I was so excited to see new beauty products from Rimmel. I think this is a brand that is often overlooked or just never though of when people talk about make-up. I know that Rimmel has some great products but, 6 out of 10 times their products are not up to par with the other drugstore brands (meaning foundations, mascaras and eye shadows).
I was excited to see that Rimmel came out with their version of a lip balm. As you all know Revlon, Clinique, Tarte and Wet’n Wild have their own versions out, and I wanted to see how it compares. I was thrilled that they cost $4.97 (at least here in VA) that’s a lot less than the other brand’s lip balms.
I picked up two different colors because I wasn’t sure how they would perform. I wanted to test out a natural every day color and a more vibrant summer color. I wanted to see if their was a difference between both because sometimes the brighter ones wear better than the natural colors.
Right off the bat the first thing you notice when you take the lid off is that these lip balms smell like vanilla. I had to stop for a second because it smelled so good then I checked again, and yes the scent is vanilla. I really enjoy it the scent. Being someone who bakes often vanilla is one of my favorite smells.
These apply just like any other lip balm that you might have already tried. They have a pointy start like a crayon and the product twists up to dispense. One thing I am a bit worried about is how easy the bottom portion twist & turns, dispensing the product with the cap on. I think as long as you don’t mess with the bottom portion that twist you can avoid a mess inside the lid. Just be careful when you open them.
Overall these have slowly become one of my favorite lip products. It may have to be because I choose two colors I know I will get a lot of use out of. These lip balms are soft and don’t dry out my lips. The color pay off is awesome and they last just like any other lip product. They do leave behind a nice lip stain which is nice for those of us who don’t have time to reapply their lip products. If your looking for something super long wearing that will keep the same color and pigmentation through out the day this is not it. For the price these are a awesome lip balm.
Have you tried these yet? What is your favorite drugstore lip balm?