Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #12 Review & Swatches


By Anusha Yella

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish #12


Lately I have been in to pure indulgence with bold and bright shades, not consciously but I somehow pick the shades which are either coral orange or bright orangey reds and it is almost like there has to be orange in it for me to buy it. I want to get pass this phase because I already have too many orange shades in my stash, one such shade is Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish #12

BTW, all the orange search is to get close dupes for Lady Danger, So Chaud and Scarlet Ibis. Can’t get in to the facts but this shade #12 is considered to be a close dupe for MAC’s Scarlet Ibis.


Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick 12


Rimmel packaging is always a hit and this tube is classic red and black matte finish with Kate Moss color coding signature. It is sturdy and travel friendly.

It is a bright coral orange shade with hues of coral pink which isn’t picked by the camera. The coral pink undertones are more prominent on the lips than in hand swatch. It is rich and bold shade which screams summer. The lipstick has sweet fruity smell to it which may bother few.

It is creamy, glides on smoothly and doesn’t dry out lips unlike matte collection. This lipstick somehow feels uncomfortable on the lips until it sets and it takes close to an hour to set. Until it sets it feels like the lipstick has formed a layer or a film on top of your lips.


Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 12


It is semi-matte with slight sheen, appears glossy after immediate application and sets to semi-matte finish. It is highly pigmented and gives opaque coverage in a single swipe.

Longevity is decent for about 3-4hours and may need reapplication after eating and drinking. It leaves behind a coralish orangey pink tint which looks flattering on non-pigmented lips.


Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish 12


Unlike matte collection from Rimmel Kate Moss, I haven’t experienced any drying or flaking and it is moisturizing too. But, as usual with Rimmel lipsticks it does settle in fine lines. It is creamy so slight bleeding of the lipstick is possible, blot and re-apply technique comes in to rescue here.

What I like about Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #12:

  • Packaging is sturdy, classy and travel friendly
  • Bright coral orange shade
  • Apt for summers
  • Moisturizing
  • No lip balm needed underneath
  • Highly pigmented
  • Creamy and glides on smooth
  • Semi-matte finish
  • Decent wear time(3-4 hours)
  • Opaque coverage

What I dont like about Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #12:

  • Takes about an hour to set on lips
  • Settles in fine lines
  • Bleeding and feathering is possible
  • Smell may be a con for some


Rimmel Lasting Finish 12 swatch


Rating: 3.5/5

Price: 4.99 $

Will I Repurchase: No (Not impressed with the texture and finish)

Final Verdict: Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish #12 is an amazing bright coral shade, perfect for summers. This shade flatters majority of Indian skin tones due to its coral pink undertones. Though it settles in to fine lines and takes long time to set, at this price the shade range actually opens doors to experiment.

Have you tried Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #12 ?

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  1. Woaaah Himani, good to see you here 🙂 Thanks dear for the SO chaud dupe I shall try it soon 🙂 And im super glad you loved the shade n lip swatch (blushing)


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