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Rimmel London has just launched the first collection of lipstick created by Kate Moss – the Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection. Available in five fashion-forward shades, the U.S. collection includes:

  • 01 – a deep brick red
  • 04 – a royal purple
  • 08 – a dusty rose
  • 12 – a candy coral
  • 14 – a blushed nude

Next season, Kate Moss and Rimmel will debut additional shades that capture the latest trends. Says Kate Moss:

My inspiration for this range was really to create a range of easy to wear, chic, modern shades that I have always worn and loved. From bright reds to soft pinks and nudes, there is a shade for everyone and any occasion. It was also really important for me that they were comfortable to wear. Whatever your outfit there is sure to be a shade to match!

While the lipsticks are designed to be bold and highly pigmented, the addition of a Black Diamond Pigment Complex supposedly makes the color even more radiant on lips. Plus, they’re formulated with Vitamin C and E and are allegedly super creamy.

Price: $5.49

Availability: Drugstores and mass market retailers nationwide

Have you tried these lipsticks yet? Tell me what you think!


Ah, lip liner – the one makeup item conspicuously missing from my collection. I have tons of shadows, lip gloss, lipstick, eyeliners, and other beauty products but I do not own a single lip liner. Why? Because I firmly believe you do not need it!

The only exception to this is if you really need your lip color to last. If this is the case, make sure to apply liner to your entire lip, not just the edges – and choose a shade that’s no more than two shades darker than your natural lip color. That’s right, ladies; gone are the days where super dark liner and pale lipstick was popular. Now, it’s more about enhancing the natural color of your pout.

If you do wear lip liner, consider foregoing a lipstick and instead coat your lips with a pretty pink or coral lip gloss. This is a much more youthful look, and is fresh and fun to boot!

Tell me – do you wear lip liner? If so, share your tips in the comments below!

The right red lipstick can be bold, empowering and super sexy on any woman – you just need to find the right one for your skin tone! Check out my recommendations for the best red lipstick for your complexion, whether you’re super fair, dark skinned or anywhere in between.

If You’re Fair:

Look for a red lipstick with hints of coral/orange tones; this type of red won’t wash out your skin tone but rather complement your complexion. Best Picks: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice (pictured) $6.39, drugstores; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in British Red, $8.95, drugstores; Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Blazing Red, $32, Sephora.

If You’re Medium:

Medium-skinned girls should look for a red lipstick with pink or cranberry undertones; true red shades look beautiful too. Best Picks: Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red, $6.39, drugstores; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Flamme, $30, Sephora; Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Are You Red-dy, (pictured) $7.49, drugstores.

If You’re Olive:

Strong, fire-engine reds look great on women with olive skin tones. Best Picks: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Red, $23, Sephora; CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor in Red Satin, $8.24, drugstores; Too Faced Lip of Luxury in Runaway Red, (pictured) $20, Sephora.

If You’re Dark:

Avoid bright reds, and instead opt for deep brick reds or burgundy shades; those types of reds flatter darker skin beautifully. Best Picks: NARS Lipstick in Shanghai Express (pictured,) $24, Sephora; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Pure Burgundy, $8.95, drugstores; Black Radiance Lipstick in Reggae Red, $1.99, drugstores.

Let me know how these work for you if you decide to try out the red lipstick trend for yourself! If you already rock red on a regular basis, leave a comment with whatever you think the perfect shade of red for your skin tone is. As always, stay lovely!

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