Unlike Makeup Morsels, I might fight you to TAKE this lipstick away…
Ok, it’s not that bad – and in fact, for some I suspect it might be really good. But I am VERY not sure about this color on me. Its in your face but I don’t think in a good way.
The new(ish) Kate x Rimmel lipsticks boast a variety of bold, saturated shades that are probably every lipstick-wearer’s dream. They’re creamy and easily opaque, and Kate Moss made ‘em by hand (no, really!). Well, at least she endorses them, so they’ve got to be cool, right?
The case is actually quite sleek and attractive, jet black with Kate’s ‘signature’ on the side written in red, with not much else. Alongside my other higher-end lippies, it fits right in.
The shade I selected was 06, a bright deep pink that leans more warm than cool. I envisioned myself wearing this and little else, much like the J Crew models (god they make that look good!). However, because this shade is SO opaque, it actually looks a little….I dunno, fake somehow? As if wearing a screaming pink lipstick isn’t fake enough, right?
Aside from perhaps the poor shade choice, I also find this lipstick to highlight any imperfections on the lips (so be sure to prep very carefully), and while it’s creamy, it’s not particularly moisturizing so I would opt to apply a thin layer of balm beforehand if you have drier lips. It’s not terribly problematic, but I’ve worn some lipsticks just as is so it’s something to note. Also, the scent is typical Rimmel, which is to say – sort of cinnamon-y? I don’t know what that scent is but I’m not a huge fan. It’s not overpowering or noticeable once worn, but it’s kinda weird.
Overall I’d probably pick up another shade of these as they’re fairly inexpensive (mine was on sale for around $5.79 but they’re probably around $8CAD full price), they have a fun shade range, and they do apply and wear well. If you’re easing your way into wearing a ‘trendy’ lip color, this is a good way to go.
Do you think this is too bright for me? What shade of lipstick do you have a hard time wearing?