Oooh this is a good one today folks! Launching October 6th are the Rimmel Provocalips Transfer Proof lipsticks and I've got 7 of the 8 shades available to show you up close and personal. And they're good... Really good... So good, they were allowed to have their photo taken on my lips cushion!
This 2 step lip system promises to be kiss proof, transfer proof and fool proof. That's a lot of proof. But let's talk details. On one end of the tube is the lip colour part which is a thin yet incredibly pigmented runny lip lacquer more so than a lipstick and on the other is a silicon feeling topcoat that seals the lip colour without changing the colour or finish of it at all. I think the top coat is supposed to make the colour more glossy, but I can't see a difference and I like that to be honest. It shows off the lip colour in it's true form.
For the most part, these were an absolute dream to apply. As I mentioned above, the coloured part is quite runny, but still densely pigmented, so I'd advise removing some of the extra product by scraping it off the side of the tube before getting to work on your lips. The doe foot applicator means you can get a nice crisp line and when it goes on, it feels like a lip lacquer. It's important to work quickly with this because it sets in under a minute or so. So while you can, press your lips together to disperse the colour and make sure you've a nice clean edge before you set it with the topcoat. Before you apply that, you'll feel that your lips are really tacky, but once a layer of the topcoat goes on, all is well and you'll have smooth lips and it'll feel like you're wearing a regular lipstick.
But you're not. You're wearing something fantastic and for me, these are a game changer and you'll see why below all these here swatches!
|Rimmel Provocalips - Play With Fire|
Play With Fire is a deep red shade that's perfect for autumn with it's deep reddy wine-y goodness. This was one of my favourites.
|Rimmel Provocalips - Dare To Pink|
Dare to Pink was my least favourite in terms of shade and finish. I found that this congealed along my bottom lip where it met my top lip and the colour just washed me out big time.
|Rimmel Provocalips - Make Your Move|
|Rimmel Provocalips - I'll Call You|
I'll Call you is a really pretty pinky mauve-y purple-y shade that's totally wearable and makes me feel very sophisticated and grown up altogether when I wear it.
|Rimmel Provocalips - Little Minx|
Little Minx is for fans of bright fuchsia lips and Mags, if you're reading this, it's you in lipstick form! I actually loved this more than I thought I would, so might venture out with this on soon!
|Rimmel Provocalips - Kiss Fatal|
|Rimmel Provocalips - Kiss Me You Fool|
The reason I know I'll be wearing it out is because on Saturday I tested this out properly. I applied it for this post in the morning, wore it while filming my Disappointing Products video and it didn't budge. I had lunch about 4 hours after applying it and after eating and drinking, there was no transfer on my glass, no movement, no nothing! It looked exactly the same as when I applied it and it was only about 6 hours after the initial application that my lips started feeling a bit tacky, but still looked flawless, so I applied more of the topcoat and it felt perfect again.
8 hours after applying it, I had to have a shower, so off it came, but not easily I tell you! It didn't budge with micellar water nor with my La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleanser or a WaterWipe. I had to root out my Garnier Biphase eye makeup remover and that was the only thing that worked and that's most likely down to the oil that breaks down the lipstick. This is seriously heavy duty stuff people!
If you're looking for a truly long lasting product, then you'll need to check these out. Knowing that it's going to stay in place all night makes for a happy Karen and a Karen that will wear bright shades outside of the house! Those red shades will be on constant rotation during December I tell you!
So are you intrigued? Will you be checking them out when they launch?