Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick: Review and Swatches
 For Fall 2019, Rimmel London has a brand new lipstick range promising "extreme color, extreme comfort, and extreme wear" that last up to 10 hours. Available in 12 shades, the Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick ($8.99 CAD for 2.3 g) also offers a pigmented coverage and a satin-matte finish. I've got reviews and swatches of all 12 shades to share with you today. To read on, click......
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick
Packaging:
The Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick comes in a simple plastic black case adorned with a band of color that indicates the shade inside. The bullet has a narrow, slightly tapered flower petal shape designed to hug to the contours of the lips. The smaller tip actually provides a more precise application despite the unconventional shape. There's nothing too fancy with the packaging here but for $8.99, I can't complain.

Formulation:
With a gel-like formulation that glides smoothly on the lips, the Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick initially looks quite shiny but quickly sets to a satin-matte finish. The pigmentation is generally very good but it varies by shade. While the color clings well to the lips, it will transfer and fade with eating and drinking so realistically, it only lasts around five to six hours, which is more or less what I expect for an average lipstick. However, I think what really sets this formulation apart from the others is its ultra-smooth and hydrating formulation that applies like a dream. See below for individual reviews of all six shades.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick
100 Hella Pink: This is a soft rosy beige. The formulation is buttery and pigmented; it's pretty much the perfect "your lips but better" color.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "100 Hella Pink": Review and Swatches
130 Buzz'n: A hot Barbie pink, Buzz'n is a touch sheerer than expected given how bright the color is but it's buildable to a fully opaque finish.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "130 Buzz'n": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "130 Buzz'n"
200 Blush Touch: A rosy beige nude similar but slightly more neutral than Hella Pink, Blush Touch is super smooth and pigmented.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "200 Blush Touch": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "200 Blush Touch"
210 Mauve Maxx: This is a muted rosy mauve that's equally creamy and pigmented as the previous nudes.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "210 Mauve Maxx": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "210 Mauve Maxx"
320 Dat Red: This is a bright true red with a super-rich and pigmented formulation. If you are looking for the perfect drugstore red lipstick, this is definitely the one!
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "520 Dat Red": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "320 Dat Red"
550 Thirsty Bae: A slightly deeper, more nuanced red as compared to Dat Red, Thirsty Bae is one of my favorites from the collection. The formulation is not as intense as that of Dat Red but it's still a one-swipe wonder.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "550 Thirsty Bae": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "550 Thirsty Bae"
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick
610 Lit!: A bright summery creamsicle orange, this shade is decently pigmented and buildable. The color is not my cup of tea but it's actually quite a unique shade of orange that's not too neon or red.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "610 Lit!": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "610 Lit!"
700 X-tremely Bare: This is a neutral taupe beige. The formulation isn't as pigmented as the previous nudes but it's mostly buildable to an opaque coverage.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "700 X-tremely Bare": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "700 X-tremely Bare"
720 Snatched: A warmer, rosier version of X-tremely Bare, Snatched is also sheerer than expected but mostly buildable to a full and even coverage.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "720 Snatched": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "720 Snatched"
750 Cray Cray: A deep cheery brown, this shade is disappointingly sheer and patchy. I had to apply several layers just to get the coverage below.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "750 Cray Cray": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "750 Cray Cray"
800 Salty: A deep oxblood red, this shade is equally patchy as Cray Cray. Unless you have a lip pencil in a similar shade to lay down a base color, the color will not look very good.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "800 Salty": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "800 Salty"
825 Extra: This is a cool-tone lavender purple. Purples tend to be tricky to work with but this one is quite nicely pigmented and non-patchy.
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "825 Extra": Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in "825 Extra"
Overall, this is a really nice satin-matte lipstick range with a super slick and pigmented formulation. Not every shade is a winner but there is a lovely selection of nudes and reds. My personal recommendations are "100 Hella Pink", "200 Blush Touch", "210 Mauve Maxx", "520 Dat Red", "550 Thirsty Bae", and "720 Snatched". Have you spotted the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Extreme Lipsticks in stores yet? Will you be picking up any shades? Share with me in the comments below!
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Rimmel London | Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick
Availability:
Rimmel London is available at all Canadian drugstores and mass retailers.
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