When this new collection of lipsticks arrived on my doorstep I immediately knew that Rimmel were on to a winner. This is the latest in the ‘Kate’ branded collection – aka Kate Moss, longest standing Rimmel Girl. She’s been getting the London look for over 10 years now and it’s still as covetable as it was when she started out. She is basically tje embodiment of the cool London style that the capital is known for. Well, this collection follows a series over the years of classic reds, bright pinks, seasonal and matte collections. Now, we have the Kate Moss nude lipstick collection. And I predict a sell out.
There are five shades in the colour collection. Plus one lip balm – the one in the white packaging. I do love that the nude lipstick shades go from a range of pale shades up to dark, whilst there is only one darker shade in the group I’m glad it’s at least acknowledging that nude means a different thing for all skin tones.
The shades are each different nude based tones – so some are more pink, some more yellow. In line with different skin tones. It’s sort of strange seeing them swatched on skin as with nudes they will look different on everyones lips or skin. But the shades are as follows (left to right below):
42 – A cool peachy toned nude.
45 – A pink toned nude.
40 – A pale yellow toned nude.
43 – Warm peachy/yellow toned nude.
48 – A warm rose pink brown nude.
The Kate Moss lipsticks as a whole are some of the best on the highstreet in my opinion. Value wise they’re fantastic as they are creamy and pigmented and last. They don’t dry lips (even the matte shades are relatively hydrating to wear) and they apply like a dream. There really is little or no way to fault them. These Kate Moss nude lipstick shades are just as good – my only slight niggle with these is that whilst the nude pink packaging looks nice, it does feel a little cheaper/more flimsy than the usual Kate collection lipsticks.
Also, briefly back to the white packaged lip balm of the collection. This one has actually really impressed me. In the same style as the lipsticks, but different colour packaging. This balm is light and smooth to apply and has a nice soft (non offensive) scent to it. It immediately makes lips feel soft and smooth and has become my new handbag favourite. I really like this balm – much more than I probably expected to!
Shade wise, my pick of the nude shades would be shade 45 as I find pink toned nudes suit my skin tone more than the peachy or yellow toned shades. But as you would expect, this will be very subjective to each persons skin tone and preferences.
Rimmel London Kate Moss nude lipstick collection * available now from Boots (£5.49)
* PR sample or gift