THE ONLY 1 l REVIEW + SWATCHES

The latest addition to Rimmel’s line is sure to have every lipstick maven drooling. The Only 1 brings 12 new shades to the table, and as the name eludes, the lipsticks claim to be the Jack of all trades.

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The new formula boasts game changing performance in the 4 coveted attributes of a lipstick, but do they really? 

  • Pigment: The range promises true to bullet colour which it absolutely delivers!These lipsticks are far from your sheer butter glosses. While you can work with a light hand and build up the product for a more vibrant look, one sleek is enough to pack a vibrant punch.
  • Hydration: Chaffing, dry lips are something we battle with often, and for this reason we tread the bold lip line with caution. While we love a bright red or hot pink, they demand the spotlight which isn’t ideal when your lips resemble the Sahara Desert. With this in mind, hydration usually makes or breaks new lip products for us. Just like their Kate Moss collaboration, we were blown away by how creamy and moisturising the formula are. With ingredients like Rosa fruit oil leaves and Vitamin E, they don’t settle into the lines of our lips or cling to unsightly dry patches.
  • Comfort: The creamy and moisturising formula makes these lipsticks lightweight and a comfortable option to carry you throughout the day.
  • Wear: We are always skeptical of the words ‘long wear’, but it in the case of this range, we approve its use. These lipsticks don’t slip around during the day with one re-application enough to hold you over for the rest of the day. Even when we swatched the lipsticks on our arm here, they took a lot of convincing to scrub off.

While The Only 1 surprised us with its performance in terms of pigment, hydration, comfort and wear, where the collection falls short is the selection of shades. While admittedly, 12 shades is an impressive offering, there aren’t many nude options. To be fair, the concept behind the line is intense and high-impact, so it’s dominated by deep plums, daring reds and fuchsias. The formulation of these lipsticks are on point though, so it’s a shame that those who aren’t fans of bold lips have to miss out. 

L-R: Listen Up!, Revolution Red, Cherry Coral, Call Me Crazy, Easy Does It, One Of A Kind

Have you tried any of the lipsticks from the collection?

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 ♥ M + K
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20 thoughts on “THE ONLY 1 l REVIEW + SWATCHES

    1. Haha so very true! But the concept behind the collection is that the lipsticks are an all rounder. They’re hydrating, comfortable, pigmented and last, so really they are the only lipstick you need in your collection!

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    1. We like a bold lip too, but lately we’ve been reaching for our nudes more, so it would have been nice to have more nude options. With that being said, this collection has definitely inspired us to wear a bright lip more often

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  1. I have some of these shades, they are so good! I have seen Peachy Beachy and Naughty Nude that I need to add to my collection, they look fantastic 😀 Great review 🙂

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    1. Rimmel polishes are one of our favourites from the drugstore. We love the brush and formulation of their Lasting Finish range. We have our fingers crossed for you that Rimmel will introduce the rest of their line in Hong Kong. It’s not fair that your’e missing out!! Hehe

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  2. I’ve been meaning to wear it this week but still havent got around to it :/ i definitely will today!! Mmm i agree a lot of bright colours in this range – i dont wear bright lips very often.. but i probably should!

    Lilynotlouise.blogspot.com.au

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  3. I love the shade range. For me a lipstick has to be able to be easy to apply and long lasting! I saw these at the Rimmel stand the other day at Priceline 🙂

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    1. Definitely 2 things we always look for in a lipstick, especially when you like a bold lip which we know you do Lisa! You should try out a few of the shades. This collection was basically made for you!

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