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Monday, April 7, 2014

Renew Me!

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know my go-to brand for most makeup products these days is Rimmel. They have great prices, super pale foundations and powders and lash loving mascaras! 

So when I was offered the chance to try a few of their new Moisture Renew Lipsticks I jumped at it. 

Packed full of vitamins A, B, C and 3 super moisturizers, this lipstick claims to make your lips feel up to 70% more hydrated and 60% smoother. There is also an added bonus of an SPF 20+ added so you can protect your lips from the sun and still look amazing. 

Now I usually wear matte lipsticks but currently I'm on the search for a good day shade for more natural makeup styles. So I chose a pink, nude and orange/red. Now we all know the colour on the bottom is usually not what we find inside and I found this to be very true for these 3 shades. The sticker colours seem to be much darker. 

Online the swatches are shown as follows :

I found each colour to be very different when used on my lips.

Piccadilly Pink - $13.95

A great daytime pink shade - a lot more pink than I expected. From the swatch I was expecting a more dusty shade but this is a lush and yummy pale pink that I adore. I've been using the no.19 Kate Moss shade also available through Rimmel and this is very close in color. 

Oh how I love a nude lippy! I've been searching high and low for a super pale shade to wear all day long and I've finally found it. The Notting Hill Nude is the perfect shade for my super pale complexion and works perfectly with my natural lip colour. This is my new go to lipstick and I'm 100% addicted to nudes! 

Now this colour is a little different from my usual day shades. I usually wear pink or red but I've been wanting to try a more orange based shade for a while now and the Ginger was perfect to test. While bright, glossy and fun I think that orange-based colours are not really for me. I would love to see this colour on a tanned or darker skinned woman though as it would look divine. I also found that this colour bled a little but this might just be due to my lack of lip liner.

After trying all 3 of these new shades I'm absolutely sold on the paler varieties and will be buying them in the future. For darker shades and reds I will stick with a matte lipstick.


  1. Ohh I am personall loving Piccadilly Pink!

  2. Yup, I'm going on the hunt for Piccadilly Pink now too.