The Kate Moss for Rimmel Velvet Touch lipsticks had me so intrigued by the “velvety” name and rich shades these lipsticks offer that I couldn’t resist purchasing two of them to show you today. I have a reader to thank for mentioning that I might like these lipsticks! She was so right!
Kate Moss for Rimmel Velvet Touch Lipsticks in 107 (right) and 103 (left)
Velvet Touch Lipsticks in 103 (bottom) and 107 (top)
103 is a mid-toned pink shade that I think will be perfect for the springtime!
107 is a deep vampy berry red tone and is almost the definition of “velvet” for sure! This is the shade Kate Moss is wearing in the display, so I had to try it out on my lips as well. I definitely love this shade for winter!
The matte velvet red packaging is so chic!
First of all I am a big fan of Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipsticks. I find the texture to be creamy, pigmentation amazing, and I love the scent. The Velvet Touch lipsticks, although definitely different from lipsticks in their regular line is something that definitely does not disappoint!
Application & Finish. When swatching this lipstick on the arm you really cannot get a feel for the unique texture and finish until it hits your lips. It is ever so lightweight, almost like a “whipped” feeling, and the pigmentation is shocking. It is very smooth to apply and can be built up for more intense color. The finish of this lipstick is not quite a matte, but then again the lipsticks are in the Velvet Touch collection, so I think that is a very accurate description of them. After application the color softens to a very rich velvet look on the lips. It is not drying whatsoever, and although it appears to have set to a semi-matte, the lipstick remains soft and can be easily wiped away (the darker shade, 107 does leave a nice berry stain on the lips). Because the lipstick does not fully sink in or set on the lips, it can be easily smudged, so it did take longer to apply than a regular cream lipstick. In application of 107 I would definitely use a lip pencil next time (I used none in the shot above) because the formula is so pigmented and soft, it is a little harder to outline the outer edges of the lips easily with the lipstick alone. I think next time I wear 107 I will apply, dab some off and then reapply and dab again to see if I can get more of a “set” feeling with the lipstick.
Wear Time and Scent. As I mentioned above, the lipstick is not drying and seems to mostly keep the same consistency throughout the wear time on the lip. I found that when wearing it while doing nothing but talking it lasted a good 3 hours with minimal wear, starting at the inner part of the lips, but it was easy during that time to press the lips together and even out the lipstick again without going back in and reapplying from the tube. When I wore it out to dinner, obviously wiping it with a napkin removes some of the lipstick, but beyond that I mostly noticed a nice stain left behind when wearing shade 107, with the most wear on the inner part of the lips. The scent of this lipstick was hard to pin down at first. I love the bubble-gum scent of the Lasting Finish lipstick line, but this one is different, and I would say it smells most like dark chocolate raspberry truffles to me! Yum! 🙂
Overall, I find the shade range offered for this collection to be beautiful – I saw a good range of nudes, to neutrals to bright pops of pink and red – and I really wished I could have purchased all of them to share with you! The formula pigmentation and texture together is a beautiful combination and I can honestly say I have never experienced a “matte” lip as comfortable as I have in this lipstick. I think it is definitely a lipstick worth looking into!
Where to Buy: $5.49 USD (prices vary) at drugstores in the Kate Moss Velvet Touch display. In two stores I have seen both a large display and a small display, so the range of shades offered may differ. I found the large display at Walgreens and a smaller display at CVS. The UK Rimmel London website has more information on this lipstick, but states it is available in only 5 shades. The large display I saw here had shades 101-113.
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 10/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity- 10/10
- Application – 8/10
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