Rimmel Show Off Matte Lip Velvet in Burning Lava

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So the other day I was out shopping and while I was down one of the makeup aisles at Walmart to grab a bottle of foundation, I noticed these matte lipsticks from Rimmel. I hadn’t seen them before so I figured I’d grab one to try since I adore the matte Kate Moss lipsticks.

Get home and look them up to see what I’m in for. Rimmel claims that the formula is moisturizing (as tried by 30 people lol), it has a velvety smooth finish, and that it lasts for 8 hours.

Well, they’re 1/3 on their claims. It does dry down to a velvet finish.

The applicator is a typical doe foot, but the opening to the tube is weird and catches some of the product.

This is what it looks like and about how much product you get each time.

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It applies nicely and is fairly thin. Since I don’t own many liquid lipsticks, I don’t have anything to compare it to. It does take some time to dry down. The color was lovely, but about 2 hours after application, it started to be very patchy and had faded in some places. During that time I didn’t have anything to eat or drink. All I did was walk around a mall shopping. It was also incredibly drying on my lips. If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to the KVD, Lime Crime, or Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, I don’t think these are quite it. If you just want something matte, the Kate Moss line of mattes (red bullets) are a great option and I suggest those.

Pros: The color is nice and it does have a nice finish. Application was easy.

Cons: Drying and doesn’t last very long without touch ups.

Swatch of the color Burning Lava (back of hand):

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You can find this where Rimmel products are typically sold. I paid about 5 dollars for it at Walmart.

Not Your Mother’s Deja Vu ‘Do Style Extender

**Disclaimer** The products in the review were provided to me for free via the Bella VoxBox for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own based on the product. 

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I was sent an intriguing product to try out. It’s called Deja Vu ‘Do and is supposed to extend your hairstyle and allow you to go longer between washes. Great concept and I was excited to give it a shot. It claims to block humidity and repel dirt and oils while being a styling base and adding body and a flexible hold.

So, the instructions say to use a nickle sized amount after towel drying hair. All you have to do is apply it from root to tip, or in areas where you get oil/dirt easily. I personally have shorter hair, but it’s incredibly thick. A nickle sized amount wasn’t really enough, so I had to use a tiny bit more. Normally, I wash my hair every two days and use dry shampoo on day two to make it look fresh. I was hoping this product would allow me to skip the dry shampoo aspect.

Well, I did skip the dry shampoo, only because I had to actually wash my hair to get this stuff out. It made my hair lay flat and dull while giving it a gross texture that was a cross between oily and rough. It was disgusting. It also did not keep the style as it was.

On the positive side, when you first use it, it smells really good. It doesn’t do what it claims to in any way, but it smells nice. I think it might work on people with extra dry hair that’s thin, but if you have normal or thick hair, I’d suggest just skipping out on this.

You can purchase this wherever Not Your Mother products are sold and the full sized tube retails for $9.00.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara by Kate Moss

**Disclaimer** The products in the review were provided to me for free via the Bella VoxBox for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own based on the product. 

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(Photo taken from the Rimmel website)

As a person with naturally long lashes, mascaras are the thing I love and horde the most in my makeup collection. Getting sent the new mascara from Kate Moss had me excited since I love her lipstick line.

Swatch

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I didn’t curl my lashes any and no primer was used. This is two coats straight from the tube.

The color I was sent was jet black. The formula isn’t too wet and you can get great coverage. The broken heart shaped brush is a different story. If you want full coverage from root to tip, it will be bit of a learning curve. Typically I use two mascaras, one for volume/fullness and another one for length, so the brush shape doesn’t bother me too much. I wore it for about 7 hours and I had no flakiness or fallout. It also didn’t smear on me at all. Removal was interesting as I used a makeup wipe and it took a bit to get it all off.

Pros: Pigmented, long lasting without flaking or fallout, and gave some volume.

Cons: The brush has a learning curve. Slight clumpiness.

Going forward, I’ll probably use this in combination with another mascara (Clump Crusher) by using this on just the tips and using CC from the root up. The formula is nice and the brush is good for just the ends of the lashes, just not down to the roots.

You can purchase this mascara anywhere Rimmel products are sold. Some stores might now have it yet, but I did see it in my local Walgreens just this past weekend! It retails for $6.99.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss 10

**Disclaimer** The products in the review were provided to me for free via the Bella VoxBox for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own based on the product. 

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Another product I was sent was this lovely lipstick by Rimmel. It’s part of the Kate Moss line and it came in the shade 10.

Swatch

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I quickly applied it as I was rushing out the door, but you can get a sense of what it looks like. No primer or lipliner with this. Just straight from the bullet to my lips.

The Kate Moss line is not a new line like the VoxBox tried to hype up, but it is worth the hype. I actually already owned this particular lipstick in this shade before it was sent to me, so I knew what to expect.

Rimmel boasts that it can last up to 8 hours. I’d only believe that it’ll last that long if you don’t do anything like eat or drink. It does transfer a bit, but it is fairly long lasting. It starts to fade from the middle and if you live a normal life where you eat and drink, you’ll have to do some touching up if you want the rich red color to stay fresh. When it fades, you can see it leans towards being a warmer red. It does stain a little bit, so it’ll take some makeup remover to get it off properly.

Pros: It is fairly long lasting, the shade is a nice rich red, the line comes in many different colors to suit different skin tones. It also applies easily straight from the bullet.

Cons: It fades within a few hours, the red shades in the line do bleed into the lipline after some time, and it’s a touch bit drying.

You can purchase the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks where ever Rimmel products are sold. It retails for $5.49 per tube.

EcoTools Complexion Collection Mattifying Finish Brush

**Disclaimer** The products in the review were provided to me for free via the Bella VoxBox for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own based on the product. 

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So, this brush was another item I was sent and I couldn’t wait to try it out because I love brushes and I have never tried anything from EcoTools before. This brush is meant for adding that finishing touches and to mattify your look.

This brush was disappointing at the very least. I tried it a few different ways and had minimal success.

Pros: The handle is very sturdy and the hairs are soft. The design on the metal is very pretty.

Cons: The brush didn’t picked up very little, if any product. I tried using it with powder to set my concealer and then again to apply my finishing powder. I ended up just putting it aside and reaching for my normal brush for that task after trying for a few minutes. There is also a visible gap between the handle and metal which will prove to be a problem if you clean your brushes on a regular basis.

The only time I can see myself using this again in the future is to blend powders out a bit. It doesn’t work well as a finishing brush like intended though.

The brush can be purchased where you buy EcoTools products. It retails for $8.99

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs – Leg Makeup

**Disclaimer** The products in the review were provided to me for free via the Bella VoxBox for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own based on the product. 

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Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is a leg makeup that comes in 5 different colors to match any skin tone.

I was sent the color “Light” to try out. I didn’t try it out on my legs, but I did give it a go on one of my arms. Here’s the before/after.

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As you can see, it acts like a self-tanner, giving a darkened slightly tanned look. I personally don’t see myself using this any more because it is very orange against my cool skin tone, but if you have warmer undertones, this might be a good option! It is also claims to be waterproof, but I haven’t tested that quite yet. The product is a nice consistency. I’d say close to a medium coverage foundation type of consistency.

My downsides: It’s very orange, like most self-tanners, so if you have cool undertones, it might not work for you. It also has a slight smell to it that isn’t really the best.

You can find it where Sally Hansen products are sold, so places like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target should have it. Walmart has it priced at $3.47 for .75oz.