Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Review & Swatches: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte Lipstick in Kiss of Life and Rossetto


Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life and Rossetto

Although they've been out for a while, I had yet to try Rimmel's Lasting Finish by Kate Matte Lipsticks up until now. I was impressed with the original Lasting Finish formula and their smooth, creamy consistency paired with a long-lasting wear time. Always one for a matte lip formula, I figured it was high time to give this line a go!

Kiss of Life appears to be a deep blue-based red in the tube, but applied as a slightly warmer, more vibrant shade. It has a creamy consistency, solid opacity with one swipe, and stained my lips so that even after the finish had worn away after about 2 hours, my lips were still pigmented for about 3 hours more. Rossetto is a dusty pink that leans toward mauve. For some reason it took on a slightly grittier texture on the lips and, although opaque with one swipe, didn't stay on for longer than 3 hours. As a reminder, this formula promises 8 hours of lasting wear. Despite their matte title, I found that these maintained a relatively satin finish throughout wear. Both have the signature almost-tart, candy-like scent that accompanies many Rimmel lip products - I don't mind, but some might! 

There are some definite inconsistencies between this Lasting Finish formula and the last. Although the previous seemed more reliable in both texture and wear time, Rossetto is proving to be a really wearable color for day-to-day wear. Bottom line: these are affordable matte lipsticks at $5.19 a piece, but, in some cases, you get what you pay for with formula inconsistencies. Still, I've proved to myself over the past few days that even if a products isn't ideal, if the shade fits, wear it. 


Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life and Rossetto

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Rossetto

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Rossetto
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Rossetto



Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life


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