I am forever hunting for matte things! Whether it be polish, eyeshadow, or in this case--lipstick--I am always searching for the perfect fit!
Will Rimmel's new Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss be a winner?
This shade, simply called 103 is a medium pink with a slight peachy/dusty pull. It is supposed to have a totally matte formula but there is a bit of creaminess before it dries down. Retails for $4.99 at Ulta, Target, and drugstores and is housed in a pretty red bullet with Kate's iconic signature. 4 hours of good wear, no flaking, and feels feather light on the lips. However, there is a very strong, lingering floral mixed with candy smell that is really off-putting.
I really do love the packaging. It is a pretty tube that will get noticed when you pull it out to apply.
I love the way it looks on my lips, and has gone strong for 4 hours...but the smell is still there and is killing my sensitive nose! Ugh, so sad!
This would have been my new Holy Grail matte lipstick if it weren't for the smell. I am so disappointed. I urge you to check them out for yourself! They really are worth it besides the scent.
Color/Wearability: 7/10 (smell makes it hard to keep on for me)
Overall Quality: 9/10
Total: 46/50 = A- = Happy Panda
Have you tried the new matte version of the original? Thoughts?