I was in search of some inexpensive lipsticks, which will not change color on my lips. I wanted some real strong colors, and was very bored playing safe. I wanted some orange, which is actually orange, not coral or coral-orange or orangish pink. Similarly, I wanted a nice blue-toned red lipstick, as I had too many pink or orange-toned red lip colors already. I bought this lipstick, along with another two from the same brand, as I had heard a lot about this new launch of Rimmel (and because I did not own any Rimmel lip colors till now). These were launched late last year in 12 new shades (I think).
Moisturising Comfortable Wear. Lips so cared for, true colour is maximised! Moisture Infusion: Innovative formula with 3 Super Moisturisers – Collagen, Polypeptides & Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates lips and improves their condition instantly and over time. Lips look and feel up to 70% more hydrated and up to 60% smoother – colour is maximised, all day long. Ultimate Colour Indulgence with SPF 20 Protection: Now infuse lips with perfectly luscious, luminous and richer colour: a wide & fine selection of perfectly blended, sumptuous shades. Caring colour complex of vitamin A, C & E, anti-oxidants and SPF 20 protects lips from everyday damage.
Ricinus Communis, Candelilla Cera, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxyciamate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Myristyl Lactate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lanoli, Ozokerite, Castor Oil/IPDI Copolymer, Crambe Abyssinica, Myristl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Parfum, Tocopherol, Tribehenin, Propylparaben, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Linalool, Copernicia Cerifera, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Sorbita Isostearate, Hydroxycitroellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Aqua, Retiyl Palmitate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Atelocollage, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sythetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Various Colours.
I got it for 6.5 GBP for 4 gm of product (around Rs. 650/-).
My Experience with Rimmel New Moisture Renew Lipstick – 500 Diva Red:
This lipstick was actually a winter launch and is best suited for winters and for evening hours. You may actually find it very difficult to use during our Indian summers. The lipstick comes in a purple color casing, which is very simplistic, and reminds one of the Maybelline lip colors. The lipstick itself is a lovely blue toned red, at a much lesser price than high-end brands. The color looks much deeper in the bullet.
The color payoff is excellent. It is easy to apply, seems to glide on the lips without any tugging. It will easily cover pigmented lips in a single swipe. It provides a very nice sheen on the lips and does not feel heavy or sticky at all. It does not sit on lip lines. It makes my teeth look whiter.
The bullet is very soft, and may melt in Indian heat. It is better to store it in the fridge. The lipstick can easily smear, hence it is better to first line your lips with a lip liner, so as to get a very crisp lip line. It is moisturizing on the lips, but after 3-4 hours, as it fades, it tends to dry out the lips. The fragrance is like that of Boroline. It does not feather or bleed. It is transferable, and seems to transfer on almost anything.
It does not stay long on the lips, even without meals, it will stay for 3-4 hours (if you had kept the lipstick in the fridge) and then fade unevenly, leaving a “ring of color” effect, without leaving any stain behind. It will need frequent touch ups. It is very easy to go overboard with this lipstick. My suggestion would be to first apply some lip balm, wipe it off after 10 minutes. Then line your lips with a similar shade lip liner, and fill your lips with it.
Then, using a lip brush, apply the lipstick, blot, and then reapply again. You may even dust a bit of translucent powder in between, so as to decrease the hydrating effect, and improve the staying power. Meanwhile, keep your lipstick in the fridge. This will ensure better longevity of the lipstick.
In short, it is a beautiful, blue-toned red color lipstick, which is inexpensive at the same time. The packaging is simple, and tends to remind one of the Maybelline lipsticks. However, it is a high maintenance lipstick, needing a lip liner and/or a lip brush; as well as frequent touch ups.
Pros of Rimmel New Moisture Renew Lipstick – 500 Diva Red:
- Beautiful blue-toned red.
- Makes teeth appear whiter.
- Moisturizing (while it stays on).
- Excellent color pay off.
- Covers pigmented lips in a single swipe.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Does not settle into lip lines.
- Does not stain lips (might be a con for some).
- Contains SPF 20, Vitamins A, C, and E and many other antioxidants.
- I personally like its simple packaging.
Cons of Rimmel New Moisture Renew Lipstick – 500 Diva Red:
- Very soft bullet, may melt if kept in hot conditions for long (keep it in fridge).
- Stays for very less time (even without meals).
- High maintenance.
- Fades unevenly, leaves a ring of color effect after meals.
- Tends to dry out the lips after fading (moisturization does not last long).
- May smear during application.
- Will need lip liner/ lip brush for precise application.
- Not yet available in India.
Would I Repurchase Rimmel New Moisture Renew Lipstick – 500 Diva Red?
Would I Recommend Rimmel New Moisture Renew Lipstick – 500 Diva Red?
If you already own a blue-toned red shade, then you may skip it. If you don’t, and are in search of an inexpensive one and are ready for the high maintenance it requires (mainly the storage part and need of a lip liner), you may go for it. It is a very pretty color, and most suitable for evening wear, but be ready to go to the Ladies’ room for frequent touch ups.
P.S. Real sorry about the condition of the bullet, it was my kiddo at play.
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