I have heard of this lipstick brand quite often and a friend of mine asked me to try it out but since Rimmel London doesn't have a store in the Philippines, I had to find an online seller that had the cheapest price in the color that I wanted which is 107 and when I visited the website here (which is the Rimmel US website), I could see that Kate was wearing that shade so I just knew I had to have it because of it's gorgeous deep berry-red with cool undertone shade.
Item Description: Get the velvet touch. Sumptuously rich matte colour. Sublime comfort. The new winter collection created by Kate Moss.
Price: I got this from @bodyrockers_ph on instagram for P350 ($7.44 USD).
What do I think of this product?
I know that I kinda been late joining the bandwagon for this brand but again, since it isn't available in the Philippines, I haven't heard about it until I started blogging and watching all the makeup guru / junkie / enthusiast raving about this lipstick and I was surprised that it was actually pretty cheap than what I expected considering the hype surrounding it. The fact that it doesn't have a specific name for each lipstick doesn't really bother me that much although the names / numbers at the bottom are just stickers so I'm not sure how that would stay on or clear after awhile.
After trying this product out, I loved how pigmented it is and I wouldn't really need to build it up unless I would want it to appear darker but do remember that it does tend to transfer if you layer on it too much. However, I do think that this lipstick isn't completely matte but just has a semi-matte finish. It tends to sink into the lines of the lips but not exactly drying nor is it hydrating but it will not dry out your lips even more than it already is. After using this for a few days, I always notice the strong scent it has which is a powdery-perfume like smell that actually bothered me. I don't know if it's because it's new or it is just it's natural scent, just thankful that the scent doesn't stick on the lips but it is just in the smell of the product from the tube.
For the longevity, I would have to say that it does last on your lips for quite awhile (I've tried it for about 4-5 hours maxed) unless you tend to eat then it will start to fade out a lot quicker. The fading though, I may or may not be accurate about this but I sometimes experience this outline of the lips when it starts to fade, kind of like it is leaving a ring around the lips meaning the center part of my lipstick will fade but the outer part still has some lipstick left.
|Sorry, I had no makeup on besides the lipstick.|
Is it worth the money?
Yes and I would actually recommend this to any students heading to university or for someone who is looking for a lipstick that is on the cheap side but has lots of selections in their range. Although, not every online seller has every type of shade so you would need to do your research if you're in the Philippines. It applies smoothly and perfect for making a statement. And I would honestly be purchasing some other shades in the future from this range so I guess I am inlove with this lipstick.
So that is it for this review, if you have any further questions or suggestions, do leave a comment down below and I'll reply as soon as I see them and do share if you found this helpful or if you are planning to get it with or for your friend.