Rimmel Shades of Black Collection

The Rimmel Shades of Black Collection in collaboration with Rita Ora, has just landed in time for Halloween. The collection includes 7 gothic nail polishes and 3 vampy lip glosses. I was sent a sample the Shade of Black Collection and their Wonderfully Real of these to test, thanks to Influenster UK.

L-R – Desire, Rita’s Black and Moonlight

When I first heard the lip products were glosses, I wasn’t overly excited. In short, I wasn’t expecting much in terms on pigmentation. Luckily, I was surprised. The Oh My Gloss shades punched good pigmentation and high shine. They weren’t 100% opaque, but enough to look pulled together and strong. They are very moisturising and not sticky.


Oh My Gloss in shade Rita’s Black
Oh My Gloss in shade Desire

The bluer shade Moonlight was a bit more patchy than the others. It looks fine, it just required a bit of extra gloss and time. It also pulled a lot more purple on my lips than blue, which was slightly disappointing, but alas, slightly more wearable.

Oh My Gloss in shade Moonlight

My nail varnish collection used to be purely Rimmel when I was younger and on a pocket money budget. Trying these new shades out took me back and reminded me of what a great formula they have. They claim to be a 60 second dry time formula, which I can vouch for.

R – L – Moonlight Ting, Darkest Desires and Matte Black

I love how these match the lip shades to bring a whole vampy look together.

60 seconds nail polish in Matte Black

I’ve been wearing Matte Black for 4 days now and it’s only slightly chipping on the edges. My gripe with this shade is that it dried down perfect matte, but this effect does wear off. I took the above photo a day after painting and they have sheen already.

Wonderfully Real Mascara in Extreme Black

To pull the look together I used the Wonderfully Real Mascara. I found this both lengthening and volumising without looking like too much. I found this a lot nicer along the bottom lashes, to achieve a doll look, than I did on the top lashes, where it clumped a little more.

Wonderfully Real Mascara in Extreme Black

Overall, I think this a great affordable Halloween collection to add that Gothic vibe. For a halloween collection they are also quite wearable. I mean, I wouldn’t be whacking out the black lip for work, but I’d definitely rock it with a black jumper and jeans on my days off.


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