I’ve been getting so many questions and compliments on what’s on my lips lately, I thought its time I shared my thoughts on the Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour in Make Your Move and whether I think you should add it to your collection.
I’ve been a huge fan of Rimmel lip products now for years. My first repeaded purchase (Heather Shimmer for those girls in the late 80’s early 90s who can remember it) was by Rimmel, I love their formulas, how they last on my lips and of course, you can’t knock the price either! What drew me to buying the Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour in Make Your Move wasn’t the product its self, but the colour. Perfect if you are wanting to recreate that rosy brown shade of the 90’s in a more wearable way.
Here is some information on the Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour…
Provocalips delivers hi-impact 16HR endless colour with a delectably glossy finish. It’s kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, only coming off when you want it to.
An exclusive 2 step product so incredibly lightweight and flexible and adapts to the movement of your lips. 1 intense colour 2 lock and shine.
How to Use
Step 1: Color to your lips, let dry for 1 min, then apply
One thing I want to start by saying is from all the pictures I’ve looked at, I think my packaging/label has been put on upside down. So please try and ignore it (Its driven me nuts ever since I noticed)!
I love 2 stage lippies, namely as I they always last super long. My issue though is that usually they come with a gloss and I really hate lip gloss. I was dubious when I bought Provocalips as I hadn’t read any reviews or seen swatches (Nor did I try it in the shop), but was so glad when I finally did check the ‘clear locking shine’ part of the product. I can only liken this clear product part to a thick, creamy lip balm. It reminds me of Kiehl’s lip balm in the tube and is VERY hydrating. I also find this part lasts really well on my lips, even with my serious coffee/green tea drinking habit. However, you do need to reapply if you want to make the coloured part of the lipstick (Base) last on your lips, so don’t let your lips ‘dry out’.
Make Your Move is a gorgeous rose toned brown. Its not quite as dark as the browns of the 90s and is more wearable, especially for the paler skinned girls. I love this colour as it is so flattering on the lips. Its a creme formula, so there is no sparkles or shimmer in it (Nor is their in the clear top coat that goes over it). Obviously the coloured lip cream is only the first stage and may feel a little drying on the lips, however once you seal that colour in with the clear top coat, alls good. I find it needs to dry for about 30 seconds to a minute before applying the top coat. I would also say that if you are a little ‘messy’ applying your lipstick, clean up mistakes when you make them with a cotton bud, as once this sets it doesn’t budge easily.
Provocalips claims to be ‘kiss proof’ and it really is. As long as you keep topping up that clear top coat over your lips, you will easily get a long wearing lip colour. I found it lasted 12 hours on me, by which point it was time to take my makeup off. 16 hours does feel an awful long time, but I have confidence in this product and would say it probably could do it – again though, only if you keep applying the top coat.
For those of you wondering whether you could just apply another lip balm or something over it, would it still work the same without the topcoat supplied? Well, I did try this and found it actually didn’t. On my inner lips I noticed the colour started to shift a bit. So, I do think applying the top clear coat is a must.
Over all, I’ve been really impressed with the Rimmel Provocalips, so much so I’m going to check out some more of the shades and buy more. I always worry about my lips drying out with lipsticks (Which they do, even with hydrating ones if I wear them too long) and this product hasn’t caused any dryness at all. I recommend it thoroughly, but as I’ve stressed lots in this review, make sure you keep topping up the clear top coat on your lips otherwise this colour will come off. Oh and for those wondering, to remove this I just use a cleansing wipe or some cleanser on a cotton pad.