Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Shade 05: Review, Swatches & FOTD

One can never have enough pink lipsticks and I am no different. Last year, I forgot my favorite pink lipstick back home when I went to sail with my husband so I had to find a substitute. The closest one that I found is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in Shade 05. Let us talk about how it fared in the other areas.

Price: Rs 138 for 4 gms.


The Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick comes in a sleek black matte finish packaging. The cap has the Rimmel logo engraved on top and a print of Kate Moss’s signature. The packaging looks very classy and is pretty sturdy. The cap shuts tight so you don’t have to be worried about travelling with it. The only challenge with the packaging is that it’s completely opaque. So if you own more than one, you have to look at the bottom to find the shade you want.

Texture & Product

The lipstick has every creamy texture and just slides on your lips.The product is very light and you do not feel it post application.In terms of fragrance, like all Rimmel lipsticks, this products smells like vanilla beans. The fragrance is not too strong and vanishes post application.

Shade 05 is a beautiful rosy pink shade with blue undertones. The undertones are very subtle making it a good pink option for most Indian skin tones. The shade is not too in your face kind of a pink so it can be worn with both a day or a night look.

My Experience

The lipstick is very easy to work with and it goes on like a dream. The finish is not completely matte but what can be described as semi-matte. The creamy texture ensures that the lipstick does not feel drying on the lips and you can wearing a lip balm underneath.

The shade 05 is quite pigmented so a single swipe gives  very opaque layer of color. If you want a darker finish, you can easily layer it up.The layering does not make the application patchy or cakey.

As this lipstick is semi-matte, it does tend to transfer. The shade doesn’t bleed or feather. The staying power is around half of what the brand claims so it doesn’t budge from the lips for 3-4 hrs. It fades evenly and leaves a very light tint behind.

Final Verdict

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in Shade 05 is a beautiful everyday wear lipstick. It has a decent formula and acceptable staying power.If you do not mind touching it up after a few hours, this will prove to be a good addition to your vanity.

Have you used the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss?

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