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What plans for the weekend? So, I have a tiny story to share before starting to review today’s product. After watching Anne Hathaway’s purrrfect lips (pun intended) in TDR, it kept bothering me that how come I don’t have a single decent red lipstick? Then, while I was almost asleep last night, it came to me, I did buy one from Boots a couple of months back and I bolted up from my bed at 1 in the night and started looking for it. I also did a little jig once I found it tucked away at the back of my makeup box, yayyyyy!
So, the object of my affection is the lipstick from Rimmel’s Kate Moss Collection in shade 01.
5 or 6 GBP I think.
Like most Rimmel lipsticks, the cap has a nice Queen’s crown embossed on it. The lipstick case is black and has a smart matte finish.
This shade is creamy matte in texture, more matte than creamy. It is slightly drying on the lips and you need some moisturization before applying the color. I am very happy with the texture because according to me, red lipsticks that are glossy or too creamy, look a bit garish and tacky on the lips (I call it jammy lips ;P)
I think this is softer in texture than MAC’s Russian Red; however, it does not settle into fine lines.
Okay, I can write pages and pages about how beautiful the shade is, it is the exact red that I was looking for – a warm toned deep blood red that looks amazingly s*xy on the lips. It is not a blue-based red unlike most red lipsticks that I have seen and owned in the past. I would say this shade would look very good on people with yellow undertones, and looks amazing on dusky skin.
Here are some lip swatches:
Pros of Kate Moss Lipstick Collection from Rimmel London – 01 Lipstick:
- Gorgeous deep red shade that simply lights up my face.
- Insanely pigmented.
- Awesome staying power, it doesn’t fade even after 6-7 hours with meals, doesn’t transfer easily. Even after it fades away, it leaves behind a nice rosy tiny that I love! It’s simply gorgeous!
- I love the fact that it smells like bubblegum – nothing overpowering but nice and subtle.
- Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
- Very easy to apply and for my lips I find that it has just the right amount of creaminess and I can apply it very easily.
- Gives a classy matte finish that looks gorgeous.
- No shimmer or shine.
Cons of Kate Moss Lipstick Collection from Rimmel London – 01 Lipstick:
- This color at times looks a little over the top because it is such a deep blood red. So, you need to choose the occasion and your clothes and overall makeup carefully to wear this.
Other than that – NOTHING AT ALL!
Need I say any more? I am planning to wear this a lot in winters.
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