Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick Shade 08

I liked shade 5 sooo much (read the review here) that I bought another.

Shade 8 – I’m still really annoyed that they didn’t come up with sexier names like Mossy Mauve – is a muted pink. I went to a ball at the weekend sporting plum smoky eyes. I didn’t want to clash with bold lips so opted for this soft pink and it worked really well.

As with shade 5, it’s soft, moisturising and velvetty. It’s long lasting and smells gorgeous.

Shades 1,2,3,4,5,8,12

At £5.49 they represent really great value and are now available, 3 for 2, at both Boots and Superdrug stores in the UK.

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Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick for Rimmel London

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This lipstick is good! In fact it’s very good! I could happily have taken away the full range. I was tempted with the nude shade for opted for the bright and bold, but disappointedly name 002 – a hot pink, cos let’s face it bold lips are here to stay.

The shade itself is I’d describe as a true fushia pink. For a budget brand, its formula is very impressive and the breakthrough black diamond complex means it reflects like never before. It’s rich, opaque and very highly pigmented – meaning a little goes a long way. I tested it straight from the bullet at first and ended up with it all the place – use a lip brush for more accurate application.

It had serious staying power too, easily withstanding a few drinks. It has a light fruity smell which is an added bonus, my only complaint, the bullet looks shorter than regular lipsticks – have Rimmel scrimped on the gramage?

The closest dupe in my collection is a MUA lipstick – not so much in the bullet but certainly on the skin.

Rimmel Left, MUA right

I thought it would be similar to MAC’s Girl About Town but it’s not as BRIGHT and has less of a blue undertone.

Anyway Mossy’s lippies get a thumbs up from me. Check out the rest of the shades here.

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Something for the Weekend… Free Delivery from MAC

If you don’t have a MAC in your town or you just can’t be bothered trapsing to the shops on this dull, wet weekend, then this might interest you.

London Fashion Week kicks off this weekend don’t you know and to mark the occasion MAC (LFW’s official sponsor) is offering a Fashion Week Treat in the form of FREE delivery.

There’s no minimum spend and it’s available until  midnight on 21st September – whatsmore there’s no stupid code, just click on and start shopping.

In case you’re interested my next purchases from MAC will be a vital repurchase of the Creme d’nude Lipstick, which has nearly ran out and the face wipes, which are expensive but magically remove every trace of make up and leave my skin so, so soft.

100 Years of Style in 100 Seconds

Europe’s largest urban shopping centre opens its doors today. Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, London is bursting with over 300 stores! I’ll be checking it out on Saturday when it’s hosting the Look Fashion Show 2011.

To celebrate, check out this 100 second video showcasing over 100 years of Style. It’s one of the best promos I’ve seen in a long time, good luck keeping up.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Answer…You!

There is such a thing as a magic mirror and it’s heading your way soon.

Shiseido’s magic mirror is the virtual answer to your make up woes. Tied of buying products that aren’t right for you and don’t suit you? Want to try a new look without incurring the costs? The magic mirror can give you a virtual “makeover”in seconds, allowing you to try lots of products and looks without having to apply, or remove any make up.

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 Whatsmore it updates in real time, so go along with your friends and laugh at each other as you create some crazy and wonderful looks.

 Tour dates

House of Fraser, Oxford St: Now – 18th August 2011

House of Fraser, Meadowhall: 29th August – 17th September

House of Fraser, Manchester: 19th September – 3rd October

Jenners, Edinburgh: 5th October – 19th October

John Lewis, Newcastle: 21st October – 4th November

House of Fraser, Westfield: 9th November – 29th November

House of Fraser, Milton Keynes: 1st December – 24th December

House of Fraser, Oxford Street: 23rd December – 20th January

Harrods: 23rd Janurary – 11th February 2012

MAC WONDER WOMAN OPULASH MASCARA – VICTORIOUS

KA-POW! Finally got my hands on a piece of Wonder Woman. Undoubtedly the most coverted collection of the year, I desperately wanted to be in on the action before the nationwide launch on Thursday 3rd March, but for us mere mortals that reside North of London, it’s proved tricky.

Mac says… A superhero mascara! Lashes go dense and dramatic with an anti–gravity high volume curled effect. Longwear, fighting–fit formula offers up to 15 hours of wimp–free wear.

I say… you had me at the packaging. Whoever said good things come in small packages was wrong, mac’s Wonder Woman collection is bigger and better than previous incarnations. I opted for Victorious, a vivid purple. As a habitual black wearer, it’s quite a departure for me, but the  Wonder Woman collection is not for plane Jane’s.

So the tube is fat, the wand is chunky and the colours is, well VERY purple. But don’t be scared, it’s actually quite natural once applied. I teamed it with a plum eye shadow for a purple smokey eye, works really well for Green eyes. It’s easy to apply, although the chunky wand isn’t great for getting in all the crevices and it requires a couple of coats. Good for creating volume, it’s long lasting and doesn’t smudge or clump.

So, did it make me feel like Wonder Woman, not really but every now and again I’d catch my lashes in the mirror and think, they do look pretty kick ass!

£14.50, available online from Selfridges, nationwide at Mac counters from Thursday 3rd March.

London Fashion Week A/W 11 Beauty Trends

As the curtains close on London Fashion week, let’s reflect. What are the key looks we’ll be copying come Autumn? Well, in short, it was all about Pouts, Plats and Pony tails.

Pony tails at Burberry Prorsum

Messy ponytails,alas a look we can all achieve. I hope they didn’t spend long creating this, my hair already looks like this when I wake up.

Although much more polished at Christopher Kane.

Red Lips at Henry Holland

And at Temperly London

Getting a bit repetitive, but those fashionistas can’t give up the crimson.

Plats at Halston

Fishtails at Erdem

Get the London look… Red lips and messy hair, simples.