Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BEAUTY: Rimmel Provocalips Review


I should’ve known what I was in for when the Walgreens’s cashier gave me a stern-faced warning at the register; Rimmel’s new Provocalips liquid lip colors are no joke. My cashier told me in no uncertain terms that she’d purchased a tube and had to sleep in her lipstick because she couldn’t get the color off her lips. I think she was trying to dissuade me from purchasing, but to me her words meant only one thing: impressive staying power.

Because I like a challenge, I immediately picked up 5 shades: 

I'll Call You - medium, cool-toned pink
Make Your Move - brown-leaning nude
Little Minx - bright fuchsia/raspberry
Play With Fire - deep, blue-based red
Kiss Fatal - dark, cool-toned purple

L to R: I'll Call You, Make Your Move, Little Minx, Play With Fire, Kiss Fatal {natural light}
L to R: I'll Call You, Make Your Move, Little Minx, Play With Fire, Kiss Fatal {with flash}
The full line contains 10 shades, including mainly reds, pinks and nudes. Each tube is double-ended, with lip color on one end and a clear gloss on the other. The gloss is not at all sticky - it’s super slick, and feels similar to the slip you’d get from a silicone face primer. Without the clear gloss, these lip colors can feel a little rubbery or sticky, but one dot of gloss and your lips are totally smooth.


In my excitement, I tried on Make Your Move right there in the drugstore parking lot, and found the coverage to be opaque and smooth. It dried in about a minute, so I topped it with the clear gloss and went on my way. Because the high of beauty buying is ever so fleeting, I forgot I was wearing the lip color until I got out of the shower that night. I’d luxuriated in a full shower, during which I’d even washed my face, but exited to find my lip color was somehow still fully in place.

I scrubbed and scrubbed, but the Provocalips would not come off.  I thought of my Walgreen's cashier's warning and a brief panic ensued, but then I remembered my favorite stubborn makeup remover: Pond’s Cold Cream. Rub a bit on your lips, wipe off with a tissue, and every trace is gone.


I was tentatively in love with this stuff, but wanted to see what challenges Provocalips could stand up to, you know, other than a shower. The bar had been set pretty high.

To test it, I applied the shade Little Minx around 10:00 AM and went about my day. I never found the product to feel heavy or tight on my lips, and any hint of dryness was remedied with a swipe of the attached gloss or another lip balm overtop. After lunch, I expected to reapply, but found it wasn’t necessary. Almost confused by its toughness, I decided that evening to whip out the big guns: the Pizza Test™. Being the true scientist that I am, I ordered pizza for dinner and chowed down carelessly. As everyone knows, pizza is the natural predator of lipstick, but this stuff stood tall. In the end, there was my lip color, unaffected! Yes really.

Is it legal to marry a lipstick?

This is the best long lasting lip color I’ve ever tried. It stays on through eating, drinking, kissing, face washing AND showering. I even brushed my teeth with it on one time - just because I could! Freedom, thy name is Provocalips.

Have you tried this lip color yet? What's your favorite long-wearing lip product? Which lipstick would you like to marry?


33 comments:

  1. Beautiful pink shades, love I'll Call You and Make Your Move!

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    1. Yes, me too! Especially Make Your Move, which is a perfect neutral for me. xo

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  2. Amazing Blog post !! thanks for sharing

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  3. What???? That's INCREDIBLE! Did you have any issue with the product flaking or making your lips feel dry?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Not at all! Definitely no flaking. From time to time my lips get a littttle dry, but only if I haven't been moisturizing them properly lately, which is more about my lips than the product. Either way, a little gloss or balm over the color works wonders! xo

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  4. Okay wow. You really sold me. I am literally writing this down for my next drugstore rendezvous. :]

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    1. Yay! I stand behind my praise for this product 100%. I hope you love it too! xo

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  5. The shades look amazing!!! I never had a lip product that was that long-lasting. Wow you need cold cream to remove. Hahaha! Too bad we don't have Rimmerl over here anymore. Happy Friday!!

