Rimmel London Lipstick: The Kate Collection

I haven't blogged in such a long time that you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd gone into hibernation, and with the amount of snow that fell early on Sunday morning in London, that's exactly what I want to do. I'm so glad it's cleared up now though, because even though it looks absolutely gorgeous when it has freshly fallen, once it turns mushy and into black ice it loses it's appeal. Anyway, I've actually been working on a really exciting  project, and gueeessss whaaaaat? It's beauty related. However, that's all I'm going to say about that for now. All will be revealed in due time. 

So, back to this post. I picked up a lipstick from the Rimmel London Kate Moss range (it's £4.59) while doing my normal beauty shop at Superdrug late last week. I was quite impressed by the 7 shades that are available because the majority of them seem quite suitable for most skin tones.
As I already own similar shades of lipsticks (in other brands), I opted for 'Rossetto' (04). It's a lovely deep purple of matte finish, which is great because bold-coloured matte lipstick is bang on trend at the moment and it seems like it will carry on into the spring/summer.  
My local Superdrug seem to love going hardcore when it comes to taping on the bar codes and security codes for makeup items so it's a bit of a nightmare opening what I've bought when I get home and I hate the sticky remnants it leaves on the product. Does your local store do that too? Anyway, here it is, swatched:

The range is marketed as being "long-lasting"and really is; it doesn't rub off easily at all, so thumbs up on that. It's lightly moisturising and smells plummy, which is nice because I can't stand the waxy scent of some lipsticks. Put on, it creates a very vampish/gothic look. I probably wouldn't wear it on it's own so would mix it with a pink lipstick or gloss to soften it a little or alternatively, mix it with the white pout paint by Sleek to lighten it a tad. It'll go great with dark smokey eyes. I'll probably use it in a FOTD post some time soon so you can see how it looks on me, if you're curious.

Have you got any of the Rimmel lipsticks from The Kate Collection? If so which one(s)? Do you own any purple lipstick shades?


  1. Such a gorgeous shade can't wait,yes u have defo been missed u on e blogworld hun. Glad2know u still here

    My bestie surprise me with Mac Violetta the other day she got it from CCO,I have Sleek Amethyst as well a beautiful purple shade

    1. Aaaaww! Thanks Sharon, and happy belated birthday!... I need to check out the lipsticks you mentioned. Purple is a surprisingly lovely colour on the lips (when worn properly).

  2. I have never tried Rimmel lipsticks, but I love this color, I am going to have to pick it up next time I go to the drugstore! I agree it would look great with a smoky eye

    The Honeyroom

    1. Rimmel do some great lip gloss too.... A lot of people don't realise that you can experiment with make-up by mixing and blending to create something that is closer to your comfort zone.


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