I wish I liked this humbly priced drugstore lipstick a bit better, because the color is stunning. Some even say it is a nice alternative to MAC Lady Danger.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 110 is a gorgeous orange tinged red that turns heads. The formula, however, leaves much to be desired. It does not seem much different from the matte lipsticks I experienced 10 years ago - thick, dry, and crackly in the end.
The bold lipstick tube with a matte finish is actually quite nice for something that's under $5.
I will say it again. This orange red (with a tiny bit of pink thrown in) is gorgeous.
I liked the color so much that I even bought a matching nail color from Revlon. *sighs*
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I have to work a little hard with this lipstick since it does not glide like Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (reviewed here) nor does it feel light as Revlon Super Lustrous Matte (reviewed here).
It is nicely pigmented, but it doesn't play favorably with the relatively thick and dry formula. In full strength, the color looks almost foreign to my complexion that it makes me feel uncomfortable looking at myself in the mirror...
It turns out I have a few other colors that are similar but in different finish and opacity.
Revlon Fire & Ice still is the most difficult shade to pull off.
Revlon Red Lacquer would be an easy choice and can be worn on top of the Rimmel to ease the uncomfortable sensation. (But, what's the point then?)
Here is the best I could do with Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 110.
After blotting and blending, the color seems to work if I could ignore the dry finish. (I can't.)
Have you had similar experience? Loving the color but not the formula?
Do you have a better suggestion for this pretty orange red?