Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Lipstick:The Kate Moss Collection
Member Name: jimmychoogirl
Rimmel Lipstick:The Kate Moss Collection
Date: 05/02/13, updated on 07/02/13 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Finish, longevity, lovely colour range, price, scent
==~~Price and Availability~~==
Kate Moss currently has two different ranges of lipsticks out for Rimmel; Matte and Lasting Finish and both of these are priced at £5.49 per lipstick. I actually find this an affordable price and actually expected them to be a little more considering most 'high street' branded lipsticks now cost between £6-9 or more!
As with most Rimmel products these lipsticks are available at both Boots and Superdrug, though I have also now seen Rimmel being stocked in both larger supermarkets such as Sainsburys and Asda but also local pharmacies.
In the Matte collection there are fewer shades available (5 or 6) which I think is mainly due to the fact it is a newer collection. Nonetheless the shades in offer were all really nice and there seemed to be a shade that would suit most people due to the fact there was a soft pink, a nude, peachy colour or a dark red. From this range I opted for the colour 107 as I had heard lots of positive reviews about this particular colour and the best way I can describe this shade is a dark berry red colour, but not plummy or purple based - almost like a lighter and more wearable 'vamp' lip colour. This range comes in fairly some red packaging that I wouldn't say is anything special, but neither does is look tacky or cheap.
The long lasting range covers a lot more shades and perhaps they are slightly more wearable due to them not being matte. This range has many more nude colours that the previous, yet at the same time has a bright red and pink so again think this range would suit many different people. I was impressed with both the shades in offer from both collections and unlike in most new collections there wasn't really a 'dud' colour or one that I wouldn't opt for myself. I also found all of the shades (when swatched in the back of my hand) to be very true to that if the bullet and they all seemed to be very well pigmented. From this range I chose the classic bright red colour.
Applying the matte shade (107) was actually a lot easier than I expected, often I find matte shades a little harder to apply as the formulation isn't quite as creamy, however this formulation was indeed very creamy and almost felt moisturising. It glided across the lips almost effortlessly and because of the ease in which it took to apply this shade I made no errors which can be very unforgiving when wearing a dark, matte shade which; makes the lipstick very clean to apply. Another thing I noticed about this lipstick was the scent, I normally find lipsticks to be pretty much scent less or to have the generic lipstick smell, and however I really liked the smell of this. It is a fresh, almost bordering on fruity scent that is very pleasant and actually reminds me a little of the scent of YSL mascara! As previously stated these lipsticks are very much pigmented so I only needed to go across my lips once or twice in order for the colour to be true and opaque- I did find that when doing this the consistency of the lipsticks were a little thick, yet it was not uncomfortable just different from many matte lipsticks I have used in the past.
Applying the long lasting lipstick was slightly different in that it felt much lighter to apply and although it was still creamy and had that slightly moisturising feel to it, it seemed to resemble much more of a balm like texture than of a thick or heavy lipstick one. It again glided across my lips with extreme ease, making it very easy to apply and I actually found the way in which this lipstick applied very similar to that of a gloss or a lip balm in that it was extremely silky. Once again this lipstick was also scented very similar to that of the matte range of lipsticks which I again enjoyed, although I could not really smell it as much once it had been applied. This range of lipsticks is just as pigmented as the previous, yet the finish is slightly more sheer meaning the colour is not quite as opaque, which I think is more flattering in the colour of these lipsticks.
Although I loved the finish of both lipsticks, I have to admit I slightly preferred that of the matte lipstick which is probably also due to its staying power on the lips. The colour is a lovely rich, deep red colour which has slightly wine coloured notes in it which to some people may sound a hard colour to pull off yet because it is quite a warm colour and not too harsh it is in fact very flattering. Although when applying I found the texture slightly thick, once on it actually feels very comfortable and slightly creamy; very unlike most other matte lipsticks which can be quite drying which is why I have now begun to favour this brand of matte lipsticks over others. The longevity of this lipstick on the lips is brilliant; I found that once applied it really does stay in place and even better despite the creamy consistency it neither feathers nor smears around the edges even when not wearing a lip liner. I can easily go a whole day without needing to reapply this lipstick - though probably would apply if I wanted to continue to wear it into the evening just to make sure it is looking perfect. I find that when removing this lipstick it does leave my lips with a bit of a reddish stain, especially around the natural lip line though this really doesn't bother me too much.
Even though I stated I preferred the results of the matte lipstick that definitely does not mean to say I didn't like this one as this is definitely not the case. The red colour I chose was lovely and rich and even though it was very opaque and bold in the lips, the semi gloss like finish of the lipstick gave it an ever so slight sheerness which I actually think makes this colour even more wearable. The lipstick itself was a very vibrant colour, though I found most of the lipsticks in this range to be bold. I really liked this about this range and was pleased to see that the lipstick kept this vibrancy throughout the time I was wearing it and it did not begin to look dull. This lipstick is very comfortable to wear in the lips and is not at all drying; it actually feels very moisturising and has a very similar texture to that of a lip balm once applied. The longevity wasn't quite as good as the matte one despite the name being lasting finish, though I rarely find other finishes of lipsticks to last longer than that if a matte one. I found I could get away with around 3 hours or so wear before feeling the need to reapply, which I was still very pleased with - even more pleased to find alike the matte finish neither did this lipstick feather or smear. Despite the colour of this lipstick being a very bright red colour, I found that it did not really stain my lips at all; though to be honest it never really bothers me if lipsticks do.
Overall it is safe to say I have been very much thoroughly I impressed with these lipsticks; I love the way in which they feel comfortable to wear even for long periods of time and never have left my lips feeling or looking dry. I find these lipsticks to be very affordable and due to the fact they are very pigmented and a little goes a long way I can see them lasting me a long time. I will definitely repurchase the shades I have when they run out and am looking forward to buying more shades from both the matte and lasting finish range - especially as they are currently on 3 for 2 at Boots!
I really cannot fault these lipsticks and in my collection they are currently rivalling that of my MAC lipsticks which have been my favourites for years; the only downside is that I don't find the Rimmel packaging quite as appealing but considering they are less than half the price it doesn't bother me too much. There is no doubt as to whether I would recommend these lipsticks and for this reason I am awarding them 5 stars!
Summary: Kate's got it right!