Review: Rimmel Amethyst Shimmer Lipstick

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Recently I've lusting over plum inspired lip colours, but I find it hard to pick a colour that will suit me well and that I love. As you all know I do love Rimmel lip colours thus when in Superdrug I popped over to the Rimmel stand and searched around for a nice plum shade. After a while of opening caps I found Amethyst Shimmer! At first I thought it looked very purple with hints of deep red so I wasn't too keen, however, it did swatch it and it turned out to be a lovely colour, very dark pink mixed with plums. I was indeed very pleased with it and bought it right away.

This colour is just amazing on the lips, much better than I'd ever thought it would be, so yet again I was pleased! This colour is so easily to build up, so you can have a really subtle hint of colour so your lips look flushed, or really build it up so it's bold and bright, which is really good for a night out or even for a statement  during the day, I find it very versatile much like many of the other Rimmel lipsticks. This is a shimmer lipstick, but I find there to be very minimal shimmer, it's more glossy looking which I suppose is better regarding this shade as the colour is very strong simmers may be a little too much, but others may disagree, I believe it's just preference. This lipstick, like most of the others glides on easily and feels so smooth and nourishing on my lips thus they don't look dry at all or wrinkled which I find tends to happen with lipsticks that basically just dry the lips out. The smell of this is lovely too, very sweet, I believe most Rimmel lipsticks in this range have a similar smell if not the same! It's very subtle and goes away after a while so you don't notice it throughout the day whilst wearing it.

This lipstick is a lasting finish lipstick and it really does live up to it! After about 3-4 hours I noticed it had faded a smidge so I reapplied it, although there wasn't really a need to but again it's all down to preference and, that's just me.

Overall I really do like this lipstick and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a plum/very deep pink shade, it's also a wonderful colour for this season, it's very Christmasy and wintery.

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  1. Oooh I've been looking for a plum shade too and I love my Rimmel lipsticks so I might just have to go and be nosy at this lovely shade next time I'm shopping :)

    Florrie x

  2. I live how pinky this is

  3. this colour is great for winter! it reminds me of mac 'plumful' with more of a shimmer, i'm in!

  4. I love lipsticks! new obsession!
    If you get any luck with finding a pure purple
    one please oh please let me know!

    Very cute blog honey!

    Muchos Loves,

  5. I wish I could pull off different colored lipsticks! I stick to nude and pinks :( Looks gorgeous on you though!

    XO L

  6. I love the colour! <3
    Frohe Weihnachten! Und ein tolles Fest mit deiner Familie!
    Schau doch mal vorbei, würde mich freuen <3

  7. Love everything! Happy Holidays :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (

  8. that shade is gorgeous.. especially for xmas.. x

  9. This lipstick looks absolutely amazing! It is such a lovely shade for this season. Usually I wouldn't go for a bold shade like this, but it is a gorgeous color.

    xoxo, Meera |

  10. Amazing lipstick color. Fits great to your lovely face.

    Merry Christmas from Germany :), Carrie

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  12. Love the color! Perfect for the winter. Lovely post :)

  13. Love the colour - wish I had the courage to wear such a bright shade!!

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