I’ve been seeing these gorgeous rose gold lipsticks on so many Instagram accounts lately and so when they finally launched, I was incredibly excited to pick a couple up! The collection was released in celebration of Kate Moss’s 15th anniversary collaborating with Rimmel London. The colour selection is incredibly classic – three different nude shades and three reds, so there’s a shade for everyone. I picked up two shades, one in Boho Nude and the second in Retro Red. (Side note: aren’t the names so cute?!).
If you’re already familiar with the formula of Rimmel by Kate lipsticks, you’ll know that they’re incredibly lightweight and easy to apply. Even the scent is the same, and although I’m not a fan of it, it doesn’t linger after application. The pigmentation is quite intense, especially with the red – you don’t really have much room for mucking it up, but then again, you can’t really afford to mess up a red lipstick either way. The nude shade I picked up is very natural, with slight orange-y undertones rather than the classic pink or brown toned nude. I quite like it. Also, excuse the messy lip swatches (it’s my first time shooting some for a blog post!), but here are the colours on:
Boho Nude is my favourite. It’s such a wearable, everyday nude but it’s still unique with the more orange undertones running through it. The formula is nice and creamy, not streaky or patchy at all. It wears quite well, with an application lasting a few hours – when it does fade, it fades evenly so you don’t need to keep an eye on it all the time.
Retro Red is gorgeous too – the name is perfect for the shade. The colour itself is really wearable for a red, but it does have that almost vintage vibe with plummier undertones. It feels really comfortable on the lips and just like Boho Nude, it applies smooth and streak-free. The pigment is strong (one swipe will have you covered) but it’s buildable too, for a really intense retro red lip.
One thing I would say, is that these both look wayyy better with lipliner. This might be because of the fact that I’m a recent lipliner convert – I can’t seem to complete my makeup routine without one now, so trying to apply these without a liner for the swatches felt really strange. A lipliner not only would help the lipstick last longer, but also neatens up and completes the look, so I think it’s well worth making time for the extra step. These lipsticks retail for £6.49 each in Superdrug, but right now there’s an offer for 2 for £10 so grab a couple (or all six) whilst you can!
Have you tried any shades from Rimmel’s new collection?