Kate Moss is a legend and muse whose influence will never die, and Rimmel London has always been one of my most trusted drugstore brands with quality formulas and perfect pricepoints.
Match made in heaven...
In my eyes, I can never have enough nude lipsticks. Seriously. It's an addiction. And when I came across this stunning peachy/baby pink packaging, I knew I had to have it. I have tried Kate Moss' Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick formula before and loved the creamy application and longwear, and her nude collection is no different...
For a delicate, feathered look, this formula is perfect straight from the bullet onto moisturized lips. But for a more defined, clean look, I would line my lips with any nude liner for ultimate staying power.
+ Lasting Finish in shade 42 (left)
This warm-toned, peachy shade is super pigmented, and on my skintone, totally reminds me of a 60s-inspired mod liplook Twiggy might wear with her signature doe-eye. Though coral-toned lips aren't my favorite look, this shade is subtle, soft, and definitely warms up my complexion.
+ Lasting Finish in shade 45 (middle, and worn above)
This cool-toned, rosy shade is my PERFECT nude. The shade matches (almost exactly) my natural lip color, and smooths over my lips with a super pigmented, creamy, and natural finish. I seriously would wear this every day, whether I have a full face of makeup or not. Along with my fave Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in the shade Crush (which I reviewed and swatched here), this lipstick also gives me "my lips, but better" vibes.
+ Lasting Finish in shade 48 (right)
Though this shade isn't exactly a "nude" on me, it is quite neutral and wearable for those with fairer skin. The warmer-toned shade is somewhere between chocolate mocha and cinnamon, and is perfect for finishing off a 90s grunge makeup look. Though I wouldn't wear this shade daily, I would definitely use it with a light hand to contour a nude lip for a fuller pout, and if I am going for that 90s look, I would recommend using a lip liner for a perfect, bold lip that won't budge.
+ Scandaleyes Mascara in Jet Black
As far as drugstore mascaras go, Rimmel London always comes out on top for me. I'm a big fan of a big, fluffy applicator, and love when my lashes look long and cat-like. This "broken heart" shaped brush really separates lashes for extra volume, without creating those clumped, spidery lashes. The formula is quite liquidy and thin, and has a satin finish for an ultra sultry look. Not to mention, the gunmetal packaging is just so London rock 'n' roll.
+ Lip Conditioning Lip Balm in 01 Clear
This lip balm disguised as a lipstick is everything. This winter, my lips have been pretty dry (which I know has a lot to do with drinking water), and nothing seems to help all that much. This moisturizing balm instantly smooths over dry lips, primes lips for longer-lasting lipstick, smells absolutely delicious, and leaves my lips with a soft and healthy glow. My new makeup staple.
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