Described by Rimmel as a 'non drying, long lasting velvet matte colour' the new launch features nine beautiful shades ranging from everyday wearable nudes to more striking purple and magenta hues! Theres even a gorgeous red - perfect for the upcoming christmas season! The packaging is a lovely red shade, with a band towards the bottom of the tube which signifies which colour is inside. This is actually quite handy and allows you to choose your preferred shade very easily.
When you first come to apply the lipstick, you can't help but notice the sweet scent of the lipstick. I actually quite like the scent and i don't find that the scent transfers to the lips in any way either. I know some people really dislike strongly scented products, so definitely have a quick sniff if you are unsure before you buy! Matte lipsticks and more often those that come from 'drugstore' or highstreet brands can be quite drying and difficult to apply. However, i am pleased to report that the Rimmel range apply smoothly and leave a lovely velvety soft finish on the lips. Each shade is also very pigmented (more so with the bolder shades) and i find that one application is enough to leave a good colour pay off on your lips. Once applied, i found that the lipstick lasted pretty much most of the day. It did wear a bit whilst i was eating and drinking but i think you would kind of expect that. So, longevity wise it gets a big thumbs up.
As i said before, there is such a range of shades in the collection that their really is something to suit everyone and for every occasion. I'm sure the purple shade will come in handy at some point...
Look Who's Talking
A gorgeous chocolate brown shade that is perfect for the winter months, or if you want a more subtle autumnal look.
Take The Stage
Every lipstick collection needs a red shade, right?! This shade is a vibrant red which is not for the faint hearted. I'm not sure that i would wear it, but with Christmas (aka red lips season) approaching, you never know!
This purple shade is by far the most eccentric shade of all, i would never wear it day to day or for the evening for that matter as its far too out of my comfort zone. However, i can appreciate that it is a gorgeous shade and i'm sure its perfect for those more confident and daring women!
The Matte Factor
This berry shade is so beautiful and definitely one of my favourites. I can see myself wearing this a lot, especially in the upcoming christmas season as i'm not a big red lip wearer - so this is the perfect substitution.
If you like dusty pink shades, then you will love this one! Ideal for everyday wear and gives your lips a lovely pop of pink.
This is the true nude of the collection. I'd say this is verging on the more lighter shade of nude and could wash out more olive/darker skin tones. I think this shade would look great with statement/smokey eyed looks for an effortless effect.
Leader Of The Pack
This is bold pink shade, almost barbie pink! I'm currently wearing more berry shades at the moment but come the summer months, i'm sure i will be wearing this.
I think this a perfect example of a 'my lips but better' shade. It just adds a bit more oomph and colour to what you have already got! I think this nudey pink shade would suit pretty much every skin tone.
Call The Shots
This is a lovely bright pink/coral shade which really packs a punch. Not a colour that i would particularly wear in the autumn months but definitely one i'll be wearing as we go into spring and summer.
Phew, what a line up! I am very impressed with the diverse range and the quality has really blown me away. I've always steered clear of matte or velvet finish lipsticks in the past due to the niggling thought that they may be drying on my lips. However, that is not the case with this range, i found each shade to be smooth to apply and really comfortable to wear.