Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Review

Now would be a good time to upload a City Diaries post. Except that I have none. I pass through the city, like an aircraft in the sky these days. Always another bus to catch, another assignment to complete.

Anyway, let’s sneak into our happy place. A place devoid of deadlines and timetables. A place of mattes, pigments and glow. A place of beauty: a beautiful place indeed…
I’ve always seen Rimmel as being as British as Cover Girl is American. Their ad campaigns feature Union Jacks galore and each end with: “Get the London look.”

I’m all up for getting the London look as long as it doesn’t take all my (non-existent) pounds. Talking about pounds or bucks or whatever money is called in your country, saving them is the utmost priority for those of us restricted to a student budget. Luckily, Foschini was having a promotion where you scored a free lipliner with the purchase of the new Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick.

I bought the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 750 Look Who’s Talking. What a sassy name if I must say so myself. The packaging is not your generic lipstick bullet. The Rimmel crown logo is embossed into the top of the lid. Also the shade is clearly labelled on a sticker at the base of the lipstick.


The Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick is fragranced. This may bother some who prefer their cosmetics sans scent. The finish is creamy initially then dries to a semi-matte finish. It is quite long lasting as well. I ate a sandwich and brownies and, drank coffee (not at the same time) and the lipstick stayed put.

Swatched with flash

The shade I got is a brick red colour with brown undertones. It’s a great Autumn/winter shade. I find the shade to be quite unique in that it doesn’t resemble any other lip colour I own. Score

At R110, it is another reasonably-priced, quality lipstick from the drugstore.


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