Thursday, 8 September 2011

Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick Swatched

Rimmel’s much anticipated new lipstick collection by Kate Moss has finally hit the shelves.  I was excited to peruse the range in Boots today, where I completely mortified my sister by swatching each of the 7 shades on my arm and photographing them to show you guys.  The testers hadn’t even been touched yet (don’t you just love that?!).
This was the display… rather more modest than I expected to be honest, but that didn’t detract from the loveliness within.  The sleek, matt black packaging features Kate’s signature in red, a nice personal touch for a collection hand chosen by the lady herself.
The colour range is rich, sumptuous and, naturally, on trend for AW 2011.  The lipsticks are highly pigmented and feel quite moisturising on the skin.
‘With a breakthrough formula featuring the exclusive black diamond pigment complex, the lipstick reflects like never before creating gorgeous tones that make you look, and then look again. Kate’s collection captures the flair, edge and timelessness of her unique look.’
The shades from left to right are: 05, 03, 02, 01, 04, 08, 02, 12 – above in normal light and below under a spotlight.
It’s no accident that 01 & 04 take central stage in the display. This glamorous 40s movie star red and daring goth purple were the two shades that jumped out at me from the collection.  I also adore pink toned nude, 08 (3rd from right) and the gorgeous fuschia, 02 next to it.
As my twitter followers will know I’m all about the red lips and nails at the moment so the red (01) will be mine. And since these beauties are on 3 for 2 at the moment it would be rude not to pick up the pink nude (08) & fuchsia (02) while I’m at it. If it weren’t for *cough* parking attendants they’d already be in my clutches!
Movie star red (01) in the spotlight (above) and regular light (below).
The lipsticks are priced at £5.49 each, or 3 can be yours for £10.99!
Have you tried anything from this collection or do you like what you see?

If you like bright lipsticks, you'll love this one: Clinique Runway Coral - swatched


  1. It's a lovely Autumnal shade! x

  2. isn't it just! x

  3. this collection is gorgeous! Im considering getting shade 12 in the narrow hopes that I can pull it off hahaha xxx

  4. ooooh that is a nice RED!!

  5. oh nice choices - I really hope you find them! :) x

  6. Oh I think you'd look fabulous in red lipstick - do it, do it! :D xx

  7. I wanted 02, 04, 05 and 08 I think! They all look so pretty though.. I'll probably end up buying them all ahaha! xx

  8. Great post! Would you believe I don't own a true red lipstick?? Call myself a Beauty Blogger????!!!! I might have to treat myself to this one!
    I think we're the same colouring (both being strawberry blonde, naturally) so if it looks good on you , hopefully it will on me too!!! x x x

  9. Thanks chic - let me know if you do try them! x

  10. oh no... which ones did you want? x

  11. Not a huge kate moss fan but I saw these today and wanted some of the lipsticks.. Nowhere had the shades I wanted left! Well gutted xx

  12. They are Gawjus!!

    I'm not a big Kate Moss fan but these I need, well 2 of 'em at least.

    Great post x

  13. they look amazing!! Can't wait to get my hands on a couple of them! ;)

  14. Is it not on Dublin shelves yet? x

  15. Fabulous stuff, can't wait to check it out when it launches!!! xoxo

  16. oh, I love you already, sharing the treasures that is Kate Moss, I'm in the U.S. so really appreciate this chance love.....

  17. ohhhhh, I plan to get them all, but, dear strawberry blonde, have loved the reds all my life but, fear I just am not a"red" person, your thoughts dear ?

  18. Hi Mary I think you could get away with a soft gloss or glaze finish red, maybe Clinique Chubby Stick or one of the red toned Stila Lip Glazes? Laura Mercier also does a gorgeous pink-toned red lipgloss in 'Rose'. I think most people can get away with red lips - it's just a case of finding the right one for you. I sometimes apply a light coat over lipbalm for an every day look. You might find this blog post helpful
    Nic X

  19. Glad you've enjoyed it! x

  20. I have shade 08 and absolutely ADORE it ! The texture is rich and creamy , the color pay off is fabulous, and it has incredibly long staying power ! Deffinitely recommend this product !


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