Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick Review



By Priya S.

Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal Hair

Hello gorgeous ladies,

I am thoroughly enjoying the new launch by Rimmel London called the “Only 1 Lipstick.” Although the claims are a bit tall, but these babies perform so well that I was (self) forced to get all the shades I could get my hands on! So today, I will be reviewing the shade “Listen Up.”
Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick

Claim/Product Description:
A no-compromise all-in-one lipstick. Long-lasting colour, comfort, moisture and wear. A no-compromise all-in-one lipstick that is challenging the lipstick history. The perfect balance of high impact colour, moisture, all day comfort and staying power. Slanted lipstick bullet for an effortless application.

CAD 7.99 (approximately INR 407).
Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick

My Experience with Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick:

Packaging: This lipstick comes packaged in a sleek black tube with a pointed fancy top bearing the Rimmel logo on it. It also has a band of colour which is colour-coded to the lipstick shade. The packaging is sturdy and definitely looks more high-end, but the cap does not shut with a click sound! My major complaint is that it’s actually quite difficult to apply the lipstick neatly with the flat-top bullet shape as I prefer a traditional bullet way more than this one.
Rimmel London Listen Up Lipstick

Color:  “Listen Up” is a gorgeous bright and bold pink shade with slight plum undertones. This shade is perfect for this time of the year and will be totally adored by plum-pink lipstick lovers.
Pink lipstick

Pigmentation and Texture: The formulation of this lipstick is absolutely stunning. It is incredibly smooth, almost like a moisturising lip balm, but with a lipstick’s pigmentation. It truly glides onto the lips with ease, delivering colour and moisture in one. This creamy lipstick has a satin finish so they never look dry on the lips and the formula feels comfortable and light to wear.
Pink lipstick Rimmel

Smell: Like most Rimmel lipsticks, this range also has a fruity scent which can be overpowering for some, but personally I don’t mind that at all.
Pink lip swatches

Longevity: The winning aspect of this lipstick is the longevity! This baby lasted so well on the lips that it was only after 4-5 hours (with snacks and beverages) that I needed to check up on the colour. All I needed was a touch as opposed to a full reapplication. The lipsticks wear away beautifully on the lips and do not feather away or fade unevenly.

Pros of Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick:

  • Sturdy and fancy packaging.
  • Gorgeous bright and bold pink shade with slight plum undertones.
  • Long lasting.
  • Light, weightless texture.
  • Feels smoother and softer on the lips.
  • The colour of the bullet is true to itself after application.
  • Hydrates the lips to some extent.
  • Non-drying, does not feel tight on the lips.
  • Lip-hugging formula.
  • Vibrant, luminous high-coverage colour.
  • Provides a homogeneous and even finish.
  • Effortless application with a pleasant sensorial feel.
  • Suitable for all skin tones.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily available online and in drugstores.

Cons of Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick:

  • Scent might be overpowering.
  • Transfers a bit.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Rimmel London Listen Up The Only 1 Lipstick?
Overall, this Rimmel Lipstick has definitely delivered well on the formulation front. I can honestly say that these are some of the best lipstick formulations at the drugstore. These lipsticks are lovely, especially for their price point. I can totally ignore the scent for the colour selection and the performance of these babies. I highly recommend this lipstick to all.

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