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Rimmel London Provocalips Review & Swatches! (310 Little Minx & 700 Skinny Dipping)

Hi there gorgeous! After I’ve heard a lot of people on the Internet rave about the Rimmel London Provocalips I decided that it’s about time to try them myself too – it doesn’t hurt to have a long lasting lipstick in your collection, does it?
So a few weeks back I went to Savers and I bought two of their “Kiss proof lip colour”s. I got the shades 310 Little Minx (beautiful bold pink) and 700 skinny dipping (nude) as these are two of the colors that I tend to reach for the most on a daily basis.
If you’d like to find out what I think out about them, then please keep on reading 🙂
I have to admit that I was very intrigued when I heard people saying that they are transfer proof and last for countless hours on the lips. I didn’t really believe that, to be honest I’m still impressed! – yes, I am new to liquid lipsticks with long wear formulas, don’t judge me :).
As far as the price goes, I am pretty sure these retail for £6.99 at Superdrug and Boots*, but you should be able to find bundle deals on Rimmel products.  I usually love Rimmel’s face products, and since everybody talks about these Rimmel London Provocalips lipsticks it was pretty much about time that I get a couple of them myself. They have 8 available shades, but not all of them suit my taste… besides, I wanted to try them first before splurging :).

So let’s see what they say about this product… vs what I think 🙂

“Kiss proof, transfer proof, food proof high impact endless colour”
Agreed on the kissing part…somehow. While I  kissed the back of my hand and nothing came off, if you are the type of person that likes to french kiss a lot… it will wear off (not sure how soon… as I only did that after I had this on my lips after 10+ hours already though🙂 ). Sometimes, a few minutes after I apply it, little tiny dots will transfer on my cigarette, but I think that is beacause I might miss a spot or two when I apply the ‘top coat’. Other than that, it lasts surprisingly even if I eat greasy food. I did tap my lips with the napkin rather than wipe them after finishing my meals, mainly because I wanted to see how the color lasts throughout the day, and I understood what they mean by “endless colour”: even though the shiny/glossyness you get from applying the top coat dissapears after a few hours, the color is as bold after about 13-14 hours as when you first applied it. Even on the inner parts of the lip. Big thumbs up!

“No tight feeling or dry lips. Lips feel smooth and moisturized all day long.”
That… yes and no. My lips most certainly don’t feel moisturized as if they would if let’s say I applied a lip balm or something. That would have been too good to be true. Smooth? Yes. Dry? No, don’t think so.. they don’t look pumped or super full after a while, but certainly not feeling dry. No tight feeling? Agreed, but they feel a little bit tacky, as if you’ve been wearing a lip gloss. However, keep in mind that you do need to apply the ‘top coat’. Using only the lip color alone will make your lips dry as hell! After you apply the fix&seal part your lips will feel much better, and will look nice and glossy – the glossyness fades away after a while, but the color stays on amazingly :). And they are comfortable to wear throughout the day.

“Easy removal with oil based makeup remover”
I don’t have an oil based makeup remover… I remember hearing people it was a little bit of a struggle to remove the Rimmel London Provocalips, but for me it was somewhere inbetween. With a makeup removing wipe, I did have to rub a little bit harder & insist more in order to remove the color. However, if I happened to keep applying a lip balm on top of Provocalips (my lips get very dry at work because it’s freezing cold, I need my lip balm lol) I found it way easier to remove… a few swipes and everything was gone. Also, using a damped tooth brush seemed to work fine too.

Now let’s see some swatches, shall we? =)

Rimmel London Provocalips 310 Little Minx (excuse the not so good application/swatch, lol)

I love this color. Very opaque. I find it bold but wearable at the same time and it works with most of my eye makeup looks – both natural or more dramatic. I’ve been reaching out for it quite a bit, and I will keep on using it. Love love love! I also believe that it would look good on different kind of skin tones, at least on mine it looks amazing! 🙂

Rimmel London Provocalips 700 Skinny Dipping (lip colour only, left; with the fix & seal, right)

While this is a pretty color too and opaque as well, I feel like how it looks on you really depends on your makeup and on your skin tone. I wore this at work with minimal makeup (foundation,powder and mascara) and I did look a little dead… However paired with a bolder makeup look I find it to be really flattering. About the skin tone… I am light, not extremly fair but not tanned either – I feel like such a nude color would be easier to pull off for these with a darker skin tone rather than fair girls.

Let’s see what else…
♡ The size: you get 7ml of product (4ml for the lip color, and 3ml for the seal). I think I would have liked it better if they put more ‘top coat’. I find that I use more of than in order to make sure my lip color stays in place all day… I wouldn’t want the color to fade in certain areas and be super bright in other spots, lol.
♡ Packaging… nice and cute – I like the kisses on it, haha.
♡ The pigmentation of the lipstick is true to color to what you see on the packaging 🙂
♡ “Doe-foot” (basic lipgloss) applicator, easy to work with and get into the smaller areas of your lips (inner corners, cupid’s bow).
♡ Scented? The colour itself of my Rimmel London Provocalips (both of them) doesn’t seem to have any fragrance, but the ‘top coat’ has a bare scent.. kind of smells like cosmetics, nothing too overwhelming or bothering though.
♡ Longest I’ve worn these for? 15-16 hours for Skinny Dipping, the color was still the same as when I first applied, but in the inner part of my lip my natural color was starting to poke through (kept applying a lip balm on top of it). And about 14-15 hours for Little Minx, didn’t apply anything else on top and it was still in place 🙂

Would I recommend the Rimmel London Provocalips? Yes, I am really surprised with them and totally in love with Little Minx! However, if you have very dry lips, I suggest doing some research before or at least trying to moisturize your lips before using one of these.
Would I repurchase? Uhm… I’m not sure about Skinny Dipping, but I am pretty sure I might end up getting the other one again when I run out of it. It’s become one of my favorite lip colors! And I want to try a couple more shades that they have available 🙂

I think that’s all for my review and swatches of the Rimmel London Provocalips. Totally let me know if you have any questions.
I’d also like to hear if you tried these out and what did you think about them 🙂

Thank you for stopping by!

This is not a sponsored post. I bought these items myself, the opinions are my own and I am not paid to feature these products on my blog.

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