with a cream finish) and Rose Blush (rosy pink with a cream finish).

The product has one of those standard drugstore lipstick tastes and smells, kinda rose but comes across really bitter and gross tasting.

As I said above I didn’t think they were incredibly moisturizing or hydrating.

  • Anyone looking for a budget lipstick in a wide array of colors with a decent formula.

  • Anyone who expects a super hydrating texture and formula (they have an ok formula but nothing to rave about).

These are ok price wise. They have a decent formula with great color pay off and nice packaging plus the price is in the friendly realms. They are better than some drugstore lipsticks I’ve come across but nothing that I got amazingly excited about.

Not bad but not exactly fantastic either.

Have you tried Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick?

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Note: Sorry my swatches and photos include two Dusty Rose shades. I stupidly swatched and photographed thinking it was two different shades doh!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jenna

    I love these but I agree they aren’t very moisturizing. I have 3 shades which are all lovely but like you said, not hydrating.

    Nice colors though!

  • Promise

    I think I bought this in a dark plum color because of the Fall trend of plum lips. I really like the color, but it smells like my grandmother’s lipstick! Otherwise, I like it, but don’t know how to make it stay longer?

  • Kristi

    I have this lipstick in Coral Shimmer.. the only shade that appealed to me in the whol lineup… It is so much different than the others, because it has quite a bit of shimmer (surprise, lol) and is slightly sheer, but can be built up.. more pink than a true coral but has the undertones.. and very glossy.. thats why I was so confused that all the rest are very bland and dry looking

    • the Muse

      I noticed many are a cream finish Kristi…must be on the look out for coral shimmer….mmm same here, kinda a meh formula for me imho!

  • jones

    i hate rimmel lipsticks- they have that really nasty fragrance to them lol, they really need to work on that..

  • Ellie

    Loveee these! I definitely find them moisturizing, on my lips, at least. I have it in Summer Angel and Latino… Summer Angel is a little too sheer, but Latino is a great pinky-coral 🙂

  • Bonnie

    I bought this in Cherry licious I think it’s called. Anyways, I do have
    chapped lips, and while this Rimmel lippie is good, I found
    one by NYX that is even better for the same price so I’m
    wearing that.

  • Stavroula Plag

    Rose Blush is pretty though and the purple packaging is a bonus! 🙂

  • the Muse

    Brooke I deleted your comment because I have no idea what you are going on about. Please do stop by when you have time for intelligent comments and conversation.

  • Gina

    I have this in the cherrylicious color, and I have to admit I really do like it. What can I say, I’m a sucker for anything that comes in packaged in purple! 🙂