Thank you Kate Moss (and Sarah, author of Pretty Easy), because I am loving these little bullets of satiny-almost-glossy colour. And for approx €7, these are wonderfully pigmented, non drying, pretty well-lasting colours. I am smitten.
Packaging is functional, with the colours given numbers as opposed to names, which suits me fine. A chic black plastic tube with a lid that soft-snaps shut, with Kate's signature in red, contains a creamy bullet of colour that smells awesome and doesn't leave a funny taste (at the back of your tongue) after licking your lips.
|Image via Rimmel.co.uk|
When these tubes of highly pigmented colour arrived in the post, I admit, I baulked. Wow. Some of these colours were a bit "out there" for me. But oh, achingly beautiful. The kinds of colours I lust after (I look but never actually purchase) over on other blogs. Gorgeous, powerful colours for Gorgeous powerful ladies.
|Swatched L-R: 01, 02, 04, 08, 12|
Lucky for me, I have 5 brand spanking new colourful shades to get me started on my challenge.
This is shade #08 on my lips at 08h40. I was running late to get the kids to school, so its a very basic face (foundation, Black liner and black mascara), but I am wearing lippy. It's a lovely dusty-rosey-nudey shade, Definitely more flattering on me, than the brownish nudes that I have been wearing. The formulation is really easy to apply, gives a lovely sheen and colour to my lips.
My lips are fairly pigmented, so on me, this is a "my lips but better" colour. I like it.
I remembered to re-appy at noon just before I went to go get my son. Although when I did this, I noticed that I probably didn't need to re-apply, but I did anyway, because I like the way it felt and looked on my lips and the way it smells. And then just before I started the dinner (at 4:30pm) I re-aplied again (domestic goddess I am). So longevity is pretty good.
And its not drying at all, in fact after 2 hours the slip that is left almost feels like I have a bit of balm on. Nice.
Must be honest and say I never thought I would own anything like these, they are not colours I would have bought for myself, but I am glad I won these as it has encouraged me to try new things.
So what if they don't suit me.
At least I can say I tried.
Anyways, a quick summary:
Pigmentation : Good. Opaque in one swipe
Longevity : Pretty Good, I got almost 4 hour out of one application
Application : Easy, straight from the bullet, no brush necessary, mistakes are not obvious
Packaging : Functional, Black plastic.
Cost : Budget friendly €7
Availability: Boots, Pharmacies, Rimmel stockists.