Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Review: Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Collection*




Hands up if you remember Rimmel's The Only 1 lipstick collection! The range was long-lasting, comfortable to wear and moisturising (here's my Review of that collection). Well now Rimmel have released The Only 1 Matte lipstick range* and I'm in heaven! For the most part these lippies are receiving rave reviews in the beauty blogging world and it's easy to see why. But before we delve into that, let's see what Rimmel claim about this new lipstick collection.

Rimmel: "The lipstick revolution continues… Rimmel London’s The Only 1 Lipstick goes MATTE. Long-lasting, non-drying colour, with a stylish velvety matte finish, The Only 1 Matte Lipstick has it ALL. No more compromise."



I'm usually not a huge lover of matte lipsticks, because most of the ones I've tried have left my lips feeling dry and uncomfortable. As soon as I slicked on High Flyer, I knew I was in love. The formula is silky smooth, there's no dragging and the velvet-like (yet matte!) finish is ultra-comfortable. Seriously, if you avoid matte lippies because you hate that 'dry lip' feel, you must check these out! When you rub your lips together, the product feels creamy and moisturising, yet you get the benefit of a long-lasting lipstick. One thing I suck at is keeping my lipstick in place because I'm always smacking my lips together, but I find with these, despite excessive lip-smacking, the product stays clean-looking and in place. I usually get bleeding at the corners, but that is minimal with The Only 1 Matte lipsticks. Now even though these are long-lasting, I did have to re-apply them after eating a proper meal (but not after just eating a snack or drinking). So they didn't last all day, but probably around four or so hours for me.

I find these easy to apply without needing the definition of a lip liner, but some may prefer pointed tip lipsticks (I used to!). I like the rounded circle 'flat edge' shape and find I can define my cupids bow easily with it. With the darker shades I'll outline with liner first, time permitting, just because it's a bolder look so I want to ensure I've got a clean line!




I must say I'm not the biggest fan of the scent of these lipsticks. I must be getting more sensitive because it didn't bother me with the Rimmel The Only 1 collection! It's quite a strong sweet fruity scent, and I usually love fruity smells (lol), but it's just strange to have it on your lips. Luckily, that's the only drawback for me, and the colours, performance, look and feel of this range far outweighs the scent issue.

The colour pay-off is impressive and the nine shades in the collection are wearable, flattering and fun.  There's something for everyone I believe, even for the wild child out there (that purple!). I do have my favourites, so let's have a look at the swatches...

Photo taken in artificial light. Top to bottom: 110 - 810 in numerical order
Photo taken in natural light. Top to bottom: 110 - 810 in numerical order

Swatches (from top to bottom):
110 Leader Of The Pink
120 Call The Shots
200 Salute
500 Take The Stage
610 High Flyer
700 Trendsetter
750 Look Who's Talking
800 Run The Show
810 The Matte Factor

High Flyer is my all-time favourite shade and the first one I reached for when I received these in the mail. This is a dusty pink/mauve that I'm 100% comfortable wearing during the day as it looks so flattering on my pale skintone.

Salute is a pale nude pink, a my-lips-but-better shade for me. This one is a subtle look and is great for pairing with a smokey, emphasised eye. Perfect for daywear and popping down to the shops, as it's a no-hassle shade you can apply and forget about.

Trendsetter is a light brown nude, that much like Salute, I enjoy wearing during the day as an apply-and-forget about shade. This one tends to wear off me quicker than the darker shades.

Leader Of The Pink is probably my least favourite shade, as it's a candy, Barbie-like pink that I feel doesn't really suit me. It's quite feminine looking if that's your thing!

I love Call The Shots! It's a bright fuchsia that's bold, fun and super-flattering. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this shade. It's right up my alley!

Run The Show is an out-there purple that some people will love and some people would prefer to avoid I'm guessing! It's fun and I love that Rimmel have included such a unique colour. I don't know how much use I'll get out of it as I'll have to be in a certain type of mood to think I can pull it off! It's definitely fun and pretty though!

Take The Stage is a show-stopping bold sexy deep red. It's beautiful and would be perfect for an event or a night out on the town! Adore it!

The Matte Factor is a really dark, deep plummy red that looks super-dark on me because I'm so pale! This is a shade I'd have to be feeling quite bold to wear out!

And finally Look Who's Talking is a chocolate brown shade that would be great for the colder months. I think it would be a lot of people's cup of tea!

So to sum up, my picks would be High Flyer, Call The Shots and Take The Stage. I love that they've included such an interesting range of colours, and on the whole this range is a winner for me!

These babies are on sale now at Chemist Warehouse! I don't make any money if you click through and buy, just letting you know. LOL!





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What's your favourite colour in this range? Would you try these lipsticks?

70 comments:

  1. I quite like leader of the pink :) I don't think I could do the purple or the brown but admire those who can!#teamIBOT

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    1. That's why it's so good they have a nice range of shades. There's something there to suit us all! Thanks for reading Renee :)

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  2. Great range of shades. I really hate that Rimmel didn't present their newest collection in my country. I'm desperately waiting and checking drugstore every weeks.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Oh that sucks, Michelle! I hope they release it where you live :)

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  3. Beautiful review Di! I love these lipsticks so much, the formula is amazing! x

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Yes, it really is such a great formula x

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  4. I'm loving High Flyer too! Keen to swatch this on my skin tone.
    P.S. your cat is too cute!

