Finally I was able to find these suckers. I have been looking for quite some time and for some reason all of the drugstores near where I live were taking forever to get them in stock. Walgreens finally got the collection and when I saw it I was pretty excited. I will tell you ahead of time that I only picked up the lighter shades in the collection since those are the ones I can actually see myself wearing. So if you have your eye on the darker shades you won't find them here. I will however, be able to give a run down of the formula, wear, and feel of the lipstick in general.
I have no other Rimmel lip products so I wasn't really sure what to expect but I was intrigued by the "matte," label. I am not a big fan of super shiny disco ball lip products so I really wanted to give these a go.
As you can see above the colors are designated with a number and not an actual name! Maybe I am strange but I like actually putting a name to a face so I thought that they could have been a little creative here. Overall, the colors are beautiful and nicely pigmented! I would show you them on my lips but they are a chapped mess right now so arm swatches will have to do. For being a matte lipstick I was surprised at how creamy this formula actually was. Normally I associate matte lip products with a sort of chalky/ dry feel but this wasn't like that. It is so creamy that I thought it felt almost greasy on my lips. After about a half hour it started to dry out and was a little more comfortable to wear but upon initial application it is slippery feeling.
As far as formula goes I would not call this a true matte. There is no shimmer in this formula but it is more of a semi matte since it still gives your lips some sheen. I find it beautiful none the less but it is not a true matte like say MAC Ruby Woo.
If you have read some of my past blogs you know that for me smell is very important. I have a good nose and if something smells weird it makes products a no go for me. Well this may fall into that category. This lipstick has a floral/cucumber smell. It smells like cucumber melon. At first I was like "ooo it smells fresh" and then I changed my mind. I don't know if it is just me but I found the smell to be so strong that it was almost overwhelming.
I found that it wore for a decent amount of time. It is a lipstick that will need touch ups after drinking something or lots of talking but that is typical. I didn't see true fading until about 2 hours but it was slight!
Overall I would say that if you are buying this for a real matte finish than you may want to look elsewhere. I do like it though. It isn't the best quality but it is not the worst. For the $6 price tag it is a good lipstick to have in your car or purse for when you need a little something extra.