A little birdie told me that Kate Moss is a toughie when it comes to signing off products bearing her name. Apparently, she’s meticulous: too drying a lipstick, too pinky a nude or too transparent a formula and Kate won’t give it her seal of approval.
Having played with her newest Rimmel Nude Collection by Kate collaboration (five nude lipsticks, a lip conditioning balm and five nail polishes – details below), I’m convinced that the lesser-known pedant in Kate Moss is a VERY good thing.
My love for this collection started with lipstick number 42 – it is the best thing to have happened to my make-up bag in yonks and I’ve been solidly wearing it since it landed on my desk about six weeks ago – turns out that the only thing better than an actually nude lip paired with my beloved smoky eye is a subtly enhanced nude lip. In my case, a lick of 42 does it every time.
I didn’t feel as married to one of the nail polishes when trying them – yes, Soul Session sort of does it for me (it’s pretty much a dupe for Essie’s Not Just A Pretty Face at a slightly more dear £7.99 here) – but actually I could wear any of these ones quite happily…
Here’s the rundown of the collection //
Lipsticks / available in shades (l to r on swatches) 01, 40, 42, 43, 45 and 48, £5.49 each here.
Nail Polishes / available in shades (l to r on nails) 126 Bare Yourself, 237 Soul Session, 128 Mystify Me, 127 Gentle Kiss and 129 Sensual Spice, £4.49 each here.