Friday, February 10, 2012

Drugstore Friday: Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick 12 Swatch

Happy Drugstore Friday, makeup lovers! I wanted to save this review for right before Valentine's Day since I think it's a perfect Valentine's Day shade. ;) Also, before I forget I wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I'll be doing a couple of Valentine's Day eye looks in the next couple days so watch for those!

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #12
I purchased this lipstick over a month ago, but the second I saw it I knew I'd fallen in love. This lipstick is part of a limited edition collection that was released by Rimmel London in collaboration with Kate Moss as part of Rimmel's 2011 Winter Collection. The collection, which included 7 colors from what I've seen, was a mixture of pretty lipstick shades including pinks, reds, corals, and even a purple. The moment I saw the range of colors #12 stuck out to me. I love coral lipsticks and I love collection super bright, unique shades. I think coral lipsticks are super flattering on most people and I find they definitely work with my olive complexion.

Color description
#12 is a vibrant coral. This is a very bright shade and probably wouldn't appeal to those that are a bit color-shy.

This lipstick goes on super smooth and is very pigmented. I was actually surprised by how lightweight it felt on my lips, despite its vibrancy. One thing I did notice was that it initially went on pretty glossy, but as soon as it sets it becomes more of a semi-matte, which I actually like. I prefer not to talk about wear as I find that most lip products do not last very long on me for some reason--I think it's my lips, they're like teflon for lip products after an hour!

Rimmel Kate #12 - This color was just as bright on my lips as it was in the tube! It skews a teeny bit more orange in this picture than in person, but not by much. This is definitely a coral, but a red-coral. It's fabulous! Also, this looks pretty glossy in the picture, but it's definitely semi-matte in person.
These lipsticks were priced at $5.49 at Walgreens, however, I haven't seen a single other store with them since I purchased this one about a month ago.

Final Thoughts
I am super impressed with this color and I think the consistency and wear was great as well, especially for a drugstore brand. If I ever find another store that happens to have a few other shades left I'd definitely try out a few other shades and I'd definitely buy a back up of this shade, too!  Definitely worth trying if you can find it if you like bright colors--which you know I do. ;)

What do you think? Would you wear this red-coral shade?     


  1. Check Kmart! I find everything at mine. No one shops there. Neither do I but if I'm looking for a LE, I stop there. lol

    1. Oh my gosh I totally shop all of the "less popular" stores when I'm looking for stuff like this lol. Sadly no Kmart near me, but I've tried a few similar stores including a stand-alone Sears going out of business near me. No Kate lipsticks and no Revlon Whimsical--fail! I'm still going to look though lol. I check the out-of-the-way drugstores, too! Now I sound crazy...haha!

  2. I bought mine at Walmart a few weeks back. I was also at CVS today and they had them in, even though I'm certain CVS didn't have them a few weeks ago when I bought mine at Walmart. So they may still turn up in stores like that.

    1. Good to know! So funny, everywhere I go they're gone, which bums me out because I really want to try a couple other colors. I'll keep my eyes peeled though! Thanks, ChemiAngel ;)


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