Saturday, 5 October 2013

Rimmel Colour Rush Balms: Review & Swatches

L-R: Drive Me Nude, Not An Illusion, Give Me a Cuddle, On Fire, Rumour Has It, The Redder The Better, Keep Mauving
Last week I took a sneaky peek at the brand new Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks, but this week I'm going to be showing you the other new lip line-up from Rimmel: The Colour Rush Lip Balms...


We've seen these type  of products all over the beauty market for the past few years. Clinique led the way, Revlon, Pixi, Soap & Glory and Bourjois followed (to name but a few!). One of the last to jump on the bandwagon is Rimmel.
Despite this fact, they managed to produce some of the best out there. These new balms are creamy, pigmented, moisturising and have a lovely finish.
They are very similar to the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss sticks in almost every way. The yummy vanilla scent is very similar, the texture of the balm (very hard, but build-able) is the same, the packaging is the same. The only thing that is different is the finish. I would say that these are more of a 'lipstick' and the S&G are more of a gloss. They also stain the lips, although aren't marketed as a stain, merely as 'long-lasting'. While the balm aspect of the product doesn't last that long on the lips (certainly not through eating) the colour does. I think these are a vast improvement from those double ended lip marker/clear balm duos (Remember those? Yuk - I never liked them!)
Drive Me Nude
Not An Illusion
Give Me A Cuddle


On Fire
Rumour Has It

The Redder The Better

Keep Mauving


Either way these are undeniably lovely. They come in seven shades, and where Rimmel got it a little wrong with the shade choices for the Moisture Renew line, they got it all right with these. I would personally wear every single one of these colours and I think they've also managed to choose flattering colours for most skins tones.

I'm not sure if these will be an instant sell-out like the Revlon lip butters (remember the frenzy they created?!) because they are quite late in the game when it comes to balms, but I think some colours will disappear fast (Rumour Has It, The Redder The Better and Not An Illusion are my bets). I personally prefer these to the Revlon Lip Butters or Balm Stains.

All in all, another hit for Rimmel here. I'm very impressed. These are out now, priced at £5.99.
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143 comments

  1. These look interesting, I wonder how they compare to the Bourjois ones.

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  2. I love Drive Me Nude and Rumour has it and they're really cheap, I have to get some!
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  3. I have the drive me nude shade and I really like and it lasts really well on me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  4. Definitely going to have to check these out! I love all the shades so will be a hard decision! X

    Hanclarky

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  5. they look great. I go to London in december and I really have to go shopping lots of Rimmel products =)
    I like how you describe and show us the products!

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  6. I love Rimmel. These look so great X

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  7. I'm surprised that there aren't any orange shades. They look lovely though :) x.

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  8. i love every single one! seriously!

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  9. They look so velvety!

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  10. These are so lovely! I really like the nude shade - perfect for applying without a mirror when you're out and about x

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  11. These look amazing! Will definitely be trying them out x

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  12. These look great. I love the way they look on your lip, so natural! I'm definitely going to give these a try, tinted balms and lip butters are my favorite kind of lip product!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  13. I love the colours! They look amazing! Definitely going to buy at least two of them when they come to any of shops in my city! I love these kind of lip products :) Thank you for writing about them! xxx

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  14. I must give these a try when they're released, they look great! Hopefully, they won't be much like the Bourjois ones because I'm not a fan of those haha. x

    emaerie | blogspot

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  15. these look amazing, I definitely want to try this. The redder the better is fabulous xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  16. I love Give Me A Cuddle, Rimmel can do no wrong right now hey!

    xxx

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  17. They are all so gorgeous! I must get some of them

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  18. These look really moisturising. I will definitely be trying these out. There are so many of these products out there! My favourites from this line are Not An Illusion and On Fire.

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  19. These look really lovely, the colours are beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  20. These looks really nice, think I'll have a look next time I'm out :-)

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  21. These are my favourite along with the Bourjois range. They both have amazing colour and keep your lips fully moist all day.

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  22. My favourite is The Redder The Better, can't wait to start wearing it this a/w x

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  23. I would wear every shade. I hope these come to the US too.

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  24. Those are so pretty fleur!
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    xxx
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  25. You got me really tempted to try these out! I love the shades Give Me a Cuddle (such a cute name too) and On Fire. I hope they will sell them on feelunique.com since that don't sell Rimmel in that many stores in Sweden.

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  26. Can not wait for these to arrive! :D

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  27. These sound great! And the colors are pretty too.
    I hope i can find them in stores soon!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  28. Oooo The Redder the Better looks amazing. Looks like another lip product to add to my collection! Emma. x
    StyleMouth

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  29. hmmm On Fire looks pretty cool! i wonder if with a red lip pencil it could look more like mac Viva Glam Cyndi (cuz i'm about to finish it and it is the saddest thing ever!!)

    Barbs

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  30. They look amazing all of them! But I think my favourite is "keep mauving" - lovely autumn shade :)

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  31. Gonna have to get my hands on a couple of these!

    Katie | and-katie.com

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  32. Redder the better, on fire and give me a cuddle will be finding there way to me I think! These look lovely.

