Rimmel London hits Malaysia!

by Paris B on · 28 comments

in Lipstick,New on shelves,Shopping

When it rains it pours! Hot on the heels of Majolica Majorca’s appearance on the shelves of Malaysia comes Rimmel London! The display was spotted in Watson’s KLCC and quite a substantial display it is too, right at the entrance with 3 display units.

Rimmel Kuala Lumpur

I saw that there was a pretty comprehensive display of foundation powder, mascara, liners, lipsticks, lip glosses but only a teeny tiny display of eyeshadow and blush. I wonder why? Anyway, I’m happy Rimmel is also now available in Kuala Lumpur, because I like their lipsticks!

Rimmel display at Watsons

I did a quick search online and apparently, we are getting the Rimmel London Japan products. I know this because I purchased a lipstick in the Gloss Maxx formula which isn’t available on the UK site, but is available on the Japan site.

Rimmel Gloss Maxx lipstick

The Rimmel Gloss Maxx lipstick in 001 costs RM19.90 which shocked me. It is actually cheaper than buying in London! I remember seeing Rimmel lipsticks in a Boots store in London for GBP3.99 (RM25). If I recall correctly, all the lipsticks available in Malaysia are RM19.90. I chose the Gloss Maxx lipstick because it is sheer and shimmery and so gorgeous on. Its not as scary red on as you see in the picture. Also, it is fragrance free! A review will come soon.

I previously owned 2 Rimmel Long Lasting Finish lipsticks purchased from London – A Drop of Sherry and Sugar Plum. I loved A Drop of Sherry so much I used it nearly everyday. It is the perfect sheer shimmery red on me that isn’t drama-mama!

Rimmel Long Lasting Finish lipstick

Unfortunately whilst I love the colour and texture, the scent got to me. There is a strong sweet scent that I dislike but some girls I know like. Its a case of personal taste.

Just very quickly, here are an idea of prices of the products in Malaysia based on memory:-

Renew & Lift Pressed Powder – RM33.90
Cool Matte 16 hour Mousse Foundation – RM41.90
Various mascara – RM27.90
Colour Rush Eyeshadow Duo – RM18.90

I think Rimmel is going to be available at the major Watson’s stores in Kuala Lumpur. I’m not sure about the rest of the country. If the Watsons store carries Majolica Majorca, I can safely say it should carry Rimmel.

Even better, at present (as part of their Raya promotion), Watsons is having a 15% discount on the retail prices so that means even lower prices on Rimmel! Eeks! :P I was good. I kept to ONE lipstick. Just ONE :P

Go wild girls! :D

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jojoba September 29, 2008 at 11:18 pm

ok, i went to sleep early but had to get up to see this!!!??? i happen to like some rimmal stuff that i have tried. looks like KLCC is THE happening place now. I must make a trip down there soon. But I am away for the Raya week! yuck…

good spotting and great pictures! how did you get the counter display in Wastons? I recall they don’t allow…


YZ September 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm

LOL I saw the Rimmel display in Watson’s Sunway Pyramid, which was side by side together with the Majolica Majorca display :) Indeed, you were right about saying that “when it rains, it pours!”
I almost bought their Glam Eyes mascara, but then remembered that I still have quite a number of brand new, unused mascaras languishing in my drawer :P Well, let’s see how long I can stay good…. ;)


September 29, 2008 at 11:27 pm

I need to make a trek to KLCC and soon! Especially since I work so close in the area… mmm… tomorrow’s lunch hour? Or Friday?


Connie September 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm

I spotted the display yesterday and already made my purchase: Glam’Eyes Mascara and loving it! Definitely gonna get more Rimmel but very broke now. The prices are definitely reasonable


Syen September 30, 2008 at 1:08 am

Waaah. It IS pouring! Here’s to hoping even MORE brands (and outlets) will make their way here! =D *Cough Sephora cough*

I have to make my way to KLCC Watson’s really soon. Looks like they’ve got lots of new stuff stocked up! And the Drop of Sherry looks pretty good. I’ve been meaning to try red lips, and one without drama-mama (LOL) sounds great for starters!

Great post, Paris!


September 30, 2008 at 5:58 am

Oh my, now Rimmel? I’m with Syen; am praying hard that Sephora hits Malaysian shores :p


anis September 30, 2008 at 8:27 am

yeah, i checked it out in Pyramid n love the lippies!
but the only problem i have when i wanted to try them out is that the butts of the lippy testers don’t show what colour is inside. so i need to take out each tester to look at the colour. i think that’s the long lasting finish range. but that aside, most of the colours suit me! madness!!


