Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick
Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick

Bright-but-Wearable Pink Lips by Rimmel

Rimmel Dizzy Lasting Finish Lipstick ($5.19 for 0.14 oz.) is a beautiful shade of brightened medium pink with a soft blue undertone. It has a subtle frosted sheen, but it doesn’t feel or lean too frosty to me. The color coverage is excellent; it delivers opaque color and nearly covers my lip freckle. Lasting Lipstick has a creamy feel when applied, and while I wouldn’t describe it as moisturizing, it doesn’t dry out my lips either. It has a synthetic, fruity scent that’s a bit sweet but tolerable and doesn’t linger once applied.

From the get-go, this lipstick has all the makings of a great lipstick. My issue with this lipstick has to do with the claims it’s making about how long it wears. Rimmel says that it “locks colour to lips for up to 8 hours of wear.” Try one, maybe two. I typically get four hours of wear out of the average lipstick, but with Rimmel, I find the color has faded substantially by hour two. We don’t even get close to eight.

It’s really disappointing, because I can’t give this product high marks when it falls so short of the claims it makes. I evaluate products based on what they’re supposed to do, not what I want to do or what’s “good enough.” I recognize that this is a remarkably pigmented, smooth, creamy lipstick formula with an affordable price tag, but it’s not enough: it does not do what it’s supposed to do.

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  • Product: 21/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re on a budget and looking for more pigmented lipstick, Rimmel’s Lasting Finish seems to have some good options, as long as you don’t mind reapplying every couple hours.  I think this is one of the better budget-friendly lipsticks I’ve tried, but it doesn’t last long on lips at all.


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Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick
Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick

Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick
Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick

Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick
Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick

Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick
Rimmel Dizzy Lipstick

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48 thoughts on “Rimmel Dizzy Lasting Finish Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Steph

    Pretty! I don’t mind reapplying for $5.

  2. Alyssa

    It’s gorgeous. I want it. False advertising, such a shame, but for $5 I’ll buy three and reapply to my heart’s content.

  3. Ashley

    It’s a shame it doesn’t last as long as it advertises, though for $5 I think I could deal with it. It is a very pretty color.

    • Definitely just depends on each person! :) I know I don’t like to reapply my lip products, so this isn’t a product I’d gravitate to, but others don’t mind so it’s a trade off they’re willing to make for the lower price tag.

  4. Sweeda88

    Really pretty! It’s cheaper at Walmart, btw. By a whole dollar, I think. =)

  5. Dawn

    Such a gorgeous colour! It really suits you, and I believe it would suit me as well

  6. Ashley

    I love rimmel lipsticks (even though they don’t last too long)! Do you think dizzy is a good shade to pair with purple e/s, stars and rockets and/or dames desire? I’m never really sure! I’m fair skinned, hazel eyes, strawberry blondeish–dark golden blonde with hg lts. Also, if you ever have the chance, check out airy fairy! With a name like that how could you go wrong?:)

  7. ChiPui

    It looks amazing on you! I still can’t believe the price here in the Netherlands is so much higher for ‘drugstore products’

  8. victoria

    beautiful color on you though.

  9. lo

    oooh, it is pretty! i generally set the bar fairly low for claims like that, just because i tend to unconsciously lick or bite my lips and have to reapply anyway… for a color that perfect, i might have to chance it.

    • Understandable :) I average 3-4 hours for a lipstick, so for me, this is just beyond frustrating. I’m not much of a reapply-er, so it’s not a good fit for me, but for others who don’t mind, it may be a better fit!

  10. Skybluesky

    That really is a shame, because most pinks are too frosty/cool for me, too. But 1 or 2 hours is not enough for me! Pretty color.

  11. tehteh

    sooo….it looks like my MUFE…though my MUFE is 15€ more expensive…then again it might last longer…I would buy that if I didin’t have the MUFE though…I reapply lippies all the time anyway XD

  12. Yenny V

    It looks beautiful on you! I’m gonna have to try it now :)

  13. meghan

    I have several Rimmel lipsticks and they don’t last more than 2 hours on me. Its unfortunate but I still love them. It’s only like $4 at walmart by me! I’ll have to check out this color. My newest Rimmel addition is “Nostalgia” it’s a bright coral-ish pink. Great for summer. If I know I need my liptsick to last I’ll pick a MAC lippie but otherwise I reach for my Rimmel’s quite a bit.

  14. Catherine

    Maybe it is just with this sade because I own two of those lipsticks (two dark shade, a bright red and a dark berry) and I have about 5 to 6 hours of wear with those shades.

