Dagnabbit, Rimmel! Why you gotta keep drawing me in?
The person in charge of packaging over there sure knows how to grab my attention. They did it a few weeks ago with the font on those tubes of Royal Gloss, and now this??
LOVE the crown on these $5 pans of Lasting Finish Blendable Powder Blushes.
Ahh… it’s the little touches that get me every time, especially when we’re talking about budget beauty products and tempered expectations. Here, for a mere five buckaroos, I STILL feel like I’m getting the royal treatment.
If you haven’t tried these blushes yet, well, I think you’re in for a treat. I’ve been toying around with three of the eight Lasting Finish blush colors — Berry, Pink Rose and Winter Glow — lately, and now I can’t wait to see more.
All night long
I’ve had some trubs lately with disappearing blushes (ahem, NARS Sin and Cactus Flower!), but these bodacious budget babes totally outlast their pricier competition. Yesterday, I swept Pink Rose on my cheeks first thing at eight, and the color was still true a full 14 hours later!
A natural flush
Really, is it safe to expect much from a $5 blush? I admit I didn’t expect a lot. I braced myself for blush that looked chunky and cheap on my cheeks. Even when I swept my blush brush across the cute lil’ crown in the pan, it kicked up large, disconcerting grains of powder.
“Uh, oh,” I thought, but no worries… The product melts into the skin, leaving behind a natural flushed look worth way more than $5.
Of course, Rimmel didn’t go way out on a limb when it comes to the colors in the line. They kept it basic, with a standard selection of browns, berries, pinks and peaches, all with medium pigmentation, and that means nothing as edgy as MAC Dollymix or NARS Exhibit A here (at least not yet).
I think the compact the blushes come in could use a little refining. It feels flimsy to me (the lid wiggles), and I’m afraid they won’t take much jostling about at the bottom of a makeup bag. We’ll see… I’ll be one cranky gal the day one of these opens up!
From left: Winter Glow, Pink Rose
Regardless, I’ll gladly take the risk. For $5, the Lasting Finish Blushes are tough to beat, and they’re possibly the best drugstore blushes I’ve seen in a while. What a great way to expand a blush collection without spending an arm and a leg! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush if…
- You’re on a tight budget
- You’d like to try some new colors but can’t afford to break the bank
- You want a blush that works as hard as you do
- You don’t mind flimsy packaging
- You’re partial to natural colors
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Before you jet, beauty lover, check out the home page for more makeup reviews.