I am SO excited to writing this review! In fact I don’t think I’ve been this excited to review a lip product ever, because quite honestly Rimmel have blown me away! First things first the Rimmel Provocalips lip colours are available 8 shades and cost £6.99 each,which is a complete bargain for how well they deliver.
The Provocalips are essentially a matte liquid lipstick on one end with a balm type of sealer product on the other end. I picked up the shade ‘Make Your Move’ and I honestly don’t think there could be a more ME shade out there! The colour is PERFECT, it’s a brown toned rose mixed with mauve. A darker MLBB, and it looks so effortless and classy. It also had the ability to some how pull my whole face together at 7:30am on a Tuesday morning when I’m on the train and I want nothing more than to be back in bed!
I don’t know what it is about these somewhat 90’s lip shades, but they are floating my boat like no tomorrow, and I have not used any other lip product since I bought this!
If you’ve been a reader for a while you will be aware that I have a large collection of lipsticks, glosses, balms etc. which don’t get used because to be quite honest with you I cannot be bother to keep up with them! I hate retouching makeup, it’s a pain and time consuming and so I’d much rather just apply a clear balm then deal with feathering and fading and moving about etc;.
The provocalips are the perfect solution to my problem, I apply it at 7:30am and by 4-5 they are still intact, if a little faded in the middle of the lips. I normally have a hot drink in the morning, fish and chips on a Friday afternoon and I’m continuously drinking water, snacking and talking throughout the day. So the fact that I can apply the provocalips and forget about them, because they’re so darn comfortable, yet glance in a mirror and see they are perfectly set and haven’t budged.... it is mindblowing! Whenever you hear about a long-lasting product you imagine it to be dry and crusty on the lips, but these apply very smoothly and the balm side goes a long way in giving it the moisturising/comfortable touch.
The application is great, standard doe-foot which are the perfect size for applying the liquid lipstick exactly where you need it. I’d recommend wiping a bit off when you open it because sometimes a little too much product can be applied. The pigmentation is also phenomenal, you just need one swipe! Once put on the lips, give it around 40 seconds to set and then go in with the white side, which is a slightly gooey balm. This stops the liquid lipstick for drying up and feeling tight on the lips, it adds moisture and sets it in place. Personally I like it to be less glossy, and I am just in love with how easy these are to get on with! The fact that they stay and stay and stay, with no rubbing off on teeth, no peeling, flaking is just incredible. It exceeded all my expectations, well done Rimmel!
If you’re looking for a long-lasting lip product, which isn’t horribly drying and which will not be disrupted by your food and drink, then check these beauties out! There are a range of shades, however I don’t think I’ll personally find anything that I get on better with than Make Your Move for every day! Researching swatches, I think the shade ‘Play with fire’ would make an amazing red lip for special occasions, especially because you don’t have to worry about it budging from where you placed it! ‘I’ll call you’ also looks like a pretty more natural alternative for an everyday lip colour ^_^
Product rating: 10
Pros: It is long lasting. This shade is gorgeous, a stunning brown toned nude which looks extremely classy. It isn’t drying like most long lasting products, you can wear it and forget about it, it’s just THAT comfortable! There are 8 shades to choose from, it lasts all day and stays defined without any lipliner.
Cons: It doesn’t quite last 16hours, but long enough for me to get through a day of Uni without worrying about it!
Repurchase? 100% These have totally exceeded my expectations and I know I’ll be repurchasing Make Your Move as soon as I start running out!
Have you tried these beauties yet?
Thanks for reading!