Last September of 2011, it was the 10th anniversary of Kate Moss’ modeling work with Rimmel London, a cosmetics brand that’s been around since 1834. Though spokeswomen now includes Americans Solange Knowles and Zooey Deschanel, Moss remains the most recognizable face by showcasing their mascaras, foundations, and lip glosses. Now she has her own lipstick with Rimmel, The London Lipstick Collection by Kate. It was first released exclusively overseas at the U.K. convenience store Boots with 7 shades ready for purchase. This looks to be Moss’ first makeup collection though she’s successfully hawked beauty products for major labels such as YSL’s Rouge Volupte lipstick and Parisienne parfum and Dior Addict.
During winter of 2012, The London Lipstick made its ways to the U.S. with only five shades available at various drugstores (CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Duane Reade). Squeezed in with the other lipsticks on the rack, the five shades are average colors consisting of a light fleshy nude, a vibrant cantaloupe , a pale blush rose, and the two best being a classic red and an artistically conspicuous vampy violet. The texture of the lipstick is creamy with a light glossy finish, and has a smoother glide than Rimmel’s original lipstick line. FashionablyDelirious tested the red (001) and while it faded in time, it left a natural looking stain on lips that was flattering. The tube of is also cute as it’s black with the model’s cursive signature in red with a small heart.
The best thing about owing a Kate Moss lipstick? It’ll cost you only $5 and some change. The London Look will continued to be welcomed stateside with prices like that (!)