Review: Rimmel Provocalips

Hello dears! Today’s post is a review of the Rimmel Provocaliips longwear lip colors. I got two shades at CVS for $7.49 each (but they were BOGO50% off). I got the shades 750 Heartbreaker (brown/mauve neutral shade) and 500 Kiss Me You Fool (warm bright red). According to Ulta’s website, there are 10 shades available.2015/01/img_1053.jpgApplication: These lip colors are a two-step system. The double-ended doe foot applicator contains the lip color on one end and a clear topcoat on the other. The best way I found to apply these is to apply the lip color, wait 2-3 minutes for it to dry down completely, and then apply the clear top coat/gloss. The color starts out pretty liquid-y and shiny, but will dry down matte after a few minutes. Adding the clear gloss on top makes your lips feel pretty comfortable. I would suggest that you exfoliate your lips before wearing these because it will cling to any flakiness on your lips (not attractive haha).

Comfort: The lip product felt fairly comfortable and lightweight on my lips, and when it started to feel a bit dry after about 5 hours of wear I applied some more of the clear gloss and it felt perfect again. 2015/01/img_1055.jpg

Wear: I was seriously impressed with how long these wore. I put on the shade Heartbreaker (a brown? a mauve? somewhere in between? I’m not quite sure) after I ate lunch around 12:30 pm, and the after picture was taken around 11 pm. In between I had a couple snacks, drank water, ate dinner (breaded and pan-fried chicken), and even brushed my teeth. The color was still there after all that! I’ve worn this shade and the red one before and the results were pretty much the same-barely any budging whatsoever after hours of wear. I actually fell asleep before taking it off and it was still on my lips in the morning (and it still looked pretty decent!).

Removal: You’re going to need something oil-based to take this lip color off because it does not mess around. I tried a little eye makeup remover just to see if it would work, and it only took off some of it while the rest was still stuck to my lips.

Overall: Wow, I think these are so amazing! I would highly recommend them. I don’t have any lip product that lasts nearly as long as these (they beat out the Stila stay all day liquid lipsticks and kat von d liquid lipsticks in terms of wear). They claim to wear for 16 hours and I would say I agree. It’s truly a product you can put on and forget about for the day, except to touch up with gloss if it gets to be dry.

I wish there were more shades I was interested in-there were some light nudes and light pinks that I don’t think would look good on me, a darker red (looked nice but I don’t know about you, but I have so many dark reds), and some bright medium pinks (very bright/vivid). There was a berry shade that was totally up my alley (Kiss Fatal), but it has some metallic sheen in it, which I really am not a fan of. I don’t know, maybe I’ll pick it up anyway and it won’t be so bad.

Quick Overview:

Pros: Last forever, great pigmentation, comfortable, affordable

Cons: Doe foot applicator can be hard for precise application of the bright/dark colors, needs more shade selection

Thanks for reading!

-S

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