I’m just into my thirties yet am still completely useless when it comes to makeup. Trust me; I spent 2 months putting on false eyelashes most nights so I could be able to do it with little fuss for my 30th birthday party. I am a make-up junkie, this is true, but I am forever on the hunt for products that make my life (and poor skill) that bit easier. Something I really don’t get on with is lipstick. I’m yet to find one that I like; be it the colour or consistency, there is always something not quite right that I can’t quite get on with. I hate that lipsticks (and even glosses) need to be reapplied so often – I tend to make do with a swipe of tinted lip balm and be done with it!
That was before I discovered Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses range.
The double ended wand has a transfer proof lip tint at one end, and a
clear balm at the other. The lip tint looks like a felt tip pen and
applies in that way too – think colouring in your lips with a pen like
you’re back in pre-school. ‘Nothing But Nude’ is my exact lip colour of
choice, a lovely brown-based nude shade that gives me a hint of colour
without being too obvious. It’s exceptionally easy to build the colour
too, perfect to go from the daytime with a slight tint, to night for a
stronger and bolder look.
On the other end of the pen
is a balm, a clear top coat in effect, which provides a lovely light
finish. It isn’t sticky in any way and gives a lovely sheen to the lips,
finishing off the look and helping to bring out the colour of the tint.
The best thing about this for me? I just have to top up the balm every
so often throughout the day to reinvigorate the colour. The tint really
is long-lasting, meaning it doesn’t need to be re-applied that often to
keep colour looking fresh. Just what I need! A bargainous snip at £5.99,
I think I need to invest in some more shades…
Written by Keeley Watts