    Abby xo | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. give me a cuddle is definetly my cup of tea, i cant wait till i see these in my drugstore

    xThea
    OTHEALITY

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  34. Ooh, these look great! I feel like I should be rolling my eyes every time a new lip crayon is released (there are so many!), but they usually appeal to me and these ones look super nice. Thanks for the swatches! xo

    -Jen

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  35. These look so lovely. Especially The Redder The Better and Keep Mauving ♥

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  36. Oooh, I like these! The pigmentation is so pretty!

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  37. Oh goodness these look amazing! I am a big fan of the Revlon kissable balm stains, so I'm so hoping they come to the states when they come out in the UK

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  38. Have you done a video/post about the makeup you wore on your wedding day? I would love to see your picks please!!
    I like these balmy-type crayon lip products, may have to try a few!

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  39. Stunning all of them, but for me it would need to be Give me a cuddle or Not an illusion. It's incredible how these all look amazing on you :o). Xx

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  40. They all look so lovely!

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    xox

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  41. Looks great. And finally one that is really affordable!
    Love from Jasmine @ rabbit-wood.blogspot.com
    xo

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  42. The color range seems really good. I don't know if I would really buy any though just because they're just so similar to all the other lip crayon thingy products out there.

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  43. I wasn't keen on the swatches but they look very nice on your lips
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  44. More lip crayons! I really like the Bourjois version, but the color range for these Rimmel ones look promising! I'd love to get my hands on "Keep Mauving" :) xx

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  45. Nice colours!!!

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  46. They seem lovely! I will definetely going to try some of them out!

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  47. The Redder The Better is beautiful, perfect for Christmas Eve! xxx

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  48. I've never tried something like this before, so I'm a little late on the bandwagon too haha, but these Rimmel balms do look lovely! I hope they're available overhere! (Netherlands)

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  49. Not An Illusion looks like a lovely everyday colour! Great post :)

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  50. oh wow how do i choose which ones to buy, they all look so beautiful! <3

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  51. These look great, and I love the colour range! I'm supposed to be saving up, but I think I'll have to make an exception... At least Rimmel are affordable! xx

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  52. I love Give me cuddle

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  53. All the colors look great! Love the packaging xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  54. Hmmm.... maybe I'll give them a try. I saw them and thought "another one of these" but they seem genuinely good.

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  55. I just checked them out today!. Checked out the duo too, the marker and lip balm one, and you are right, its pathetic, it literally stung my lips. But this are pretty good, how are they compared to the borjois one?

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  56. I didn't think Rimmel would release there version, all of these shades are beautiful!
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  57. Not An Illusion looks perfect for a natural look but a bit of colour thrown in to the mix, need a few of these in my life!

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  58. I will have to keep an eye out for these I love the Soap and Glory take on them so would be keen to give them a go :)

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  59. I love all the colours :( how am i suppose to pick one to buy! fleuurrrrrr!
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  60. These look amazing the colours are lovely!

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  61. I have Keep Mauving and I have to say I love it. I will most defiantly be picking up more colours. Congratulations on your special day, you looked beautiful.

    Shauni x
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  62. I wanna try Drive me nude, thats like my perfect colour !

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  63. On fire looks really nice! Love the sound of the vanilla scent!

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  64. I love lip crayon/balms like this, thanks for the review!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  65. All the colours look so pretty! I'm going to have to check these out.

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  66. Oooo can't wait to try, give me a cuddle looks loveeeely!

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  67. The redder the better looks lovely! definately need to get one before they sell out!
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  68. Well I know there are various siblings of these lip crayons everywhere, but those look pretty lovely and I like the lipstick finishing more! need to try some of the shades :)

    Ila x

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  69. These look amazing! I've just been looking for a tinted lip balm and was trying to decide if I should get baby lips because of mixed reviews! Looks like I should get this one instead since it's moisturising and has great colour payoff! :)

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  71. These look amazing! I'm in love with Rimmel lately :)

    Carina
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  72. I like the red but I am not sure about the vanilla flavour. I really like the minty taste of the Revlon ones

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  73. This look very nice, must try them. I actually never have tried anything like this but many people love them. There on my must buy list now! :P

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  74. They look very nice. I've never tried anything like them before, so sounds new and interesting to me. :)

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  75. Look lovely!

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  76. As soon as I saw the picture of 'Not an Illusion' I already liked the shade range - that would be my pick!
    I just bought the Rimmel Apocalips and made a post about it here: http://berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/beautybuys-rimmel-london-apocalips.html

    xoxo,
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  77. I remember taking a look at these in Boots when I was waiting for my train. I really like the look of them and they seem more pigmented than some of the lip crayons I've looked at.

    This being said I can't see me buying one right now, I love my MAC lipsticks too much. :P

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  78. I want to try these so much! x

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  79. i love On fire! I love your blog hope that mine will be just as good xx

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  80. Give Me A Cuddle looks gorgeous on you!

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  81. I'm impressed by Keep Mauving! I would never ever have swatched it seeing it like that but it looks so gorgeous on you, totally different than I would have expected. You have very nice lips by the way ^^

    xx

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  82. I want one! I have the Clinique one but these are more affortable. I love the way you review products Fleur! I watched earlier today your review on the YSL foundation and I like your reviews the most because you tell about the products, compare them to another similar things and also you show how they look on and not just the package!

