Like I have said earlier, I find it very difficult to buy 1 lipstick – it always has to be 2! Actually, its been a trend through life – and not restricted to lipsticks. I go out to buy something, after the browsing and shortlisting phase, it always boils down to 2 products and I am never able to make up my mind. So invariably, the response is – lets take both! Hmmmmm….not a good habit, I know! Ask my hubby….he is fed up with this!
I digress, coming back to the product in hand….I have earlier revewed the HOT pink lipstick from this range – Lasting Finish by Kate #20. And here I bring to you #22. This one is a bright (again) blue based Red!
What the Company says:
Rimmel presents unique, sexy and unconventional alluring shades with Kate Moss’ exclusive signature lipstick line.
The Lipstick collection created by Kate Moss. High Intensity colour for upto 8 hours. Formula infused with Black Diamond, reflects light like never before. Captures all the flair, edge and timelessness of Kate’s unique style.
The black diamond pigment complex reflects light like never before to reach colours beyond the traditional spectrum. Smooth on pure London class with gorgeous, hypnotizing tones that make you look, and then look again. Wow!
Kate is back with her second Lipstick collection, all 5 shades were picked by Kate Moss herself and she even insisted on the shade numbers. These shades are so on trend for spring and summer and are sure to make you stand out in the crowd with your statement pout.
INR 215 for 4gms! Yes, these have an unbelievable price tag of Rs.215! That’s as much as a cup of coffee with a friend at CCD or Barista, etc!
The lipstick comes encased in a Black packaging with Kates’s signature on it and the Queen’s crown embossed on top of the case. At the bottom is the lipstick number in the colour of the lipstick – to help you identify the colour.
As I have entioned in my previous review, packaging is nothing too fab – but not bad either. The cap shuts close with a resounding click – which is re-assuring that it will not come loose….so easy to toss into the bag!
For this price, the packaging is fairly decent – it does not look cheap or tacky.
The texture of the lipstick is smooth and creamy – there is no shimmer, shine, however, its not matte either. This one again is insanely pigmented! One swipe is enough – however, it may not give you even application so you might need to go over a couple of times.
The colour is BRIGHT Blue Based red with a hint of pink – as you can see in the pics. It brightens the face and makes my teeth look white! (I like that!!) Considering the colour, application can be a little bit of an issue…meaning, it is RED! Any mistake in application is going to be glaringly visible. You might not get an even application with the tube and would ideally need to use a brush.
In terms of the “Lasting” part of the claim – it lasted for good 6 hours plus and when it faded it left a stain. However, the stain did not last very long… probably an hour tops! It does transfer a little but not as much as a balm-ish lipstick does.
I have fairly dry lips. The lipstick did not become matte and drying. Its not hydrating but it is not drying either and neither does accentuate the fine lines of my lips.
All in all, an absolute steal at that price!
To sum it up:
Pros of Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #22:
1. Nice Bright red – for people who are comfortable weraing bright colours
2. Fairly long lasting
3. Does not dry the lips or accentuate fine lines.
4. Insanely pigmented
5. Extremely easy on the pocket
6. Great packaging
Cons of Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #22:
1. When I applied it from the tube, it feathered a little. However, when I applied with a brush, there was NO feathering. Using a lipliner would also ensure that there is no feathering.
2. Because of the color – application could be a bit of an issue. Its not something you can apply on the run.
3. The color might not be something which everyone can carry off – but there is a range of nudes also available.
4. It has an awful sickeningly sweet smell! You do not notice it in the shop cause you are buying it in Parcos. And Parcos is predominantly a perfume shop – so always smells divine. The smell does wear off but it is really sickening – and would be a bother to anyone who has a sensitive noise.
5. Availability of the product might be an issue.
one swipe, three swipes
IMBB Rating – 3.5
It’s a nice product, especially consideirng the price. I do think, its a great buy, specially for women who shy away from reds but want to give it a try. At this price, you wouldn’t mind picking up sometyhing for trial or something which you may not use toooooo often.
Would I buy more from this collection – not really. I have picked a hot pink (no.20 – reviewed earlier) and this Red. The collection is fairly ristricted in colours to reds, pinks and nudes. So I am pretty much covered. However, at INR 215, its an absolute steal! And you must try!
So tell me, have you come across a product which you might have bought on an impulse just because it wasn’t too expensive and realized you made a fab pick? Which product is that?
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