Should You Be Sweet on Rimmel’s Royal Gloss?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Product Reviews

This one’s for my fellow typography hounds. I had my latest You know you’re a font nerd… moment the other day when I laid eyes on the scripty font on these here tubes of Rimmel Royal Gloss ($7 each).


Isn’t it cute? I’ve been trying to track it down, but no luck yet.

I have two of the 10 new shades, Sweet Lust (the shimmery pink) and Candy Rush (the shimmery coral), and I think both of them are aptly named because, daaaang, they’re sweet! They take the phrase, “Give mama some sugar,” to a whole new level.

They have a slippery, thin consistency and non-sticky texture that feels smooth and soothing on my lips. I expected them to apply sheer, but instead they pack a healthy dose of medium pigmentation.

As for the way they taste and smell… it’s a little artificial. Not exactly om noms to me. Sweet Lust reminds me of synthetic strawberry shake, and Candy Rush, which I like a little more, makes me think of overly strong orange soda.

From left: Candy Rush, Sweet Lust

On top of that, they only seem to last about an hour before needing to be reapplied.


For $7, I think they’re probably worth a try. You never know how you’ll feel about a fragrance until you sniff it for yourself, right? I wouldn’t say I’m in lurve with these (with the exception of the font on the tubes), but I am interested enough to be curious about the other flavors/shades.

Right now they’re kinda difficult to find online, but I have seen them at Target. If you do decide to give them a try, let me know what you think about ’em in the comments. I’m curious about those other shades… Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-/C+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. How’s Friday treating you? What are your plans for the weekend?


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  1. Kylie says:

    I love the clear one! I use it to mix my own lip gloss colors in 5 gram jars with pigments. I love the crazy smooth texture, although I would change a couple of things. I kinda wish it was a little stickier, and not SO sweet, but I use a lot of pigment in mine so I use them more as stains and the sweetness isn’t SO overpowering ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m tempted to try some of the colored ones.
    .-= Kylie’s last blog post… Summer Collections- wishlist =-.

  2. amy says:

    These look like goodies that I would try when Rimmel goes on sale at drug stores and they go on sale quite often.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD MAC Art Supplies Collection Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners in Black Line Swatch on Eyes =-.

  3. Kathryn says:

    I purchased one, but I left the tube at my boyfriend’s house as an just-in-case-I-forget-my-gloss-at-home gloss, so I don’t remember what the shade was called, but I think it was the one inbetween the two you got. It was a medium pink tone, not quite coral. I bought mine at first because I like that they don’t contain mineral oil and are formulated with Royal Jelly instead. Royal Jelly is natural and has many beneficial properties to it, and I think that is what adds to the sweetness because it is made by Bees, so it is similar to honey. The texture, however, I found was too thin and did’t last long enough. I will keep it as my just-in-case gloss, but probably won’t purchase another.

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Karen, I love the look of Candy Rush! I hope this colour is available here in England. I like Rimmel glosses, but I don’t think they last very long either. Not bad priced, Rimmel is great for a pre-payday treat!
    I find Clinique glosses are the best for lasting power – can you recommend any other brands that you find last more than an hour? I buy both budget and high-end brands.
    Karen. xx

  5. Mariah says:

    Sweet! I checked these out at Target last time I was there! I’m liking the pink!

  6. Marce says:

    These are so pretty! I like the pink one best. No idea about the font, I checked but couldn’t find it. Anyway, I have a couple of Vinyl glosses myself, and find them really good, I heard they were getting discontinued so I’m a bit upset about that! But these look nice, so no worries ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Experiments, Part I: Pink Eyeliner =-.

  7. Citrine says:

    Oh, I am glad I see your review. I have the older version (before they changed the packaging) and I simply couldn’t stand the sweet scent/taste…it was sickening…

    Anyway, their lipstick smell alright though (and it doesn’t taste like anything).

  8. Ithfifi says:

    I normally love ligloss that tastes/smells kinda sweet.. Just because I’ve had some horrific playdoh-melted-plastic tasting glosses before! The Coral grabs me (hey, anything coral does!) I havn’t tried rimmel for a few years due to preteen horrors with eyeliner and such. Really a crime since I didn’t know how to wear makeup then!

  9. Trude says:

    Hmmm they’re pretty enough but I’m still working my way through my pre-recession backlog of glosses. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Finally getting close!)

    Have you tried the What the Font? app? Here’s a review:

    I’ve tried it a couple times and it’s pretty accurate, but you may have trouble with the rounded surface it’s printed on. Worth a try though, right? And the app is free! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… Mr. Ted E. Bear =-.

    • heyhey says:

      What the font has saved my butt a couple times ๐Ÿ™‚ Just scan the tubes or take a straight-on shots and give it ago.

      And wee, lip glosses! I just got my first tube for my birthday (newsflash: I’m a grown ass woman) and suddenly I’m obsessed like some tween.

  10. Hpnotiqz says:

    This font comes pretty close
    then again i have about a thousand fonts in my fontbook so there are plenty that come close. Look at handwritten fonts on dafont. ๐Ÿ™‚ Angelina font is also a nice one not exactly the same but i like it. hth ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Hpnotiqz’s last blog post… Speed =-.

  11. the red one’s pretty cute, but I’ve got enough glosses for now (just need a green one, I’m thinking MAC’s spring bean to complete my collection). I do like Rimmel’s lipsticks though, they’ve got some nice colors. My faves are Birthday Suit (brownish nude) and Crush (peachy coral)
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… Intensive Skincare with Prescriptives =-.

  12. Nina says:

    They do look pretty – but I dont recall having seen them @ Target or CVS yet … Must look!

    We just got back from shopping (groceries, MAC, VS, Borders) …. I dont know if I can justify another trip out to the Hubs LOL …

  13. Kelsey says:

    I really like your reviews. The good and the bad.
    .-= Kelsey’s last blog post… Clinque Self Sun =-.

  14. Kelsey says:

    lol I mean you cover the good things and the bad things

  15. Ellis says:

    i have moreish (babypink with no shimmer) and jelly baby (darker pink with a lot of shimmer) and i both love them!

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