Sunday, 27 October 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick: 'In Love With Ginger' Review

I'm not happy you guys.

It's that time of year.
And screw the clocks going back, that means naff all...
It's the time of year where I've had to dish out my BFF.
We are reunited.
Long time readers of my blog may just remember the fateful post where I introduced the pair of you, and informed you of the crisis within my walls.
The crisis where I met my new BFF.
'Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover'.
Now yeah we all love our BFF's right?
However mine in unusual, given that it comes in a plastic green spray bottle, smells like utter *insert negative adjective of choice here* and actually costs me valuable pennies which could otherwise be spent on pretty, shiny and well, better smelling things.

I currently own not one single drop of perfume.
I know.

I do however, own a rather gorgeous new lipstick, which although having a scent not strong enough to detract from any potential mould killing stench emanating from my skin, it does make my lips look purrrty, and therefore is something of a distraction yey!!

Indeedy ladies, (and gents) I got my rubber-glove-smelling-fingers on something new and exciting in the form of one of Rimmel London's new Moisture Renew Lippie's in the colour 'In Love With Ginger'...the blame for which I'm going to place firmly in the hands of Lily Pebbles, as I now no longer have any Boots Advantage Points on my little white card (or perfume points, as I like to call them, because that's what I was saving them for).

Sod it, mould killer smells amazing, those spores will leg it from my house as soon as they smell me coming!

Okay so I tried, but neither picture does any justice to the colour of this lipstick, I really have to admit defeat on this one and point you back in the direction of Lily's post for a decent portrayal of this colour; she may be 'responsible' for the extinction of my Advantage points, but mayyynnn she takes a good photo!
Reason #1 why she's a pro and not me haha.

Let me try and explain with words, the beauty of this colour...
'In Love With Ginger' is a vibrant orange toned red, with bags of impact and pigmentation. It's not too red to be mistaken for a classic, and yet not too orange that it needs to be 'rested' until next Spring.
In fact being a darker orange, I dare say I'll get even more wear out of it right now as a gorgeous Autumnal shade and an alternative to the 'proper' red and purple shades I'm currently rinsing the life out of.

I love a bit of orange, me.

The formula is laaaarvely too, I mean the name says it all really - this really is a beaut to wear; it has a lovely sheen with no danger whatsoever of dry patches or, well, any dry feeling at all. The moisturisation lasts for the duration of the wear and it's by far one of the most comfortable lipsticks I own.
On the flip side, good moisturisation often means a shorter wear time and this is definitely the case - with a heavy heart I must confess that it was well and truly conquered by Nandos, and in fact, my straw.

The packaging is pretty good too, I prefer it to the alternative purple Rimmel range, which although eye-catching, I think looks a bit *ahem* cheap, (ooofff check me out being a big packaging snob) and this is just muchhhh nicer! The silver is classy and looks more expensive than it is.
I liiiike.

Now I forgot to tell you all the best part about this.
You all know I got all £6.49 of it with my Advantage Points, but on the day Rimmel had a deal on, meaning if I spent £10 I got a free mascara!!
I now also have a stunning new nail polish I can't wait to try and of course show you all, and a 'Scandaleyes Lycra Flex' mascara which I've previously used, reviewed and loved...ALL (kind of) FOR FREE!!

Totally worth losing ten of my eleven pounds of 'perfume' points for, and pushing back the date of future perfume purchases considerably.
Until then, during these long Winter and mould-producing months, I shall smell of my BFF and trusty 'Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover' spray.
Maybe it will take off as an alternative to the everyday floral scent and I'll be hailed a hero, then become a millionaire and buy real perfume.

Least my lips will look good. ;)


  1. It looks stunning on you :)

  2. This is suchhh a lovely colour! Totally suits you :) Aimée Xxx

  3. That colour looks gorgeous on you, I've been thinking of trying one of these and after seeing this I just might buy one! Definitely with you on the hating mould lovely! I'm making do with body spritzes at the moment and hoping that santa remembers I like coco madamoiselle this year! :)
    Rosalie x

      And I'll get on that letter to Santa, he needs to remember I like Carmella and Daisy ahem.

  4. The colour looks so nice one you, I love a good red lip at this time off year!! My favourite is Rimmel's Kate Moss lipstick in 107.

    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  5. OMG YOUR BROWS ARE TO DIE FOR! I love love love love these lipsticks, the Moisture Renew lipsticks are my most favourite lipstick formula EVER! This colour is so stunning, and vibrant xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Haha thank you Gemma! I neeeeeeeeeeed more shades seriously!!

  6. This colour looks lovely!

    What do you mean you don't own any perfume?? I really need to buy some more perfume, my daily one is running out and I don't have any other that I love as much, but it's kenzo flower which is very summery so I might try a new one. Babble babble I'm sure you don't care about my conversation with self about buying perfume. Haha.

    Corinne x

    1. I'm late replying here and know you've now bought some haha...I do very much care though and hope to follow you in to the land of the good smelling soon :p

  7. Looks perfect on you, such a gorgeous shade! As for the perfume, not long till christmas! ;D
    L xo

  8. This is such a beautiful shade and looks seriously amazing on you! xo

  9. This is stunning on! I definitely wouldnt have thought it would come out as bright! Feel like I need to check it out now lol

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