Thursday, 13 February 2014

Cheap Thrills: Rimmel Colour Rush Balm

As much as I love high end makeup, there's something so therapeutic about taking a gander in the drugstore. The joys of throwing in a product into your basket without the sickening pang of buyer's guilt before you even hit the cash register. Here is my latest drugstore purchase (and new release to Canadian drugstores) that I am loving, the gorgeous Rimmel Color Rush Lasting Finish Intense Color Balm in #710 Drive Me Nude. Before getting to the performance of this little lip pencil, I just have to point out how much I adore the name of this shade. I'm having a bit of a moment with nude lips (which is very odd for me) and I'm hoping to purchase a nude lipstick once my self-professed makeup spending ban is over (4 weeks and counting down). For now, this will certainly fill my boots.  Here's what I thought of the Color Rush Balm:

COLOR: Just look at that beauty! A lovely peachy dark nude. This is sort of like a my lips but better kind of color and I really really like how it goes with pretty much any makeup look I can think of. As it mentions in the ridiculously long name of this lip pencil, it's very "intense" in pigmentation. I definitely wouldn't call this a sheer balm and it's as pigmented as a lipstick.

FINISH: When first applied, this looks very satiny with a nice balmy sheen. The balmy feel wears off after about an hour and fades to a very pigmented stain (looks very lipstick-like). The stain itself lasts for a long time on it's own and may only need a quick touch up to the middle of the pout after eating/ tea drinking. It feels really moisturizing at first and I was happy to see that it didn't dry out my lips after the slippy feeling went away.

Overall Grade: A+

I'm so happy that Rimmel got their mojo back after my disappointing experience with the Rimmel Apocalips *shudders* which you can read about here. The Color Rush Balms conveniently have a twist up mechanism so there's no sharpening required. I'm so happy with this product mostly because it has the pigmentation of a lipstick without the maintenance and looks so chic. There are a bunch of colors in this range and I'm willing to bet that they are equally as delicious. Did I mention that these have a gorgeous vanilla scent?

I highly recommend this lippy! Have you tried the Color Rush Balms? Or will you be putting this in your basket on your next drugstore dash?

Thanks for reading.


  1. How do you go about apply applying it? Do you apply it as you would a lipstick?

    1. Yes! Exactly like a lipstick, but it's probably easier than a lipstick because it's like using a giant crayon on your lips! Thanks for commenting :D xo