Review & Swatches: Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01

Availability: Drugstores & ULTA Beauty
Price: $5-$7

Company’s Description

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.


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Packaging: 9/10

These lipsticks come in black, plastic tubes with Kate Moss’ signature in red on them.

Quality: 8.5/10

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.

Price: 9/10

For $5-7, you get 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of product, putting this lipstick at an average drugstore price-point.

Final Grade

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01 Swatch

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01 Swatch Applied


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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in Shade 01

  1. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful color! How do you avoid the bleeding? Do you apply the concealer before or after the lipstick?

    • Allura says:

      You can apply concealer around the edges of the lips after applying the lipstick. Or you can use a special lip pen that’s specifically for keeping lip products from bleeding. e.l.f. has a cheap one you can try out–Lip Lock Pencil.

  2. I had many lipsticks with terrible bleeding qualities before and I gave them all away so yeah its a pass for me too. :/

  3. Lisa B. says:

    Ugh….no lipstick is worth any length of headache! Definitely a pass.

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