Reviewed – Rimmel 1000 kisses

I love lipstick. I adore people who can get away with that glossy red lipped look without looking like a clown, basically girls like the gorgeous faces of Rimmel, Kate Moss and Georgia May Jagger. Unfortunately I’m one of those people who just cannot carry lipstick off to any advantage, I feel naked  without mascara, but stick to a nude lip most of the time.

But when Rimmel asked if I would try out their new 1000 kisses, I must admit to being very intrigued. Because 1000 kisses isn’t a lipstick as such. Instead it is a lip tint which comes complete with a lip balm to add protection and softness to the lips. It also promises to be transfer proof, meaning that it can last throughout the day so you can kiss as many people as you like without leaving a red smudged trace.

I tried the ‘Stay Very Berry’ shade which is a lovely dark pink. This is definitely darker than I would normally wear, especially in the day, but I really wanted to test the 12 hour claim, so I tried it out on a very busy day when I wouldn’t  have much time for reapplying make up.

The first thing I loved about it was the fact that the applicator is just like a little marker pen. This makes life so much easier if you are one of those people (me) who struggle to apply lipstick or tints without using a brush. You quite literally colour in your lips! The tint has a gorgeous berry scent and flavour that does make licking your lips a problem, but you should definitely not do this as you need the tint to dry before you apply the balm.

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint £6.99

Once your lips are dry, apply the balm. Don’t do this too quickly as the tint will then ‘tint’ the balm, so to speak.  The balm feels lovely over the lip tint, leaving your lips feeling really soft and conditioned. But it is the sheen which is the most impressive, your lips literally shine – it’s a very glam look.

And so to the important question, does 1000 kisses do what it says on the packet? Actually, yes it does. Once the lips are dry there was hardly any transference on cups, glasses or onto my little boys cheek. The tint  is also long-lasting, although I didn’t actually time it for 12 hours, it definitely lasted most of the day.  At just £6.99, I think this is a good little bargain product to add to your cosmetic collection.

Kate Moss – still the Most ‘Super’ model

Cover of "Kate"

Cover of Kate

She’s now 37, and lets face it, at times she can look pretty ropey, but Kate Moss proved again this week that in the fashion world,  she is still the ultimate supermodel. In a series of stunning looks, and rocking that sexy new Kate red shade of Rimmel lippy, Kate has proved that when she chooses to, she can light up a camara lens like no-one else. And, in style terms, she is still the one all eyes turn to when she walks into a room.

Kate has had a busy week. The launch of her new Kate lipstick range for Rimmel has seen a whole host of parties and launches, with Kate looking picture perfect in a covetable collection of outfits. Whether it be the little black strapless dress that Kate wore to the launch party that also signified the start of London  Fashion Week (Georgia May Jagger sported a remarkably similar look), or the black strapless catsuit by Azarro that  she wore to her pal Stella McCartney‘s 40th birthday party, Kate shows she is a mistress in the art of party dressing.

 

 

I love that Kate always keeps the accessories to the minimum, rather than adding overfussy adornment to outfits that don’t need them. Some have criticised the catsuit she wore to Stella’s party, but I think this is a very sexy subversion of a traditional party dress. And with her hair glossy and skin glowing, she looked simply beautiful. A version of this catsuit, with halter tie straps, had been worn by Cheryl Cole on the X Factor, but to much lesser effect due to a very fussy side plait in her hair, and far too elaborate ankle strap shoes.

Earlier in the week, Kate had taken part in the promotional tour for the Kate lipsticks. I adored the great grey jersey look she wore for that event, it was a very smart daytime look, and that grey shade was a striking contrast to the red of her lips. And the new advert also showcases the rock chick side of Kate, with her Britpop style Union Jack guitar.

Kate may have her detractors, but in my eyes she is the ultimate model, beautiful, luminescent and stylish. I love to see her looks, and look forward to what her next outfit will be. She is still the Ultimate London Girl (Sorry Alexa..) and it is her London look that is emulated by so many.