Matte lipstick just got a refresh and boy are we glad

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this soft matte stunner

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 01 2020

The product

Matte lipstick can often go wrong quite quickly; we’re talking bold vibrant colour that disintegrates into a dry, flaking mess come lunchtime. And honestly, ain’t nobody got time for that.

That’s why Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick has piqued the interest of our REVIEWcrew® members, who recently gave the soft matte, long-wearing lippy their mark of approval.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this innovative lipstick formula to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick to a panel of women aged 16 and older with a love for lipstick.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick.

The hydrating formula: Our members couldn’t stop raving about how hydrating the lipstick was for a soft-matte formula, with many commenting on the fact that they had not had the same experience with other matte lipsticks in the past.

The soft matte finish: Reviewers really loved the look of the velvety smooth soft matte finish, that sits comfortably between a traditional matte finish and a creamier formula, meaning no dreaded cracking and flaking.

The lipstick’s staying power: Members loved the long-lasting finish of the lipstick with a number of reviewers saying they’d tried the lipstick during mealtimes with great success, and it even holds up against a few cheeky wines, which is always good to know.

The verdict

“I have always been fond of Rimmel's matte lipstick and I continue to be. This lipstick looks and feels amazing. The texture is lovely, and it's a beautiful matte look on the lips.It lasted through a meal and drinking so that's a plus too.”
Joanna M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Easy-to-use brilliant smooth texture reminds me of a whipped face primer, my lips felt exceptionally soft, the smaller teardrop shape tip ensured Flawless application every time, even on the run going by feel without the mirror you can't go wrong.I definitely recommend this product to anyone and everyone looking for a good long lasting lipstick that actually feels soft and subtle not leaving your lips peeling dry and flaky.”
Chelsea H
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I loved this lipstick. It applied very smoothly to my lips and was super to apply. The colour is super pigmented, velvety and hydrating for a matte lipstick. Unlike some other matte lipsticks, I didn't find it to be drying on the lips nor left my lips dry. I really enjoyed this lipstick and will definitely wear it again in future.”
Linda K
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this soft matte lip colour? Read more Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Rimmel London to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick is based on a total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 01/09/2020.

Main image credit: Bauer Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).