Rimmel ‘Keep Calm’ Lip Balms | Review & Swatches

 It was only a matter of time before a beauty brand jumped on the ‘Keep Calm’ bandwagon, wasn’t it? And it probably isn’t surprising that Rimmel, with its constant selection of bright, fun colours, and a very London-centric image, have released the ‘Keep Calm’ lip balm range.

Now, I can’t deny that these are incredibly similar to the Maybelline ‘Baby Lips’ range, being rich, moisturising lip balms with a subtle hint of sheer colour, but I have to admit, I actually prefer the ‘Keep Calm’ range. Even the darker shades in the range are very sheer, so much more flattering for those of us with pale(ish) skin, and they are every bit as moisturising as I’d expect from any ‘regular’ lip balm.

Swatches Left-Right: Keep Calm and Rock; Keep Calm and Party; Keep Calm and Kiss

As you can (hopefully) see in the swatches, above, the lip balms have a very natural shine to them, and there’s enough of a difference in the shades to justify buying more than one shade (ideal, when Boots have a 3 for 2 on!) – at least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
I’d have to seriously recommend these to anyone who wants to maybe branch out into wearing some more adventurous lip colours, or to anyone who’s a fan of the natural look. They also look incredible with a smoky eye!

The Rimmel ‘Keep Calm’ lip balms are available for £2.99 each, and are available from Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide, and from the Boots website, here, or the Superdrug website, here (where Rimmel is currently on offer: 2 for £5!).

Have you tried the ‘Keep Calm’ range, or Maybelline’s ‘Baby Lips’?
What are your thoughts on sheer lip balms?
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