Lippie Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

Here’s what I meant when I said in the previous post that the Lasting Finish Lipstick 16 by Kate (Moss) with London high street brand Rimmel is more pink than what I expected to be a coral nude. It must be the warm lighting inside Red Dot’s Vanity Play.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

The London look…

Kate Moss says, “Whilst I’ll always have my favourite timeless shades, I love to update my lipstick to reflect the new season’s style. I wanted to play with fresh and daring colour to create a look that’s fun and feminine but with an edge.”

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

On the lips. 16 appeared like pink grapefruit. (Sorry for the hurried mirror shot inside Vanity Play.) Just to show you how it would look like beside other bright pinks, I swatched it together with 2 MAC pinks I own. They more or less looked alike from the tube, but when applied, the disparities show. Rimmel Lasting Finish 16 is less intense than MAC Viva Glam Nicki and more dense, more bright, a tad darker and slightly pinker than MAC Sunny Seoul.

It’s a warm mid-pink with light coral undertones, something pretty for sunny days. The advert says it is infused with light-reflecting black diamond for added depth and intensity. It has a nice opaque texture with a light sheen, though I haven’t worn it long enough to test the 8-hour claim. For a drugstore brand, color payoff is good. The tight-lock casing impresses me.

I still have to test Mememe and Sleek True Color Matte lipsticks before I review another sheeny Sleek lippie. Blame it on the rainy day mood. Sue me now!

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16 Swatch
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Lippie Review: Sleek True Colour Barely There

Sleek True Colour Sheen lippie in  Barely There

British high street brands have snuck into my favorite local beauty spot, named Vanity Play, at Red Dot:) I was checking out the latest Rimmel Kate lipsticks (Kate as in the brand’s face, Kate Moss) during which SA Maxene cuts the scene as he shows my friend Marla Sleek True Colour Barely There. It went into my pink packet instead. I actually bought and tested Rimmel Kate 16 too soon when I  discovered it is a lot pinker than what I truly wanted, which is that of an opaque peachy nude as an alternative to Revlon Colorburst Petal (already in my second tube, a fave and the only fleshy tone which works on my NC 30/35).

Barely There is a lot darker from the tube sans flash. I really didn’t notice its similarity to Revlon Petal until I photographed them side by side at home. The similarity turns out not too close however. Barely There is more pigmented and sheeny while Petal is sheer with a teeny hint of pearlescence.

Sleek True Colour Sheen lippie in  Barely ThereSleek True Colour Sheen lipstick in  Barely There

Barely There is packed with color, has a non-drying creamy texture; yes, it glides on sleekly, covers well, and is a bare-skin shade in effect, without muddy undertones (which I dislike a lot). I wish it were a little less glossy though. The color faded until I ate 2 hours later, but left a decent barely there tint, heheh. This color reminds me of a popular local songstress in the 80s-90s. Do you remember her?

Oh, I love the little tube casing!

Pink PackageSleek True Colour Sheen Barely There Swatch

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