Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ Lipsticks in 120 (Matte) and 200

 

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When I was starting to wear make-up in my teens, Rimmel was my go-to brand as it was affordable and reasonably priced.  However, I started to veer away from Rimmel as I got older and began trying out other make-up brands.  The other day, though, I saw a YouTube collaboration video featuring Karima Kimmie and Michelle Crossan showcasing looks using the relatively new Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ Lipstick in the matte formulation, and that brought the brand back to my attention.

The lipstick that Michelle used – 120 – really caught my eye as it was such a beautiful, coral-red shade.  What also really appealed to me was that they found the matte texture to be incredibly comfortable, moisturising and smooth to wear on the lips.  I don’t tend to wear matte lipsticks much as I can find them very drying on the lips.  So when I heard that these lipsticks felt so smooth on the lips and I saw this incredible colour, well, I just had to try them out! Boots also had a ‘2 for £10’ across the Rimmel make-up range, so I picked up another of ‘The Only 1’ lipsticks to try out, this time in their traditional (satin-like) formulation.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in Zealot and Cruel

 

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Urban Decay recently completely revamped their entire lipstick line and launched the Vice lipsticks.  The range includes an impressive 100 shades with six finishes, including sheer, sheer shimmer, cream, metallized, comfort matte and mega matte.  An additional 20 shades are also available exclusively to Sephora, so lucky you if you have access to Sephora to view these shades!

This post features the two shades I purchased with a metallized finish: Zealot and Cruel.  I also have Wonderland (Gwen Stefani packaging), Firebird (Gwen Stefani packaging) and Venom (from the old Revolution range).  Wonderland, Firebird and Venom have all been incorporated into the permanent Vice collection.  You can read my post on Wonderland lipstick here and my post on Venom lipstick here.

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Face of the Day: Fresh and Peachy

 

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This look shows that red lipstick can be used with eyeshadow shades other than neutrals.  I used peach and coral-red eyeshadows on the eyes to create a very fresh, slightly colourful effect on the eyes.

I completed the look using a peachy-pink blusher (MAC Pinch O’Peach) and a matte, pinky-red lipstick (Loreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Julianne’s Pure Red).

Looking for more tips, techniques and look ideas for when wearing red lipstick? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in Fab Orange

 

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Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 410 Fab Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I am going to introduce you to a recent find of mine: Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 410 Fab Orange.  The Maybelline Lip Pencils are a great all-in-one product, as you can use them to both line and colour the lips.  They are also handbag friendly and cost only £4.99, making them a fantastic option if you are on the go and looking for a quick (and cheap) way of wearing lip colour.

Looking for more inspiration, tips or techniques for wearing red-based lip colours? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

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Face of the Day: Green Apples

 

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This look shows that red lips can be paired effectively with coloured eyeshadows on the eyes (not just neutrals) if they are kept very soft.  I used a crease/blender brush (MAC 217) to softly smudge olive green and forest green eyeshadows onto the lid.

I completed the look using a rose-gold blusher and, of course, the hot orange-red lipcolour (Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 410 Fab Orange) shown in the photos.

Looking for more tips, techniques and look ideas for when wearing red lipstick? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Textures of Red Lip Colour

 

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This third article in the ‘All About Red Lips’ series focuses on the different textures that red lip colours can come in.  Understanding these aspects can help you to narrow down what sort of effect you want on your lips.

Looking for more inspiration, tips or techniques for wearing red-based lip colours? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

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Formats for Red Lip Colour

 

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Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in ‘715 Ruby Tuesday’

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Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in ’08 Tesoro’

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Maybelline Colour Drama Stick in ‘Fab Orange’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This second article in the ‘All About Red Lips’ series focuses on the different formats that red lip colours can come in.  Understanding these aspects can help you to narrow down what sort of effect you want on your lips.

Looking for more inspiration, tips or techniques for wearing red-based lip colours? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

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Face of the Day: Classic Glam

 

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For this look, I created a neutral, yet defined effect on the eyes to really make the red lips stand out.  Using neutral brown tones on the eyes means that you can easily wear any shade of red on the lips that you fancy.

Tip: Hot pinks, bright corals and deep aubergines would all work if you want to wear a bold shade on the lips.  Alternatively, nudes and rose-pinks would work just as well if you want to keep the overall look very natural.

Looking for more tips, techniques and look ideas for when wearing red lipstick? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Urban Decay Lipstick in ‘Wonderland’

 

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in ‘Wonderland’

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Today, I am going to introduce you to my new favourite lipstick: Urban Decay Lipstick in Wonderland!

Wonderland lipstick is part of the new limited edition Gwen Stefani collection, which has been launched by Urban Decay.  The collection contains a blusher palette, an eyeshadow palette, a range of lipsticks, coordinating lip liners and a brow box.  I couldn’t resist taking a look at the products when I was in store  and fell in love with one of the lipsticks – Wonderland.

Update: Wonderland is now available as part of the permanent Urban Decay Vice Lipstick collection.  The other shades from the Gwen Stefani collection have also been incorporated into the regular Vice range of lipsticks.

Looking for more inspiration, tips or techniques for wearing red-based lip colours? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

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How to Make Red Lips Less Intimidating

 

 

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If you are keen to try red lipstick but find the thought of wearing a bright, traffic-stopping red daunting, then there are some ways of easing yourself in gently.  This first article in the ‘All About Red Lips’ series focuses on how to make red lipstick less intimidating and more wearable.

There are various types of products that you can use to introduce yourself to red lips, without having to go full-on red.  There are also different techniques for muting a lipstick if you don’t yet feel ready to wear it in its full-bodied form.

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