I forgot I even had this, and I can't see how I did. I was shopping my stash this morning when I came across this lipstick. "What is THAT?" I have probably 100 lipsticks, but I usually have some recollection of what they look like. When I opened it I actually went, "Ooooh!" How did I not know I had this? Why didn't I fall in love with it before?
One reason could be the smell of Rimmel lipsticks, which I'm not a fan of. It's like a fruity tropical smell. I had another color that I loved and hated the strong perfume so much I tossed it. Paradise has that scent, but it's not very pronounced, so I'm able to look past it.
Another reason is that for a formula described as Lasting Finish, it's really not. I'd say the wear I get out of this is average. That's the only reason I knocked one star off. It feels very pleasant and creamy, even slightly moisturizing. It doesn't apply heavily, and it's pigmented, but leaves a quite sheer layer on my lips that's buildable.
It's such a hard color to describe; you really have to see it in real life to appreciate it. It's nude, pink, and mauve without really being any of those. It's definitely warmer than Airy Fairy, but has the same muted tone. It's got a pearl finish. In fact, I've never seen a lipstick that actually has the same soft sheen as a real pearl, but this does. For this reason, I think this could function as a go-to nude for anyone of fair-to-medium skin tones. I think it would look lovely even if you're tan-to-dark, but it would be very subtle.
All this being said, the color is so unique and beautiful. I think this is a classic.
Well, now I feel like a dummy for passing over this lipstick for so long. I knew I liked Rimmel's moisturizing formula, so I figured I'd find the "Lasting Finish" ones too drying. Not so! This shade, at least, goes on creamy and forgiving, and lasts quite well, without sucking all the moisture out of my lips. I do like to top it with a dot or two of gloss sometimes, but it can easily be worn alone.
Paradise is a lovely pinky shade with a hint of nude and some shimmer that looks either nude or pink -- so that it's just slightly pearly, not frosty. Very wearable and neutral rather than firmly cool or warm in tone. For my lips, which are fairly pigmented, it's not quite a MLBB shade, but it's one of the more wearable mid-to-light pinky shades I've ever had (and I'm always looking for them).
I have very, very pale skin so it's always a bit of a task to find a lipstick that doesn't make me look pale and awful. "Paradise" by Rimmel London, however, is one of the few shades I've found that not only works with my skin-tone, but even manages to match my hair and plays well with my other cosmetics as well!
The shade itself is a bit on the purple side of mauve, and a bit darker than most lipsticks out on the market. One of the best things I've found about it is that you can sort-of 'mix and match' with it and other lipsticks - it's absolutely very layerable, so if you have a shade you love but it's just not quite working, you can put that on and then a swipe of Paradise over it and suddenly it's toned down just a bit.
My one, biggest complaint with the lipstick? The cap doesn't stay on very well at all. Beware if you keep it in your purse or bag - it can and will come off and make a huge mess of all your things. I've solved this by getting a small, zip up change purse and keeping it stashed in that just to be safe.
Lemme just quote dnagirl's review on this, as it applies to me too: 'This has become my go-to lipstick - the one I pull out unless I have a particular reason for a different look.'
Every Rimmel lipstick that I own is awesome. I prefer their formula to those of Revlon, Maybelline, MAC, Dior, & sometimes Chanel. Anyway this is a beautiful rose mauve with a bit of iridescence and it looks very pretty. Lovely formula, the colour straddles the border of cool and warm tone, which probably means it will flatter a wide range of skintones. I'm medium, warm, around NC20? continued >>
As other reviewers have described, this is a gorgeous nude/pink/brown lipstick. I think it would be flattering on all skin tones. The only qualm I have with Rimmel lipsticks is that the lids keep falling off in my purse. For the low price though, it is totally worth it!
This has become my go-to lipstick - the one I pull out unless I have a particular reason for a different look. It feels good going on and lasts reasonably well. It enhances my relatively pale lips nicely whether I have on jeans and a tee or my work attire. It is a soft pinkish with a hint of brown. Understated, but noticeable. I really love it - I'll soon pick up a couple extras b/c it seems as if anytime I really like something, the company discontinues it.
Try this Paradise color if Airy Fairy was too light for you. That color makes me look dead, but Paradise is almost my lip shade only a tad rosier. Pretty and understated, my kind of nude.
This is my kind of nude. Nude to me means a shade close to my lip color, but much better; "fleshy" colors that look like I have life in my lips, not the blanked out beiges and pale pale pinks that make me look like I'm about to pass over. The colorless "nude" lip trend is on its way out, I think. It just seems so dated by now. My quite pigmented lips are a browny pink color, so this lipstick gives me a polished, finished look. It gives my whole face a boost of subtle color,
I'm really grateful to have found the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks through the reviews section here (last well and are especially well pigmented for the price), but this particular color didn't work out for me. I'm an NW20, warm toned and pale, and it looks very dark and cool toned (purplish) on me. Luckily I bought it at Walgreens, so I'm taking it back to exchange it for another.
I was really surprised by this particular shade. In the bullet, it looks very brown and I got a bit wary because I don't look great in brown toned lipstick at all. I swatched it onto the back of my hand and the colour didn't look brown, but a tad orangey. Orange is a no go for my skin tone, so I wasn't holding much hope for it.
However once on my lips it transformed into a lovely MLBB shade. It's like a notch up from my own lip colour. Very subtle. It made my lips look more polished or 'finished' if you like. Building it up would make the colour way darker, and it wouldn't look nearly as good as a quick swipe or two.
Rimmel lipsticks are very hit or miss for me, luckily this is a hit!