Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Review

Written by , MA (Mass Communication & Media Studies) Esha Saxena MA (Mass Communication & Media Studies) Experience: 3 years

A woman can never have too many lipsticks. Agreed? Also, there’s nothing better than a long-lasting lipstick that will take you through the entirety of your day or night! I tried the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick range and here’s a detailed review of it to help you decide whether this lipstick is a hit or a miss. If you’re curious to know more, read on to find out how it fares in this review.

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Review

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks are sure to be your new signature lip color: they’re sensual, radiant, and strong. With a range of shades that drench your lips with densely pigmented color and a unique color-shine complex, lips are visibly smoothed, plumped, and radiant with luminous color.

Features And Benefits

  • Intense long lasting color
  • Up to 8 hours wear-time
  • Smooth and creamy texture
  • +25% color impact
  • Gives you comfortable wear all day long
  • Captures the flair, edge, and timelessness for a unique look


The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick comes in a dark burgundy case. Rimmel’s logo, which is a royal crown, is printed on the top of the case, and a sticker with details of the shade and its shade number is printed on the bottom of the case. It has a silver ring in the center with ‘Rimmel’ engraved on it. Overall, the packaging looks quite mediocre, and its plastic makes it feel cheap to hold.


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Lactate, Vp/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Ozokerite, Lanolin, Castor Oil/Ipdi Copolymer, Meadowfoam Estolide, Myristyl Myristate, Silica, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Di-Ppg-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Linalool, Aqua/Water/Eau, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/ Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Tin Oxide, Eugenol. [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (Ci 15850), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (Ci 15850), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake (Ci 15985), D&C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake (Ci 45410), D&C Red No. 33 Aluminum Lake (Ci 17200), Fd&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470)]. 

My Experience With Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

I stumbled across the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick online and looked at its rave reviews and I wanted to try a few shades. I bought it in the shades ‘Unclothed’ and ‘Jet Set Red.’ Here’s my experience with this lipstick.

Texture & Fragrance

The Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick has a creamy texture, and it feels very hydrating on the lips. It’s easy to apply and has a buttery smooth consistency that glides on the lips without tugging or pulling. Even after some time of application, it does not feel dry on my lips, neither does it dry out my lips.
Coming to the fragrance, it has a strange floral smell that fades after a while of application. However, if you are sensitive to smells, this might bother you.

Staying Power

This aspect was a big disappointment to me as its formula tends to transfer so easily and it fades just as easily. You can use a little bit of foundation or concealer and a lip liner before going in with the actual lipstick, but that’s a lot of effort without which I can say it’s staying power is terrible.

Pigmentation And Efficacy

The pigmentation of this lipstick formula is fantastic. One swipe gives you a fully opaque finish. But here’s the catch, it spreads and feathers way too much. It also transfers so very easily that I ended up with lipstick on my chin and teeth. What a disaster, right? It can’t survive a meal or even a drink. Even if you accidentally end up brushing your hand against your lips, you will end up ruining your lipstick.

On the whole, this lipstick is great in terms of its color payoff and pigmentation but is horrid when you consider factors like its longevity.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Shades

Here’s a roundup of the shades the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick range has to offer. Let’s take a quick look at how each one looks and performs.

002 Candy

The shade Candy is a light Barbie pink color with shimmer that would go well with paler skin. However, I have to say that this is a very pale and frosty shade and can make you look sick and washed out (beware: medium and dark skin tones, not a good option for you).

006 Pink Blush

This is a light-medium pink with a lilac/lavender undertone to it. If you’re into light pinks, you might like this shade. It’s suitable for fair to medium skin tones. Also, this makes for a good daily wear color.

128 Starry Eyed

038 In Vogue

038 In Vogue

038 In Vogue

038 In Vogue

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Shades - 002 Candy

In Vogue is a bright fuchsia pink-red that instantly brightens up your face. This one would look perfect on fair to medium skin tones.

050 Paradise

The shade Paradise is nude with a hint of lavender. It looks stunning on fair to medium skin tones.

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066 Heather Shimmer


Heather Shimmer is a shimmery bronze pink-plum shade. You need two swipes to get an opaque finish. This looks pretty with a daytime purple smokey eye and on fair to medium skin tones.

Buy on Amazon | ₹1918

206 Nude Pink

014 Finish by Kate Moss


This is a soothing color suitable for day-outs, brunches, and most summer. It’s a subtle color between peach and nude pink. This 8-hour color is a mesmerizing shade that is suitable for all skin tones.

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124 Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a burgundy/plum shade, and it looks great on all skin tones. This color is a great option for evening wear.

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170 Alarm


This shade offers excellent color payoff. It’s a true red that goes well with any skin tone.

Buy on Amazon | ₹1918

500 Red-Y

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Shades - 500 Red-Y

The shade Red-Y is a great wine-red color, and its color payoff is very impressive. If you’re into darker shades, this is a must-try! Also, it goes well with every skin tone.

700 Unclothed


Fan of neutral, earthy shades? This nude shade is meant for fair skin tones for that bang-on no-makeup makeup look!

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800 Berry Mischief

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Shades - 800 Berry Mischief

This is a deep plum/berry shade that is perfect for evening wear. It complements all skin tones beautifully and will instantly up your elegance factor.

*Subject to Availability

Some of the other popular shades include:

Let’s sum up the pros and cons to make your decision easier.



How To Use Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick?

  1. Conceal your lips completely using Lasting Finish 25-hour foundation or your regular foundation.
  2. Using a lip liner in a shade that’s a tad darker than your lip color, overdraw the lip line slightly over the cupid’s bow and below the center of your bottom lip to create the illusion of fuller lips.
  3. Apply your Lasting Finish lipstick all over your lips, as well as on top of the lip liner.

Shelf Life: 30 months

Will I Recommend This Product?

No, I do not recommend buying this product because it’s just too much work to keep reapplying your lipstick throughout the day. Yes, it’s an affordable product from a reputed drugstore brand, and that’s perhaps the only good thing about this lipstick, but when I put the quality of its formula into consideration, I can’t help but say that it’s awful.

Your lipstick is not supposed to wear off with one sip of wine on your night out. It must be reliable and long-wearing, especially when it’s called “Lasting Finish.” That was my review of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick. Have you ever tried this product? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Rimmel lipstick last?

The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick range promises a high color payoff and lasts up to 8 hours without smudging.

Can Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick help in hydrating and moisturizing the lips?

The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks are formulated with castor seed oil and calendula to provide your lips with a boost of lasting moisturization. Their chamomile and cucumber content also offer a soothing effect, keeping your lips feeling soft and nourished.

Does Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick have a strong scent or flavor?

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks have a fruity sweet scent that may be overwhelming for some. However, it is known to fade away quite quickly.

Can Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick be used for different occasions, such as everyday wear or special events?

Yes. The Rimmel Lasting Finish range of lipsticks is available in a wide range of nude and berry shades that are long-lasting and richly pigmented. You can go for the neutral shades for everyday wear and the vibrant ones for special events.

Does Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick have a creamy or matte finish?

The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks have a creamy, buttery finish. However, if you are looking for matte lipsticks, Rimmel also offers them in the Lasting Finish Matte Lipsticks range.

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Esha Saxena

Esha SaxenaBeauty & Lifestyle Writer

Esha Saxena is a writer and journalist with over 3 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in media and mass communication from St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and firmly believes that makeup is nothing less than art. Combining her love for writing with her passion for makeup, she brings to you reviews, techniques, and her ever-growing knowledge...read full bio

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