The color #109 is absolutely stunning! Finally, a bright (almost red) shade that really flatters my medium NW30 skin tone! When turned 45 I had to rethink the whole red lip look as I felt it further aged my features. I actually grieved for the days when I could slap on any color and go. Since then, I'm 51 now, I've searched in vain for a red that I could wear with confidence knowing it looks great. 109 is the one! The most perfect red with a bit orange (70/30) that's not too bright but just bright enough to light up the complexion. It's matte but not drying. And its opaque but not thick and gloppy in texture. It glides on like silk...expensive silk with substance! I adore this shade...and it adores me! And, as if it weren't enough to find the perfect shade the formulation is out of this world amazing! I've had absolutely no issues with dryness, uneven fading, or patchiness. I apply a very thin layer of lip balm under it and I get about 5 hours of wear before I need to re-apply. In addition, there's no unsightly traveling in the fine lines above my lip...this stuff stays put. I can't sing the praises of this lipstick enough. I'll have to get more shades 'cause I'm wearing this one out! But you can bet I'll get a backup of this gorgeous color! It's perfect for spring and summer...and so affordable, too. I never thought I'd say this but, this is my Holy Grail lipstick!!
I bought two of these lipsticks, since my CVS was having a BOGO half off sale. I got it in color 111 and 109. I absolutely love the colors. 111 is a true red, while 109 in a corally-red. Both look amazing on me.
Goes on strong
Lasts while eating
Doesn't rub off
Colors are bright and vibrant
Easy to apply
Tube shaped package is nice
Chemical smell (fixed with mint balm over the color)
Hard to blot (also fixed with balm)
Nothing sealing the packaging; anyone in the store could open it
Very drying (fixed with balm underneath)
I definitely would buy this lipstick again. Maybe next time I'll try one of the black-tubed Lasting Finishes, which aren't matte.
I bought just about all the colors in this line...and they're all just too dry. I realize its matte but even with the application of a little balm underneath, it dries out and begins to flake. It shouldn't do that. The red's in this line are incredible! And for the first time, I have a red that looks great with my skintone...the problem is that it doesn't stay looking good with the flaking.
I'm really bummed out about it...
I have this is 101, which is a very pretty light pink, but I don't like the way the light color emphasizes the dryness and lines of my lips. It's also not very slippery, so it never really dries or rubs into your lips, it just sits on top, so it's hard to blot it or smooth it out without just rubbing it off, although it feels nice on. It has a very strong kind of fruity smell and a perfumey taste, which is extremely off-putting and does not fade away. I would probably still try a darker color though, and I think the packaging is adorable, but I don't recommend shade 101 unless your lips are perfectly smooth. Balm or lip gloss on top or under only makes it worse.
I love this lipstick already! I bought it in two colors yesterday, from two different Kate Moss collections with Rimmel. One of the red tubes, and one of the black tubes. In the black tube I had 10, which is a beautiful rich red color that just looks amazing on me. It lasted really well, though it did seem to come of on like anything I touched. No running, but on application did smear a little. In the red tube was 102, which is a sort of...pinky corally....something. It didn't look as good on as I thought but I still like it. It's a little too close to my lip color, and it feels like it sort of disappears, but it looks great with a little gloss over it. Once again didn't seem to stay, but it still looked good. Best thing about both is the smell. The smell is to die for, smells like fresh fruit.
I wish I could love this but I don't. I chose the shade 113 which is a nude but the texture is horrid. It's as if I've got fluff on my lips and its quite irritating.
I was really pleased with this lipstick!
I bought this in 103, which is a color that falls somewhere in the spectrum between bright pink and nude pink, if that makes any sense at all. It's definitely a noticeable color and a little bright, but definitely not a super bright pink. Very wearable, and I think it will be especially cute for spring and summer.
I love the smell of this lipstick and the cute packaging!
The product goes on evenly and is definitely matte. It did dry out my lips and make them look chapped after a little bit - but I feel that all matte lipsticks and stains will do this, so just add some balm on top and it will look much better, and still have that flat matte consistency on your lips. I did have to reapply at least twice, but that was during a long day. I would like to buy this product again in a red color.
Shade selection: #101 (bubble gum pink), #113 (pale beige nude)
- long wearing
Comments: This line of lipsticks smell like potpourri. Not my cup of tea, but at least it fades quickly. Aside from that, 101 is a pretty shade of pink. It also feels creamy for a matte - no tugging at the lips and you can even feel the product move when you put your lips together. These are very easily apply. 113 is the perfect beige nude and very creamy as well, though not quite opaque.
Bought several of these (#103, 105, 107, 109, and was strongly considering 111, but it's been sold out everywhere I've looked). Really love the color selection, far better than most matte lines. There is also a depth to most of these that is absent in most mattes. They do start off creamy, are easy to apply, and they do dry a bit in 15-20 minutes, so lip prep (quick swipe of lip balm) is wise, but they stay put for a long time.
103 - lovely rosy pink, leans cool
105 - mauve
107 - rich berry
109 - pink coral
Here's hoping they decide to bring these mattes back to the regular line-up. Most of the displays I've seen are nearly sold out. Wish they came in shrink-wrapped tubes, but oh well. For $5.49 (at Walgreens), I'm not complaining too much.
I bought 113 for my (currently) NC20-NC25 complexion. This reminds me of MAC Myth, except 113 is less opaque and perhaps slightly darker. So maybe it's more appropriate to say it's a cross between MAC Myth & Peachstock. It has pink, beige, and peach tones to it. On me, it pulls peachy beige. Kinda looks like concealer on me.
The consistency is why I rated so low. It's slippery - and not in a good moisturizing way. I mean, it transfers easily (onto my teeth and slides around the lips too much). The semi-matte texture is not flattering on dry or wrinkled lips.
This was not opaque enough to cover my extremely pigmented lips, but was enough to wash out my complexion a tad. continued >>