Friday, 2 December 2011

Rimmel Review #2 Kate Lipstick

Rimmel London Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in 04, £5.49

 I used look up to/take inspiration from Kate Moss back in my teens when I was borderline obsessive with The Libertines, Babyshambles and anything Peter Doherty related. Having never really taken a shine to her TopShop collection, I was quite intrigued when I heard she was releasing a few shades of lipstick for Rimmel. It made sense as she used to be the face of the brand a couple of years ago, -pre Cocaine snapshot. I know they were released ages ago now, but I've been so busy it's hard to keep on top of things!!!
A reasonably priced lipstick, and I am really impressed with the results. I would describe the finish as matte with a natural sheen. A thin 'patted' coat of this lipstick is a deep purple plum, heavier application I would say it's almost black with a purple sheen. The packaging is sleek, matte black with the Rimmel crown on the lid, and 'Kate <3' in a signature style scribble. I really like this packaging!

If I'm honest, this shade is quite daring for me! I like it when I see it on most other girls, but with my pale skin and dark hair I didn't want to look too goffic and wasn't sure there was a place for it in Swansea!! It's beginning to grow on me though, and I think I'll whip it out a few more times. Not going to be a 'go to' shade for me though, but the actual formulation of the lipstick is wonderful, and the other shades that have been released are the shades that every girl should own; excellent neutrals, a true red, bright pink, etc. The shades are supposed to capture Kate's 'timeless look' (Rimmel website) and I agree that they do.

Opinions please peeps?
 I think it is complimented by the lilac Vivo eyeshadow that I reviewed here.

Do you wear plum on your lips? Have you bought any of the Kate lipsticks?


  1. I think it looks gorgeous on you! But the colour is definitely too dark for me, I'm not daring enough.


  2. Oh I love the colour, I've been looking for a good plummy lipstick for a while! Looks great on you! xo

  3. I love the libertines! The lipstick is so nice. I have a plum lipstick but its much more of a reddy purple. This was is a bit different its nice x

  4. It looks great on you, you can definitely pull it off!
    I have this lipstick but its just too daring for me! might give it another go though, its such a nice shade.

  5. I picked this up a few weeks ago and haven't got around to wearing it yet, looks gorgeous on you!!


  6. I love the lipsticks in this range, you've defaintely inspired me to try a darker, more daring shade! this one looks gorgeous on you :) xo

  7. it's gorgeous on you!!!You look so pretty!!!
    I'm following. <3

  8. I think it looks gorgeous on you, doll! I would so get a purple lipstick for this Christmas but decided on Russian Red instead, hehe

  9. Lady Liquor Vintage- Hun I don't think I'm daring enough either!!

    Rachel- thankyou! There's lots of plum lipsticks around and this one is quite reasonably priced if you're a bit unsure on the shade!

    Chantelle- your reddy plum sounds very wearable- this one is definietely cool toned.

    Zoe- I'm not sure I can haha!

    Emma- I'd love to see a blog post on it when you do get round to trying it!

    Babyface- that's great! I think everyone should try different colours!! :)

    Audrey- thankyou, thats very kind of you!

    cbsg5861- Hun this is no Russian Red. It was my firt ever MAC lipstick and will always remain my favourite, the perfect red!

  10. Wow, the colour really suits you!

    Victoria - VIPXO -

  11. It looks beautiful! Your eyebrows are lovely too. I've been looking to try this colour for a while. XO

  12. I've got the red one by her and I love it, it seems a little bluer maybe making it really easy for pale skins to wear, that shade looks lovely on youu xxx


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