Friday, July 24

The Search is Over: Rimmel Kate Nude Collection...

As a beauty blogger, I'm ashamed to admit a lot of new product releases don't excite me. This is due to a number of reasons: the products are overhyped, my bank balance is already in tears begging me to stop, and I have a whole heap of beauty bits to use up.

However, one recent release I knew I had to get my hands on is the Rimmel Kate Nude collection.

After searching high and low in my local Boots to find all shades were out of stock, I trundled to various different stores every day after work for a week. Yep, every day. I was that desperate I pretty much ended up doing a tube crawl. I don't even want to tot up the minutes I spent on my search. With still no luck and in a bit of a huff and puff (#firstworldproblems), I headed to the place where I occasionally have a rant. Twitter.

The next day fellow blogger Caz, who has been a good friend for a while now, was wandering around London, saw the lipstick gold in stock and remembered seeing my tweet. She asked which shades I was yearning for and within minutes she sent a photo holding them. WHAT.A.BABE.

True friends remember the little things - although I guess my lipstick obsession is quite a big thing ;).

After seeing various swatches on beauty blogs (yay for blogging), I knew I wanted shades 45 & 48. The complete collection consists of 5 lipstick shades and 4 nail polish shades, each designed to provide the perfect nude for a targeted skin tone.

Shade 45 is a gorgeous nude pink aimed towards those with cool-toned, fair skin - perfect for us paler ones. It really is the perfect pink to perk up your complexion and add a little something. Despite shade 48 looking as if it would suit those with a more olive skin tone, something immediately drew me towards it. 2015 seems to be the year where I've got into wearing nudes and I wanted to add something completely new to my collection. Therefore, I took the plunge with this deeper shade and am so glad I did. Absolutely no regrets!

The scent of these lipsticks isn't everyone's cup of tea but I personally love it, as the powdery floral smell reminds me of my grandma. I wasn't surprised by how much I love the formula of these as I'm a big fan of older Kate Moss lipsticks, especially 107 (the famous blue-toned red) and 101 (an everyday neutral pink). Lastly, I wanted to mention how much I adore the packaging of this new collection; the colour is perfect for representing how chic and sophisticated these lipsticks are.

What do you think of this new collection? Have you got any shades?



  1. I love nudes, these are nice and would be perfect for work, I don't have any of this new collection.

    Meme xx

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  2. These are both such stunning shades

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  3. They're both gorgeous ! I wish this colection arrives to my country !

  4. Both absolutely gorgeous shades! Still waiting to get my hands on them as my local Boots has been sold out of them every time I go in :') x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

  5. Shade 48 looks like the perfect Kylie Jenner lip - i might have to check that out xx

  6. First paragraph is exactly how I've been feeling, Karen, it's like you read my mind! LOL! And shade 48 must be mine, it looks like the perfect MLBB shade for me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. I love these both and I'm the same as you, I'm desperately on the hunt for them but also desperate for payday so I can get the ones I want!
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  8. I love Kate Moss lipsticks and these shades are gorgeous! x

  9. I have 45 and I'm really in love with it :) 48 looks good as well though!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  10. I'm dying for 48! They both look so prettyyyy! x

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  11. Omg I love these colours, but I have so many lipsticks

    Danielle Mac

  12. Omg these lipsticks are beautiful I need them all Thankyou for sharing!

  13. nice lipy

  14. Such beautiful colours! x

  15. both such lovely colours:) I definitely need to get one from the range!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  16. I can't wait to get my hands on some of this collection! They were sold out in my local boots too but 45 was the one I was after although after seeing 48 on you it looks amazing and I'm tempted!

    Amy X

  17. The colours of these lipsticks are gorgeous and you look the best with 48. It really compliments your lips and skintone in my opinion :D


  18. I am really craving this collection.
    I want 45 and have done ever since i set eyes on it, it is just the colour I imagine as the perfect lipstick. :)
    I think I have similar ones to 48 so I'd give that a miss. Another lipstick I have been craving in 38 from the original kate moss collection (in the black packaging). By the way Karen, I love the first picture, it is so different to all those other pictures you see other bloggers take of lipsticks.

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  19. I haven't looked for these yet but can't believe you were searching high & low for them with no luck. So nice of Caz to get them for you when she spotted them in store. I love shade 45 and I hope I can get my hands on it a lot easier x

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  20. Think I'll either love or hate the scents of the lipsticks....but no doubt I'll love them regardless as I do love a nude!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  21. I love the look of shade 45! I haven't come across these in stores yet but I'll definitely be getting a few when I do, her collection has always been fab xx

    Love and Marmalade

  22. Love the shade 48,looks great! lol totally agree with powdery smell. Thanks for the helpful post.

    Sparkling Diva Diaries

  23. These look beautiful... I'll have to try them!
    April xx


  24. I love shade 45 - such a pretty colour! I also think the scented addition is a bonus! Some lipsticks smell far too chemically for my liking! x

  25. Love the look of these so much! Going to have to find 48 - so gorgeous!!

  26. Nudes don't seem to suit me, but with so many shades I may have to give them a shot.
    I love the smell of all the lipsticks from the Kate range though, it reminds me of my grandma too! :)
    ♥ Fran - xx

  27. Number 48 looks SO NICE on you!

    Rachel | x

  28. These shades are such pretty colours, I have to try these! x

  29. I need these in my life.. they both look gorgeous, especially #45! I love a good nude lipstick xx

    Gemma |

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  31. Hi lovely, very nice post and I'm always happy to help out :) Both shades I nice but worn, I think 48 is the winner for me. xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

  32. Those are so beautiful!
    I have heard mixed reviews about the Rimmel nude collection, but I personally love Rimmel Lipstick so I may purchase the entire collection myself!
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  33. Oooo ok I steered clear of 48 as I thought it would look too dark on me, but it looks lovely in your picture. I may have to go and pick this one up too - I already have 42 & 45!! xx

  34. I love 48! Beautiful :)

  35. I love the look of this collection, such beautiful colours!

    Jasmine |

  36. I have one of the reds from the kate collection. These are lovely, I really love the pale packaging!

    Corinne x

  37. Beautiful colours they look lovely on and the design is beautiful Lucy x

  38. They both look amazing with your skin tone, I really, really like them, the shades are gorgeous especially the 48! I totally agree, Caz is the best... and you're too! xx

  39. So jealous that we don't have these here. All of the shades I've seen others post about so far look amazing!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  40. I wasn't even interested in these because I thought they were your typical nude. How wrong was I! They look amazing, I love shade 48! I have a slightly similar lip colour but the formula's rubbish, so will be swatching this one :)

    Velvet Blush

  41. As you know I wasn't as impressed. But they do look lovely on you. I thought #48 would be super dark but it actually looks like a nice YLBB kind of colour. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  42. I eventually managed to hunt down no 45 and get the last one in Superdrug! I really like the shade - possibly the perfect nude for me xx

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