Rimmel London Voxbox Review: Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara & Only One Matte Lipstick

Influenster Rimmel VoxBox

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I received my first VoxBox from Influenster – Rimmel London VoxBox edition. Inside was the Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara & Only One Matte Lipstick in “Trendsetter”. I’m always super excited to test out and review new products! I’ve used a couple Rimmel products before, but it’s not a brand that I usually gravitate towards compared to others (e.g. Maybelline, Wet & Wild, Covergirl, Loreal, etc.). I’ve never really had much luck with the two mascaras I’ve tried from Rimmel in the past, but I am obsessed with their Lasting Finish Foundation.

*Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.*

Influenster Rimmel VoxBox

Influenster Rimmel VoxBox

(FYI the bite marks on the box are from Wigmund, he got a little excited about it when I put it down for photos… you’ll see in my upcoming vlog)!

These were the two products I received in the box were the Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara in “Blackest Black” & Only One Matte Lipstick in “Trendsetter”. Whoever knows me knows that I love my mascara – I layer on three different mascaras on a regular basis because I’m extra like that and want my lashes to be dandy-long-legs long alllllll daaaaayyyyy loooonnnnngggggggggg.

Influenster Rimmel VoxBox
Rimmel London Shake It Fresh MascaraRimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara in Blackest Black

Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara

This is the wand for the mascara. Nothing spectacular or special – it looks like every other voluminous mascara wand. At the first dip of this wand into the mascara, I already knew that I likely wouldn’t enjoy it. The formula of this mascara was a little too wet… and in my opinion, wet mascara formulas are never good. When I put it on my lashes, I didn’t see much of a difference in the volume (or length) of my lashes. My lashes would not stay curled when I put this on; it felt like it was weighing my them down (despite curling my lashes before and after application). When I tried to put this on my lower lashes, it was just a wet mess, getting into my eyeball and also smearing onto my lower lash line. All in all,  this did not volumize my lashes and just felt more like a coating of… wet mascara. I personally wouldn’t recommend this to anyone looking for a volumizing mascara – I’d suggest going for the Loreal Voluminous instead.

Only One Matte Lipstick

Only One Matte Lipstick Rimmel Only One Matte lipstick in “Trendsetter”

It’s been a minute since I’ve worn lipstick – I’ve been reaching more for liquid lipsticks and lip tints as of lately. But after trying this lipstick out, I realized how much I loved the simplicity of a classic lipstick. Rimmel lipsticks have never disappointed me; I’ve always praised their formulas. This Rimmel lipstick was no different than just that. It did not dry my lips out, is a beautiful “my-lips-but-better” colour, and glides on like a dream (don’t forget to hydrate your lips first with a lip balm, of course). This was not an actual matte finish as one might assume from the name – it leaves a satin-matte finish instead. Of course, like all lipsticks, this does not wear all day and will definitely need reapplication after drinks & meals. However, this isn’t really a big deal as I’ve always found MLBB colours to be pretty fuss-free whenever I reapply; I never have to worry about being extremely precise, and I don’t find it entirely necessary to line my lips because it’s such a subtle colour. The packaging is also great – while it may not look as sleek as other drugstore lipstick packaging, the lid stays tight (goodbye, lipstick stains inside my bag!) which I can really appreciate.

Only One Matte Lipstick Trendsetter Swatch
Only One Matte Lipstick swatch in Trendsetter – in direct sunlight
Only One Matte Lipstick Trendsetter Swatch
Only One Matte Lipstick swatch in Trendsetter – in natural light

Only One Matte Lipstick
So, what do you think? Will you be picking up this lipstick? Or trying out the mascara? Join the conversation & leave your thoughts below!

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