I have been a little quiet on my blog lately and I guess I have been lacking some inspiration... luckily the Rimmel London Kate Moss 15 Year Anniversary Lipstick Collection popped up and motivated me to write a blog post!
To celebrate 15 years of Kate Moss being the iconic face of Rimmel and personifying the "London look", Rimmel has released a limited edition collection of six Lasting Finish by Kate Lipsticks. You can buy these in Australia from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Big W, Coles and Woolworths and they each retail for $13.95.
The most striking thing about this collection is the packaging, The packaging is metallic rose gold with silver and red detailing and it looks very chic and expensive. There are six shades that have been hand picked by Kate Moss and it comprises of three classic reds and three nudes.
The shades are:
51 Muse Red - a classic true red
52 Idol Red - a modern bright orange toned red
53 Retro Red - a deeper berry red
54 Rock 'n' Roll Nude - a creamy light pink toned nude
55 My Nude - a neutral "my lips but better" nude
56 Boho Nude - a deeper brown based nude
Hopefully you can see from the arm and lip swatches that all of these lipsticks are creamy, very pigmented and apply very evenly. These are the Lasting Finish formula so they do have a sheen to them, but they do last a decent amount of time on the lips and are very comfortable to wear. I found that each shade wore hours on the lips but tended to wear off completely when eating (unless you are just drinking or having a light snack), but they are really easy to reapply and don't make your lips feel chapped and dry throughout the day.
What I love most about this collection is the amazing shades. The give you three must have reds that any collection needs - a classic red, a warm bright red and a deep red. They also give you three lovely nudes that can suit many skin tones - Rock 'n' Roll Nude would suit fair skin tones with cooler undertones, My Nude would suit most skin tones, and Boho Nude would suit more medium and warmer skin tones. The only downfall is that there is no nude for deeper skin tones.
Overall I am so impressed with this collection and I have been wearing them every day since getting them (my favourites are Boho Nude and all of the reds - I am wearing Muse Red as I type this). I am actually really bummed that it's a limited edition collection and would love to see Rimmel expand this range with more shades. If this collection peaks your interest, I definitely suggest checking it out at your local Priceline before it's sold out.
Have you tried this collection? What are your thoughts?
Note: these products were given to me as a press sample. My review is 100% my own opinion