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Here’s what I’ve been testing on my lips lately – Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick, newly available in stores in Australia for $15.95 each. Here’s my review and swatches of 8 of the shades.
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks are all-in-one lipsticks that combine intense colour, smooth application, solid moisturisation and excellent staying power, and I have to say they live up to their claims! I was particularly surprised by the wear time, as creamy lipsticks tend to suffer in that department, but Rimmel The Only 1 lipsticks wear off evenly and seem to sink into the lips well (according to their marketing, they use “a fine blend of advanced polymers” to achieve this).
Rimmel The Only 1 Swatches
Here are some swatches of 6 of the shades. There are 12 The Only 1 shades available in Australia, and 15 shades overseas.
- Naughty Nude (700) – dusty nude pink
- It’s a Keeper (200) – cool dusty mauve
- You’re All Mine (120) – medium pink
- Peachy-Beachy (600) – light peachy coral
- Pink a Punch (110) – neon pink
- Best of the Best (510) – deep rich red
- Listen Up! (300) – fuchsia pink
- Cheeky Coral (610) – coral pink
- Call Me Crazy (620) – bright orange
- Revolution Red (500) – bright warm red
- Easy Does It (710) – pinkish brown
- One-of-a-Kind (810) – deep plum
I really like these shades – they’re all my sort of shades. I do feel like there should be a lighter nude colour though – even though they’re horrific on me, I know they’re quite popular with lighter skinned girls. I’d also love to see a purple. I’m a little sad that there are 15 shades available overseas, but only 12 available here – the ones we don’t get are two vampy shades, Under My Spell and Oh-So Wicked (particularly sad since I’m really into vampies right now), and Pink Me Love Me, a light pink (you can get them online though through Amazon or eBay).
I’m also not a huge fan of the tapered shape – to me it’s not particularly stylish and the lipsticks don’t sit together nicely. I’d prefer a more traditional round or square shape. The scent is also a little strong. Although it doesn’t bother me, I can imagine that it could get irritating if you’re not into the scent (it’s an artificial cucumber-ish melon fragrance that’s used in a lot of Rimmel lip products).
Apart from that, these lipsticks are awesome. I’ve been a fan of Rimmel’s lipsticks for a while but these are definitely the best they’ve released. I hope they’ll come out in more shades here soon!
Rimmel The Only 1 Ingredients
Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Phenylisopropyl Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trihydroxystearin, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Parfum / Fragrance, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Propylparaben, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, BHT. May Contain: Mica, D & C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D & C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), D & C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D & C Red No. 6 Lake (CI 15850), FD & C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), FD & C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090), D & C Red No. 33 Aluminum Lake (CI 17200), FD & C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake (CI 16035)
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