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  84. i have Rumour has it and i absolutely love it! xx

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  85. I'll be probably ending up buying them all like always, they sound great!

    xo Mel
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  86. I am a big fan of the Revlon lip butters so it would be fun to try theese :)

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  87. Bought one of the Revlon Balm Stains recently but haven't got any more as they're nearly 10 pounds! Will definately give these a try!

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  88. These look so nice! I love these types of products because I find them more wearable than a normal lipstick. I hope I can find them here in the US!

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  89. I LOVE the redder the better! I'll definitely be adding that to my shopping list :)

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  90. Thank you for your review and swatches! I love lip crayons so these are definitely up my alley!
    Amber
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  91. aww these look cool but I have way too many of these balm stain type of lippies already so all I gotta say is Rimmel you are too late in the game, I will have to pass.

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  92. They look awesome, Thanks for the review. I definitely be looking out for them in store. :]

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  94. Rimmel just does it right...Great review!

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  95. Hi, great reviews! Good to know that Rimmel has finally released their lip crayon.

    Seavy from Paris

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  96. They're all so pretty and they seem really natural!

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  97. I like the Rumour Has It lip crayon, it's funny that the brands have all jumped on the bandwagon! :)
    Essence of Jess

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  98. Great colour selection! Eager to try these :)

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  99. These are so pretty! I've recently been wanting to wear more lip products, I'll have to check these out!

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    Kendra

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  100. These look a lot better than some of the other drug store lip balms/chubby sticks/lip crayons that are out there. I wasn't a fan of the Revlon lip butters or Covergirl's Jumbo Glossy Balm sticks. The color shades is really pretty, and the fact that you said the color staying power is good has earned them a spot on my wishlist. I wonder how long it will take them to release them here in the US since we just got the Apocalips Lip Lacquers even though they've been out for a while.

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  101. They look really pretty!

    xx Jo Betty
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  102. Rimmel are really coming out with some amazing things! If only they would launch in Australia quicker than they usually do! xo Jess

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  103. These look amazing!!! Can't wait to see them in store!

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  104. These look amazing! I hated the marker and balm ones too :(

    Katrina xx
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  105. I really need to try these! My sister has one and i'm last to jump on the badwagon!

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    xxx

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  106. Loving this product so much...need to get a few and review them!!

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  107. I must try these! They look really nice and I Love your review on them. Really like the look of "drive me nude" and "give me a cuddle" such cute names!
    -Sarah x
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  108. I haven't tried a product like this yet, I'll have to give these a go :)

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  109. I wish Rimmel would come back to Germany!
    Greetings, Lore
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  110. Wauw wwonderfull i think the 3rd one looks amazing;)

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  111. I love these! Was looking at them in town today with my friend and trying swatches on my hand, the smell is amazing also! :)

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  112. These lip balms look great! They're nice and subtle, but you can still see all the different colours :)

    ~ Hannelore

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  113. I agree, all these colours are lovely, all ones that could be worn on an everyday basis!

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    xoxo

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  114. I read your review and went out to buy myself one - have fallen in love! I bought Rumour has it, and it smells nice, is comfortable to wear and can be built up to a full on colour or used as a tint. I now want to go and buy more!!! Thanks :) lostinquiteagoodbook.blogspot.com

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  115. Love your review, these look wonderful, can't wait to get my hands on one. Give Me A Cuddle looks beautiful.

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  116. I have Rumour Has It and I'm loving it. They're pretty handy for when you're feeling lazy and don't want to have to keep applying lipstick thought the day. They seem to last for a good few hours and fade in a nice way.

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  117. These look great on you!
    Great post! Can't wait to try these out!
    TarteTanya

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  118. These look AMAZING cannot wait to try them out. I've got my eye on 'the redder the better'

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  119. Love that each shade is super wearable, I have not an Illusion and can't wait to get my hands on the rest.

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  120. I love every single shade!! I might have to make a one or two purchases after seeing this post! x

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  121. Didn't even know these had come out yet,will definitely be buying them!!

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  122. These look great, can't wait to try them! I am surprised there aren't any coral shades, although I suppose its not the time of year for orange! :-)

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  123. i love keeping mauve!
    xx
    daniella
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  124. They all look so nice! I'm all for these type of products!
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  125. These look really good and i really do wanna try them!

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  126. fleur i was looking at more swatches for these balms and i came to this website and this is a copy of your review... i just thought that you should know http://www.onthesceneny.com/fashion/rimmel-colour-rush-balms-review-swatches

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  127. These look really nice! Just placed an order on asos as they're not available in Australia yet :( I previously ordered 'rumour has it' and I love how pigmented it is!

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  128. How can I get these in the US? Does anyone know?

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  129. "The Redder The Better" is amazing! Its so rare to see such a pigmented balm like these!

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  130. Hi, Fleur! Maybe I'm just worrying about nothing, but I found a post which is identical to this one on another blog, like copy&paste... Weird? I'll link it dow below for you!
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