Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kiss of Life

Recently, I've been getting back on the groove of watching beauty gurus on youtube. For the longest time I had stopped because I figured it was an unhealthy activity for me since I get so easily persuaded to lust over products that are raved about. Things are different now though; having found a new job that can withhold my chronic beauty addiction I decided it was okay to start watching a few videos every now and then. So guess what happened? I watched two August Favourites (both coincidentally mentioned Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Kiss of Life) and then immediately decided that I needed to have that perfect matte red lipstick in my collection. While I was browsing through the Kate Moss collection, I also discovered the berry red colour that I have always been obsessed with. Why helloooo, you're both mine now.

L-R: Rimmel Lasting Finish 107, 111 (Kiss of Life), NYX Round Lipstick in Eros

Although both Rimmel lipsticks are matte finishes they are not drying on the lips at all. Upon initial application you may even wonder if they are completely matte because you can still see a tad bit of shine. This hint of moisture is why I really like how these lipsticks; they don't settle into the fine lines or accentuate dry lips. The colours are pigmented and may even stain your lips a little bit. The sweet scent is not overwhelming or disgusting, and thankfully not the unattractive play-doh scent of the regular Lasting Finish collection.

I have also included a comparison swatch to NYX Round Lipstick in Eros because that's the only other red lipstick in my collection. Eros has a creme finish and lip balm smooth-like texture. If you wear Eros and then immediately switch to the Kiss of Life or 107 you would feel a dramatic difference. NYX would glide on your lips like oil slick while Rimmel lipsticks would now feel much drier in formulation (but not tugging). The colour of Eros is red-orange (and more obvious off camera) while Kiss of Life is in the true red spectrum.

Overall, I really enjoy the Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss lipsticks. The packaging is cute and the quality of the lipsticks are great. I'm looking forward to wearing them out this fall and winter but I'm not quite sure if I can even get a hand full of opportunities without feeling weird. I'm quite the shy girl still and I really need to release the inner bold lion haha.