Rimmel’s latest offering really did not make a great first impression.
The only official picture of this new lipstick showed a black woman (yay!) applying a gorgeous brownish nude lipstick.
My issue was the name and the connotation.
This lipstick is called Get Dirty.
If you’re going to use a black woman in your campaign for the first time in a LONNNNG time I’d like a name a little less negative. That being said, after having a Twitter convo with another black woman, this name doesn’t seem to offend everyone and I guess it depends on how you look at it. The other shades names hold a bit of a risque theme e.g. Unclothed, Red-y and Berry Mischief.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Get Dirty | £4.99 looks like a creamy brown nude on first impressions – a perfect offering for deep/dark skin with no liner needed. This lipstick is the newest offering from the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick line which is super affordable at less than £5. The lipstick promises to offer up to 8 hours of intense long-lasting colour with a smooth creamy texture. Sounds perfect, right?
Well, not really.
This lipstick is a really a huge disappointment.
For some reason when I apply this lipstick it comes off very cool-toned, making it look slightly more greige than brown. It seemed to drain the colour from my face. The other thing that was really odd about this lipstick is its claim to offer “long lasting colour.” It was near impossible to get good coverage from the lipstick, it was so creamy it was hard to layer and since one application did not offer me enough coverage, I had to go in with more. It was so frustrating. I really do not think this could last for up to 8 hours at all, especially if you’re eating or drinking. It just doesn’t seem feasible.
I don’t know what it is about this lipstick but it did NOTHING for me. I tried it a few times on different days and I always ended up taking it off because the neutral tones in this lipstick just made me look dead.
It may look nice from the picture but in real life, it was not.
Would I recommend this if you have black or brown skin? No, not really.
I feel deep/dark skin needs a warmer toned colour for everyday wear and this is so far off the mark. It really does make me wonder if Rimmel meant this for deep/dark skin or if they just created a brown lipstick for fairer tones and assumed that it would look good on deeper skin tones – I wouldn’t be surprised if the latter was the case.
It’s a shame as this lipstick had the potential to be a really great offering from Rimmel for deep/dark skin.