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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Has the highstreet finally got 'Nude' right? | RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH LIPSTICK BY KATE NUDE COLLECTION (Shade 048)



Hi loves!

So Rimmel London have released 5 new 'Nude' lipsticks from the Kate Collection. Now the reason I'm actually interested in this is because each shade is supposed to suit a different skin tone. So naturally I was like - errrr hello!!

They released 5 shades which range from a lighter peach tone (040) to a darker plum brown (048). They are a moisture lipstick, so they will not transfer as a matte shade but will have a creamy sheen finish. On the website they claim to last for up to 8 hours.


I purchased one of the lipsticks - 048. This is marketed as a shade to match deeper skin tones. I have to totally agree. It's no secret that the drugstore are notorious for not providing enough products that would suit deeper skin tones. But this lipstick is definitely a leap forward.


The lipstick itself, as mentioned previously is a deep brown / plum shade. This is a great nude colour for women with deeper skin tones as it's not a single tone brown (which a lot of darker 'nudes' tend to be) which is too dark to be a nude shade or a pink which is clearly not a nude for deep skin tones. It also isn't too opaque that it looks out of place. It gives a sheer finish when applied with one coat (see lip swatch below) but is definitely a shade that can be built on without ever looking too much (hand swatch above).

Now regarding it's lasting power, it claims to last for up to 8 hours. I personally have not worn this for 8 hours, however I will say that the sheen of the lipstick definitely does not last longer than a couple of hours (especially if I'm eating / drinking). However, the lipstick does leave your lips feeling moisturised for a long time - I would say at least 3 - 4 hours. The colour also lasts as it leaves a slight stain on your lips.


The Kate lipsticks tend to have a strong watermelon scent, which I personally am not a fan of. I have to say I haven't noticed it with these lipsticks as much. Although they still have a strong sweet scent to them.

One thing I will say is that even though this lipstick is brown girl friendly it's very difficult to locate in store. I have had to purchase mine online, yet I see all other shades in the collection in stock in store. Now this is not because it has sold out... it's simply a result of the stores not stocking these as there is no allocated display for this shade (in the stores that I have visited). This is the sad nature of British high street beauty. 

The lipsticks are priced at £5.49 each at Superdrug or Boots. 

Rating: 
Application: 5/5
Cost: 5/5
Overall satisfaction: 5/5

Speak soon,
Vicky xo

*All products were purchased by me and I have no affiliation with Rimmel London or Superdrugs or Boots
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