Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rimmel - The Kate Collection lipstick swatch and review

Brit drugstore brand recently released a new collection of lipsticks called The Kate Collection. 
No, not the Duchess of Cambridge but the Lady Kate of Croydon.

Rimmel sez:
Amazing alluring shades developed by Kate for RIMMEL. Exclusive signature pack, smooth on pure London class with the Iconic Lasting Finish Kate lipstick. A true chic treat. Unique, sexy and unconventional, just like Kate. 
Black Diamond brings incredible new levels of light reflective elements. Creating gorgeous, hypnotizing tones that make you look, then look again. Wow.
Get ready to fall in love with your new signature colour that capture all the flair, edge and timelessness of Kate’s unique look."
Nunu sez:
I believe these have been spotted in US pharmacies like CVS already, however, there is still no sign of them in Canada. Again I got mine from my friendly Brit smuggler Vicky.
I have shade 05 - a bright corally pink.
There's really no difference in formula between these Kate lipsticks and the usual Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks. They have the same weird smell and the same neither drying nor particularly moisturising formula.
It glides on easily, is nicely pigmented and lasts a good 4 hours between meals.
It is also thankfully free of the annoying glitter/shimmer that some of the Lasting Finish lipsticks have.
I don't quite recall how much I paid for mine, perhaps 5 quids? Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks are usually about $6 in Canada and regularly go on sale at London Drugs for $2.99.
Buy if you're a Kate fan, it's on sale, or you're in need of a nice bright coral lippy and have no aversion to weird scents.


  1. The color looks great on you. I'm not in love with the regular Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick, I notice the same smell but I like how it's not trying. I like the packaging the best about this Kate Collection lipstick! ^^ It's nice that it's not super sparkly as well.

  2. It looks great on your lips! I'm not crazy about the color though, I think I would have liked it more if it was a darker red. Thank you for the swatches!

  3. The colour looks great on you!! I can smuggle more in for you if you want to try other colours! XD

  4. Ooh the Kate lippies! I'm so drawn to the packaging. Black tubed lippies make it looks so sleek and sophisticated.

    Meh. That usual smell of Rimmel? Boo. The coral is lovely on you though!

  5. That color looks lovely on you, Nunu!

  6. The colour looks fabulous on you - I think that the Kate collection has a nice range of shades.

  7. i kinda like how these smell...but that's because i am strange.

    i haz 2 of these. they are quite nice! i am not a kate moss fan, esp since u told me she's ghetto hahaha

    and thank you for having lip swatches that don't show nostrils. my eyes & i appreciate it a lot.

  8. this does look really pretty on you! i feel like I need this one!!!!

  9. That's a really pretty color on you!

  10. This color looks so pretty on you! I love the look of a red lip, but the color is so bold I normally shy away from it. This looks like a very wearable red though :)

    You write great reviews and have such detailed photos - I just subscribed to your blog. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!

  11. Oops, I meant to say coral - the color looks a bit red on my screen for some reason :)

  12. I love your lip swatch! you have the perfect swatching lips XD im quite jelly~!! Ah, Rimmel isn't a very big product here in NZ.. so i doubt they'll be released here.. tho i'll keep a look out and see if they're worth trying out :)

  13. ooh what a gorgeous shade!! I'm sure it looks amazing on you. Thanks for sharing!

    Sorry for not commenting for so long, I just got back from Malaysia. Yes, my mum's family is from there, and my dad's too. How about you?

  14. oops! Sorry, me again! Sorry if my message above sounds confusing, another blogger asked me about my family in Malaysia!

  15. I saw them in London Drugs on Cambie!

  16. That is a pretty shade. Thanks for the review.