Thursday, 20 October 2011

20/10/11 Kate Lasting Finish Review

Hey guys, hope everyone is well! I’ve had a pretty busy past few weeks with college and work, otherwise I would have blogged more often. But nevertheless I have my first proper review on hand for you.

Let me show you the new Kate Moss lipsticks from Rimmel London! I am in love with them. They’re pretty good for the money too, in Boots they retail for

The packaging is simple and black with the ‘Kate Signature’ on the lid, with their well known crown on the top. The lids fit on perfectly which I find good as many drugstore lipsticks aren’t so secure and usually just slip off. The packaging is obviously very plain but I think that’s what is keeping the price low. £5.49 and its three for the price of two! So that works out 3 lipsticks for £10.98 which I think is really good!

I bought them in colours 08 (nude),05(pink) and 04(purple). Nearly half of the collection! In total there are 7 shades, from hot pink, vibrant red, nude to dark purple. The lipsticks themselves are really pigmented but have a very waxy feel to them. The scent isn’t so great, it reminds me of the lipsticks you used to have as a little girl, with the plastic scent to them, but I guess you can’t have it all especially for a drugstore product. In terms of application the pink (05) and the nude (08) are much more easier to apply. They go on so smoothly especially with a coat of Vaseline on underneath.

Unfortunately, the deep purple (04) is much more harder to apply, that may just be due to the nature of the colour and the fact I’m not the best at applying lipstick! But I think if you exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub and use Vaseline the application is much more smoother.

In regards to durability I find I have to reapply this at least every hour. That may just be me, but with a product like Lipcote or Rimmel's own lip seal it should last much more longer.

Pros -
Easy to apply
Great pigments
Sturdy packaging

Cons -
Reapply frequently
Plastic scent
Waxy texture

Overall I'd give this a 7/10