Rimmel London is one of my favourite affordable brands when it comes to lip products. I was lucky enough to be sent the entire The Only 1 Matte Lipstick collecton, so I thought I would share a review, some swatches and my favourites from the range.
Matte lipsticks are hard to get right when it comes to the formula, if they dry out the lips it’s an instant no from me. Luckily, these are everything I want from a matte lipstick – brilliantly pigmented, long lasting and incredibly comfortable.
The pictures of the lip swatches were taken just after the lipsticks were applied hence the slight sheen. They quickly dry down to a matte finish similar to that of the swatches.
In terms of the shade range there’s 9 different lipsticks all together. I have to say, I wish there were some more neutrals in the collection, although it does seem like they have just tried to cover all grounds and provide a huge variety. I honestly don’t think I would ever wear even half of them, but there are some gems in there.
1) Run the show 2) Leader of pink 3) Salute 4) High Flyer 5) Trendsetter 6) Take the stage 7) Look who’s talking 8) The matte factor 9) Call the shots
The scent isn’t my favourite, I find with most Rimmel lipsticks they are quite similar and have a distinctive smell, but I can live with it. I thought with the bullet of the lipstick being round it would make application quite difficult, but I actually found them really easy to apply. Considering these are a matte finish the lipsticks really glide across the lips leaving an even, opaque colour – they feel almost creamy until they dry down. These last a good 6 hours before needing to be touched up, teamed with a good lipliner these really aren’t going any where.
My favourites from the Only 1 Matte collection…
I have been a fan of MAC’s Velvet Teddy for a while, and Trendsetter is the perfect dupe. With just a little more of a pink undertone (which I actually prefer), trendsetter is the perfect nude for anyone with a pale complexion.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love a good mauve lipstick. High flyer is a gorgeous mauve/ dusky pink purple shade that everyone should have in their collection. This reminds me of MAC’s Twig which is one of my all time favourite shades for Autumn.
Call The Shots
I’m so surprised to be including this as one of my favourites, I’m not a bright lipstick wearer by any means but I find this shade to be really flattering. Call the shots is a bright pink/ coral shade that will be perfect for summer.
The Matte Factor
Similar to the Rimmel 107 lipstick (which I raved about here), the Matte Factor is the perfect, berry/ wine toned red that everyone loves this time of year. This is incredibly comfortable, long lasting and I actually prefer this to the 107!
Overall I’m really impressed with these lipsticks, if you were to take away the packaging and the distinctive scent there would be no telling these apart from high end lipsticks. The lipsticks retail for £6.99 so you really can’t go wrong.
Will you be trying any of the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte lipsticks? What is your favourite shade?