Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses

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

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