    xx

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    1. I know, right? The cold cream is pretty much the only thing I have that will remove this stuff (but I'm sure oil would work too). Crazy! xo

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  6. Gorgeous shades, I have a pink one and I had to scrub for ages to get it off, so it was really good!! I was impressed. Super review :)) xx

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    1. Thank you! I understand - it takes quite a bit of effort to remove this stuff! xo

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  7. Oh my, you are brave for swatching these long lasting lip products on your lips! I can imagine that was fun :) Love the review, and all the photos!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Haha, thanks! There was a lot of lip scrubbing that day. I gave my lips some serious moisturizer after that! xo

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  8. Love this!!! :)
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  9. Yeeeeees!! Are they not the BEST, CRAZIEST lip products you've ever tried? I nearly died when I brushed my teeth in them. LOLOL. I have all the shades except Little Minx, which I'm going to look for immediately because I had no idea it existed until your post. They really spoiled me, like I'm not always happy with my old lipsticks anymore.... So glad you jumped in and joined the provocalips bandwagon.

    Much Love!!
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. MAJOR PS; L'Oreal Infallible is also a good runner up. Very similar in formula/application/wear although I found it to not last as long. They have a wider range of colors, but they are more expensive so OBVIOUSLY RIMMEL is killing the game with this, but I just thought I'd share because I was all over the long-lasting "kiss proof" formula after trying Provocalips.

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    2. THEY ARE THE BEST EVERRRRRR! Little Minx is one of my favorites - even brighter and prettier in real life (it's hard to capture). I would get all the shades, but lighter nudes and pinks tend to wash me out. I'm the same way - I have a ton of lipstick, but I always find myself deciding between these lip colors. It's hard to go back to lipsticks that need babysitting! I tried one of the L'oreal lip things and I like it too, but I actually liked these better. I would definitely try them again, though, because they have so many more colors. I hope Rimmel expands this line! xo

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  10. These are some really pretty shades, i have yet to try Rimmel products and these lippies are so tempting. Great review and swatches :)
    GlamupGirls

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    1. Thank you! I am usually very impressed with Rimmel. I would start with these, and their matte face powder, eye pencils and lipsticks are great too! xo

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  11. Oh wow! Those swatches are amazing! They all look so pretty on you Especially I'll Call You.

    MidwestGlam.com

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  12. I've always wanted to try these and I must give them a go after reading this post! I love Make Your Move!

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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    1. I seriously cannot recommend it enough! They are the greatest and I wear them constantly. Make Your Move it a perfect neutral for me - it's a good one to start with to see how you like the formula! xo

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  13. I LOVE these. big hit for me, I was on vacation for a week so I am slowly getting caught up with everyone! Elle Sees

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    1. I'm glad you love them too! I only wish there were more colors available! xo

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  14. I gotta buy Make Your Move right now! And......there must be more things we can test with the "Pizza Test" right? Believe or not I DO need more excuses to eat pizza, "but.....it's for....science...."

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    1. Yes, Make Your Move is the BEST neutral! I'd be willing to volunteer for more pizza research, in the name of science. xo

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  15. I kind of had mixed feelings on these. I got Make Your Move (your photos are reminding me what a gorgeous shade this is) and I wore it a few times and it wore incredibly well but then wore it to work and it went all peely/weird. Maybe I put the top layer on too soon! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Aww, that's a bummer! I didn't have that experience at all. I think once, early on, I applied it over a lip balm without wiping off the balm, and it didn't last as well. After realizing what I did, I've never had the issue again. Not sure if something like that happened to you, but maybe? xo

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  16. I haven't tried these, but I think I need to! Normal lipsticks never last long on me. Someone should tell that cashier about makeup remover though, lol. Water and soap alone won't cut it for stuff like this!

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    1. Definitely try them! I'm super impressed and kinda never want to wear anything else. Haha, I know - I even told her what I usually do for long wearing makeup and she seemed...confused. I tried to help! xo

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