Rimmel London Australia Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours “Be My Baby”, “Pink Blink”, “Coral Sass”, “Fire Starter”, “Plum This Show” Swatch And Review
Hello lovelies :*
Today I have another new launch, this time from Rimmel London. Rimmel London has a lot of ranges to cater to different needs and the Stay Matte range is one of it’s most popular thanks to the wonderful Stay Matte Pressed Powder that has been keeping many faces oil free throughout the world. 🙂 So, recently when Rimmel London Australia launched a liquid lipstick in the same Stay Matte range, I had to give in and try them out for myself. I have had them for more than a couple of weeks now, so let’s find out if they impressed me or not!
Price: AUD 14.95 and USD 5.49 (Are you kidding me :O )
Why are drugstore brands priced so high in Australia -_-
What Rimmel London Claims:
BOLDNESS THAT STAYS ON
Rimmel London’s NEW Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour delivers high intensity color with a velvety matte finish from the very first stroke!
- Bold color with just one stroke
- Impressive staying power – kiss-proof, touch-proof, water-proof wear
- Velvety matte finish
- Unbelievably comfortable, lightweight texture
My Experience with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours:
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours come packaged in round frosted gloss tubes with a black cap. The logo of Rimmel London on the cap top. It is standard gloss packaging and nothing too fancy. The see through tubes do make my job easier. They also have stickers on the sides mentioning the name if that is the way you pick shades from your lip stash.
The applicator is a typical doe foot one with a tapered head which works fine at dispensing colour on my lips. The formula however is tricky, so let’s jump right to it.
These Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours are officially my first brush with totally matte liquid lipsticks. I have used Lakme mousse lip and cheek colors (total love) and Tarte Tarteist creamy matte lip paints (must have matte liquids IMO) , but both these have a creamy mousse like formula that doesn’t really go completely matte upon drying. So yes, I needed some time to get used to the tight feeling of these.
The formula is fluffy and has a light air whipped texture, but with a mix of oil if that makes sense. What really bugged me was that some colours were really streaky on application and since these thicken and dry quickly, layering was horribly difficult. It reminded me of nail paint gone thick over a time. The more you try to smooth it out the more streaky it goes. I was really sad, but then I tried these after putting on a good amount of lip balm and Bingo! It worked. Though it still needed some help, so what I did was smoothed it out using my ring finger and this time it looked so much better, I almost cried in happiness! And since then there is no looking back. I am in love with these! 😀
Now that I am done with the worst part, let’s get on with other details.
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours stay put for 8+ hours on me unless I eat anything too oily. Otherwise it stays on and on through regular snacks ,drinks, meals for the entire day until I remove it with a good cleanser.
The formula settles into a completely dry matte finish, however does not feel uncomfortable and is fairly light on lips. Initially when I used it directly on my lips without a lip balm underneath my lips felt stretchy and tight, but with a lip balm I don’t feel that stretchy-ness much now. If you are used to wearing matte liquid lipsticks then you wouldn’t feel a thing either way. However like most matte lip products it highlights fine lines and dry patches after a while. So lip exfoliation is a necessity.
Pigmentation is amazing throughout the range. One swipe covers pigmentation and shows up well even with the lighter shades. Those with pigmented lips shouldn’t face any problem. None of the colours leave behind any stain on lips and are easy to remove with a good oil based cleanser or micellar water.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Shades:
Rimmel Lodon has launched a good number of shades, 15 to be precise including neutral pinks, n*des, brown, red, plum, blue, black and a gray. Isn’t that amazing. 😀 I was really kicked about the neutral pinks and n*des but that day most were OOS hence I picked 5 of these that I thought would get most use from me personally. And surprisingly I already have similar shades in my lipstick collection albeit in different finishes. I am linking those reviews wherever applicable in case you are interested in any of those. 🙂
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Be My Baby” :
The lightest colour that I have from the Stay Matte Liquid lipstick range. It is a peachy n*de that will be apt for medium and fair skin tones (NC 35 on wards). It may still work for NC 40 but beyond that it will surely look washed out. I have 2 similar lipsticks with me ; the creamy Maybelline Vivid Matte Nude Thrill and the browner satin finish MAC Mocha . If you ask me, Rimmel Stay Matte Be my baby is my preferred choice after MAC Mocha lipstick. The color shows well even after being such a lighter colour and stays on longer than the other two. This one however needs my fingers post application as a rule or appear streaky.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Be My Baby” Swatch
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Pink Blink” :
My favorite colour from the Stay Matte Liquid lipstick range. It is a dirty rose pink that will be apt for medium and fair skin tones (NC 40 on wards). Again I have 2 similar lipsticks with me ; the creamy Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint “Stripped Down” (Check swatches here) and another of my most love lipsticks of all time, the Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Mousse Blush Velvet . Blush Velvet looks a touch darker in comparison, but on lips they are very similar. I love the finish of them both and since “Pink Blink” has a super smooth finish that doesn’t need much help to look even, I can’t pick which one I prefer most. I do like the super matte finish of “Pink Blink” a little over “Blush Velvet” , but let’s not compare cause they both are wonderful products and I don’t mind having similar shades in both finishes. Maybelline “Stripped Down” looks nice and I like it, but not as much as the matte ones. BTW, MAC Mehr is another similar shade. If you are eyeing that one then you may as well try Rimmel Stay Matte Pink Blink. 😉
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Pink Blink” Swatch
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Coral Sass” :
