Rimmel Provocalips | Review & Swatches

When Rimmel released their now famous 'Apocalips' lip lacquers, I was more than a little bit excited. After seeing all the hype surrounding them, I just couldn't resist buying a handful of them when they were released. I did a full review of them here and its safe to say, it was love at first swatch. With this being said, I was very excited to hear about Rimmel's latest lip offering 'Provocalips' - another range of liquid lipsticks that claim to be kiss proof, transfer proof and fool proof. Yep, big claims from Rimmel so I was excited to see if they lived up to them. Lets face it, who doesn't love a long lasting lip product? Its always a pain having to re-apply lipstick every time food and drink passes my lips so I was welcoming this transfer proof product with open arms.

As I mentioned, much like the Apocalips, Provocalips are a liquid lipstick that are applied directly to the lips with a doe foot applicator. However, unlike Apocalips, they're a double ended product and as well as the liquid lipstick, they also come with a lock and shine topcoat to seal the colour and ensure it lasts all day. I have to be honest when I say I'm not blown away by the packaging as I do find the lip print slightly cheap looking but other than that, I really like the two step colour and seal concept as its different to any other lip products in my collection.

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The liquid itself is fairly running to apply and can get a little messy but with a steady hand, I managed to apply it without looking like a clown and was amazed at just how pigmented the colour is. With only one swipe, I had full opaque coverage. A couple of minutes after application the liquid dries and begins to feel a little drying but that's to be expected with any kind of liquid / long-lasting formula so I didn't mind too much. However, one thing I would say is that its important to exfoliate the lips before using this product because if you don't, they will show up every dry patch. Thankfully, when the top coat is applied, it gets rid of the dry feeling and also makes the lips slightly glossy which I love.

The three shades I have are I'll Call You, a mid-tone dusky pink with slight purple undertones, Kiss Me You Fool, a bright postbox red and Play With Fire, a deep wine shade. My favourite of the three is definitely Play With Fire as its just perfect for this time of year and looks really striking. However, I love all three and find they're all very flattering and easy to wear shades.

My favourite thing about the Provocalips, other than their intense pigmentation, is definitely how long lasting they are. Seriously, when Rimmel said these are transfer proof, they weren't lying. When I first received them, I swatched them on the back of my arm and they just wouldn't budge - even after I scrubbed my arm in the shower. I even tweeted a photo at the time as I was just so amazed by their staying power. These are the only lip products I've ever used that have lasted all day or all night without the need for a touch up, even after eating and drinking. I wore one of these to the Christmas markets over the weekend and even after stuffing my face with various food and drink, my lipstick was still in tact. Amazing!

Overall, these are a fabulous product and I'd recommend giving them a try if you like a bold lip but struggle to find lipsticks that are long lasting. For only £6.99 too, they're a bit of a bargain! You can find them at Boots and they're currently on a 3 for 2 offer. Seriously worth a try!

Have you tried the Rimmel Provocalips? Are you a fan?

Lots of love,


  1. I haven't seen these. So glossy! Do they really last 16hrs though...


  2. I've heard such amazing things about these and your swatches are incredible. I really hope these come to Canada as I'd love to try some out!

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  3. Is this swatch with top coat, or just colors? I like how much pigmented this lip product! I don't have it, but I guess it worth to buy for upcoming Christmas season. What's can be better than long-lasting food-proof perfect red lipstick, right?

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  4. These look amazing and I may have to go and buy them :)

    emily xx


  5. these look sooo good and the colours aare lovely xx


  6. The colors look absolutely amazing, i need to try them !
    Thanks for the review :)

    -Hassna// http://xoclassy.blogspot.be

  7. These are really good and lon lasting! They are very similar to the max factor lipfinity lip lacquers which are also amazing:)


  8. These sound so amazing, are they really drying though? x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  9. I can't believe they last for so long! I definitely need to try these!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

  10. These sound really good, although I'm not a huge fan of how short the applicator looks!

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk xo

  11. Wow crazy! This might be a contender for the Hourglass liquid lip sticks! x
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  12. Wow these look great! Definitely need to try these, the staying power sounds amazing :) xx

  13. they look great I agree that the packaging isn't great though!! :)xx


  14. Ooh I'll Call You is sooooo pretty! Great review xx

  15. Oooh wow these look gorgeous! I love the look of Call You! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  16. After having fallen in love with the apocalypse lipsticks, Rimm has become my go-to brand when it comes to lipsticks! I'll definitely have to try out this one as well! The colors look amazing!

  17. Can't say no to a 3 for 2 offer, Play With Fire looks gorgeous!

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  18. The pigmentation of these looks so good, but I just wish they did some more subtle colours for boring people like me!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  19. These look incredible! I really wish they had included a super deep red as that is one of the colours that can be most messy or problematic. Regardless, I definitely need to pick a few of these up.


  20. Those are my favorite colors, they have shipping to USA?



  21. Love transfer proof lip products, and the colour looks so gorgeous! Definitely will check them out!!!

    Bonnie ♥ www.bonniebeautyxo.com

  22. These sound so impressive. I love how pigmented they are and the shades are just beauts x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  23. I have tried them and they really do have staying power! I'm a big ran of Rimmel, great products for a good price.

  24. Wow, gotta get my hands on them! I'll Call You is my favourite shade.:)

    Saana Minerva

  25. I swatched these in store and couldn’t wash them off without scrubbing! Still not 100% sold. I have heard they are very hard to remove from the lips. But I do want to try for myself.


  26. Love the shades! I've heard they are hard ro remove though but I might have to try one out! X x


  27. Desperate to try these, they sound so good!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  28. I always want to love long-lasting wear lippies, but although they often work, they start cracking and peeling (the formula) on my lips and also cause my lips to peel. Maybe this is different!

    rae of love from berlin

  29. Love the 3for2 offers in boots, always take advantage! May get one of these next time I'm in as long lasting-wear is all that I'm after!


  30. Lovely shades and the packaging is so cute!


  31. I really want to try these, they sound really good! nad perfect for me as someone who doesn't like to have to think about reapplying lipsticks.

  32. I have been hearing so much about these, I'm dying to try them, but I had to special order mine because they are not available in the States yet... I'm hoping that changes soon!

  33. I love the pink shade! Moreover the packaging is too adorable.


  34. I had really mixed feelings about these - the formula is different to anything else I've tried but I'm not convinced it's a good thing!

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  35. Loving all these swatches! Love the pink one, might be picking it up!

    Colorful Closets

  36. one great post! I like the shades. Definitley must try :)


  37. I do like long lasting lip products but based on the reviews I've read so far I think these may be a little too long lasting for me. I've heard that people have had to scrub them off and as my lips get sore very easily (I can't swatch more than one lip product in a day as just wiping it off makes my lips sore) this wouldn't be great for me x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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