Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks (Review & Swatches)

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks

I’ve been a long time lover of Rimmel‘s liquid lipstick type formula (RIP Apocalips ūüôĀ ) as as well as their more recent Provocalips which are hands down the most comfortable liquid lipstick formula EVER… But WOW, I am getting off topic fast here, moving on! What I’m trying to get at is that while I’ve loved a lot of Rimmel lip products over the years, I’ve never actually tried one of their more traditional lipsticks. So this my first foray into them!

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks

Rimmel makes a few versions of their “The Only 1” lipstick – this one with the red tube is their matte version. They call this formula “the perfect balance of high impact matte colour, moisture, all day comfort and staying power”, while also referring to it as a velvet matte.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Can I get a big HOORAY for the slanted bullet style lipstick? While I find it visually less appealing than the traditional bullet, this slanted style saves me the heartattack I experience when I break a lipstick (which literally happened to me to another lipstick while I was typing this review up over the weekend. Bah!). So a bit YAY to this bullet style!

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks swatches - Leader of the Pink, Salute, Keep It Coral, Trendsetter and Look Who's Talking
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks swatches – Leader of the Pink, Salute, Keep It Coral, Trendsetter and Look Who’s Talking

Looking at these swatches you’d never think that these were matte lipsticks. While they do glide on the lips fairly smoothly,¬†I’d say the first swipe is actually a bit stiff. However, the product melts with the heat of your lips and any swipe after the first is infinitely smoother.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick – Lip Swatches

Wearing Leader of the Pink
Wearing Leader of the Pink
Wearing Salute
Wearing Salute
Wearing Keep It Coral
Wearing Keep It Coral
Wearing Trendsetter
Wearing Trendsetter
Wearing Look Who's Talking
Wearing Look Who’s Talking

My Thoughts

As a¬†matte lipstick, the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte lipsticks do glide on the lips smoothly which I really appreciate. The texture is such that it will require a little bit of body heat to warm the product up, but it’s really good once you get going.

In terms of comfort, these aren’t the most comfortable matte lipsticks I’ve ever worn, but they are far, FAR from the worst I’ve ever tried. Consider this a decently comfortable matte lipstick. They are matte enough that I did experience the “butt hole lip” phenomenon, but it was easily smoothed out with a fingertip. For those sensitive to scent, these do contain the traditional Rimmel lipstick smell – it’s a fake perfumed, fruit scent that’s hard to pin point as to what EXACTLY the scent is. As someone who hates most scents in lipsticks, I have to point out that the Rimmel scent doesn’t actually bother me, but I know some people would want to know about it.

I think these are a solid drugstore matte lipstick option as the longevity is quite good and the colour selection is solid. Let me know if you’re tried these out and what you thought of them!

The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration.

Swatch Sunday: tarte Tartelette Tease

tarte Tartelette Tease

A bite size beauty, the tarte Tartelette Tease palette is one of those quick and convenient palettes that makes a great staple in one’s collection, or an easy grab for someone on the go. (Thinking about it – this is the perfect palette to keep at the office in case of emergency touchups!)

tarte Tartelette Tease
tarte Tartelette Tease

The Tartelette Tease palette costs $30 CAD on sephora.ca or $23 USD on sephora.com.

tarte Tartelette Tease
tarte Tartelette Tease

Sidenote: Brands that stylize themselves with small letters (like tarte and essence) give me so much stress when I’m typing things out for posts. It just looks soooo wronnnnng!

tarte Tartelette Tease Swatches

tarte - Whisper
tarte – Whisper
tarte - Crush
tarte – Crush
tarte - Heartbreaker
tarte – Heartbreaker
tarte - Wink
tarte – Wink
tarte - First Kiss
tarte – First Kiss
tarte - BFF
tarte – BFF
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Skincare Saturday: Live Clean Green Earth + Giveaway!

Live Clean Green Earth products

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day! And, In celebration of that, Live Clean kindly reached out to me about a giveaway for some of their Green Earth products. I *love* to give stuff away, and Live Clean is an earth conscience brand with eco-friendly products, so of course I said yes. However, I did want to try everything out for myself, so read on to hear about the products you could potentially be winning!

Live Clean Green Earth body wash
Live Clean Green Earth body wash

I freaking love me some Live Clean body wash! Not only does the product come in ENORMOUS bottles, but they also lather up and smell wonderful. This was my first time trying out the Green Earth scent and it wasn’t exactly what I expected. I think I was thinking it would smell kinda like grass? In the end, it’s a very clean soap smell with almost a hint of… mango? There’s some kind of fruit aspect to it and I can’t quite put my finger on it, so we’ll go with mango!

Live Clean Green Earth shampoo and conditioner
Live Clean Green Earth shampoo and conditioner

I was totally new to Live Clean‘s shampoos and conditioners and had no idea what to expect. The Green Earth scent does, of course, match the smell of the body wash which is a plus in my book. As for function, these are a perfectly serviceable daily shampoo and conditioner! I noticed no build up in my hair over a week of use and they worked well in conjunction with my other styling products once my hair was dry.

Live Clean Green Earth Giveaway

Live Clean Green Earth giveaway!
Live Clean Green Earth giveaway!

On to the giveaway! Two people will win the Live Clean Green Earth set pictured above. This includes:

  • Live Clean Green Earth Body Wash
  • Live Clean Green Earth Shampoo
  • Live Clean Green Earth Conditioner

Giveaway Rules

  • This giveaway is open to Canada only!
  • This giveaway¬†starts on April 22, 2017 and runs for one¬†week.
  • Please be aware that all entries will be double checked to ensure fairness.
  • One¬†winner will win the Prize Pack pictured and described above.¬†
  • The winners will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. If they fail to respond within that time frame, I will pick another prize winner. (And so on.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration and the prizes are being provided by Live Clean!