Rimmel has recently brought out a whole new range of matte lipsticks in 15 sensational colours. The colours range from nudes and pinks, to funkier shades like blue, grey and black. Usually cheap brands like Rimmel don’t sell colours like blue, black and grey so this is really exciting! I love Rimmel makeup, it’s so affordable and they have some amazing products. Let’s see how these new lipsticks do in this Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick Review.
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick
Rimmel claim the lipsticks last for 12 hours and that they are kiss-proof, touch-proof and waterproof. They also claim the lipsticks are totally matte. Those are some impressive claims, lets find out if they are really capable of all those things!
I’m always a bit wary of matte lipsticks since they are often quite drying on the lips. It’s also quite common for lipsticks to claim they are matte, but they don’t dry down properly. However, these lipsticks dry totally matte and honestly, they don’t dry out the lips. (I still recommend using a lip primer- its always better for your lips.) The lipsticks have a unique moussy texture when applying and they can take a few minutes to dry down properly. Once they do they are completely matte and they don’t transfer onto anything. They really are kiss-proof, touch-proof and waterproof.
They also last for 12 hours pretty well. I tried one of the shades out for about 11 hours and although by the end it didn’t look intact, it still looked pretty good. After around 9-10 hours it started getting a bit patchy but overall, I have to say I’m very impressed.
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Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick comes with 15 colours ranging from nude to black. I like that there is a big range and I love how many of the colours that are not usually found in drugstore makeup are included in this range. I do think that there are too many pinks, there are 5 different shades of pink which are not too different from one another. Perhaps they could have done an orange or another shade of red as there is only one red.
Below are swatches of the colours. You can see they haven’t had time to properly dry down yet.
My favourite colour is probably Be My Baby. It’s a pink/nude colour. On my pale skin it looks gorgeous and I think its one of those colours that suits most skin tones. My least favourite colour is Latte To Go. When I put it on it sort of looked like I was wearing foundation on my lips. Not a pretty look! I think it will suit darker skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone and you’ve tried Latte To Go I’d love to know if it looked good, please let me know in the comments below:) The darker colours are also not really my thing simply because I gravitate to the nude and natural colours. However, they look insane on! If you like dark and gothic colours I highly recommend these liquid lipsticks:)
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Each liquid lipstick comes in a tube with a wand applicator. The shape of the lid is a triangle which makes it easier to grip when applying the lipstick. Definitely a nice feature. Rimmel also claim that each lipstick delivers a high intensity colour from just one stroke. This is where things get a little tricky. When I tried out all the colours it was a bit interesting. About half of the colours were highly pigmented and only needed one stroke with the brush. But the other half looked really patchy after one stroke. The colours do not all have the same consistency. The ones which only needed one stroke felt much thicker on the lips than the other ones.
The ones which looked great after one stroke are Blush, Pink Blink, Pink Bliss, Rose & Shine, Fire Starter, Be My Baby, Moca and Heartbeat. These are all the pinkish colours. All the other colours did not apply nicely with just one coat.
I read quite a few comments from people who were disappointed with the patchiness and how these products are not worth your money. I don’t really agree. Firstly, for what your’e paying these are awesome lipsticks! And yes, there will always be a drawback or 2 to cheap drugstore makeup, that is to be expected. Secondly, I think there is always a way around it. Whilst its true that the remaining colours didn’t apply nicely with one stroke I tried something different. I applied one stroke, waited for it to dry and then applied a second coat. Guess what, all the colours looked beautiful and the colour really intense.
One trick to remember when applying lipstick is DO NOT smack your lips together before they are dry. All this does is increase the patchiness and discolouration. If you follow my method all the colours will look dazzling:)
One thing that I don’t love about these lipsticks is the smell. They have a slight burnt and smokey smell to them. However, I don’t think this takes away too much from the liquid lipsticks because when wearing it doesn’t taste like that. Another important factor that I love about them is how lightweight they are to wear. You barely notice you’re wearing anything!
Overall, I think the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks are really good lipsticks. The colour selection is beautiful and the lipsticks are very high quality for the little that you pay. They last for around 12 hours when worn and they don’t transfer. Each stroke of the lipstick uses only a small amount of product so each tube goes a really long way. So yes, I think these lipsticks are worth investing it and you definitely will get your moneys worth! I hope you have enjoyed this Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick review. It sure has been fun writing it:) Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below.