Rimmel recently released a collection of nude lipsticks curated by the one and only Kate Moss.
The Nude Collection by Kate Moss claims to enable women of all skin tones to find their perfect nude shade because let’s face it, nudes aren’t a “one-size-fits-all” kinda thang so it can be very difficult to find the perfect nude.
Rimmel lip products have been getting (almost)straight A’s from me – here’s my Rimmel Kate Nude Collection review to see if these are just as good!
…and here are my reviews of the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers and Matte Lip Lacquers, and the Provocalips 16-Hour Kiss Proof Lip Colors if you’re interested.
The Nude Collection comes in five shades that include delicate pinks, subtle apricots, cashmere beiges and rich toffee tones so that there truly is a chic shade for everyone.
I actually received these ages ago, but I haven’t touched them until about a week ago when I first started playing around with them.
Here are the arm swatches.
Here’s the breakdown of the shades:
40 (Pale Nude) is the lightest of all five shades. It is a pasty, ivory nude meant for people with very, very pale skin. So it’s a no-brainer that this isn’t the shade for me unless I want to look like a don’t have a mouth. It’s very difficult to get an even application with this because it’s very streaky when applied.
42 (Apricot Nude) is a warm, peachy pink nude and one of my personal favorites.
43 (Tan Nude), my personal favorite, is a warm, beige nude and is the peachiest shade out of the bunch. Perfect for peeps with warm skin undertones.
45 (Rose Nude) seems strikingly similar to shade 42, but is slightly cooler-toned.
48 (Dark Nude), the darkest of the bunch, is a mauvey brown-red and is perfect for women of color.
Check out the lip swatches below:
And here’s one with my face attached:
Shades: I think the problem here is that four of these shades, with the exception of shade 48, are much more suitable for people with light to light-medium skintones. Once you’ve hit the medium or medium-tan tones in the spectrum, these four lighter colors will be way too light, making you look washed out, and the darkest color will be way too dark. I wish there would be more color options between shades 45 and 48. I fortunately fall in the light-medium skintone category so some of these can still work on me.
Formula: The formula is very creamy and moisturizing, however I’m honestly not a big fan of their old-school lipstick scent which would linger for hours. I personally don’t find this comfortable at all, but if you’re not bothered by the scent, I think you’d enjoy the formula and colors!
Application: I find the application to be a bit tricky because some of these could be very streaky and patchy when applied, especially shades 40, 42 and 45. Shade 48 is the easiest and smoothest to apply.
Longevity: For a nude lipstick, the longevity is pretty impressive. I love that it’s very creamy and moisturizing, but can still last up to five hours without food or drinks. It doesn’t last up to 8 hours as they claimed it would. Every time I wear these, they’d be gone by the third or fourth hour mark with food and drinks.
Packaging: The packaging is adorable! It’s packaged like all the other Rimmel Kate lipsticks, except with a peachy nude packaging. For the price, the packaging seems pretty durable.
Price: These retail for $12.95 at Priceline and other department stores, supermarkets and chemists throughout Australia.
Final Verdict: If you have fair to light-medium skintone, or if you’re very tanned, I think you will thoroughly enjoy this because the reviews I’ve seen so far have been mostly positive!
Unfortunately the formula, longevity and color range fell short of my expectations, but then my expectations for Rimmel lip products are pretty damn high because they’ve been getting great ratings from me – like the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers and Matte Lip Lacquers, and the Provocalips 16-Hour Kiss Proof Lip Colors.
I’ll give these 3.5 buttons because they do look lovely on the lips, despite being streaky when applied and falling short of my other expectations from it.
Have you tried these nudes by Kate Moss? Let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: These products were sent for consideration, however all opinions expressed are unbiased and of my own.
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