Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatches  500 Diva Red, 270 Crystal Mauve, 240 Tower of Mauve, 410 Dashing Raspberry.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatches

I had this post sitting in my drafts half-finished, so I figured I might as well finally publish it, right? Before I went on vacation in September, I had a grandiose plan that I will have all of these posts prepared and ready to go, so when I get back it will be easier to catch up. As always, my plans never seem to work out the way I want them to, I don’t know why I even bother making them at all. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz), because who doesn’t love a drugstore gem, am I right?

Pretty sure I said it times and times again, but drugstore brands have been on a roll lately, especially when it comes to makeup. I feel like mascaras were the first category to show drastic improvement, followed closely by lipstick. Nowadays drugstore lipsticks can easily rival their department store counterparts in performance and even packaging.

Rimmel London was my favorite brand when I was still in HS and just learning how to do my makeup, but it’s been a while since I last used their products. I recently got sent a box of the brand’s latest releases, and there were some hits and misses, but these lipsticks really stood out to me so I wanted to share this review with you guys.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatches  500 Diva Red, 270 Crystal Mauve, 240 Tower of Mauve, 410 Dashing Raspberry. Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatches  500 Diva Red, 270 Crystal Mauve, 240 Tower of Mauve, 410 Dashing Raspberry.

As you might have guessed from the name, Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick formula is supposed to hydrate the lips, thanks to Vitamins A, C, and E. Creamy, buttery texture feels surprisingly lightweight and provides rich color payoff, like a high end lipstick.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You have dry lips. This is like a lip balm!
  • You like high-shine finish.
  • You prefer highly pigmented lipstick.
  • You are on a budget. These are a steal for the $$!

You will HATE it if:

  • You like subtle tint of color.
  • You prefer matte finish.
  • You prefer unscented beauty products.
  • You are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Ingredients: Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Di-PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Polyethylene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Punica Granatum Sterols, C15-19 Alkane, Silica, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Microcrystalline Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Tribehenin, Tocopherol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Linalool, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, C12-16 Alcohols, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake, Iron Oxides, D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Carmine

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review & Swatches  500 Diva Red, 270 Crystal Mauve, 240 Tower of Mauve, 410 Dashing Raspberry.

Swatches from Top to Bottom: 500 Diva Red, 270 Crystal Mauve, 240 Tower of Mauve, 410 Dashing Raspberry.

BOTTOM LINE:

To say that I am impressed would be an understatement. There are a lot of pigmented drugstore lippies on the market, but none quite like these. Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks feel like lip balms rather than actual color cosmetics. I swear, they make my lips look better at the end of the day, never dry. If I had to pick one con, I would say these wear out too fast, especially if you tend to rub your lips together all the time. It’s a habit of mine that I want to get rid of, so I’m trying to be more conscious of it.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick is available in a ton of shades, with lighter ones being slightly less creamy [at least the ones I’ve swatched at the store]. So if you have to choose between lighter ones and medium/dark ones, go for the latter, as they seem to have better formula overall IMO.

Have you tried Rimmel London makeup? What is your favorite drugstore lipstick formula? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • You’re right, drugstore makeup has come a long way! These are such pretty colors, I’ll be sure to check them out.

    • Always happy to share my faves! 🙂

  • marciaf

    These are beautiful and a great buy but they do have a fragrance unfortunately.

    • I completely understand. Some formulas benefit from a little added fragrance because otherwise the products will smell like plastic, but I don’t think most lipsticks need it.

  • Those are really pretty!!

  • Ehmkay Nails

    Well you’ve convinced me to grab one of these!

    • I hope you love yours as much as I do!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I will definitely pick up one of these to try. I’m thinking the mauve – was that one creamy enough?

    • 240 Tower of Mauve was very nice and creamy! 270 Crystal Mauve (with shimmer) was slightly less so. Just go for the medium or darker cremes and avoid light shades and shimmers, and you’re golden 🙂

  • They really look bold and to think they have formula akin to a lip balm. I can relate with your intro. I too have several drafts and sometimes finishing them is better than nothing haha

    • Right? I’m going to try and finish some more today, haha 🙂

  • I love the reds

    • Reds are so beautiful and classic!

  • Those shades all look great.

  • Tower of Mauve is right up my alley, with the slightest hint of gold in there.

    • It’s a gorgeous shade indeed, I bet it will look beautiful on you!

  • Rimmel is so underrated! They have GREAT lipsticks. So pigmented and comfortable! 🙂

    • I agree! They wear like lip balms with the intensity of fully pigmented lipsticks.

  • Tower of Mauve is so pretty!