Purchased by me.
A while back I was reading Marie Claire and saw a lip crayon type product that Rita Ora mentioned loving from Rimmel. I'm a big fan of lip-crayon-balms-stains and so I went hunting as soon as I could and came across the entire line at my local Walmart! These are called the Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balms, holy heck that's a whopper of a name. They come in 14 different colors, which is pretty dang good for the crayon style balms if you ask me. That means there's a pretty solid chance there's at least one color that will flatter your skin tone, which is really pleasing. Alright, enough of my jabbering... On to the review!
The Rimmel website claims about this product are:
Lightweight long lasting intense colour and moisture.
Intensely smooth lasting balm that is comfortable to wear all day.
Colour rush for hours in 7 high voltage shades.
Now I don't know if that's a typo or if they've added new colors in the line after writing the claims and forgot to add in the new number of shades, but there are 14 shades listed on the wesite despite it claiming just seven.
Packaging: I really enjoy the packaging of this product, the tube is an exact match for the color on the inside (at least it is for the shade I selected). The all-over package coloring makes it waaaay easier to store because lid up, down, on its side you can always see what color it is. It's a twist up style crayon not one you need to sharpen which is very convenient and also saves a significant amount of product when it comes to jumbo pencils. It rolls up very smoothly, no sticking and I have no struggle having to force it. Also, the lid just slides on (no satisfying "click!") but it does feel nice and secure. It hasn't popped off in my diaper bag yet so I'm happy!
Formula & Pigmentation: I find this formula to be very smooth, it doesn't settle into fine lines (it actually kind of disguises lines), it's moisturizing, and is long-lasting. Once applied I can usually get about 4 hours of wear (note: that is of the initially product, glossiness, moisture, etc.). Then it leaves behind a really lovely slightly more pink stain that lasts me another 4 hours or so looking good. It applies like a very glossy, moisturizing lip stick and is very pigmented. The initial color is kind of a fushia leaning more to the purple side of the spectrum and the stain to leaves behind is slightly more pink but no less vibrant which I enjoy. The one and only thing negative I have for this product is that once the stain fades, if you have any particularly dry patches it will leave those stained significantly longer than the rest of your lips. Which, I really don't mind too much because if you exfoliate and apply a thin layer of lip balm (Carmex, Chapstick, etc.) that should solve the problem!
Formula & Pigmentation: 9/10
Texture: Like I said above this has a very moisturizing feel but it doesn't feel greasy at all. It's comfortable to wear all day and doesn't feel pill-y or gritty, and doesn't leave me aggitated with it. I really enjoy it's texture of this product.
Overall: I have really been loving this product, and although I don't have a lot of lip products (I'm just starting to collect them) this is the one I reach for the most because it's so easy to wear. I would definitely reccomend this item to you, and to go check out the full line since there's such a variety of colors!
Thank you so much for reading my review, have you tried any of these Rimmel Lip Balm Crayons? What are your favorite lip crayons?
That's all for now!