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?? ♥