Friday, 10 February 2012

FOTD: Purple Lips

You may remember in my previous post (if you missed it, you can have a read >>HERE<<) that I recently bought a Rimmel London- Kate Collection lipstick in 'Rossetto'. As promised, here's a Face Of The Day with it.
 The purple was a little too deep and dark for my liking, so I softened it up a little by applying a bright pink (MAC's Speak Louder) on top of it and added some gloss for a shine finish.

FACE: 
Mary Kay Concealer in Bronze 2
Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation in Bronze 607
Fashion Fair Blush in 'Earth Red'

EYES
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara
Collection 2000 Black Khol Eyeliner

LIPS
Mary Kay Nourishine Lipgloss in 'Sugarberry'
MAC Cremesheen in 'Speak Louder'
Rimmel London, The Kate Collection in 'Rossetto'

See. Purple isn't so bad on the lips, is it? I reckon it's a lovely alternative to bright pink; sort of an in-between of plum and pink.

What do you think?


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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

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?