My least favorite colour from the Stay Matte Liquid lipstick range until I knew how to make it look smoother on my lips. And oh boy! Looks soooo good smoothed out that it has become one of my go to shades for casual outings. It is a coral pink that will be apt for dusky, medium and fair skin tones . Again I have 2 similar lipsticks with me ; the creamy matte L’Oreal Infallible Se*y Balm “Never Stop” and another of my recent love L’Oreal Matte Addiction Lipstick “Pink A Porter” . Never stop is a little in your face and loud while Pink A Porter is a touch more subtle. I prefer “Pink A Porter” for the ease of application, but when I do have time or have a long day planned ahead “Coral Sass” wins. The formula of Coral Sass is the thinnest and it streaked the most. It was so so difficult to get an even layer of colour out of this that I had almost given up. Thanks to the “Mentos” moment (Remember the Dimag ki Batti wala Ad? ) of using a lip balm and finger and I am hooked. MAC Crosswires is a close cousin to Rimmel Stay Matte Coral Sass, so if you are looking for a similar shade in matte finish you have two more cheaper options to chose from now. ^_^
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Coral Sass” Swatch
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Fire Starter” :
Well I can not stop myself from picking a Red while selecting multiple colours from a range. Call me mad, but I haven’t yet regretted my decision ever yet! 😉 Matte red lipsticks are my weakness and thankfully Reds have always had the smoothest formula in any lipstick brand and range. This Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid range is no exception. Fire Starter is a warm red suitable for most skin tones. It is close to MAC Ruby woo but a lot warmer in comparison. L’Oreal Scarlet Silhouette is even warmer with a hint of orange. So even though the mentioned two shades are not very similar to “Fire Starter” they are close. I will definitely place “Fire Starter” second cause no red can replace Ruby Woo for me. 😉 As mentioned already, the formula is creamy and the smoothest to apply with the applicator. No fingers needed to make it work at all.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Fire Starter” Swatch
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Plum This Show” :
The only plum from the Stay Matte Liquid lipstick range, “Plum This Show” is a gorgeous plum wine color that will be apt for all skin tones . On lips it looks more oxblood than plum though. Again I have 2 similar lipsticks with me ; the creamy Maybelline Vivid Matte “Possessed Plum” that lacks the depth of “Plum This Show” and another of my favored lipstick L’Oreal Collection Star Lipstick “Pure Garnet” (Sonam’s Red) which is a touch more plum. I prefer “Pure Garnet” as a stain and the fact that “Plum this show” has a thick goopy formula doesn’t help either. It is the trickiest shade from the 5 that I own. I have to smooth it on my lips with my fingers, but the formula being thick it accumulates in areas of lips with a dry patch (Refer centre of my lips in the lip swatch) . This may not be visible to a person, but I do not feel very comfortable with that uneven layer of colour on my lips. :/ On days my lips are in better condition, it works much better though. But I have swatched all the Stay Matte Liquids on a single day and the other 4 shades did not give me any such trouble so I am not very fond of “Plum This Show” . I still wear it sometimes, especially when am out late in the evening cause the flaws are not as visible in artificial light.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Plum This Show” Swatch
All 5 Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Swatches
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Swatches On Lips
You will notice that the color goes a little lighter and subtle on lips than on my wrist swatch. Could be because I smoothed them out with my finger, but honestly, I much prefer these like this compared to what they look like when streaky. O:) Also the shades darken a little once they dry completely, so shades like Coral sass and Be my baby that look a little weird on me immediately post application look amazingly well put together on my skin tone after about 5 minutes.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Be My Baby” Swatch on NC 35 Skin Tone
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Pink Blink” Swatch on NC 35 Skin Tone
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Coral Sass” Swatch On NC 35 Skin Tone
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Fire Starter” Swatch On NC 35 Skin Tone
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour “Plum This Show” Swatch On NC 35 Skin Tone
More Images of Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours
Pheww! I hope you are still with me. If you are, then thank you for being there. Apologies about the long and picture heavy post. I was already lagging behind and thought compiling them would be a good idea, though I doubt that now.
Anyways, these are yet to be available in Priceline, but Chemist Warehouse has them. I got mine a month back, so I am kind of surprised why Priceline is not stocking them up yet. I happen to see them being sold for USD 5.49 in the U.S (equivalent to INR 350/- only ) and am so mad at them for pricing it so high in Australia (about INR 750/- ). I always used to think India gets the worst of it, but it seems Australia is not behind. Speaking of which, I would also like to mention that Ulta Beauty keeps on having a Buy 1 Get 1 free offer on these. Now if you are one of those lucky ladies to be residing in U.S or have friends and family via whom you get to order cosmetics, do watch out for the sales!
I did grab mine from the flat 50% Chemist Warehouse sale, so I am doing okay right now. Thanks for your concern. 👻
Do let me know your thoughts if you have tried Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours. Would love to know how you apply them.
My Rating: 4 out of 5
My Recommendation: If you love matte liquid lipsticks then give Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours a try for sure. If you are more comfortable with creamy matte variant of lipsticks these may be a bit too matte for you. Except for “Plum This Show” all the other shades have a good formula that can be worked with easily. These liquid lipsticks may take some time during application, but once these set you can literally forget about your lipstick vanishing for the whole day. I started out not liking these much but now I love Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours a lot and will recommend these to everybody who loves matte lips.