A couple of weeks ago I went to Boots to buy the new Wake Me Up foundation (more on that another day!) and when I noticed Rimmel was on a 3-for-2 offer I picked up my favourite liquid eyeliner (GlamEyes in black) as well and had a look for something else to treat myself to. I was in a bit of a rush so just picked up the first thing that caught my eye, which was the 1000 Kisses lip tint. I didn’t have time to test out all the colours so I just went for the one that the packaging looked the most like a “me” sort of colour, and ended up with the shade Carry On Cherry. Once I got it home and tested it out it ended up being a much darker colour than I was expecting, but I actually quite like the colour so I’m glad I ended up with this one.
Rimmel claims that the 1000 Kisses lip stain will give you long-lasting, kiss-proof colour which won’t fade or transfer. Unfortunately I didn’t have a boy handy to test out the 1000 kisses claim on, but it held up pretty well to a morning’s wear plus a sandwich and lots of water at lunchtime! I did reapply after lunch as it was starting to fade a bit, but I wasn’t expecting it to last all day. I don’t mind reapplying lip products once or twice throughout the day as I think it would have to be a pretty amazing product to be able to last from first thing in the morning to last thing at night!
As for the application itself, the felt-tip pen makes it really easy to get even and precise colour. At the other end of the pen is a lip balm to help moisturise lips and lock in the colour. As with all lip stains, the colour tends to make any patches of dry skin really noticeable so it’s a good idea to use a lip scrub (like Lush Pow Wow) before applying. The product was much more pigmented than I was expecting, which was a pleasant surprise. From the outer packaging, I thought the shade Carry On Cherry was going to be more of a peachy/coral/red shade but when it’s applied to the lips it’s much deeper red, almost leaning towards plum/purple.
I know scented makeup isn’t to everyone’s tastes, but I personally love it. I think the 1000 Kisses smells a bit like FAB ice lollies, amazing! The only thing I would be worried about with this product is how long it will last before drying out, but I suppose that’s something only time will tell. I won’t be too bothered if it doesn’t last that long though as it’s less than £7 in Boots at the moment, and technically I got it for free anyway!
Have you tried the 1000 Kisses lip stain yet? Do you prefer lip stains or lipstick?