Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW IN: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick (05)

Who hasn't heard of Kate Moss' collaboration with Rimmel, right? I wasn't around during the time she first released the Lasting Finish by Kate line, but I remember reading and watching all the blogs and YouTube videos on the lipstick in 107 (which was really big in the beauty blogger world around late 2012). Since updating myself on make-up a year later, I knew I had to try at least one of the lipsticks for myself. I did...almost two years later. Hah.

This updated Lasting Finish range by Kate claims to contain black diamonds that helps reflect light while on the lips, and is said to last for 8 hours. I don't know about diamond powder, but a lipstick claiming to last for 8 hours makes me very skeptical because it can mean that it would be very drying on the lips. Thankfully, this wasn't the case with this lipstick at all.

I got the shade 05 which is a slightly dark pink with a hint of red. Not the best colour description, I know. Alex from The Red Eyeliner (just the usual mention) describes it as a cerise pink in her review, which is much more pleasant to hear, so we'll use that for now. For me, the colour is both unique and nostalgic, because I rarely see drugstore brands come up with colours like this, and because this is a colour my mom used to wear a lot when I was first getting into make-up in high school.

On my lips, the colour comes out a little more red, especially when I build it up. This is probably due to the fact that I have pigmented lips, but otherwise it will apply true to the colour in the tube. I love this on me because it adds a bit of brightness to my face without being too bold of a colour. Also, because of the red undertones, I think it would be a very versatile colour for a range of skin tones. I say this because a lot of pinks have blue undertones, which seems to only suit those on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to complexion. 

Its neither moisturizing nor drying, but it doesn't leave my lips shrivelled after a few hours, which is always a good sign. I prefer this kind of feeling because a creamy lipstick would transfer easily, and a long lasting lipstick would be murder on my dry lips. It dries down to a satin finish, and has pretty good staying power. I added two layers and blotted in between, which is why it managed to survive with a stain after a drink and a meal without leaving that horrid lipstick halo. I'm not sure about 8 hours, but it will definitely last you 4-6, give or take. 

I really love this lipstick and I'm so happy to have purchased it. I think I'll be getting one for my mom because she likes this colour. I'll also be checking more from this range if they have any more interesting colours that I could add to my collection! I hope you guys found this interesting if you're in the market for a red-toned pink lipstick.

Have you guys tried the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipsticks? What's your favourite colour? Feel free to leave me a comment down below! :)


  1. The shade looks so lovely on you! :)
    I am a huge fan of the 107 by Kate Moss. :)

    1. Thank you, Sharmi! Ooh, I hope to get 107 soon since it's such a lovely shade of red (along with 111)!

  2. It looks so pretty on you! :)<3

  3. Love the lipstick on you :)

  4. Haha yes, you'd have to live under a rock to not know about this collaboration by now! I agree the color gives your face a nice brightness without being overdone or powerful. I've never tried a Kate Moss lipstick but 05 is now on my list ;)

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

    1. Thank you for your kind words! That's lovely to hear, Stephanie Eva! :)

  5. Thank you for reminding me to break this shade out for the summer :)) glad you got yours at long last~!