Sunday, 14 October 2012

The New Matte Lipsticks: Kate Moss for Rimmel

Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte lipstick in 107, €6.95 from Boots and other Rimmel stockists.

Although I mentioned Revlon's Wine Not lipstick in my last post, I have to admit I was on the hunt for a replacement. The colour is beautiful but the finish was hugely lacking - it was uncomfortable to wear being one of the 'old generation' mattes which left your lips dry and the colour patchy. However, the quality of this lipstick from Kate Moss' new range of mattes for Rimmel surpasses all the other mattes in my collection. The finish is beautifully velvety and comfortable as well as long lasting with a matte finish. I wore this to work yesterday and didn't need to top up once during the day whereas even with my MAC mattes go dry and uncomfortable at the corners of my mouth and need to be topped up throughout the day.
The colour is stunning and perfectly seasonal; I expect that I'll be wearing this throughout the colder months this year. In the above photo I wore it with an extremely simple everyday look but I think that the colour could be paired with a subtle smokey eye for an evening look - or even with a heavier eye: a burgundy lip with a dark eye is a look that the beautiful Zara wears so well in her latest video. One of my ultimate favourite bloggers Anna has also showcased this shade in an evening makeup post and it looks amazing with her simple makeup.
Other points to make - it is heavily scented but the artificial cherry-watermelon scent doesn't linger for too long. I'm not the biggest fan of the packaging but that's just down to personal taste and I usually favour more sleek black packaging in my cosmetics. By Rimmel's standard though, it's ok and it's certainly not the garish shiny purple of their Moisture Renew lipsticks.
The best part about this lipstick however, is the price. While a shade such as Diva by MAC would set you back by €18, Rimmel's offering are just €6.95. And that's not to say that's the price you have to pay for it. I picked mine up in a local chemist where they were doing an introductory price of €4.95 (always look out for these as most 'drugstore' cosmetics brands do them). Boots do 10% discount for holders of a Student Travelcard (in Ireland that is - I can't speak for the UK) and they currently have 3 for 2 across all cosmetics so it's an excuse to treat yourself! And finally, ASOS are selling them for the slightly higher price of €7.04 but are currently offering 10% with the code MEGA10. So everyone can get their hands on one of these amazing lipsticks!

Have you tried any of the Kate Moss matte lipsticks yet? Will you be interested in trying this after my review? Please let me know! xx


  1. Wow this colour is so pretty!

  2. Nice shade, it really suits you. I am well jealous, I wish I could pull of this colour!!

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  4. You look amazing! I have the same lipstick and I'm totally in love with it! ;)
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  5. I have the exact same shade from a few weeks ago but have been anxious to try it. Did you apply with a brush or not? Looks fantastic on you!

  6. I'm in love with this colour but they don't sell that one in my country :( Can you help me somehow? I'm despered.

  7. It looks so beautiful, I think i might buy it!

  8. The colour really suits you! Revlon has another lipstick out now that is much the same as Wine Not! It's called Black Cherry and I hear its amazing! I have just bought mine so reviewing it soon! Can't wait!


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