This is a surprisingly great lipstick. On me, it's a neutral, soft rose/nude, and the texture is firm and even. I love this lipstick because it's not too orange, too gray, too brown, too light, or too dark. It's the perfect saturation of color and hue for my skin, and it makes me look polished but super-natural. I'm also surprised by how good the texture and wear are. A lot of drugstore lipsticks are too greasy. They shift around and disappear quickly or don't apply evenly. This lipstick wears better than MAC, imo, and it's comfortable. Some people may be put off by the scent–it's a bit of a strange spicy floral, but I'm used to it. I had never tried a Rimmel lipstick before this one, but really impressed by the quality of this shade.
Excellent MLBB shade for me. Rich, mauvey neutral color with a slight cool tone to it. It really is the same color as my lips, just deeper. I especially like to wear this color with jewel-toned clothing.
Goes on well, especially over balm. Stays put, too, although after a couple of cups of coffee I need to retouch.
Not a super-matte finish - slight sheen to it and a very faint, unobtrusive scent.
Between this and #14, I have my two go-to, everyday shades. Hope they never ever discontinue these, but just in case, I have several backups!!
This lipstick is a MLBB shade; it's supposed to be a cream (no shimmer), but on me it looks a little bit frosty, which is not my favourite finish :/ So I have to be in the mood to wear it. I find that, if I don't moisturize and exfoliate my lips prior to wearing this, it makes my lips awfully dry. It wears for about three or four hours whithout eating and drinking. It's an okay lipstick, but there's much better lipsticks out there.
I wanted more of the Kate Moss line after purchasing #11 & #6, so I gave this rosey mauve a try. Definitely not a typical color for me -- I'm deep brown, so I usually go bold or glossy. But I adore the creamy pigmented formula of these lipsticks and decided to try it anyway. On me, it's too pale pink alone, but it has enough of a hint of caramel to do a pinky nude lip with a brownish liner. It's got a slight shimmer that keeps the paleness from looking chalky. I've topped it with Bigelow's plum mint mentha lip tint and absolutely love that combo. It's not a color I would buy again or really recommend for darker skin tones, but it's overall a good product.
Great colour but so moist it fades fast. Why bother putting it on? There are better lipsticks out there that last more than an hour.
Oh, how I wish I could give this 5 lippies! I've been searching for YEARS for an adequate replacement of my old, beloved, now sadly discontinued Maybelline Windsor Rose, which is the best MLBB shade I've ever had, and I've finally found it! Shade-wise, at least. It's a perfect dusky rose with a little bit of warmth to it; very natural and great for everyday wear. The other good news is that the packaging is adorable (sleek black with Kate's signature and heart in red along the side), and I found it very affordable - $5, even without a coupon!
However, the formula itself could use a *lot* of work. It only stays on for a few hours (and that's without meals) and rubs off really easily, and when it does rub off, what's left dries into this really unpleasant flaky crust around the corners of your mouth. I've also found it to be fairly drying, and it does tend to highlight any cracks or lines in your lips, which enhances the dehydrated-looking effect. However, a layer of balm under the lipstick itself seems to solve most of these problems (otherwise, even despite the perfect shade, I would not be repurchasing), so it's not unworkable, just needs a little extra attention.
I was a bit surprised that one reviewer said it wasn't complimenting to her skin tone, she's a NC42. I'm a NC42 as well and I think this compliments my skin tone beautifully, in a sense this color is a mlbb lip product, it's a creamy matte pinkish brownish nude sort of speak. I love this product and will stock up on this a long with trying other colors in this collection.
I didn't buy the lipstick because it has Kate Moss' image and name associated with it...I bought it 'cause I figured, for $4.97USD at Walmart, what the heck, why not try it. 08 is a nice creamy tea rose with a fruity fragrance (cherries, I think) and no taste. The color goes on smoothly, lasts well, and looks great with most of my outfits. I'm carrying this one around now as one of my go-to colors. You can't beat it with a stick!
not rec' for pigmented lips. this looks like a rosy mlbb brown/pink in the tube but upon application its a reddish undertoned brick brown. very 80's looking. returned asap. 1 star for the formula (went on smooth) and 1 star for the cute packaging. if you dont like this look, stay away from revlons balm stain in honey also. same dark brown on my pigmented lips. i am nc42, yellow undertones, tan, asian.
It is a beautiful colour, and actually when I first wore it I got several compliments on it. It is a bit cool-toned so it works well with blue or grey smokey eyes--not so much with warm browns, though. I always use it with benefit strut on eyes= perfect combo.
The problem is that it makes my lips appear wrinkly and parched. This doesn't normally happen with other lipsticks, including Rimmels' others. I have to use a gloss on top and the parched, crinkly look is still there. Hence, no repurchase.