Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate – Review & swatches

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate – Review & swatches

Friday, December 21, 2012 Sara Hassan , 18 Comments

A woman can never have enough lipsticks, ain't that true? Having tried all sorts of lip colors, I keep coming back to pinks and nudes. These days, I am under the 'pink' lip color spell and today I am going to review Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate in 102.

Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate
New Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss.Kate Moss brings colour to a new unique dimension.The gorgeous colour richness and COMFORT of Kate’s lipstick, now in a Velvety MATTE finish.Ruby Powder enriched formula to intensify the colour while keeping a matte finish all day long!

Available in 5 shades

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate - 102 (swatch)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate - 102
My thoughts
Shade 102 is a gorgeous blue toned pink with matte finish. I adore this color for it instantly adds life to my face when I’m feeling kinda lazy. In the swatch above, it may seem a bit pale but it doesn’t appear that way in real; it’s more deeper toned. Sometimes, I like to tone down the intensity with a nude lip gloss to get the perfect nude-pink pout that doesn’t wash me out. In my opinion, this one would compliment both neutral and smoky eyes.

The matte line by Kate offers only five shades at the moment but I’m confused about the numbers. Again, the shades haven’t been named. I couldn’t locate Shade 102 on Rimmel’s website instead I found 101 which seemed pretty much close to 102 so I assume 102 and 101 are the same thing. The lipstick itself isn’t entirely matte upon application which makes it easy to put on but after a minute or two, it does set to a soft matte finish. I am glad that it doesn’t tug or drag during application or highlight any lip lines. Not to mention, I love the fruity scent of this lipstick. The color pay off is very good similar to Kate’s regular Lasting Finish line however I could only achieve around three hours of even coverage before fading set in. It doesn’t fade evenly so watch out! This is one thing that really puts me off about Rimmel Lipsticks in general.

To sum it up, I am in love with this particular shade. Even though it doesn't have all matte lipstick qualities, the pigmentation and ease of application is commendable.

You might like it if…
  • You expect a soft matte finish
  • You expect great pigmentation
  • You expect it to glide on your lips smoothly/easily
  • You expect a decent wear
  • You use it in summer
You might not like it if…
  • You find it accentuating dryness on your lips
  • You expect a long wear
  • You want a lipstick that fades evenly
My rating:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick is priced PKR 850 and can be purchased from superstores all across the nation. You can also get it online from BeautyArena.pk and Just4girls.pk.

What do you think about this shade? Have you tried Kate Lasting Finish Lipsticks yet?

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  1. Sucha gorgeous pink shade , I still yet to try these lipsticks xx

  2. Such a pretty shade! I agree, matte lipsticks tend to be very drying.

  3. Looks like we pretty much have the same thought's on these lipsticks. :)This pink looks pretty good!

  4. Now that is the kind of pink i am looking for!

  5. luving the shade, i'll surely check this as em also in love with pinks these days

  6. I keep seeing swatches of this everywhere. I want to try this so bad!

  7. What a gorgeous shade of pink, so pretty ^^

  8. I tried on this lipstick in a store and its definitely not a matte, non of the colors are exciting but the texture is beautiful. This color looks good on you.

  9. i just love rimmel kate lip ... have reviewed as well :)

  10. beauuutiiful color looking so creamyy

  11. The Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick collection actually has around 10 or 12 shades I believe and the shades 101 and 102 are similar but they are different. 101 is lighter than 102 and not as blue-toned.

    1. Thanks for sharing Lily. I was really confused about it as they only have 8 shades on their website :)


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