The ideal lipstick would be one that comfortably lasts all through the day, without the need of constant touch-ups. Also, here’s the thing – despite how many shades and formulas we try, it’s hard to tell which one works best for us in the sea of lipstick options. I tried the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick and if you’re curious to find out how this lippy performs, read on to know more. Here’s my detailed review of this popular formula created by beauty and style icon Kate Moss for the British brand Rimmel.
Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick Review
Sport an attractive looking pout all day long with the Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick. It gives you an intense color, which lasts for eight hours. This is the first lipstick created by Kate Moss herself, and it captures all the flair, edge, and timelessness of her unique look.
Features And Benefits
Rimmel claims that the Lasting Finish Lipstick offers the following features and benefits:
- It’s formulated with black diamonds and reflects light
- The color does not feel heavy on the lips. Instead, it makes lips feel softer
- It’s available in a wide array of shades
- Its intense color lasts for 8 hours
This lipstick comes in a sleek black and red tube with a matte finish. The Rimmel logo is engraved on the tube, and it also has an imprint of Kate Moss’ signature. On the whole, its packaging does look quite attractive. It’s fairly sturdy, and its cap shuts tightly without any troubles, making it easy to carry around in your purse.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Lactate, Vp/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Ozokerite, Lanolin, Castor Oil/Ipdi Copolymer, Meadowfoam Estolide, Myristyl Myristate, Parfum/ Fragrance, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Di-Ppg-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/ Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Diamond Powder, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Linalool, Aqua/Water/Eau, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/ Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol. [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (Ci 15850), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake (Ci 15985), D&C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake (Ci 45410), D&C Red No. 6 (Ci 15850), D&C Red No. 28 Aluminum Lake (Ci 45410), D&C Red No. 33 Aluminum Lake (Ci 17200), Fd&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470)].
Kate Moss stands among the most famous models in the world and is also one of my top favorites. With a collection of fashion-forward shades from Rimmel, I was very keen to try some of the chic shades from this signature collection. I picked up five different shades. Here’s my experience with this lipstick.
Texture And Fragrance
The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss has an extremely smooth texture – by smooth, I mean it literally glides like butter and does not tug or pull on the lips. When you initially apply it, the formula has a subtle sheen to it, but once it settles in a couple of minutes, it dries to a matte finish.
Coming to the fragrance, it has a fresh and light watermelon scent to it. However, this fades within a few minutes of application.
Pigmentation And Performance
The pigmentation of this lipstick is one thing that stands out fiercely and is also its USP. A single swipe will leave you with intense color. Also, one swipe feels more comfortable as opposed to multiple swipes because of its rather creamy consistency. Overall, its formula stays on well during its wear time and does not dry out your lips or settle into fine lines. I do suggest you apply a lip liner though as it does tend to bleed a little.
Before you believe Rimmel’s 8-hour claims, let me tell you that the formula does not stand up to its longevity claims. It stays on for about 3-4 hours without a meal and completely vanishes once you finish eating. It also transfers a whole lot on to cups and spoons.
This was quite disappointing for me as I don’t like having to reapply my lipstick too often, especially when it claims to be long-staying.
The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss comes in a wide range of shades and finishes.
These shades are popular in the US and fall under its matte finish range:
This shade is a beautiful warm, medium-rose with mauve undertones. It complements every skin tone and is great for daily wear – be it to the office or to college. If you’re looking for a dupe of MAC’s ‘Mehr’, this shade is close enough.
35 is a pretty bubblegum pink shade and it instantly helps to brighten your face. This suits fair to medium skin tones well and is perfect for spring.
If you’re looking for a red with coral undertones, this is it. It’s suitable for all skin tones and will look stunning when worn on a warm summer day!
38 is a flattering peachy nude. It’s very pigmented and will look great on fair to medium skin tones. This is such a fabulous color for spring!
- Glides smoothly on the lips
- Its formula does not dry out lips
- Classy packaging
- Strong pigmentation
- Does not stick up to its claims of 8 hours staying power
- Won’t survive meals
- It has an annoying smell to it
- Bleeds, transfers, and spreads
How To Use This Product
Follow these steps for intense lips:
- Conceal your lips completely using Match Perfection Concealer.
- Use the Moisture Renew clear lip liner to contour your lips.
- Apply your shade of Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss to your lips.
Will I Recommend This Product?
If you’re looking for an affordable lipstick formula in a variety of shades to choose from, I do recommend giving this lipstick a shot. On the other hand, if you’re expecting exceptional quality and longevity – I suggest you steer clear of these lipsticks as they are quite disappointing on more than just a single front.
The thing about lipstick is that it shouldn’t be too much work. The right lipstick formula would last long and would survive meals (at least the lighter ones, if not the heavy) and this one by Rimmel fails to do so. That was my review of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss. Have you ever tried this product? If yes, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below.