14/12/2009

Rimmel Volume Boost Lipstick in Glam, Review & Lip Swatch


This is Rimmel Volume Boost lipstick in the shade Glam. This lipstick is the first drugstore lip product I've bought in YEARS! That's because I got traumatized when I developed a delayed hypersensitivity reaction (an allergy after prolonged exposure to a product) to Maybelline lipsticks. My lips became all chapped and flaky within an hour of wearing them - it was so scary! So I stay away from Maybelline and L'oreal (sister company) lipsticks and lipglosses now, but their lip liners and mascaras are still good (for me). *That's partly what started my MAC addiction!* But when I was browsing through my local Superdrug, I thought why not try a lipstick from Rimmel and see if my lips can tolerate these, and all I have to say is good things about it! Keep reading for my review, lip swatches and comparison swatches xx

I wanted a nude colour to go with almost any eye makeup and easy for on the go. After a few swatches on my hand, I settled on this shade and bought it. From looking at Rimmel Glam lipstick from the tube, I thought it may be similar to MAC Brave New Bronze lipstick which I purchased from the earlier Style Warriors collection. But when I swatched it, Glam was much lighter and pinkier with tiny sparkles & a sheen, and if I was to give it a MAC finish, it's probably in between a cremesheen and a lustre! I love those two finishes so its no wonder I'm in love with this lipstick ♥


Here's a lip swatch of Rimmel Glam lipstick ~ !


Rimmel Glam lipstick is from the Volume Boost range and it feels so creamy and moisturising when applied. I felt a slight minty sensation on my lips - that's probably for the 'Volume Boosting'. It felt cool and fresh, like a milder version of what you feel after brushing your teeth with minty toothpaste. It did not irritate my lips at all; it felt a lot like a lip balm *only more pigmented* and I believe it even healed my lips a bit! I really like wearing it, and I think I'll be purchasing more from this line! I love Rimmel for its nail polishes, but now for their lipsticks!!

Do you own any lipsticks from Rimmel?? What do you think of this one?? ♥

17 comments

  1. This color is beautiful, and it looks like a lip gloss! Definitely loving it. I'm not a fan of Rimmel products, though.

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  2. @Gaby- yeah it's so pretty! But why don't you like Rimmel products? I admit I'm not a fan of their eyeshadows =)

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  3. I really like Rimmel's products too, except for their mascara.

    You are absolutely right, nude lips go with any eye color.

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  4. Agree. Rimmel eyeshadows suck arse through a straw! Love the Foxy shade in Volume Boost lipsticks though. Glam looks similar to Foxy! The minty tingle is a nice surprise but the packaging? Thumbs dooowwwn Rimmel!

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  5. Hey hon, how are you? I can't wait to see these here, they look great! Your review has really piked my interest in this product, like, terribly! Also, I left you a tag over at my blog =)
    XO

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  6. You must check out Airy fairy from Rimmel...i think it would look great on you!

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  7. @tris1978ton- Oh yes, you're right! THeir mascaras suck too!

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  8. @Miss Rubber Ducky- Lol, haha. Through two straws! Mmm I'll check out Foxy :) Aww but.. I quite like the packaging for the Volume Boost range. Red with that crown on top.. although it does look quite cheap haha :D

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  9. @Marce- Hope you're able to find this lipstick there! Thanks for the tag xx

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  10. @Dye-A-Graham - Thanks! But I've been looking for that shade at the drugstores for ages because of the raves, and seems like its not available here :(

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  11. Ah, I was in morrison today at the Rimmel counter looking at these lipsticks. You really made me want to buy one now :D It look's so smoooth !

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  12. Yup Airy Fairy is definitely a really nice pink nude lipstick =) Their eyeshadows are a hit and miss though =/

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  13. i like the color very much. i would buy it for the package. xo

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  14. This looks nice....My first experiance with Rimmel Airy fairy was nice...would try some more from their line.

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  17. I'm liking the lipstick tube! It's so cute and girly :)

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