Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint and Balm Review

The release of Rimmel's 1000 kisses tint and balm was overshadowed by the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I'm not sure whether that was either because of it's likeness to the Clinique Chubby Sticks or whether it was down to the #JBK PR 'stunt'. Whatever the reason I feel Rimmel needs some help with their advertisement but in no way with the product.
I've tried both lip products and Rimmel was the clear winner for me. I'm not sure if I chose the wrong shade with the Revlon balm but I find Rimmel's Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint to be much nicer to wear and longer lasting.

Obviously the big difference in products is Rimmel's lip tint has a felt pen style applicator which applies a wet lip stain. I love applying with this style applicator as it makes my lips feel all tingy. The wet stain also helps for application on slightly dry lips as the liquid doesn't attach to any dry bits the same way as a tinted balm does. Obviously the stain doesn't stay wet on your lips so once it sinks in it can make your lips feel a bit dry but that's where the balm comes in.

On the opposite end there is a clear balm. This thing is amazing. A quick swipe over your lips and they're left looking shiny and feeling hydrated. 

The staying power of this product is impressive. As it's a tint you expect the colour to stay put for a long time but that isn't always the case. Rimmel has done a good job with this one. Above is my lips straight after the product was applied and the picture below is two hours later AND after brushing my teeth. The tint has stayed well making this a fantastic product for a night out as it doesn't need to be applied in between each drink like a lip stick.

 Unfortunately my one problem with this product is that a mirror is almost essential. As the tint has such a vibrant colour you can't risk applying it without seeing where it's going or else you could end up looking like the Joker with colour all over your face. 
I guess because the colour lasts quite a long time it doesn't matter too much if you nip to the toilet every few hours to reapply.

I've got the Stay Very Berry shade which is a gorgeous bright, vibrant pink and smells lovely. This is perfect for a night out but isn't too in your face to be worn everyday making this a rather versatile product.

I would recommend this to anyone who is disappointed with the staying power of the Revlon balm stains or to anyone who likes a long staying lip colour with a bit of a shine. For £6.99 you can't really go wrong!

Have you tried 1000 kisses? Do you prefer a lip tint or lipstick?