I stumbled across these Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lipsticks while shopping at Walmart the other night. The colors seemed more suited to my taste than the original Lasting Finish by Kate Moss so I decided to give them a try.
Being very affordable at $4.63 per tube (price may vary depending on store and area), I picked up 3 shades. 113 a peachy pink nude, 101 a mauve-y, cool toned, almost mid range pink (shows up lighter on the lips though) and lastly 110 a bright orangey red. (I thought that was a good mix without going over board.)
Now for the break down:
- Didn't feel dry/drying (but still not really moisturizing. just kind of sits on top)
- Decent color range (10 Shades)
- Affordable - $4.63 (at Walmart)
- I don't mind the scent
- Difficult to wear - unflattering
- Smears/Bleeds/Overall does not stay in place
- Texture is strange.
(While not drying it kind of feels like putting a waxy lotion on your lips)
- Darker shades stain (Some people may not mind that but I do)
- Not long lasting - lighter shades wear off in less than an hour. The darker shade lasted longer because it had stained my lips (and the skin around it -__-)
Overall I would not repurchase these lipsticks. I don't think they were flattering and none of the colors were very original. I could easily find similar colors in a much better formula. I exfoliated my lips prior to taking these pictures and you can see they were still giving me issues.
113 looks HORRIBLE up close - I find that I can wear it with a gloss to smooth it out a bit but I hate to have to do that. I like lipsticks that can stand alone and not depend on an additional product in order to function. I think the pale color just highlights any lines etc. in an unflattering way. Would not recommend.
101 is a bit better and definitely creamier. It applies the most evenly out of the 3 and does not stain my lips. Of all the colors, this is the one I would recommend the most. I also believe that it is the most wearable, given it is also the least original.
110 is extremely bright in person. Very pigmented and will stain your lips. I didn't think this color was bad. It was creamier and smoother than 113 but not as much as 101, however it does still skip leaving the color a bit patchy. Unfortunately the biggest issue I had with this color is that it gets everywhere! The skin around my lips, my chin if I were to take a big bite of anything, any food I am eating, my teeth, if my hair gets stuck in it or my finger grazes it - it's a mess. Now most lipsticks do those same things but not to the degree this one does and it also happens with much less effort. I probably would not recommend because I have several colors that are similar that I love 1000000x more. (Try Tom Ford 'Wild Ginger' AMAZING and worth the price($48). Also Wet n' Wild has a similar matte lipstick that's better than this one and even comes with a cheaper price tag. $1.99)
As far as packing, I can't complain. All of the Lasting Finish lipsticks are about the same, tube color depending on which line it belongs to. All come in round tubes with the crown emblem on the cap. I've never had a problem with one being stiff or difficult to twist up.
For the MATTE lipsticks in the Kate Moss range the tubes are a matte red with a glossy black center. (The regular Lasting Finish by Kate Moss are black on black) I think these feel a little more lightweight than the original Lasting Finish Lipsticks - they almost feel like they are empty inside.
Again, I would not repurchase these and I can't even say I would recommend them. I think they are usable but I probably won't make it through a full tube.
If you are absolutely dead set on trying one go for 101 - I had the best experience with that shade and again it's going to be the most wearable for a lot of skin tones.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Sorry that it is probably not the review you would have liked to hear - of course we always want to find great products!
I was disappointed especially since I have enjoyed Rimmel products in the past. You will also be seeing these lipsticks featured in my February Hits & Misses at the end of the month and I'll let you know in that video if I come across any tricks or combos that work well for these as I will have the rest of the month to play around with them.
Thanks so much for reading and a BIG Thank YOU to those who are following!
See you back here tomorrow : )
I later visited the Rimmel site to see what information they had posted up that I could pass on.
Basically a brief overview of the lipstick as well as all 10 shades listed.
Description from the site:
Be Iconic - Make the Ordinary Extraordinary
Sumptuously Rich Matte Colour with a sublime comfort.
Ruby Powder enriched formula.
Intense velvet colour all day!
They also had a "Try it On" feature which I found to be pretty interesting and kind of fun to play around with.
You have your choice of models, I am assuming to best match your skin tone etc. although I did notice many skin tones were missing lol.
Not a problem - there is also a section on this feature for you to upload your own picture! Truth be told I did not try that out but I am assuming it's along the lines of similar apps and makeover sites.
You can also zoom in and change the intensity of the lipstick application which I thought was a pretty good idea. Of course not as accurate as actually trying it on but hey better than nothing.
If nothing else, it is at least fun to play around with.