Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Kate Moss7:32 AM
Kate Moss has been working with Rimmel London for the past 13 years. In 2011 she created her own lipstick range for the cosmetics giant. The Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Kate Moss are meant to have high intensity color that should last for up to 8 hours. I'm no lipstick fiend, preferring a more practical lip-moisturizing approach. But while on the hunt for something matte, these looked really pretty -- and cheap -- in the drugstore. That they've received solid reviews convinced me to get 4 shades. Which is already 4 shades too many because I really don't wear lipstick often. The black tubes have the regular gloss/satin finish; the reds have the matte finish.
The lipsticks apply very creamily and don't feel dry or heavy at all, even the matte ones. They are amazingly opaque with one swipe. The satin finish smells fruity, sort of like bubblegum, while the mattes smell more waxy. The scent lingers a bit after application, which I don't particularly like but it's not a big deal. I haven't worn them out for 8 hours, but they do last after a meal, with some fading in the middle. As I mentioned, the mattes transfer less than the satins.
Summary swatches below. These are less color-accurate than the full-face swatches, but here you go!
ProsVelvety, lightweight lipsticks with incredible pigmentation.
ConsScented, don't last 8 hours as advertised.
With a great formula and color payoff, the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Kate Moss are an absolute steal at US $4.97 (~ PhP 214) at Walmart and Walgreens. Prices vary in other stores.