Monday, 22 November 2010
My discovery was completely accidental, I was going to meet some friends and realised I'd forgotten to bring a lippy with me (quelle horreur!) and so nipped into Boots and picked up the first thing I saw that I hadn't tried before....Rimmel's Colour Show Off lipstick in Red Fever.
I have to admit that initially the packaging put me off, it is thoroughly cheap looking and very lightweight. A hot pink metallic tube worthy of Jordan herself. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the product.
Though it looks shiny in the tube it goes on beautifully matte. Compared to Ruby Woo it is soft red, though most users who have reviewed in online so far consider it bright, and I guess it would be for someone unused to wearing a red. It is also a much softer texture than the Woo and therefore not as drying, which is definitely a winner for daytime.
MAC Lady Danger, the Rimmel, Ruby Woo (click to enlarge):
It lasts reasonably well, better than most drugstore lipsticks, though you do need to reapply after eating to keep the colour even, but at around £5-£6 a tube that isn't too worrying.
Here is what it looks like on, please excuse my morning face:
Just the one layer there.
I think you'd need a few to pull of the colour of postergirl - Georgia May Jagger:
Overall I'm really pleased with this red. I might even investigate the other colours in the range now, they have a lighter red and a few pinks to choose from.