Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick shade #4

I’ve already posted about shade 12 from the Kate Moss for Rimmel collection of lasting finish lipsticks here but I had to show you shade 4 which I picked up the other day. It comes in the same signature tube but, compared with the bright and fun shade #12, shade #4 is very vampy and perfect for the cold autumn/winter which Australia is currently in.

The shade is a dark grape which leans more plummy or black depending on the light. I don’t have anything like it in my collection so I couldn’t find any dupes or similar colours to show you. It could be similar to MAC Cyber lipstick though but with a litte bit more purple in it than Cyber.
The finish is a little bit creamier than that of shade #12 and I would say it finishes more like a satin. This shade is really pigmented and it covers my lips well. It can go on a little bit unevenly straight from the bullet though so I would suggest layering over a lipliner or applying it in thin layers with a lip brush.
It can be difficult to pull off such a dark shade but my tip is to keep everything else understated and simple for a more effortless look. Check out this past post about the modern way to wear dark lips. In the look below, I used MAC Face and Body all over my face, a bronzer to lightly contour my cheeks and didn’t use any blush. For the eyes, I evened out my lids with mineral powder and then added a gold highlight around the tear duct, finished off with mascara and filled in my brows.
I’m loving this shade and I have an inspired FOTD coming up soon using it as a focus.
What do you think of the colour? Do you have your own tips for pulling off dark lipsticks?

Categories: lip, Rimmel, swatch


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6 Comments on “Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick shade #4”

  1. April 11, 2012 at 2:08 AM #

    I don't have a lipstick like this, but I recently bought a plummy lipgloss and I LOVE it. Not sure if this shade would fare well on me though! It looks great against your skin tone 🙂 xx

  2. April 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM #

    Michelle: Plummy colours are perfect for autumn. I think it would look good on you but it's not the most wearable shade!

  3. April 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

    I have Elizabeth Arden Lip tint in Plum but it doesn't really suit my skin tone (I get a bucket load of make up through work) It's a cute colour on some people though, my workmate wears a YSL plum colour and it looks fab.

  4. May 3, 2012 at 1:05 AM #

    i've recently bought the lipstick and I'm loving it

  5. May 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM #

    Anonymous: What ever your job is, I think I want it! I would love to get heaps of makeup through work 😀 It does really work on some people. Plusbarbie2906: I'm assuming it looks great against your skin tone. I think you should post up a pic on your blog 🙂


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