Lipsticks are my favourite makeup item to buy as I rarely wear eyeshadow and so like to put the colour and emphasis onto my lips. I own so many it's kind of ridiculous and my obsession started when I convinced my mum to buy me the Barry M Touch of Magic green lipstick that changes colour depending on your skin tone and, ever since, I have loved lipstick. A small minority of my collection is from the Rimmel Kate Moss range; I own some from the original lasting finish collection and some from the matte lasting finish collection.
From left to right: 01, 12 and 16
Firstly are the three shades I own from the original lasting finish collection; I love the formula of these lipsticks as they feel really creamy, are moisturising and don't dry out my lips at all. I also find them to be very long lasting which I love because I hate the idea of reapplying lipstick throughout the day- I just want it to stay put. I also love the smell of these lipsticks, to me they smell like a mix of a load of different smells like fruit, sweets and cinnamon. They retail at Boots and Superdrug for £5.49 which I believe is entirely affordable especially as lipsticks tend to last me ages.
Shade 01 is quite a deep, dark red shade as opposed to a bright and true red which I, personally, love because it makes it more wearable for daytime but can also be worn through to the evening. I feel like this lipstick has quite a vintage and classy feel to it and would look really good with a dark eye makeup look.I don't wear this lipstick all too often, mainly because I forget I own it, but, also, because it's been warm and sunny, I feel like a dark lipstick shade doesn't match up so I opt for oranges and vibrant pinks instead. I recently lent this to a friend who is Sri Lankan for her prom and she suited it so well so I would definitely say this colour is a universal shade and would suit most skin tones.
Next is shade 12 which I honestly do not like on myself as I feel the colour looks completely different on my hand than it does on my lips. In the swatch above it appears to be a vibrant, bright orange, however, on my lips it comes out a dark orange shade which I just don't find flattering on myself. I find this really disappointing because I want to love it because I'm a slave to orange lipsticks but I just can't bring myself to wear it no matter how much I try to convince myself otherwise. I would recommend this shade for people who want to wear an orange lipstick in a subtle way, unlike people like myself who prefer real orange shades.
Finally from the original range is Shade 16 which I absolutely love! It is such a perfect baby pink colour that looks so feminine and girly. This is the nudest shade of lip colour that I will willingly wear and it's not even that near a nude shade to be honest haha. I love wearing this for a natural makeup look and just for if I was going out quickly to the shop or to walk my dog and wanted an easy colour to wear and apply but still wanted it to be clear I was wearing lipstick. This lipstick just makes me so giddy with joy and especially because it is from the Spring collection which makes it seem like such a happy shade.
From left to right: 110 and 107
Next are the two matte lasting finish shades I own: 110 and 107. Both of these lipsticks seem to be really popular among bloggers and YouTubers and it feels like every person in the world owns these two shades and I understand why! They share a similar (if not the same, I can't actually tell haha) smell to the original lasting finish lipsticks but differ in that they obviously have a more matte finish to the other collection. Although they are matte shades I wouldn't say they are completely so as they do seem to have some sheen to them but I didn't buy them for the matte effect, I bought them for the colours. On the lips they feel just as moisturising as the previous lipsticks but I would say they are longer lasting, particularly 107 as it leaves a dark stain to the lips. The only thing I would say about these lipsticks is to make sure you exfoliate your lips before wearing them because, on me at least, they seem to accentuate dry areas.
110 is a really nice orangey, corally shade that I love but I also always forget to wear this one as well (sorry Kate)! It's one of those shades that add a splash of colour to your makeup without being too in-your-face and it gives a healthy, alive look to your appearance. It's a colour that's really nice to own even if you weren't to wear it all the time just because it differs from the usual pink and coral shades.
Lastly is 107 and, oh my word, I am in love. It is my favourite from the five lipsticks and I am so happy I bought it. I usually steer clear of dark lipsticks and, after a bad experience with Topshop's Beguiled which basically made me look ill as it had too much purple in it, I never took interest in them. However, 107 was one of those lipsticks I always swatched when going into Boots or Superdrug but never bought because I felt it would be a waste as I wouldn't use it but I was wrong! It's a lovely purpley, plummy shade that I feel looks really sophisticated and adds a twist to a girly outfit. I feel a bit grungey when I wear it (this feeling is ridiculous as I am probably on the furthest point away on the grunge spectrum) and I wish I bought it in Winter as I really feel like it's too deep a shade for Summer! CURSE YOU SUN RUINING MY 107 WEARING LIFE! Although, despite my burst of capitalisation, I have worn this a few times during the day (I will pretty much wear any lipstick in the day as I don't separate them into a day and night category) and haven't felt overdone or too dressy wearing it. I really think it is one of those colours people should buy to step out of their comfort zone with because of the affordable price. I've also been on the hunt for darker lipstick shades since buying this one but so far I haven't found any that I like, any suggestions?
I'm looking to extend my collection of these Rimmel lipsticks because of the value for money and I love the extent and variation of the colour range. I am thinking 05 and 13 next (dear heavens above control me).