Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks- swatches and review


I’ve been staying away from making any high end purchases so I find myself spending more time at the drug store. Lucky for me drug store makeup has come a long way and it’s quite easy to find comparable products at a cheaper price (and not as nice packaging). Today I’ve got four of the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks to show you and they’re worth a look!

I bought Notting Hill Nude, In Love With Ginger, As You Want Victoria and Sloane’s Plum when Priceline was having a 2 for 1 deal. There weren’t any other shades that jumped out at me- these 4 seemed like they’d work the best with my skin tone.


Swatched below from left to right is Notting Hill Nude, In Love With Ginger, As You Want Victoria and Sloane’s Plum. You can see how pigmented the shades are and how vibrant (except for the nude obviously).


Notting Hill Nude is a pink toned nude with a hint of brown to it. As it has a white base, this shade can easily wash me out so I wouldn’t apply it as fully as I have below and would pair it with a darker eye look. This shade can be unforgiving on lips that haven’t been exfoliated so make sure you get rid of any flaking before you apply it!



Comparison swatches are below (from left to right): Notting Hill Nude, Burberry Lip Mist in Copper, MAC Half & Half, Dior Addict Lipstick in 333 Nude, Burberry Lip Mist in Nude Peach and Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in BG934. I find the two Burberry shades and the Dior shade to be the easiest nudes to wear on my skin tone. This is probably because they’re more translucent so they meld better with my natural lip shade.


In Love with Ginger is a vibrant orange shade with quite a bit of red through it. I love shades like this and the brightening effect they have on my complexion. This is such an easy shade to wear and I love how juicy and glossy it looks on the lips.



Comparison shades below (from left to right): In Love With Ginger, Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Neon Red, MAC Scarlet Ibis, Maybelline Color Sensational in Electric Orange and Kardashian Beauty lipstick in Retro Red. I find this range to be comparable to the Maybelline Color Sensational range but I like this shade more than the Maybelline shades that are swatched. It doesn’t compare to the intensity and pigmentation of the Kardashian shade though- look how vibrant it is!


As You Like It Victoria is a bright slightly blue based pink. You know I love a bright pink lip so there was no way I was passing this one up!



Comparison swatches (from left to right): As You Like It Victoria, Maybelline Color Sensational in Fifth Ave Fuschia, YSl Rouge Volupte in Rose Culte, Kardashian Beauty lipstick in Shocking Pink and Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Raspberry Pie. Rose Volupte is one of my go to shades and the Rimmel shade is quite comparable if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative.


Last but not least is Sloane’s Plum which is a plum shade with a blue iridescence through it. I have quite a few purple shades which have blue iridescence through them but not any plums. This is a great rich autumn shade which I’ll be wearing more often as the weather cools down.



Comparison swatches (from left to right): Sloane’s Plum, Guerlain Rouge G in Gigolo, MAC Rebel, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Sensuelle and Loreal Caresse Gloss in Milady. Shade wise, Milady is probably the closest to the Rimmel shade but I didn’t own any dupes. I like this shade because it’s easily transformed by changing the lipliner underneath.


I’m loving these Rimmel shades and have been wearing them quite a lot. They’re very comfortable on the lips but they’re not moisturising as such. As they’re quite glossy, they’re not long wearing so I always wear these over a lipliner. They sell for about $10 in Australia and I don’t think you can go wrong, especially if you wait for a sale to come round!

What do you think of these lipsticks? Have you tried them before?

Categories: lip, lipstick, Rimmel


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6 Comments on “Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks- swatches and review”

  1. April 1, 2014 at 9:36 AM #

    I just bought In Love With Ginger a couple of weeks ago, and it’s amazing! I think it’s a great colour for a 30s style look. I do find it frustrating that it isn’t long lasting though, so I’m trying to find a matte dupe.

    • April 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM #

      It is such a gorgeous shade! Please let me know if you do find a matte dupe because that would look stunning!

  2. April 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM #

    they all look amazing on you! xx

  3. April 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM #

    They all look lovely on you!

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