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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick shade #4

I've already posted about shade 12 from the Kate Moss for Rimmel collection of lasting finish lipsticks here but I had to show you shade 4 which I picked up the other day. It comes in the same signature tube but, compared with the bright and fun shade #12, shade #4 is very vampy and perfect for the cold autumn/winter which Australia is currently in.

The shade is a dark grape which leans more plummy or black depending on the light. I don't have anything like it in my collection so I couldn't find any dupes or similar colours to show you. It could be similar to MAC Cyber lipstick though but with a litte bit more purple in it than Cyber.

The finish is a little bit creamier than that of shade #12 and I would say it finishes more like a satin. This shade is really pigmented and it covers my lips well. It can go on a little bit unevenly straight from the bullet though so I would suggest layering over a lipliner or applying it in thin layers with a lip brush.

It can be difficult to pull off such a dark shade but my tip is to keep everything else understated and simple for a more effortless look. Check out this past post about the modern way to wear dark lips. In the look below, I used MAC Face and Body all over my face, a bronzer to lightly contour my cheeks and didn't use any blush. For the eyes, I evened out my lids with mineral powder and then added a gold highlight around the tear duct, finished off with mascara and filled in my brows.

I'm loving this shade and I have an inspired FOTD coming up soon using it as a focus.

What do you think of the colour? Do you have your own tips for pulling off dark lipsticks?


  1. I don't have a lipstick like this, but I recently bought a plummy lipgloss and I LOVE it. Not sure if this shade would fare well on me though! It looks great against your skin tone :) xx

  2. Michelle: Plummy colours are perfect for autumn. I think it would look good on you but it's not the most wearable shade!

  3. I have Elizabeth Arden Lip tint in Plum but it doesn't really suit my skin tone (I get a bucket load of make up through work) It's a cute colour on some people though, my workmate wears a YSL plum colour and it looks fab.

  4. i've recently bought the lipstick and I'm loving it

  5. Anonymous: What ever your job is, I think I want it! I would love to get heaps of makeup through work :D It does really work on some people.

    Plusbarbie2906: I'm assuming it looks great against your skin tone. I think you should post up a pic on your blog :)