Review of Rimmel Lasting Finish - Airy Fairy by 2ksmom
I got ‘Airy Fairy’ for 75% off at CVS. It has gotten such great reviews here on MUA and for the price I couldn’t pass it up, even though I’m typically not a nude-lipstick girl. I had tried ‘Birthday Suit’ years ago and found it to be too warm/orange for my neutral-toned skin. This is definitely its cooler, pinker, counter-part. ‘Airy Fairy’ is a pale shimmery nude-pink. Not really sheer, but it feels and looks ‘lightweight’. It has kind of a dry feel & finish to it, so I apply balm first and top it with a little clear gloss for that nude-lip & smoky-eyes look. I don’t wear it often since I usually go for a little color on my lips, but its definitely nice to have in my rotation. The lasting power is pretty good, about 2-3 hours, and it reapplies easily. Its light enough in color that I can apply without a mirror and not risk looking ridiculous. It has a very sweet, candy-like scent and taste that I don’t love, but I can live with it. The packaging looks nice, a deep shimmery plum plastic tube, but the cap does not stay on very securely, and the tube itself is ‘fatter’ than most other lipsticks which doesn’t make it the best for toting around for touch-ups. But those minor complaints aside, this is a nice color, and the formula & staying power are decent, and for the price I feel like I got a real deal. I’m guessing the ‘Lasting Finish’ line of lipsticks is being discontinued, so pick it up while you still can.