Monday, August 19, 2013

Review -- Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in To Nude or Not to Nude?, Nude Delight & Let's Get Naked

 Over the past two years or so, I have become absolutely obsessed with nude lip colors.

I simply can't pass them up when I see them.

Of course, my favorite kind is a peachy nude, but I like pinky nudes too.  Brown nudes are really the only ones that I can't pull off -- though I have a couple in my collection and I can get them to work if I layer the right liner under and the right gloss over them.

When I saw a display of the new shades in Rimmel London's Moisture Renew Lipstick line in my local Walgreen's a few weeks back, which include berry, pink and nude colors, I once again couldn't resist.

There were two nude shades in the display -- To Nude or Not to Nude? and Let's Get Naked -- so I grabbed them, and when I passed by the old shades, I also picked up Nude Delight, which I'd been meaning to buy for a while now.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks (l. to r.) in To Nude or Not to Nude?, Nude Delight, & Let's Get Naked
I have a couple other Moisture Renew Lipsticks in my collection and I have sort love/dislike relationship with them.  I can't call it love/hate because the downside to them isn't that terrible but there is something that holds me back from wearing these lipsticks more often.

It's not the formula, though, which is creamy, smooth, non-drying and fairly long-lasting.

It's the scent.

And I say this as someone who usually isn't sensitive to scents.

These lipsticks have a fairly strong perfume-y scent that can sometimes be a little too much for me.

Other times, I don't seem to notice it as much.

But if you're someone who's sensitive to fragrances and scents, you may have an issue with the Moisture Renew Lipsticks.

Now, as far as the shades themselves go, I think that they're all beautiful.

But  I don't really consider any of them to be "nude."

I think that sometimes terms get co-opted to mean something other than what they really are and over time, we all just sort of accept the new definition.  As far as lip colors are concerned, I feel like nude is often used these days to describe any shade that is wearable or not particularly bright or dark.

To Nude or Not to Nude?, Nude Delight, and Let's Get Naked all definitely fall into that category, but I feel like they have too much color to really be considered nude lipsticks.

(Keep in mind that I am extremely fair, so that may be why I feel the way I do.  Perhaps these shades would truly serve as nudes for darker skin tones.)

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks (l. to r.) in To Nude or Not to Nude?, Nude Delight, & Let's Get Naked
To Nude or Not to Nude? is mauve-y shade with a shimmery finish.

Nude Delight is a mid-tone peach shade with a cream finish. 

Let's Get Naked is a warm rosy shade with a cream finish.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks (l. to r.) in To Nude or Not to Nude?, Nude Delight, & Let's Get Naked
Depending on your coloring or the rest of your makeup, I think all three shades could work as great everyday lip colors.  Despite my affinity for peachy lipsticks, I think my favorite of the three is To Nude or Not to Nude? because it has a pretty, brightening effect on my skin.  It's also probably the most "nude" in my mind, so if that's what you're looking for, I would definitely start with that one.

I paid about $6.99 each for these lipsticks, but Rimmel London was BOGO-half off at Walgreen's when I purchased them so I got an even better deal.

If you prefer brighter, bolder shades, there are also a few bright pinks and berries that were added to the Moisture Renew line that you might want to check out.

Are you a fan of the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks? Which shade is your favorite?


  1. Finally, I find some useful info regarding these lipsticks! I have been looking for a nude/light colored lipstick for some time now and came across the Rimmel London Collection, which have many to choose from. Now that you have narrowed it down for me, it makes it so much easier to pick & choose the best color. Although all three are beautiful colors, I must agree with you and I thought 'To Nude or Not To Nude' could be a good start. Mainly because it's light and I'd like to think it would go great with my skin tone. Thank you so much for this information, I will look into all three of them and decide, in person, which one of the three I like the best. Thx again!

    1. You're very welcome, Rosie! They are all great shades, but To Nude or Not to Nude is definitely my favorite and most worn of the three. Let me know which one you wind up settling on. :)


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