Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms review, photos, swatches

Give me a product that I can apply walking down the road with no mirror and I'll give you a pat on the bum to say thanks.  So Rimmel, have a virtual pat on the left buttock because not only have you brought a whole new lip crayon collection into my life, but you've made it affordable.  At €7.99, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms, or lip crayons to you and me, are affordable and amazing.

L-R: Drive Me Nude, Give Me A Cuddle, Rumour Has It, Keep Mauving
There are 12 in the collection which makes me happy/scared but the existence of the Boots 3 for 2 offers that are always on lessens the scaredyness a bit.  I got a few to play with a while back and am finally putting them through their paces while simultaneously giving myself evils for not whipping them out of the stash sooner.

L-R: Drive Me Nude, Give Me A Cuddle, Rumour Has It, Keep Mauving
On my arms, the swatches look like any normal lip crayon, but when applied to the lips, they give more of a lipstick feel rather than the usual glossy finish that comes with lip crayons.  The formula is lightweight, moisturising and wasn't sticky or tacky at all.  They applied easily to the lips and when they faded away, they left my lips lightly stained, with the exception of Drive Me Nude.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms - Drive Me Nude
Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms - Give Me A Cuddle
Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms - Rumour Has It
Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms - Keep Mauving
Now you know me, I like my nudes and while Drive Me Nude is nice and all, my favourites are Rumour Has It and Keep Mauving.  They're pigmented, look like lipsticks but keep my lips hydrated for ages and are an absolute joy to wear.  I actually fear for myself going into town this weekend to see if there's a peach or coral one, you know what's going to happen....

These are available now and for €7.99, you can't go wrong!  Have you tried these yet?  If so, what shade do I need to try next?


  1. I prefer the glossy ones I'm addicted to soap and glory pencils but these are great value. Boots 3 for 2 is a killer

  2. I love these! not my favourite of their kind but I use the Rumour has it one on the regular. I love the texture of it and it's long lasting too.

  3. Fair play to Rimmel for the price, I'm hoping they make matte ones sometime because I am obsessed with the finish of my Revlon matte balm.

  4. Oh i love the look of Rumour has it. This will be on my lips by the end of the weekend.

  5. They all look so good! I really, really don't need another lip crayon... :(

    alex @

  6. Oh they look so feckin nice! I've just bought my first lip crayon from Seventeen after trying to stay clear of them for as long as I could. I believe I will have to invest in a few of these beauts. Just, mmm. x

  7. I have the Redder the Better. It's the go to for me.


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