Availability: Drugstores & ULTA Beauty
Lasting Finish Lipstick by Rimmel London locks colour to lips for up to 8 hours wear. 50% more colour. Soft, smooth, comfortable formula.
Rimmel recently released the Kate Moss Collection, which includes 7 new, exclusive shades of its Lasting Finish lipstick. The shade 01 is reviewed, below. You can also read the review for shade 14 here.
These lipsticks come in black, plastic tubes with Kate Moss’ signature in red on them.
Shade 01 is an extremely bold, opaque, fire red that leaves a sheen finish.
The formula is creamy and emollient, giving great moisture to the lips and gliding on easily.
Rimmel claims this lipstick will last “up to” 8 hours, which is true in some sense but inaccurate in others. The color itself does stay vibrant for a noticeably long time–about 5 hours. But the lipstick itself bleeds slightly at the edges and smudges quite easily, especially if you try to eat or drink.
My biggest criticism of this lipstick is the smell. It has a very strong, sweet scent that gave me a headache after about 10 minutes of wear. Luckily, the scent faded and my headache went away after about 20 minutes.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
Because the color is so bold, you have to be very careful with application–any small mistake will stick out. You may also want to go over the edges of your lips with concealer if the color-bleeding bothers you.
Otherwise, the lipstick glides on effortlessly because of the creamy formula.
For $5-7, you get 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of product, putting this lipstick at an average drugstore price-point.