After hearing about Rimmel's East End Snob pencil being a dupe for the highly coveted Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat offering, I knew I just had to get my hands on it. So the other day, when I was supposed to be taking a lunch break at work, I popped on over to good ol' Shoppers Drug Mart to see if I could find it…side note, working a block from Shoppers is a dangerous thing.
Lucky for me the Rimmel pencils were on sale and I paid a whopping $3.99 for the thing! I will say though, I do not appreciate that most of the Rimmel products sold did not have a sticker on them so I had to go through and open all of the lids to make sure no one had touched them…I found one. Is this not a mandatory thing or something? I find it a little cringy personally.
But why stop at one, am I right? On my way out I noticed a new release from Revlon in gorgeous packaging. Revlon is just one of those drugstore brands that will always have my heart. Their quality is wonderful and the packaging, though mainly in plastic, never feels cheap or breakable. Unfortunately there were zero testers so I just picked up what seemed to be a "safe" colour.
As soon as I got home I tried them out, and here's what I think…
On it's own, the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Magnolia was a sheer, not overly impressive (on my already pigmented lips) shade of peachy pink that seemed to have quite a bit of slip to it. There is a clear scent to it too, which is that of…fruit punch? I usually prefer my lip products to have little to no scent so I was shocked they went for such an overly fruity scent, but I actually didn't seem to mind it in the end. It made me nostalgic for my childhood obsession with Lip Smackers. Anyone else? I think in a bolder shade it would be lovely on it's own, and the formula is very moisturizing which of course I'm all about. The only real flaw with this product is the packaging. Because the lipstick doesn't twist all the way down you have to be careful opening and closing it or that pretty crystal-esque bullet will look oh so nasty. Of course this problem will eventually sort itself out with continued use.
As for the Rimmel pencil, on it's own it was a bit drying on my already dry lips, but a beautiful shade of pink that isn't too far off from my own natural lip colour. I love how this defines and enhances my lips giving them a major plumping effect.
And here's where it gets good…
The lipstick on top of the pencil is b-e-a-utiful! I love the hit of moisture the lipstick adds on top of the pencil and the colour is further enhanced by a subtle sheen of peachy colour. The outcome is flawless, semi-matte, colour with a Kylie Jenner for pale girls kind of effect. And it looks equally as amazing with a hit of lipgloss!
If you want to see me sporting this look, check out my new video where I desperately try to do my makeup using a tiny mirror. That's right, I have a new YouTube channel! Check it out here.
Have you tried any of these offerings by Rimmel or Revlon?
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