Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 08 and 10-Review, Photos, Swatches

Company/Brand Claim: The 1st lipstick collection created by Kate Moss. High intensity color for up to 8 hours. Formula infused with black diamonds, reflects light like never before. Captures all the flair, edge and timelessness of Kate's unique look.
For Skin Type: All

Packaging: There are two types. A matte black tube and a matte red tube. Both have Kate's signature printed on the cap. 
Product Coverage: Medium to Full

Formulation: Cream 

Finish: Cream and Matte

Texture and Feel: Both glide on quite smoothly.   

# 08: Is a creamy warm mauve pink.
# 10: A striking matte red.

Fragrance: Both have a pleasant mild creamy smell. 

Application: Like a regular lipstick.

Result: Lipsticks happen to be one of my favorite products from Rimmel. First I bought the Lasting Finish lipstick in the shade undressed (read review) which I still use to this day and next I bought one of the Kate Moss ones. There's not much a of a difference in the price but I think I prefer the Kate ones more. I bought # 10 first which is a seductive, bright matte red. It's absolutely beautiful and will conquer a makeup look on its own. One swipe releases a lot of color and a few more cover the lips with ease. If you apply it over a chap stick it slightly shines otherwise turns out matte. It's suitable for all skin types and specially wearable for fall. 
The not so good part is that it transfers a lot. It's almost never dry and will stain everything it comes across. One other thing I noticed is that it will cause a cloudy hue around the lips during summers and will transfer on the chin at times (God knows how). So I always need to check on my lips and clean up if it happens. 
I bought # 08 recently which is a cream formula and a nice everyday warm pink, suitable for all skin tones. It's a must have for working ladies. It will transfer more color if worn alone but over a chap stick, it tends to lighten a bit. It's very similar to my natural lip color which made with wish I'd gone for some other shade when I tried it on for the first time.  
Staying Power: #10 fulfills the claim. It stayed on my lips for almost 8 hours whereas, # 08 lasted hardly for 2 hours. 

Times Tested: # 10 several times and #08 3 times.

Cons: If only # 10 didn't stain badly and # 08 would stay on longer, I would've given them that extra point. 

Anything Else: - 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss comes in 3 collections. The black tubes are the Lasting Finish Collection in 15 shades. Then there's a Lasting Finish Matte Collection, which comes 10 shades in red tubes. Later Rimmel introduced the Kate Spring Collection which consists of 5 shades in black tubes.

Rating: 4/5 for both

Take it:
You're looking for quality lipstick
You like the color range
You want a matte or cream finish
You're into red lipsticks
You want to wear it to work
Leave it:
You can't stand the color transfer
The colors are too bold for your liking

Price: Rs. 850/-  and Aed 42

Available at: 
Pakistan: Rimmel counters and super stores across Pakistan.
UAE: Rimmel counters across UAE and Boots pharmacies. 
International: -, Wallgreens and Target

Alternatives:  Luscious Cosmetics ultra moisturizing lipsticks are an alternate.

Conclusion: The color range is beautiful. If the brand could only work on the quality issue, the rating can go much higher. Recommended? Yes.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 08 and 10
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 08 
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 08 
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 08 swatch
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 08
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 10
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 10
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 10 swatch

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss # 10

Kiran Imtiaz Author

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  1. loveee the swatches n kate moss range is my fav :)

  2. These seem promising and #10 looks great on you! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  3. Nice review and swatches... #08 is such a lovely shade...

  4. I always drool over the Kate Moss range. Should buy one sometime :D Great review :) I have the same chin transfer problem sometimes with a few of my lipsticks. So weird :P

  5. Lovely picks kiran ...i really need to check these out after your review

  6. lovely shades love kate moss lipsticks

    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

  7. There was a time I was crazy abt number 10 :) but then I got hooked on Luscious red but it looks awesome on you.Great post <3 <3

  8. Such a lovely colors with reasonable price, nice review.

  9. OMG! The Red one (#10) looks gorgeous on you. I have become a big fan of Rimmel lipsticks recently. Have you tried their Moisture Renewed Range?

  10. lovely shades and great swatches ...

    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

  11. Lovely shades. Rimmel Kate Moss range is a must buy :)

  12. #10 suites u so well, will have to try these lippies sonner now :)