Unfortunately, this matte is flaky and drying. Love the orangy coral color though. If Mac puts out a Retro Matte in a shade like this, i'd snatch it up in a second.
This is my go-to shade when I want a want a colorful but still day-appropriate lip. Definitely requires a coat of lip balm underneath to keep from drying your lips, as with most matte lipsticks, but looks absolutely gorgeous.
I got super into coral lips and have a range from shockingly pink to orange-ish. This is one I was eying online but never found in stores and one day there it was. I decided to go for it (knowing I could return) and I liked it enough to keep it. I don't use this a whole lot, but having a matte (yea, it's my only one!) is kind of cool, and it has a nice simple feel (looks wise) even though it's quite an odd color. The biggest issue for me is that it does feel dry, I guess to keep it matte, and I don't love that. I tend to take it off mid day, scrape my lips (that I didn't know were dry or in need of exfoliation) and reapply. I don't mind the smell since I'm just used to these type of lipstick smells and the tube is cute. The staying power is pretty darn decent too since it's not slick. Overall I'm glad I bought it but probably won't repurchase, (if it would even still be available when I run out) but something about this is quirky and I dig it.
Hey guys, I just uploaded 2 pics of lots of swatches. It's impossible to get the pictures to capture correctly, that's why I made a comparison image. Oh and since buying this, I bought like 5 more Kate Mattes and many of her shiny Rimmel line! This is the driest one, but the rest are so fantastic.
Shade description: warm orange
- long wearing
Comments: I hate the way these lipsticks smell, but it fades. The color is a nice warm orange. It's very easy to wear as it's a little deeper and not so in-your-face bright. I like it.
Product does not last and does not stay on the lips!
I'm shocked that I actually like this. I haven't really bought into the whole orangey lipstick trend. However, I'm happy to report that this color is actually really great. It's not as oompa-loompa-y as others I've tried. It's just dark enough to be flattering. Love the formula and scent too.
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 do agree with the other viewer who said that after this lipstick sets it tends to feel powdery and can clump into strange patches, but if you apply a light lip balm over the top that helps a ton.
I have two other colors from the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick line and I adore the scent and color selection -- great deep reds, neutrals and pretty pinks. For this particular shade, there is another comparable color in the line that was slighter more "watermelon". I was torn, but opted for this lovely coral shade in the end.
Also, compared to other drugstore lipsticks, Rimmel is priced slightly cheaper, while I don't think the quality lacks.
One final con -- while the lipstick tube looks nice from the outside, all three of the lipsticks I own from Rimmel are slightly maimed - they don't sit centered in the tube, so when you screw the lipstick up and down in the tube, the plastic scrapes the lipstick.
I just bought this lipstick today at Walmart for under $5. I think it is a lovely shade of red-orange and I have been looking for a few red lipsticks that compliment my complexion. When you first put it on it is smooth and silky. It feels very good on the lips and isn't too drying. It is really pigmented and looks nice on me. When I put it on I applied a lip balm before hand. I really like it. I ate and drank with it on and the lipstick transferred lightly but is also still on my lips, which is impressive. It is smooth so a lip liner would be good to put on before application so it doesn't run. I would recommend it as it seems to be a good find.
I love and own quite a few of the lipsticks from the first Kate Moss collection Rimmel released in the black tube, so when I saw this new collection I totally freaked out with excitement. I purchased 109 which is a beautiful shade of orange. Initially this lipsticks feels creamy and velvety applied to my lips, but after about 15 minutes the creaminess completely disappears and becomes a very dry powdery patchy mess. To make matters worse this lipsticks flakes off into weird chunks of powder onto my chin. My lips are in excellent condition as I exfoliate and moisturize them on a daily basis and I even prep my lips before lipstick application.The only remedy to prevent this overly drying powdery texture is to pair it with a lip liner and a gloss which completely voids the look of a matte lip. I'll use this lipstick up paired with a lip liner and a gloss, but not interested in trying further shades from this collection.