Find Your Only 1 Matte Lipstick with Rimmel

 Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks

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Even though I’m a lipstick junkie, I’m not a liquid or matte lipstick kind of girl. I don’t like the dry, parched lips feeling most matte lipsticks cause. I never thought I’d jump on the matte trend until I tried the Only 1 Matte Lipsticks from Rimmel, approx. $6.97.

Only 1 Matte Lipstick Performance

This lippie doesn’t feel like other matte lipstick I’ve tried. Instead, it feels extremely comfortable on the lips. I never need to apply a balm under or over my lips when I’m wearing one. Actually, my lips always feel very hydrated, which is a necessity for me.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Swatches

Another aspect I enjoy about the Only 1 Matte Lipstick from Rimmel is their color payoff. Every shade I’ve tried delivers on their high impact promise. If you want your lips to be the star of your makeup show, these are the lippies for you.

I am also impressed by the longevity of these lipsticks. They hold up to eating a drinking. The only exception being when I used a napkin to wipe my mouth. But even then, the Only 1 Mattes leave a nice stain behind.

Matte Lipstick Swatches

As you can see from the swatches of each lipstick, they have great color payoff. The smaller “bullet” shape of the packaging does make application easy. However, I will say they do apply a little patchy at first. The patchiness does dissipate with wear time and by doing a “pat pat” motion with your lips.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks Lip Swatches

If like me, you do like a little gloss on your lips, these matte lipsticks layer nicely under a gloss. Even when the gloss wears off, the lipstick is still there. The most wear I notice whenever I have the Only 1 Matte Lipsticks on is in the center of my lips. It’s nothing major but does tend to grow the longer I wear the lipsticks. With the brighter pink and red shades, it is less apparent because they leave a distinct stain on my lips.

My only big complaint with these matte lipsticks is the smell. I can’t quite put my finger on it. It smells like a mix of fruit and chemicals. Each time I apply the lipsticks I am overwhelmed with the fragrance. I can still smell it on my lips for quite some time before the scent eventually fades. I would much prefer if they were fragrance-free or smelled like vanilla or cupcakes.

Overall: The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks from Rimmel are comfortable on the wallet and the lips. You can achieve that long-lasting matte look you love without that dry, parched feeling. Plus, with 10 intense colorful shades to choose from, there’s an option for everyone. (My favorites are Trendsetter and Take the Stage.)

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  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    Good to know. I need non-drying mattes too. Take The Stage is stunning! and the other shades look great for summer

  2. I love the color of Rimmel lipstick but HATE the smell. Why can’t they do something about that?

  3. Julie Porter says

    I don’t like the smell of a lot of lipsticks as well, it really is quite annoying. I think the colors of these look fantastic and I really like Call the Shots and Trendsetter.

  4. Ooooh! I am also a lipstick junkie but I prefer mattes over shimmer! I think this is a pretty awesome line from Rimmel, it’s evident that although you’re wearing matte lipstick, your lips are still soft and moisturized.

  5. Some of them look a little glossy, especially Trendsetter! These sound nice. I love matte lippies, drying or not, and usually don’t use balm. Anything that allows me to maintain color on my lips and kiss my daughter and not leave a mark on her is worth it for me 🙂

  6. This looks like a good matte lipsticks. I’m not a big fan of strong scented lipstick. Will stay away from it. The color Take the Stage looks pretty on you.

  7. They all look lovely. I think Take The Stage would be my first purchase.

  8. I like the look of Trendsetter best.

  9. Rimmel has some of the best matte lipsticks around. Way under rated!

  10. I really fancy the Trendsetter shade but I’d have to smell it first because I hate weird smelling Lipstick.

  11. woah! i have the same shade “call the shots” at home, given from my bff! it’s so nice!

  12. the trendsetter looks good! it’s my line of shade

  13. Those colors are insanely pretty! Call The Shots and Trendsetter? Sign me up!

  14. I love the first one, I have always been a little afraid of red but add a gloss with the first and that is my color!!!

  15. Cecilia C. Cannon says

    OMG no joke I love trendsetter. Seriously i am looking for a good lipstick I can use everyday (as a mom) and this looks great

  16. My collection of lipstick is so old! I really need a new color for spring.

  17. Brandi Puga says

    I haven’t used a matte lipstick in years because i haven’t been able to find a great color that works with my skin and doesn’t make me look like i’m trying too hard, haha. These colors are great though, i may have to try one!

  18. CourtneyLynne Storms says

    Matte lipstick is my go to!!! I’m so used to the matte look that it’s hard to wear things like lipgloss these days lol

  19. I really like the Take the Stage color! The others are super pretty too, but I’m a dark lipstick type of girl. I like Rimmel because they’re so affordable yet make great makeup.

  20. These are great lipstick colors!! I know my wife is always looking for new colors to try out and add to her make up collection.

  21. Thanks for the honest review on these! I’m also been hesitant to try matte, but that Call the Shots color would be so perfect for my skin tone.

  22. Take The Stage is a beautiful shade of red and I love matte lip lippies as well. They are my favourite kind of lippie xx

  23. Great swatch work. I think the best color for me would be Take The Stage the other ones would be too light but I am a red lip girl anyways.

  24. I’ve never tried Rimmel lipsticks. These shades are really pretty. I’m going to have to try it now!

  25. Good looking colors! Trendsetter looks like a great choice. I’ve never tried Rimmel — I’ll keep an eye out for them.

  26. I love the pink one. i am sure i will be like a teenager if i will have it. it is gorgeous and lovely.

  27. I have an eight year old daughter that inevitably ends up using all my makeup when she’s playing. I definitely need new lipstick…in a safe mommy only makeup zone!

  28. I’m not a huge fan of matte lipsticks BUT I do like the look of these. Trendsetter especially! Thanks for sharing these great finds!a

  29. Jean Standley says

    Like you, I’m not really into how matte lipsticks can be drying, but I would definitely like to give these a go! The colours are gorgeous and really suit you.

  30. Stephanie Lee says

    A perfect post for me right now. I’ve been looking for a new matte lipstick color. It’s hard to find!

  31. I have always loved matte lipstick and had no idea that Rimmel had such pretty shades. I will be looking out for them at the makeup counter.

  32. I love the two middle shades! really pretty colours for the spring season

  33. Never used the only 1 matte before. Sounds like an amazing product. I’d love to try soon.