    Bella | www.digyhu.com

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    1. Haha, Pumpkin ever the curious cat LOL! High Flyer is lovely :)

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  5. I love number 810. It looks fantastic 👍

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    1. It's such a rich colour, bet it looks great on you! :)

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  6. Oh I like number 200!!!! They are all nice

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  7. I am such a fan of these! Great review, Di!

    I was super excited they included Run The Show, haha, it's not often you see a shade like that from a drugstore brand!

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    1. Haha, yes it's great for something different! Thanks lovely! :)

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  8. I am loving these! Your swatches are gorgeous ! All of the shades are so pretty! There are usually one or two I don't like but I actually like all of the ones form this collection! <3

    Tahana
    www.tahanalee.com

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    1. Thanks Tahana! Yes I was surprised by how many shades I loved! Such an awesome collection! x

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  9. These lipsticks are so gorgeous! They are so pigmented!

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    1. Yes they are, Rachel! Another winner from Rimmel! :)

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  10. These are really amazing. my favorite one is also the shade 610 high flyer!

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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  11. I'm so loving the shade Run The Show! The packaging looks great, too!

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    1. Yes it certainly stands out in my handbag, that's for sure! Thanks for reading :)

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  12. Gorgeous colours! I've gone made on nudes/berries atm so loving 700 Trendsetter and 750 Look Who's Talking

    Sammy | bargainbaglady.com XX

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    1. Aah yes, berry shades will be great given the change of seasons! xx

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  13. My favourite is 'Look who's talking' my gosh it's such a beautiful shade!!

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  14. Awesome review! Such gorgeous shades. Also really like the pictures - adore the cat <3

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    1. Hehe thanks, she's a curious one. Thanks for reading Sarah! :)

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  15. I have been LOVING these lipsticks as well! Such an amazing range and I love the shades. I'm actually not a fan of the round bullet though. I find it a bit difficult to get a precise application!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Oh I must be getting better at it or something as the rounded bullet doesn't bother me this time! Love that bloggers are loving these lippies! :)

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  16. I have the purple and the brown one - still a wee bit drying for my lips, but the colours are all so gorgeous, I can't resist. Magnificent swatches Di, thanks a bunch xxx

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    1. Thanks Kat! Oh the purple one would be your cup of tea! My lips didn't dry out but it definitely goes less velvety many hours down the track. xx

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  17. OOoh..... so many drugstore lipstick to try..
    This will definitely will be on my list, along with the new revlon ones :)

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  18. Love the cat's choice. I think that would be my choice too. Call the shots! (Sounds like me)

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    1. She's a wise (and curious!) cat, ol' mate Pumpkin! I love Call The Shots too!

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  19. How hard was it to wash the lipstick off your arm?

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    1. Haha, great question! The darker shades took a bit more work, but as I removed it pretty quickly after doing the swatches it wasn't too bad. I think I used Micellar Water from memory!

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  20. Rimmel are my fave lipsticks! Some great shades here.

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    1. Yeah Rimmel make great lippies; they are my favourite drugstore brand for lip products :)

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  21. Your photos on this post are stunning!! I've tried a couple of these lippies and you're so right about the formula - gorgeous!!

    Kayte
    www.immbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kayte! Yes the formula is so lovely. Thanks for reading! x

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  22. High Flyer and Salute look like my kinda colours! Great photo's by the way. I love a matte lipstick and have a Chemist Warehouse nearby so will most definitely go check them out! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Thanks Min! Yeah those shades are beautiful. Hope you love them! :)

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  23. High Flyer looks like it would be my everyday fav too...love a good moisturising matte lippy!

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    1. Yes, nobody likes that dried out feeling! High Flyer is so good!

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  24. It's great they have such a creamy formula - I always worry that matte lipsticks would be too drying.

    I adore your cat popping into the swatch photo and taking a look too, seems like it disagrees with you and quite likes the scent! :)

    Hope you are having a really good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Pumpkin was so keen to see what I was up to, lol. Have a great weekend Mica!

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  25. I'm with you, High Flyer looks like it would be my favourite too. PS love your photo bombing cat!

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    1. It's such a great shade! I'm also getting into Salute more too. Pumpkin is a hit!

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  26. I have zero need for more lipstick but it didn't stop me popping into Priceline and picking up "Salute", such a great shade. I can see me rekindling my love of Rimmel lipsticks!

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    1. I'm wearing Salute today! I love that you can just apply and walk out the door, it's such a great daytime colour.

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  27. I am currently loving these also, they smell incredible. Great review :D

    Shannon x

    www.shannongibb.blogspot.com.au

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  28. I could get used to these new RImmels. Bonus that you don't really need a lip liner to go with.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Yeah, it's such a great range. Onya Rimmel! :)

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  29. Run The Show is gorgeous and I need it! I love the cute packaging of these lippies!

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    1. it's such a different shade, but I love that they put a fun one in the collection!

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  30. Been seeing these lippy's everywhere I love all the shades they all seem so wearable. By the way your swatches are beautiful!

    Taslyn|www.hiddenbeau-t.co.uk

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  31. This is such a gorgeous lipstick collection, I love the pop of purple they added!! Thanks for sharing your review and swatches, I love the cameo of your kitty too :) x

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    1. Haha yes Pumpkin is loving the attention I think! The purple is so much fun xx

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  32. Salute is one of my favourites.

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    1. Yes Salute is such a lovely shade. Thank for reading Ange!

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  33. I am loving Salute! Run the show is a surprise for something different!

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