We love our high-end beauty products, but when the drugstore delivers offerings with pocket-friendly price tags that are just as good, if not better, they’re going into our carts without question. And thankfully, the drugstores have really stepped up their beauty game as of late, but one brand that has consistently been killin’ it for years is Rimmel.

Celebrating self-expression and individuality, Rimmel stands by making up your own rules when it comes to beauty and there is no wondering why some of its products have long been cult favourites of many beauty gurus out there, including the likes of renowned British YouTube and beauty icon Zoe Sugg, a.k.a. Zoella.

Yes, Rimmel was once available to us here in Malaysia before vanishing completely, but the London-born brand has since re-invaded the drugstores (selected Watsons and Guardian stores throughout Peninsular Malaysia, or online) and we cannot be more excited. With that said, here are six Rimmel products you’d be a fool to pass on:

1. Stay Matte Pressed Powder (RM14.90)

This oil-absorbing powder leaves the skin looking flawless and shine-free. It also minimises the appearance of pores and sets makeup beautifully.

2. Lasting Finish 25Hr Liquid Foundation (RM39.90)

We wouldn’t advise wearing makeup for up to 25 hours straight, but this full-coverage foundation that leaves a demi-matte finish does promise that long of a wear.

3. Kate Sculpting Palette (RM29.90)

This sculpting and highlighting kit is designed in partnership with Kate Moss, and the convenient little palette that is great for travel comes with a contour shade, blush and highlighter in one.

4. Lasting Finish Lipstick (RM16.90)

These smooth and silky bullet lipsticks deliver high-intensity colour while offering 8-hour wear and remaining comfortable on the lips throughout the day.

5. Stay Matte Primer (RM24.90)

If you have oily skin and your makeup tends to move throughout the day, this mattifying and shine-controlling primer that smoothes over pores beautifully will lock your looks in place.

6. Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour (RM24.90)

Available in 15 show-stopping shades, these liquid lipsticks leave a velvety matte finish on the puckers and that’s right, they stay put, even after getting hot and heavy under the covers.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen