Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – Shade 17 Review

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – Shade 17 Review

Hello my lovely ladies,

Today, I am reviewing a lipstick by Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish in shade 17.  I am a big lip junkie. I have a lot of lipsticks ranging from MACs, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Dior, Revlon’s, L’Oreal.  Being such a lipstick lover, I never owned any Kate Moss lipstick. I heard a lot of positive reviews about this line, so I decided to jump into the bandwagon and try it for myself.  This was a random and unplanned purchase. I did not get a chance to swatch or check the reviews before buying this lipstick. As I lean more towards pinks and neutrals, I decided to give this color a try as the color looked great on the sticker.  Let’s see what this lipstick looks like and see who can rock it 🙂


Product Description:

The first 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.



Kate Moss lipstick

My Take on Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – Shade 17:

Since I read a lot of positive reviews on this line of lipsticks, I did not think twice before buying it, but this lipstick isn’t getting much share of love as my other lipsticks get. You will know why if you read further.  This is a crème or regular finish lipstick. You can make out the difference by the packaging. Red package lipsticks are matte and black package ones are crème or regular.

Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick

Packaging:  This comes in a black plastic tube with a pink signature of Kate with a cute little heart. Packaging is simple yet cute and chic. You cannot see the color through the tube, but the shade name and color can be seen on the sticker in the bottom. This kind of packaging can be deceptive sometimes as the color on the sticker may not be an exact match of the lipstick shade.

Color:  There is no name to the color, instead it is numbered as 17. To me, this color looks like a neutral lilac pink.

Smell:  This lipstick has a powdery smell to it which is not very overwhelming.

Light pink lipstick

Texture:  This is a very creamy lipstick which gives a smooth and glossy finish on the lips.

Color Payoff:  It gives a very opaque color payoff in just a single swipe.

Finish: It glides on smooth but there are minute shimmer particles in the lipstick which makes it to give a frosty finish which is a big NO for a person like me who hates specks of shimmer on the lips.

Feel on the lips:  This lipstick is quite moisturizing but feels a little weird because of the shimmer.

Lasting Power:  This is not a very long-lasting lipstick as it claims to be. It lasted for about 2 hours and did not survive food and drinks. It is a transferable lipstick.

Light pink creamy lipstick

Wear Off:  This color wears off very bad. The shimmer in the lipstick sticks all over the lips and around the lips which makes your chin and mouth area covered with specks of shimmer. You can notice shimmer on the swatch on my hand.

Application: It gives a very smooth application and doesn’t emphasize the fine lines but make sure to exfoliate the lips before application.


Light pink shimmer lipstick

Shimmer pink lipstick

Pink lipstick

Pros of Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – Shade 17:

  • Price.
  • It is very smooth and moisturizing on the lips.
  • Nice color on the tube.

Cons of Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – Shade 17:

  • This lipstick has tonnes of visible specks of glitter.
  • Color looks great on the tube but looks very frosty and dull on the lips.
  • The shimmer transfers all over the place.
  • Rubs off the lips quite soon.
  • Not available around all parts of the world.

My overall experience with this lip color is not so good. The color alone doesn’t suit my skin tone, but I try to mix this color with Lakme’s classic rose and it absolutely looks great. The swatch on my hand looks stunning, may be lighter skin people can carry it well, but it’s an absolute no for medium skin tone as it looks very frosty and makes my face washed out.  I heard a lot of positive reviews but this particular shade disappointed me a lot, maybe I should try picking up a different color or try the matte finish which has no shimmer.

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13 thoughts on “Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – Shade 17 Review

  1. nice review… the range has always attracted me since its launch..
    umm…the pros and cons are a bit mixed with each other?

  2. I so badly want to try these kate moss lipsticks. But I feel the reds are the most stunning ones in the collection. What you wrote about this color.. i can sort of imagine this in my head. Good review. :))

  3. lol when i read cons i ws like what.. moisturising on lips.. rofl *hihi*
    I have heard rimmel london stuffs smell weird and hence i nvr muster courage to try it.. *scared* N nw this shade is telling me to forget rimmel forever.. *ghost* swatch is pretty good bt color is nt for me either.. *nababana*

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