Jan 3, 2013

Swatch, Review - Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick 08

Happy new year, everyone!

My lippie obsession continues this year and I got a couple of new things already (including the new L'Oreal Shine Stain!).
I am late in the game in reviewing this much-talked-about Rimmel lipstick by Kate.
Although this is not a half bad lipstick (it is rather nice, actually) but I can't really say I was wowed by it.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick

This plastic case is nothing fancy but matte black with red accent is nice for a drugstore lipstick.

The available colors are limited (five or six?) and the website I ordered from (it was on sale, by the way.) only had two, so I chose the 08 shade which looked wearable mauve.

It is indeed a wearable medium mauve color with a little bit of brown undertone.

To be fair, this lipstick is great for its price.
I was expecting more matte and drying formula but it feels quite creamy and light on application.
It does set down to a semi-matte finish that could be potentially drying later on, but I just think this is a conventional lipstick with nice pigmentation and decent staying powder.
The fruity scent doesn't really bother me but it is there for a long time. (the same scent as the original Lasting Finish lipstick if you are familiar with it)

I guess I am a bit disappointed with my color choice since I find it close to the Revlon Lip Butter Pink Truffle.

As you see in the swatch picture, they are different in both color and the finish.
Kate 08 is more mauve and Pink Truffle has more brown tone to it.
On lips? Not so much difference, I am afraid.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 08

I am wearing Pink Truffle on top of the Kate 08.
The color is very similar but you can see the lines on my lips are less visible.
This way the color lasts longer and it feels moisturizing at the same time.

Please don't get me wrong.
I can see a lot of people would find this lipstick satisfactory in many ways like affordability, color payoffs, lasting power, etc.
I guess I just don't think it is remarkable for me to purchase other shade. 
The limited color range (in the U.S.) would be also a problem although I've heard the reds are amazing.

Oh, another thing is that I need to stop buying mauve lippies.
True I have a thing for the color "mauve" (Once a guy asked me, "What color would your pony be?" saying it tells a lot about my personality, and I answered "Mauve". Obviously, "weird" would have been the word, which this wise guy didn't say out loud. I dated him for a bit.), but this would be a nice start for my new year's resolutions.

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