I’m having a Rimmel moment. I have always had happy Rimmel beauty memories. I remember as a teenager I bought the iconic Heather Shimmer lipstick I don’t think it looked great on me, I was just thrilled it had enough pigment to actually show up on my skin! Those were the days when everything looked like ash on me because of poor pigments.
Last month during fashion week they had the best backstage survival kit, filled with goodies such as their new Glam’Eyes Eyeshadows and the New Kate Collection lipsticks, £5.49, www.boots.com. I am completely in love with the new Kate collection, which is a delicious new range of 7 shades of lipsticks by the icon herself La Moss. This is a big year for Rimmel and Kate Moss as well as getting married this year (Bless!) it’s been 10 years since these 2 very British institutions hooked up. Last month there was a bit of a do at Claridges in the decadent, sumptuous and iconic art deco ballroom. Kate looked amazing, her skin was flawless and she was all glowy. She actually looks better in the flesh than in pictures if you can believe it- that girl has won the genetic and cool lottery! Kate’s magic has rubbed off onto this new line. The fashion forward shades are packed full of pigment and have great textures and punch. They are housed in a sleek matte black packaging and are elegantly numbered. I love number 1 for a sexy classic red and number 8 for a fleshy nude lip, which looks really good on darker skin tones as well. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't wash me out it was really sexy and has a mod feel. I also love the number 4 shade for a wearable semi-matte vampy purple/plum. I salute you Rimmel!