Rimmel London has a new lip and nail collection out by Rita Ora, and I was given the opportunity to trial and review a lip and nail product. In this review, I will be concentrating on the lip product - Rimmel London Colour Rush Long Lasting Intense Colour Balm in the shade Give Me A Cuddle.
The Rimmel Colour Rush Balms are similar to Clinique's Chubby Stick or Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stains, in that it comes in a twistable jumbo-crayon-style lip balm. I do love this style of lip balms, as it's so travel friendly and hygienic.
The Rimmel Colour Rush Balms claim to have long lasting colour and moisture. Based on the Give Me A Cuddle shade that I've tried, I found that only part of the claim is true. It is surprisingly pigmented but I didn't really find it all that moisturising (unlike so many reviews I've read, maybe I've just got super dry lips?). It may be moisturising enough for the summer months, but it certainly isn't enough for me during the winter months. However, I can say and agree with Rimmel's claim that it has a smooth, lightweight texture. It did not tug on my skin or lips when swatched, neither did it feel heavy like some lip glosses can feel sometimes.
|L-R: Give Me A Cuddle light swatch; Give Me A Cuddle heavy swatch|
Give Me A Cuddle is a candy pink colour, which I thought would be quite sheer on my lips. But I was wrong! As mentioned earlier, it is quite pigmented. One swipe on my lips is all it takes to cover my natural lip colour. Two swipes increased the intensity of the balm so much that I actually wasn't comfortable walking out the house with bright pink lips (I'm a nude pink lips gal, and don't have the "balls" to wear bright colours on my lips).
In terms of long-lasting wear with eating and drinking, the "balm" bit didn't last but the colour did last for a few hours before wearing out evenly.
|Obligatory selfie shot with Give Me A Cuddle on the lips|
Overall, I think the Rimmel Colour Rush Balms are a great alternative to Revlon or Clinique's versions of the Colour Balms. Furthermore, they are super affordable at $12.95 each.
There are 6 shades available in Australia, which can be purchased from Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Target, Kmart, BIG W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths from this month onwards.
This product was kindly provided for my consideration. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.