As you already know Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick has a limited edition collection of five shades of lipstick that the brand collaborated with Kate Moss on.
These come in a slick black tube with Kate’s named splashed across the packaging.
Let’s take a peek!
I’m not a huge Kate Moss fan but I think the lipsticks were well thought out packaging wise and have a certain elegance to them. These come in solid black with Kate’s name printed on the top part of the tube and a little heart. I imagine if you’re a fan of Kate’s you’ll find the packaging rather fun even for myself, being pretty impartial to Kate, I thought the packaging was rather nice.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick promises eight hours of continuous wear but honestly, it’s more like four at best if you can stand the cream, matte finish.
All five shades are creamy, matte finishes which have a lovely glide across lips. Granted that glide depends on how dry, chapped, or flaky your lips are. At the moment my lips are perfectly fine however on days they are dry that cool glide disappears rather quickly and I end up with a rather crusty, less than smooth look after application. The formula has an irritating way of emphasizing flaky or drier areas so I do imagine if your lips are dry due to aging or you have finer lines around your lip area this will bleed and fade into those areas quickly.
(Shade 14 and 08)
The wear has a lengthy four hour period (I couldn’t get it to go eight hours without looking bad) but within that time frame you’ll feel your lips become increasingly drier. The formula is unforgiving in the terms of moisture and hydration it provides, to be blunt it doesn’t really offer much moisture at all merely sucks out what moisture your lips do have.
On the plus side, they do have rich color pay off.
Overall, if you can cope with a matte, creamy finish that’s a bit on the drying side, you’ll enjoy these. Some folks enjoy matte, creamy finishes and this brings much of that to the table with a highly pigmented formula that’s quite lovely for a drugstore lipstick. But if your lips are a bit on the dry side already and less than smooth you possibly won’t love the finish or the wear time which is one for sucking moisture out of lips rather than providing it. One perk is Kate’s Collection has a good deal of lovely MLBB shades (my lips but better) to indulge in such as the two I swatched here.
I think these lippies will end up loved by many and you’ll run into a few folks they simply won’t work for, I happen to be one of those people.
If Kate’s Collection doesn’t have a shade for you you can check out the general catalog which has over 20 shades of Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick to choose from.