Thursday, April 17, 2014

Influenster product review: Rimmel Moisture Renew

This is my second Influenster product review. So excited to be part of this website and all its perks!

This time I received a tube of lipstick to review. Rimmel London Moisture Renew, to be exact. It came in a pretty purple and silver tube. I was so excited to try it on! I don't wear lipstick too terribly often, so you might be wondering why I would be so excited to try it on. Well, lipstick is expensive. It's hard for me to find a color I love, so I usually avoid buying it. This was free for me to try and review in my VoxBox, so that perked me right up!

The color I got was #360, "As You Want Victoria." I opened up and thought to myself, "Hm, this seems a little bright. Well, maybe it'll be somewhat sheer and look okay on me." So, I tried it.

Epic fail. It was SO bright pink and looked a little like clown make-up on me. Okay, a lot like clown make-up. I then thought, "K, let me try a really firm blot to see if any of the color lifts off for a more subtle tone." I put a Kleenex between my lips and pressed them together as hard as I could. When I took the tissue off, not only did almost none of the color come off for a different effect (even though about half the lipstick itself seemed to come off on the tissue), but the lipstick smeared terribly around my lip line. It also continued to feel wet and un-set. Definitely not something I'm looking for in a lipstick.

Things I typically love about lipstick: sheer (yet noticeable) color, non-smearing (because I'm always paranoid of getting it on my teeth or cheeks or clothing), and a non-wet texture. So, kind of the opposite of what I experienced with this product.

Oh, well! You win some; you lose some. I appreciate having the ability to test this bad boy out, but it just wasn't the product for me. (Please see pictures below to laugh with me.)

The lighting's a little weird, but that actually supports my review of this lipstick being so wet. It's so wet it caused a glare! And see that unnatural lip line? That happened when I blotted. Eek!

Overall review: would not recommend. Would not be able to wear confidently, due to smear factor and overly bright color.

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.