September 6, 2016

Rimmel Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick Review & Swatches

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Rock 'n' Roll Nude

I’ve been reviewing of the limited edition Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick shades that appear in the new 15 Years of Iconic Kate Lipsticks display that’s launching now at drugstores. So far, I’ve been really liking these shades!

Rimmel Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick is one of three shades in this display labeled as “Kate’s Favorite Nudes”. I love this color but sadly it doesn’t love me.

Here’s a little look!

So far, I’ve had pretty good success with the limited edition shades from this collection. Rimmel Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick or Shade 54 comes housed in limited edition rose gold packaging which I absolutely adore. I can’t stress enough how much I like this packaging. It’s just really pretty and it stands out from your normal run of the mill drugstore lipstick packaging.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude is sadly not a shade I can pull off as it gives me a bit of a zombie lip look. The good news is a little gloss goes a long way at making this shade way more wearable. It’s a very pale beige pink that will likely prove beautiful and MLBB-like (my lips but better) on fairer skin and less pigmented lips than my own. It reminds me a little tiny bit of Urban Decay Naked Lipstick from the original Fall 2009 Collection but with considerably more beige to it.

Rimmel Rock 'n' Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Rock 'n' Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick Swatches

The color applies fairly well with a thin, lightly hydrating finish. I find the Lasting Finish Lipstick formula seems to vary from shade to shade. I’d put this formula in with a MAC Lustre Lipstick but it runs a little thinner and drags a lot less on lips. Application was very smooth and the wear was comfortable and light at around four hours without migrating or feathering. The color does fall into my natural lip lines through so, I would recommend priming prior for a smoother finish. It does have a strange play doh-like vanilla fragrance and flavor that might upset sensitive users. I think the color looks a heck of a lot better with a clear lipgloss like Maybelline Shine Shot on top as it makes the color a lot less death-like on my lips and considerably more nude natural!

Rimmel Rock 'n' Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick fotd

If you’re fair of skin and with paler lips you might just love Rimmel Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick as it’ll make a perfect MLBB (my lips but better) shade. If don’t think you can pull this off, don’t give up, a little clear gloss goes a long way at sheering the shade out and making it way more user friendly. I don’t regret the purchase as with clear gloss I think it looks quite lovely on my lips.

Grab it Rimmel Rock ‘n’ Roll Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick now at drugstores!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Lisa I

    I flipped when I found these at Rite Aid and bought this color, too. Sadly, it is too pale for me as well. I always try to find a good nude lippie,
    but it’s so hard!

    • Isabella Muse

      try some of the other ones Lisa! This was way too light but the Boho Nude was a like easier to wear 😀

  • Kate

    I fell in love with this and bought it too but even though i m paler than a ghost i have pigmented lips and it looked terrible on me. i was determined to make it work because common look at it… its sooo pwettyyy! so i wear it with a mauvish nude lipliner and the lipstick on top and it looks fantastic! Dont give up on this fella!

    • Isabella Muse

      No kid! I thought for sure it would be a perfect shade for fair skin, less pigmented lips! I added clear gloss and that helps a lot! I love your idea of a mauve nude liner! Going to try that!