I’ve been enjoying drugstore lipsticks just as much as high-end lip colors lately. It might just be the spring weather putting me in the mood for cheap-and-chic makeup, or perhaps it’s the fact that mass-market lipstick offerings really are better than ever these days.
I tried a Rimmel lipstick a few years ago and ended up throwing away most of it—that was the Moisture Renew formula, if I remember correctly. However, Rimmel’s Lasting Finish lipstick is another story entirely.
While I doubt that Kate Moss really had much input into this line of lipsticks, I must admit that I’m a longtime fan of Ms. Moss, and her name and face might have influenced my purchase a bit. So did the sleek and simple black packaging. However, the real draw of Lasting Finish in Shade 08 is its color: a dusty rose in a creme texture.
Here’s a swatch:
Shade 08 actually looks warmer on the skin than it does in the tube, so it might not work for anyone who has strictly cool-toned skin. However, it will suit anyone in the slightly-cool-to-neutral or neutral-to-warmer ranges. It’s a polished, trend-proof color.
Rimmel’s Lasting Finish has a wonderful texture: if you blindfolded me and I applied this product without knowing what it was, its feel and its scent would make me think that I was trying out a luxury lipstick. (Dare I say… Chanel?)
Once on the lips, Lasting Finish feels creamy but not at all slippery, and this product does last well through a busy morning.
I don’t know whether any of Rimmel’s other Lasting Finish by Kate Moss shades would work for me, but I’m very happy with 08. If you spot a Rimmel display in your own drugstore, do take a look at Lasting Finish and see whether any of the colors appeal to you.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lipsticks retail for approximately $5 each.
Product source: I purchased this lipstick at CVS.
Images: all photos by Tinsel Creation.