June 28, 2013

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

I thought I'd start blogging again since it's summer and I have a lot of free time. I recently bought these two lipsticks and I'm in love with them, so I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you.

These are the Lasting Finish Matte lipsticks from Rimmel London and they're part of the Kate Moss line/colaboration. The colors I have are 103 (the pink one) and 109 (the orange one).

Scent: These are my first rimmel lipsticks so I don't know if they all smell like this, but these smell just like their Apocalips lip laquers. I don't mind it, but I know some people may not like it since it's a bit strong. Anyway, once you apply it and let it dry and all that, you don't smell it on your lips.

Formula: The formula is fairly thick and very pigmented. I like it because since it's a lipstick it's supposed to have a lot of color, and it does. It doesn't go matte right when you apply it, but if you wait a minute or so then you'll notice it. They are a bit drying, but that's expected from a matte lipstick; if you struggle with chapped or dry lips, just apply your favorite lip balm underneath.

Lasting power: I was expecting it to have great lasting power since it's called 'Lasting Finish', but it's not quite like that. If you don't eat or drink, it does stay for a long time, but the moment you get your lips on a glass it's pretty much gone. That's a little annoying specially since it claims to be lasting, but oh well.

Price: I bought it online from BeautyJoint and it was $6.49, which is pretty good. I didn't know how much it was here in Spain so I went into Juteco's website (since I always buy my makeup at that physical store) and it says their online price is 6.63€ but it's 8.29€ in stores. I think that's pretty ridiculous but that's how much makeup is here, so it doesn't surprise me at all.

Here are some swatches on my arm:

103 is a pretty mauve pink color and I've been wearing it a lot since I got it. This color is very wearable and perfect for any season and occasion.
109 is an orange lipstick (it's a little bit onto the red side as well) and although I don't typically go for this color, I'm really excited to wear it this summer. When I ordered it I thought it was going to be lighter, so it was a little disappointing, but I'm happy with it.

Final thoughts: Overall, I think these lipsticks are great and I might buy another color if I find one that I like. They're not lasting like they claim, but their color and pigmentation makes them worth it.

Have you tried any of these? What are your favorite matte lipsticks?