I am back home and you will see more reviews from me now. 😀 It was our first trip to US and hubby chose Vegas. 😀 Awesome place, I didn’t want to come back but alas! I had too. 🙁 The city really never sleeps. Whatever the time, round the clock, I could see people in casinos, in the bars. 😀 It was super cold and windy, I know being a Minnesota resident, I should not crib about the weather 😛 but then it was very cold as per Vegas standards. Coming back to the review, the lipstick I am going to review today. I picked it up just a couple of days before our trip and it was the most used lipstick on the trip. I am so in love with the shade!
Be Iconic – Make the Ordinary Extraordinary Sumptuously Rich Matte Colour with a sublime comfort. Ruby Powder enriched formula. Intense velvet colour all day! Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte Collection Lipstick gives the gorgeous color richness and comfort of Kate’s lipstick, now in a velvety, matte finish. Ruby powder-enriched formula intensifies the color while keeping a matte finish all day long. Matte is re-invented for the most velvety comfortable color ever. Get the velvet touch!
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte Collection Lipstick:
- Velvety rich color, sublime comfort.
- Now in a velvety, matte finish.
- Designed by Kate Moss.
$4.99 (may vary across the stores).
My Experience with Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #107:
The lipstick comes in a matte red and black tube with Kate’s signature on the cap. It has a crown symbol which is the Rimmel logo on the cap and the shade number is written on the bottom on a color-coded sticker. I like the packaging except for the fact that it is similar across this range, so you need to dig in your stash if you have more than one of them. Also, the shade does not have any name but only number. I kind of like it when my lipsticks have names instead of just numbers. 😉
This is my new favorite lipstick! The color and pigmentation of this lipstick is great. It gives a semi-matte finish and I love the price. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #107 is a deep berry-toned red with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The lipstick is superbly pigmented and deposits most of its color in just a single swipe. However, you can build up the color for a bolder look by swiping it multiple times.
It doesn’t look cakey, but yes it does transfer especially when it’s layered on too much. The lipstick does not bleed, but may settle in your lip lines after a couple of hours. I love matte lipsticks but they are too drying and my dry lips don’t love them much, especially in the super cold weather. This lipstick gives me the matte look I wanted and does not dry out my lips. The lipstick is not hydrating but will not dry out your lips further. Prior exfoliation and prepping your lips with a lip balm is always a good option. The texture is creamy, and it did feel a bit heavy on the lips though. It has a very smooth consistency, doesn’t drag on the lips and applies evenly.
As per product claims, it contains ruby and diamond powder which intensifies the color and makes it stay all day long. Well, it doesn’t stay for whole day. But yes, without meals it stayed on me for around 4-5 hours after which it started fading leaving a pretty stain on lips. But with meals, it just faded from the centre of the lips leaving a ring behind which doesn’t looks so good. I didn’t mind reapplying it so that was not much of an issue with me.
The only thing I don’t like too much about it is the fragrance. It has a powdery-perfume like smell which comes out too strong when you apply it on your lips. However, it fades with time, or I guess I got used to it and so didn’t notice much after some time.
Pros of Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #107:
- Gorgeous chic berry red shade.
- Lovely semi-matte finish.
- Ruby powder-enriched formula.
- Not pricey.
- Applies smoothly.
- Does not tug or pull the lips.
- Though not hydrating but doesn’t even dry out the lips.
Cons of Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #107:
- No name assigned to the lipstick (not really a con though 😛 )
- Transfers if layered too much.
- Settles into lip lines after a couple of hours.
- Fades unevenly after meals, leaves a ring on the lips.
- Feels a bit heavy on the lips.
- Strong perfume smell, will definitely bother sensitive noses.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate #107?
Hell, yes!!!! I love this shade and how it brightens my face. Also, I feel that this shade will suit various skin tones so go on ladies, try this on if you like berry red shades. 😀
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