I have a new lipstick obsession, and it’s drugstore. Monday just got better!
I like these lipsticks by Kate Moss so much that, as it says in the title, I will fight you for them. Except I wouldn’t actually do that because I can’t even do one decent push-up. So fighting is not actually an option here.
Sometime between Ellis Red and Fire & Ice, I realized that I have some sort of sick obsession with red lipstick. If I see a wall of lipsticks, I go straight for the red shade. I just have to. I can’t explain it. Anyways, when I saw that Kate Moss was doing a drugstore line and there was a red lipstick in there, I found myself standing in front of the display one day, out of the blue. You know how it is. And then somehow, 01 (the red shade) ended up in my hands and then somehow, and I’m still trying to figure out how this part happened, made itself a nice permanent home on my vanity. Oh god.
left: super intense and somewhat messily applied (sorry), right: sheered out
It’s a blue-based red. Sheered out, it becomes a gorgeous berry stain, yet it reads much louder when built up to full intensity. Think red-red, not opaque berry red. It smells like Rimmel’s old lipstick line, sort of sugary in the vaguely artificial sense. I like it because it reminds me of my very first lipsticks, but something to keep in mind for those of you with sensitive noses.
I wore this for an entire month in Taiwan. I like to wear it with absolutely nothing else on my face, which probably looks strange, but I don’t care. I like it so much that I started eyeing the bright pink in the line, 02, which isn’t even available in the US. This is the part of the story where I say ‘thank you’ about a thousand times to Liz, or as some call her, Liz-Buddha, who agreed to partake in a ridiculous lip product/book swap.
I wore 02 for the first time today, and guess what? I love this one too. Not as much as 01 because as fabulous as 02 is, it’s not red. But it’s still a lovely, loud pink that demands attention.
And of course, I have to throw in something about the packaging. It’s got Kate Moss’ signature on the tube, which in my opinion, ups the cool factor by 100 at least. Well done, Rimmel.
left: 01, right: 02
I think you get the idea. Even if you read the title and nothing else.
Who else has a soft spot for red lips? Have you tried these Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks? Have you tried the red one? Do you love it? Say yes!