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Review: Rimmel London Lasting Finish #058 A Drop of Sherry

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I bought this on a whim, sucked in by good Point of Sale and a low price point – I am every marketers dream. I think it was the name of this shade, ‘ A Drop of Sherry’, I thought it would be a rich, decadent colour that I would adore, and so I didn’t even test it, but I should have paid more attention to the ‘Drop’ part in the name, as it’s not as deep a colour as I was expecting.

What I love: I’d describe the colour as a bright, deep pinky/rose colour, rather than a sherry or wine colour and this formula has very good colour pay off. After two pieces of toast, an apple, two cups of coffee and a sandwich I was left with a pretty pink stain by mid afternoon, without any touch ups – impressive. The formula is soft and moisturizing and leaves my lips feeling smooth at the end of the day.

What I don’t love: The packaging is plain and boring, and you know how much I rate good packaging. Although moisturizing, this formula feels heavy, you definitely know you’re wearing it and the smell is a little strong for me. It’s kind of like a chemical smell which is trying to be masked with a floral scent, so combined with the heavy formula I feel like this lipstick too over-powering. I guess my main issue with this lipstick is the finish, it has a golden shimmer, and a creamy sheen that just feels too ‘old lady’ for me. I know that other reviews for this lipstick have been positive, but I really feel that it’s not a very modern shade.

Given that it was cheap (about $8-9 AUD) I’m not too bothered that I don’t love it, but I can’t help thinking that  it’s money I could have put towards a lipstick that I do love. In saying that, I’d still be keen to try some of the other shades in this range as I was very impressed with the colour pay-off and staying power.

Rating: 2.5/5

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Review: L’Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelée #303 Sweet Tea

L'Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelee #303 Sweet-Tea

L'Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelee #303 Sweet-Tea

This is definitely one of my frequent go to’s – I actually have this shade on my desk at work so it’s often part of my mid-afternoon ‘wardrobe change’ (aka I’m too lazy to hunt in my bag for the shade I put on earlier in the day). I’d describe this shade as a neutral, muted rose with a hint of berry.

What I love: this shade really does suit almost everyone. I’ve recently used it for a wedding and it suited the bride and all her bridesmaids, who were of varying skin tones and hair colours, and it looked great. The texture is creamy and rings true to it’s claim as a lipstick that is nourishing like a balm but shines like a gloss. It’s really easy to just swipe over your lips and has lovely colour payoff without having to pack it on. It also has a really yummy scent, which I can’t quite place, but I’m thinking jelly beans?

What I don’t love: for all it’s nice ‘smooshy’ feeling on your lips, it can sometimes feel a bit heavy. Also, in terms of  it’s staying power, it wont last past your morning coffee, which is a real shame because it’s so pretty. As for the packaging which, although I really like due to it’s unique tapered shape and colour peek window, unfortunately the lid has an annoying habit of coming off in my purse.

Overall I’d recommend this as a beautiful addition to anyone’s lipstick collection, so long as you’re prepared for frequent touch ups.

Rating 3.5/5

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