Review: Rimmel 1000 Kisses

I was really excited when these came out, I love lip products, I love Rimmel and I love multi taskers!

These seemed amazing!

I went down to Boots during a 3 for 2 deal and snapped mine up along with a few other things (here) so it’s taken me a while to get around to using it enough to review it.

I picked up Perpetual Plum, as it’s a gorgeous pinky berry shade that can be built up.

I love lip tints, especially ones in these colours and was really looking forward to using the felt tip end to apply it.

As far as application goes, it was fairly easy to get a decent amount of colour onto your lips and not smudge it across your face as I have with previous similar products, it as chunky enough to know where your going with it but it could probably be easier, though I’m not sure how…

I always find that when the product starts to run out the felt tip gets a bit manky, anyone else find this?

However the colour was gorgeous and buildable for a pink tint or a full on berry stain which is perfect in my opinion.

I would argue that the colour does not last 1000 kisses, it didn’t even manage to last 3 hours before it was off my lips and I was reapplying it but I wasn’t so bothered about this as if you’re anything like me I love reapplying lip products anyway!

The main problem for me was the balm.

It was ok, it did an alright job, I feel my Vaseline can never be replaced however and this came nowhere near on the hydration scale.

Also a massive problem for me, I’d used it about 4 times before the lid caught on the balm and snapped it right off onto the floor.

I have issues with the balm because of this!

Its so soft that it breaks too easily and I feel it would have been better to have a balm that you twisted or pushed up to stop this from happening.

I’d barely used it and suddenly it was on the floor covered in fluff and no way was I going to use it again.

I’m sure I’ll continue to use the stain and replace the balm with my ever present Vaseline which suits me fine, but I would have still liked to use the balm….I did pay for it after all!

Have you tried any other shade of 1000 Kisses lip tint?

L xxx


  1. Maddy
    June 21, 2012 / 10:29 am

    I have a couple of these and I really like them, they're great for getting colour without feeling like your lips are loaded with product but i kno wwhat you mean about the balm, mine keeps coming off with the lid when you take it off which is slightly irritating. Actually wearing my Carry on cherry today!Maddy xx

  2. Dewaaaaaaaaaaaa
    June 21, 2012 / 10:35 am

    I've not tried these lip stains because I didn't like the idea of putting what looked like a felt tip on my lips – I really need to get over this! That sucks about the balm, if I branch out to lipstains I'd probably buy one alone and then apply my own vaseline over the top :)Alice

  3. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    June 22, 2012 / 6:35 am

    It certainly has a pretty tint. I don't have any lip stains, but I do like the effects they produce.Cheap Makeup ReviewsBeauty Fashion Seattle

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