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Monday, 26 March 2012

Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses in 'Carry on Cherry'

Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses in 'Carry on Cherry'* - £6.99

As most of you know, my lips are what I accentuate. My trademark red lipstick is rarely not painted on my pout, so when the opportunity arose for me to test the new Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint, I jumped at the chance. I'm always on the look out for new lip products to try, and drive me away from my redder than red rut (which shamefully I do love). I also am a big fan or Rimmel and regularly use their products - my favourite hot pink lipstick is made by them and I wouldn't be without my jet black eyeliner - £2.99, yes please! 




When I received the product, I was a little apprehensive as I'm used to my thick bold lipsticks and I've never used a lip tint before (yes, I'm a little behind the times!). Luckily, Rimmel's Lip Tint comes with very helpful instructions of what order to do what in!


You first apply the marker pen end (which admittedly did remind me of my school days) onto fresh lips and intensify the colour by the more you apply. This was very easy to do and I think is what makes this product so personal depending on the person who uses it. Some people are not particularly keen on a bold lip so they would only need to apply one or two covers. Whereas others (like me), are a fan of 'the bolder - the better', which can also be achieved by applying four or more coats.  

Once this application is dry, which takes seconds - obviously the quicker the less coats you apply, you seal the colour with the moisturising balm. I think this is a fantastic addition to the product as with the Summer months creeping up on us, it's that time of the year when our lips are exposed to the sun and heat. They need protection and by giving them this extra bit of moisture will keep them in tip top condition whilst having a pretty colour to show them off! 

Here is the lip tint first applied without the balm - perfecting my pout!

A close up of the finish after the moisturising balm had been added. 

A photo of the lip tint four hours later, having eaten and drinking. 


As far as longevity goes, it probably needs a top up after a meal but held surprisingly well when drinking. I'm impressed with the intensity of the colour and the non-smudging aspect of the tint as a big problem I face with lipsticks is for them to spread so easily so this definitely solved that. I usually re-apply my lipstick after a meal anyway so this wouldn't bother me as the benefits of wearing it far outweigh having to re-apply during the day.




The shade I tested is called 'Carry on Cherry' which I feel definitely lived up to its description. I have to say I've been completely won over by this colour as it's a deep, rich shade which suits me down to a tee as I like darker lipsticks than light girly pink ones. 




Regarding the packaging, it's lovely and lightweight and particularly make-up bag friendly. The lids on either end are very sturdy and shouldn't open up in your bag which is always a plus! 




Priced at £6.99, I think it's definitely worth its price tag and with Boots currently running a 3 for 2 across 1,000s of cosmetics, haircare, accessories and more - you can stock up on a few shades or give one as a gift to a friend or family member! 




What do you think of lip tints? 





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  1. I'm going to give this a try and buy the Carry On Cherry. I'm snow white colouring and I always wear red lipstick but the darn stuff is always wearing off. In the summer I tone down the depth of lipstick and wear red gloss. Would be great to have a tint that stayed on longer and in a blue/red which is difficult to get. I can't stand orange/reds. Make me look near death. Thank you for your review.

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