Monday, January 18, 2016

Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Buckle in everyone because today I am swatching up the new Rimmel London The Only 1 Lipsticks ($8.99 CAD). With 12 vibrant and pigmented shades, this collection promises a lightweight, comfortable, and long-lasting wear. To see my swatches and review of all 12 shades, click.......
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Packaging:
The Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks come in fairly simple black tubes with a band of color that indicates the shade inside. The top of the cap is diamond-shaped and it has the etchings of the Rimmel London crown logo. The actual lipstick bullets have a blunt tip, which I found really baffling as these are very pigmented lipsticks that require lots of precision to apply. I ended up having to use a lip brush with the majority of the colors, which is not what I would have preferred, especially if I'm in a hurry.
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Formulation:
After seeing the flattened tips of the lipsticks, I thought that perhaps these had a sheer and soft formulation, much like the Revlon Lip Butters or similar lip products. However, these lipsticks are all very pigmented, even the lighter shades. Despite being super lightweight and moisturizing with a pretty sheen, The Only 1 lipsticks are smooth and comfortable without being too slick, mushy, or melty, which usually compromises wear-time. These lipsticks cling to the lips very nicely, although it will still smudge and transfer. With that said, the wear time is pretty decent (six or so hours with light eating and drinking).

120 You're All Mine: Medium neutral pink.
200 It's a Keeper: Frosty mauve with silver shimmers, this is the only shade from the collection with a noticeable shimmer.
700 Naughty Nude: Rosy brown neutral. There are some shimmers in the tube but on the lips they are not noticeable at all.
800 Under My Spell: Deep berry wine, this shade is very, very patchy, definitely the hardest shade from the collection to work with.
810 One-of-a-Kind: Deep warm red.
820 Oh-So-Wicked: Deep oxblood red.
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
110 Pink A Punch: Bright, almost neon pink with slightly warm undertones.
300 Listen Up!: Reddish dark pink.
510 Best of the Best: Bright red with slight pink undertones.
600 Peachy-Beachy: Soft papaya coral.
610 Cheeky Coral: Bright hot coral.
620 Call Me Crazy: Super bright orange-red. This is a great non-matte dupe for MAC's Viva Glam Miley Cyrus, or even MAC's So Chaud.
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "170 You're All Mine"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "200 It's A Keeper"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "700 Naughty Nude"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "800 Under My Spell"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "810 One-Of-A-Kind"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "820 Oh-So Wicked"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "110 Pink a Punch"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "300 Listen Up!"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "510 Best of the Best"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "600 Peachy-Beachy"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "610 Cheeky Coral"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in "610 Call Me Crazy"
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick
Overall:
I'm really impressed with this new line from Rimmel! I find the majority of the shade super flattering and fun; there's not a ton of neutrals but Rimmel already has plenty of nudes so I don't really mind. The formulation is pigmented, moisturizing, and lightweight. The wear is decent and my only critique is the shape of the lipstick tip, which doesn't really allow a precise application without using a lip brush.

Availability:
The Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks are available as of December 2015 in drugstores nationwide.
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