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Rimmel Lasting Finish Contour Liner in Tiramisu


I know. Another close up of my facial features. This is part of an ongoing effort to demonstrate the makeup I'm wearing and testing out on a daily basis, in detail. This may mean that you start seeing some not entirely glowing reviews from me; something I've tried to avoid. I don't like being a negative nancy but I feel that in the spirit of honesty it is important to showcase my dislikes on the blog and not just on my social media which is where I've voiced those opinions in the past. 

This of course allows me to offer a lot more content. Im quite fussy and I'm hoping that my stamina lasts. 

Today is not a negative review though. It is a happy one! A lot is made of the Rimmel Lasting Touch lip pencils and rightly so. They are lovely. I picked up the colour Tiramisu because I have at least 8 lipsticks that will match this pencil. I do love a pinky brown nude. 

My one issue with these pencils is that they are sold as contour pencils rather than the lip liner that they really are. Why does every last feature on our bodies have to be contoured?! I love beauty and makeup but it is a frightening trend within the industry that everything has to be contoured to perfect. Perfection culture is damaging our perception of our natural selves and it's so upsetting to see young girls falling for it because of 18 year old celebrities who've never had to do their own makeup, much less a proper days work, say that they should be contoured and have lip fillers. It grinds my gears. 

But that is a WHOLE other blog. These are lip liners and should be used as such. Besides... It's not actually dark enough to make any form of contouring stand out and I am super pale.  


Above you'll see the pencil on its own. As mentioned previously, it's a lovely pinky toned soft brown which blends just right to my inner lip colour. Below you'll see it with paired with two Inglot lipsticks. Inglot 216 on the top lip and 226 on the bottom lip. They are almost identical to each other except that 216 contains a subtle shimmer giving it a frost finish rather than 226's cream finish. I have also paired it with a Diego Dalla Palma lipstick I shall be talking about in an upcoming post. Stay tuned for that. 


If you watch my social media you will have seen this lip a lot. In fact it's quite handy that I'm posting about this match today as the new Inglot Belfast store is opening this weekend (Saturday 30th April 2016) and I've just reminded myself that I need repurchase a new 226, as well as a few other Inglot goodies. Well it would be rude not to!





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