Celebrities have been featured in advertising for cosmetics for years, and now they are even launching their own brands or lines. Today I’m going to review a couple of different make up items from brands or lines of products that bear the names of some major celebrities.
Kate Moss has been a face of Rimmel since 2001, and in 2011 she launched a range of Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks. Lasting Finish, and Lasting Finish Matte lipsticks have been hugely successful products that are sold around the world. One of my most frequently worn lipsticks is Lasting Finish Matte #107, which I’m wearing in the photo below. It’s a darker red than I would typically wear, somewhat vampy but still office-appropriate which is perfect for me. The matte finish isn’t drying on my lips, and doesn’t look patchy as it begins to wear. It will easily last through lunch time on me, which is impressive as I seem to eat all of my lipstick off quite quickly. It is also a quite affordable product, selling from $14.99 at The Warehouse, Farmers and Kmart stores.
One of my not-well-kept secrets is that I’m a big reality TV fan, especially of the Kardashians. That’s what drew me to the Kardashian Beauty stand in Myer, but once I swatched some of the colours I was really impressed with the quality of them. I bought Kardashian Beauty En-joy stick lip lacquer in the shade Rose Parade.This is a warm red lipstick in a pencil shape, not the traditional ‘bullet’ format most lipsticks come in, which makes outlining my cupid’s bow easy. It has quite a creamy texture, which does mean that the wear time isn’t the greatest but that’s okay with me. It’s not sold anywhere in New Zealand that I know of, but if you find it overseas or online, pick one up! I purchased my one for $15.95 AUD at Kit Cosmetics within Myer in Melbourne.
Even boys are getting in on the action – One Direction has a line with UK brand Makeup Academy which looks suprisingly good – I wouldn’t mind the ‘Rock me Louis’ lipstick! Justin Bieber also had a range of nail polish with Nicole by OPI back in 2011.
MAC is a brand which always has celebrity collaborations – this year alone there have been collections with Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Lorde, and Rihanna recently announced she will be having another collection of Viva Glam products which of course I have my eye on!
Personally, I would love it if there was a Nicki Minaj brand or line of products – are there any celebrities that you would like to see have a makeup collection? Let me know in the comments section, I’m sure there are some interesting answers.