The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks by Rimmel London

Hiya Glamys,

Rimmel London had launched The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 10 beautiful colours last year during fall and I got one of the shade #600 – Keep it Coral in my February Glambox and later went on buying few shades for the review.

If you are already following me on Instagram I have done the swatch video on the shades I got in hand from the collection.

The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks are velvet finish and intense colours. The line includes from the light shade to the darkest, nude to coral, peach to mauve, red to maroon, pink to purple and shades of brown as well.

The packaging of the lipstick is really attractive as it is in red must say very Rimmel look with the shade ring where the cap rests, so you know what shade you are picking without actually requiring opening the bullet. The lipsticks claims to be non-drying, long lasting, velvet finish. The lipsticks are complete matte finish but creamy in texture on application. The application is very smooth and the shades are very intense and super pigmented which glide on well on the lips, one swipe give full denseness and covers the lips without the need of second coat. Matte-ifies as soon as applied on the lips. It has a very strong scent which does not stay long, but you can actually taste it while applying.

The uniqueness of the lipstick is the tip, it is unlike the bullet shape of the regular lipsticks but in oval shape which gives easy application with sharp line and full coverage on the lips. I have noticed the lighter shades do dry on lips after some time on the other hand the darker shades are more long lasting and stay put on the lips without drying the them.

Let’s talk about the shades now, which can be segregated in 3 categories in my opinion.

Nudes – Look Who’s Talking 90’s brown whereas the Trend setter is the actual Nude, Salute is the pale pink nude tone and last but not the least Keep it coral is the perfect peach nude.

Pinks and Purple – High Flyer is the soft Pink shade, Lead of the Pink is the absolute Rosy Pink and brighter, Run the Show is the beautiful purple perfect spring shade. I bought Run the Show, Look Who’s Talking and Keep it Coral.

Reds – Call the Shots is the Red with more of peachy under tone, Take the Stage is the perfect Rose Red whereas The Matter factor is the Ruby red.

I have also got my hand on The Only 1 Lipstick in Best of the Best shade which is the Cherry Red shade and favourite of any girl.

All the colours are suitable for mostly all the skin types. My favourite is the Keep it coral with a blend of a pink liner. The formula, the texture and the finish is great and I am impressed! I will be definitely getting my hands on the other colours too.

Here’s me wearing the four shades.


Rimmel London lipsticks are available in Lifestyle, Boots Pharmacy and Carrefour and priced at AED. 47/- each.

That’s a warp, until next….


Fatma Ahmad

(Umm Ahyan)

P.S: Some photos are taken from Rimmel London page.


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