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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.*
(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.
Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara in Blackest Black
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.
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.
So, what do you think? Will you be picking up this lipstick? Or trying out the mascara? Join the conversation & leave your thoughts below!