  15. Mia

    Totally agree, Rimmel lipsticks are nicely pigmented and creamy, but somehow they wear off so fast :/

    But let’s face it, there are also high-priced lippies that need to be reapplied just as often and easily cost five or more times as much…so whatever, if there’s a colour I crave, I buy it, even if I have to reapply often xD

  16. steph says

    Super pretty! Lipstick doesn’t last very long anyways if you drink lots of water and snack throughout the day. 😛 Seems like a good investment for $5. Cute color!

  17. aradhana

    I use to have a bunch of these lipsticks during university…(not this shade specifically) They were perfect for the average student budget, and allowed me to be able to experiment with makeup a little without breaking the bank. They are’t as good as certain other brands in terms of longevity etc, but the way I see it, it’s a trade off.

  18. Reza in StL

    @Christine, is this like Viva Glam Lady Gaga? It looks a bit like it, except a little less fake-cotton-candy and less blue.

  19. Michelle

    This shade reminds me of MAC A Rose Romance (which I love). I tried Rimmel’s Airy Fairy, which seems to be popular, but I just couldn’t get past the smell/texture and tossed it. Maybe I should try them out again . . .

  20. verybecca

    I wonder what MAC P&P would do for this…

  21. Marian

    I just love Rimmel lipstick! It’s a good bargain and I have to confess, I love that synthetic fruity smell and taste!

  22. Miss Silver

    It’s quite a pretty pink. If you set it with a light dusting with powder, it should last a bit longer. 😀

  23. Esperanza

    I love this color!! I am a cosmetic snob, the less expensive brand I buy is MAC. I normally use Guerlain, Givenchy, Chantecaille, Armani, Shu Uemura etc. But I have to buy this lipstick! The color is gorgeous on you!

  24. wow this color looks great on you christine !!!

    i am going to pick this up !! =)

    love that it is bright, but wearable!

  25. kat

    This looks so good on you, you should try Pink Blush by Rimmel…I love that shade.

  26. CeeBee

    Man, that’s cute! I have 2 Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks (Heavenly and Celeb) so I might have to scope this one out too… I agree that they are most decidedly NOT long lasting lipsticks, but the formula is so creamy and I like the smell (I don’t get fruity, just a hint of spice) that I am willing to forgive that… Though I do notice that Heavenly (a deep plum berry) does last longer then Celeb (medium pink) on me… YMMV.

  27. Ashley D.

    Wow, it’s a captivating colour.

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  29. Christina

    What a pretty color! It’s a shame that it doesn’t live up to its name, but I think I could deal with reapplying it.

    PS – I must have been living under a rock, but I just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago, and now I am completely addicted! Thank you for all of your wonderful reviews and tutorials, and all of the work you put into the site overall!

  30. Dawn

    Been looking all over town today, and nowhere stocks this colour :(

  31. chetali

    pretty colour 😀

  32. Riki

    This is totally your color!

  33. Kim

    That colour looks gorgeous on you – makes your teeth look blindingly white! Just awesome – I have this in my stash somewhere… must revisit!

  34. Deborah


    I have tried this lipstick by them myself. You are right. Nice colors but they don’t stay on past 2 hours. Also, their new moisturizing line doesn’t stay on well either. Just an FYI there…nice line..makes lips feel soft, etc. Comes off in about 3 hours max…

  35. FlyingBuffalo

    Wow. I tried this at the drustore and it looked WAY darker on me. But the next shade up, Shimmering Champagne or something was really pretty. Hmmm…

  36. Laura

    woooowwww i get alot of rimmel lipsticks for free, so i have tried alot of them out, but wow i havent got this one and its goergous!! better get my money out!!

  37. I love Rimmel everything they make some of the most amazing makeup for a fraction of the coast TY

  38. Beautiful shade. ;D I am not a big fan of pink lipsticks, since they are too barbie-like to me, but this one was pretty, its not a too bright pink shade. I am searching for some not-so bright and affordable midtone pinks, I maybe will check this one out! ^^

    I just discover we had Rimmel where I live, so that made me really happy (just wish we had revlon as well, since heard their products are very populare in US). I love Rimmel lipsticks (have 3 ones so far), same goes with wet n wild lipsticks, because they are so affordable (but someday I will get my hands on some MAC Lipsticks! xD … but for now I just stick to low to mid end lip products to stock up my stash with. :}).
    And they smell/”taste” nice and easy to apply too. Whether Rimmel are long-lasting or not doesnt bother me at all though because no lipsticks has stayed on more than 2-3hours.
    lol, I refuse to use primer, lipliner etc to make the lip colors last longer since its too time consuming to me :/.

    Personally, I don’t believe in the “claims” that MakeUp brands are telling us, especially with how longlasting they are or anti-wrinke/plumping benefits. 😛