Your eyes are not deceiving you, ladies and gentleman! I am indeed bringing you a review today of a make up item – hip hip hooray! Today I’m talkin’ ’bout the Rimmel London Colour Rush Balm in The Redder the Better.
Rimmel London Colour Rush Balm in The Redder the Better – £5.99 from Boots
I am a sucker for beauty trends. I’m still BBuying BB creams (see what I did there, hurhurhur!) and I’m going cuckoo for crayons. Despite most brands offering a lip crayon offering, Rimmel have been uncharacteristically quiet about the release of theirs. They are the Colour Rush Balms and I believe that they could be one of the best lip crayons I’ve tried.
I bought the shade “The Redder the Better” as with a name like that how could I not? You all know how much I am an aficionado for red lip products and the redder the better is my general attitude for choosing a colour. I do not want sheer shades, I want something bright.
Upon application, you can feel how thick this balm is yet it is amazing pigmented. Most lip crayons are quite sheer, allowing for layer build up for those who aren’t as brave. The Colour Rush Balm gives amazing colour from the first layer and even though they say apply another for an intense colour. it’s not really needed.
The colour, to me, is a warm red with orange tones that will suit most if not all folk. I wouldn’t say the balm is moisturising, but it doesn’t cling to dry patches and the balm itself feels nice when wearing. It’s not completely light as you can feel it, but it’s not as heavy as a traditional lipstick – I hope this makes sense!
In terms of longevity, the balm feeling fades away after an hour or two and you are left with a subtle stain. Eating and drinking does cause it to fade, but I think you get that with any lip product to be honest! It also does a wonderful job of hiding any chapped or sore lips.
Cor, these pictures are unflattering!
I should also point out that yes, ladies and gentleman, these bad boys smell like vanilla. What else smells like vanilla? MAC lipsticks; the same lipsticks that cost nearly triple what these do.
Would I recommend these? Hell to the yes! I am honestly surprised at myself at how much I love this crayon, but then again Rimmel have never failed me when it comes to lip products *gazes lovingly at Apocalips and Kate Moss lipsticks*.
Will you be trying one of the Rimmel Colour Rush Balms?