Review of "Rimmel Vinyl Lip Gloss"

published 29/08/2007 | miss_emilina
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Pro Makes lips feel soft and look very shiny
Cons Its sticky and tastes awful...
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"Super shiny... super sticky"

Rimmel's Vinyl gloss claims that it delivers a 'brilliant high gloss lasting shine which conditions & moisturises' as well as it being a 'lightweight, non-sticky formula'.
When I saw the description in Superdrug, I thought to myself 'Huzzah - a cheap lip gloss which actually looks ok!' Feeling rather smug with myself (it was on offer at the time) with my new purchase I opened it to begin an inspection, only to receive a slight disappointment. When I pulled the wand out, half of the lipgloss disappeared! Well, obviously the wand was taking up some space when inside, but I felt a bit scammed that out of the reasonable sized tube; I had only half of the supposed lipgloss.
Anyway, moving on!

My first thought upon seeing this was slight disappointment, only because I personally think that it looks a tiny bit cheap and tacky looking, a bit like those glosses which are slapped onto the front of a magazine! I must admit that I expected a bit more from Rimmel, but however, looks aren't everything (or are they?). The bottle is roughly 4 inches in length, and supposedly (haha) contains 5ml of lipgloss. The barrel is clear so that you can see the product inside, with a rim of silver just under the cap, with the Rimmel logo. The actual cap itself is deep purply violet, almost iridescent but I don't think that it looks very attractive, personally. (note, mine is the new version so differs slightly from the picture).

~Effects and Appearance~
Firstly, I must clarify that although this is a good lipgloss, it IS sticky! This furthered my annoyance (first springing from the quantity incidence) as part of the reason I bought it was so that the oh so common 'wind+lipgloss=sticky hair' incidence which always seems to occur to me, would cease from happening - obviously not…!
It does however make your lips look super shiny which is great, although I wouldn't say it gives a 'mirror shine' as it claims to do so. Another good factor is that it DOES condition and moisturise, making lips visibly softer so it doubles up as a lip balm.

I won't go into a really in depth review about the taste, but I will say that it does taste horrible, so avoid licking your lips if your wear it. Although if you wanted to put a positive spin on this, it means that it would last for longer as you will refrain from licking it!

~My Opinion~
Overall, this is a good lipgloss which is lovely and shiny, and does make your lips noticeably softer. I was originally quite irriatated at how little I actually got with it, and that it was quite sticky, but its appearance and effect happily compensated. It's ok value wise although it doesn't last very long, and I'm sure a cheaper alternative would be just as effective. I got mine in clear, as I just wanted an everyday lipgloss, but there are a range of available colours which do actually look quite appealing! I would definitely go ahead and purchase this if it is on offer, and consider purchasing it at full price, but again follow my advice and get one online for a lot less! It's roughly about £4 in most chemists which is quite a good price.

Despite its flaws - it's a good lipgloss.

~Websites~ (At the time of writing, the website doesn't actually function very well, but this might just be my computer - I would be interested to know if it works for others!)

Thanks for reading! =] x

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  • just.bcoz published 04/03/2008
    Great review
  • Popalee published 29/08/2007
    Great review. I checked out the Rimmel site after reading it and I had problems with it as well- every time I tried to view products I'd get a "please try again" message
  • lawjlove published 29/08/2007
    Great review!!!
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Product Information : Rimmel Vinyl Lip Gloss

Manufacturer's product description

Lip Make-up - Lip Gloss

Product Details

Long Name: Vinyl Lip Gloss

Type: Lip Make-up

Genre: Lip Gloss

Manufacturer: Rimmel


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