I love makeup. That goes without saying. But as much as I refuse to go out of the house without doing my eyebrows, I think you can’t have a complete makeup look without lipstick.
In my opinion, lipsticks can make or break your whole makeup look. It can even make a simple shirt and jeans outfit look chic and effortless. But what’s even more amazing about lipsticks is that even if it’s the only makeup you’re wearing, it can brighten up your face.
This is probably why I always get excited about new lip products. Whenever MAC comes up with a new collection, I always check the lipsticks first. Same goes for drugstore brands. I’ve been watching a lot of beauty reviews on Youtube lately and in the past few months, I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipsticks. I’ve tried a lot of drugstore lip products, and at first, I thought it’s just another one of those low quality lipsticks. But boy, was I wrong. I’ve been using several shades but today, I’m reviewing my favorite shade.
107 is a beautiful berry-toned lipstick with a violet undertone. It is a bright violet-red shade which is slightly dampened by the matte finish. It’s fascinating how Rimmel created a bright lip color and dulled it a bit with the flat matte finish. I think it’s purrrfection.
I tend to go for extremes when it comes to lipstick shades. Brights, dark, and nudes. Usually in berry, purple, red and brown color family. I love purple lipsticks as much as I avoid pink ones. *shudder*
107 is a shade that is smack dab between bright and dark. It’s the kind of color that can brighten up your everyday look without making you look overly made up. For special occasions, use this in place of your usual red lipsticks. It’s not a huge deviation from red but it is a nice change.
If you like your lipsticks on the shiny side, you can always add clear gloss on top.
I’m partial to matte lipsticks and this color is right up my alley, so I’m sure I will be using this lipstick as it is.
The color is just perfect for fall!
I like to wear this color with minimal makeup. For this look, I just blended a neutral brown eyeshadow on my crease and used brown and blue eyeliners. You can’t see it clearly in this photo but I actually have cobalt blue eyeliner on top of my usual brown wing tip. It’s barely visible unless you’re staring at me face-to-face. 😛 For my cheeks, I swapped my usual MAC Lovejoy blush with Milani Bellarosa; the pink blush complements the berry tone of the lipstick better than the earthy brown/red of Lovejoy.
I love how the blush pops just enough to enhance the lip color.
It is a lovely shade, no?
Rimmel 107 lasting finish by kate lipstick on my lips after 4 hours of wear, no lipliner or retouching
So why do I love this lipstick? Well for starters, it’s inexpensive but the quality is amazing! The lipstick glides on your lips like a dream, leaving a full sweep of opaque color. It has a very light, pleasantly floral fragrance that reminds me of Lancome lipsticks. The texture of the lipstick is very nice too. It’s smooth and creamy but feels very light on the lips.
Did I mention the incredible staying power? Without lip liner, it stays on the lips for about 4 to 6 hours without slipping around. I did a wear test and while there was some color transfer when I ate, the stain on my lips were even and looked decent enough after I ate my lunch.
Even my favorite MAC lipsticks aren’t as good as this, and that’s saying something because I l-o-v-e my MAC lipsticks.
I’ll do a round up post of my Rimmel lipstick collection soon. 🙂
Let me know what you think of Rimmel 107 in the comments section, or if there’s a shade that you want me to review.
Thanks for dropping by!
I got this lipstick during a trip to Toronto for CAD 4.99 🙂
I also remember getting a box of 4 different shades during a Cebu Pacific flight for USD 20.00. If you’re not flying with them anytime soon, you can get your Rimmel lipsticks from @polishedinthecity (instagram)