Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick
Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick: Berry Queen

Rimmel Berry Queen (400) Moisture Renew Lipstick ($5.47 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich blue-based red with a glossy, high-shine finish. It’s nearly opaque, and it has a more emollient finish, so it glides onto lips, but it may bleed on those who find darker lip colors to feather on them.

The Moisture Renew formula applied smoothly, but the scent reminded me of a synthetic floral that was caught between perfume-y and wax-y–not particularly appealing but doesn’t last beyond the tube. In the past, I have experienced less than average wear (two to three hours) with Rimmel’s Moisture Renew lipsticks, but this shade lasts around four on my lips. However, for a moisturizing lipstick, I don’t find it moisturizing. I wouldn’t call it drying, but my lips were ready for balm after wearing this for four hours.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: If it were more moisturizing, this would live up better to its name–but since it’s supposed to be moisturizing and it’s not, that hurt the quality score. This is a red that should work on a variety of skin tones, particularly cooler ones.


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Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick
Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick

Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick
Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick

Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick
Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick

Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick
Rimmel Berry Queen Lipstick

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Where can I purchase Berry Queen? How much is it?

Walmart, $5.47.

Is it limited edition?


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15 thoughts on “Rimmel Berry Queen (400) Moisture Renew Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Pamela

    Christine, would you say your skin tone is neutral or warm? You’re definitely not cool toned but it seems you can always wear both blue and yellow based reds.

  2. stephanie

    As it is a blu-ish red is this the kind that will make my teeth look whiter?

  3. Gorgeous color on you have to check it out.

  4. Alex

    Christine, what are you wearing on your cheeks in this picture? it looks gorgeous :)

  5. KT

    Gorgeous colour. I’m actually a big fan of Rimmel lipsticks for the price of them, especially the moisture renew formula. There’s a coraly colour in it that’s basically my every day go to colour.

  6. Christina

    omg, this color looks GORGEOUS on you

  7. Yihanna

    Christine is this color Candy Apple Red? I’ve been wanting one like that for the longest time, I have 2 different reds already, one is with an orange base and the other is a blue base. But I’m dying for a candy apple red.

  8. rosa

    I was wondering about the blush your wearing it complements lip color very well.

  9. Elizabeth

    If you see this, do you have any tips on preventing this lipstick from feathering? I bought it (before I read your review), and have tried everything I can think of to stop if from feathering. I’ve lined my lips, put foundation on my lips, put primer around my lips, heavily applied powder around my lips, put a waxy chapstick on prior to application, and put a waxy chapstick on after application. I really like the color and don’t mind having to reapply often, but I’ve been avoiding it because it feathers out really noticeably on my cupid’s bow. :[ Thoughts?