I did pick up 3 in total but the first one I want to focus on is #12. A rich and vibrant corally red colour which is highly pigmented and quite matte and leans slightly towards the red side of coral. I found the lipstick slightly drying on my lipstick, making it hard to work with and also slightly too smudgey (first application I ended up with most of it on my chin after 5 minutes- I don’t know how!!). From the bullet, the lipstick has a very soft scent of Dandelion & Burdock which was a bit of a surprise! It’s not overpowering and doesn’t linger on the lips.
With a very careful application and a clear balm on the top, this lipstick gives a striking pop of colour for the impending grey merky days ahead. It looks fab with a tan and would be a knockout colour for a night out, without being too OTT.
The lipstick is both pigmented and long lasting, it last longer if you don’t add some kind of moisturising layer over the top, but I found it quite uncomfortable to have dry lips for that long, and of course, licking them only exasperates the dryness! Even with a balm or gloss over the top, I got a good 4-5hrs noticeable wear out of one application with no cup transfer once it was fully dry. It did however end up all over my Go Ahead yoghurt covered breakfast bar! HA!
For £5.49, I think the pigmentation and quality is comparable with some higher end lipsticks such as MAC. The packaging certainly doesn’t have a high street feel to it, being very classic and minimal with only a small red signature from Kate. It reminds me of the MAC Emanual Ungaro line.
Of course… I am pretending that Kate’s signature actually says Katie and that it’s my own personal lipsticks….. *whistles* yeah, I’m crazy! The rimmel lipstick is priced at £5.49 and you can buy it from all Rimmel stockists