September 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

hi PB!

i head over to Sunway last night and got crazy… *again*
got myself a wee bit more of MJ and 1 lipgloss from rimmel… it’s the vinyl star series, the one with bling bling…
but weird thing is, i wanted a colour called Liquid Asset, which is available as a tester, but NO actual product! >_<

their lippie smells sweet, a berry kind of smell? not sure already~ i didn’t buy anything else i wasn’t interested in them… wanted the quad shadows but sadly, they dun have it here… :(


ParisB September 30, 2008 at 9:55 am

@jojoba : I was surprised to see such a huge Rimmel counter too. I think it’ll get to the other Watsons stores too.

@YZ: Well they’ll be here for a while so you can wait to get the mascara. I am!

@rinnah: Wooh! Go and check it out! I love the lippies and I’m hearing the mascara is good.


ParisB September 30, 2008 at 9:59 am

@Connie : Yep the prices are definitely good and I’ll bear this mascara in mind!

@Syen: Who knows if Sephora will get in but for now I’m loving the many new brands we are seeing. Drop of Sherry is lovely if you can handle the smell. The Gloss Maxx lippie in 001 is awesome sheer red too.

@Tine: I’m more interested in getting Max Factor in too!


ParisB September 30, 2008 at 10:01 am

@anis : The lippies are wonderful and I agree with you about the testers. They aren’t very friendly but hey its a small price to pay.

@Plue: Wow! You must be rolling in cosmetics :D Yes the lipsticks in Long Lasting Finish smell very sweet. Some girls like it, I find it a bit cloying.


beetrice September 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

just ONE lipstick?? who are you, and what have you done with Paris Beaverbanks?!? :D


Nikki September 30, 2008 at 10:16 am

Lucky!!! lucky!!! I would love to give the brand a try too!!! Come down to the 7,107 islands pls!!!


JackieA September 30, 2008 at 10:37 am

Oh my! I remember Rimmel from my student days in London waaaaaay back in the early nineties. They had some lovely colors that I adored and saved up for! WOW! It will definitely make me walk down memory lane…….but again its Rimmel London JAPAN…..so colors will favour fairer asian skin and not Indian?


September 30, 2008 at 10:39 am

Not exactly rolling, but i am sleeping with them :P

I think once my fever on Rimmel and MJ dies down, I should be able to recover my purse. but it will take a long long while. :D

and avon might be my new love! shall blog bout it soon!



Monstro September 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

PB!!! Stop stop, my wallet is shrinking!


ParisB September 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm

@beetrice : LOL… yes I restrained myself :P

@Nikki: Maybe it’ll be soon. Fingers crossed!

@JackieA: The lippie colours are quite strong so darker skinned girls may find it ok. The powders and foundation had some darker shades too. I wasn’t paying too close attention sorry!

@Monstro: Ah must help boost our flagging economy mah… ;)


prettybeautiful September 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm

looks like really cool deal, must go watsons when i have time. havent been to watsons for quite some time :(


Syen September 30, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Oh yes, Paris, I want Max Factor too!

Max Factor, Soap & Glory, John Frieda, Sephora, COME TO MAMAAAA!!!!



Jooj October 4, 2008 at 5:13 pm

wow, first MJMJ and now rimmel?? hmmm drugstore makeup is starting to get really good! is covergirl coming back? max factor? how about neutrogena cosmetics? i *HEART* drugstore!!!


Cynthia October 4, 2008 at 8:57 pm

wow, even rimmel is here now, wonder which one is their star product?
i sure hope they bring in lavshuca, tiffa and integrate too~ *prays*


ParisB October 4, 2008 at 9:02 pm

@Jooj : We’ll just have to wait and see I guess. Finally we are catching up with the rest of the world!

@Cynthia: I wasn’t super impressed by those products, but they are cute and I think will sell well. Let’s hope the companies bring them in soon.


cat_aunty December 2, 2008 at 5:41 am

Oh yes…Rimmel has the best lipsticks. I had one years and years ago when I was in Perth, and it was the best I had ever used


Adila February 1, 2009 at 11:15 am

huh I want their stay matte pressed powder but I’m not sure if they have it here in malaysia. I haven’t gone to check their products yet because the watsons in alamanda doesn’t carry rimmel which actually made me think why. They have majolica majorca but unfortunately not rimmel london.

Do you think they have stay matte pressed powder there?


ParisB February 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Hi Adila

I might have seen the powder but I haven’t been to Rimmel recently so I can’t be sure. Maybe you can check the next time you go into KL.


Addie February 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

omg rimmel! I’ve always wanted to try their stay matte pressed powder! Do they have it here?


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