Makeup: Celebrity edition

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.


Rimmel Kate Moss 107

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.

Kardashian Beauty En-joy stick rose parade


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.

Justin Bieber nail polish

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.

Lena x



  • MAC did the Viva Glam Nicki shades, but they’re not very practical! I have Nicki 2 but pretty much only use it for novelty purposes, lol

    • I just had a look, they seem cool but I couldn’t see myself pulling them off.

  • I think you’ve messed up your pictures, and I really want to see the Kate Moss shade on! I’ve heard really good things about that line. Also I love that Kardashian red, and I love it on you and would like to see more reds on your face and also do you know if they have plans to bring the line to NZ?

    • Oh no! I’ll check that when I get to a computer. I have no idea if they will, but I hope so! Mecca sell it in aussie so maybe they will.

      • I think I’ve also been a fan of another Kardashian thing you’ve posted, which is surprising for me!

        • Ooh what was it? The nail polish is quite nice too. And I have 3 of Kims perfumes. Obsessed.

          • I think it was a lipstick, but now I can’t remember! It was pre-blog though, so just something you posted on twitter of fb I guess.

  • I love the Kate lipsticks, think they are such lovely formulas! I haven’t tried any Kardashian make up but I quite like Kims original perfume which I still use every now and again 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • I love her perfumes – I have a set of three minis – the original, the Love one which was made for her wedding to Kris humphries and the gold one.

  • Both those lip colours look amazing! I really want to get the Rimmel Kate Moss Matte 107, just haven’t got around to it yet 😀

    • You should – it’s so good quality and so cheap!

  • I’ve been wondering about the quality of the Kardashian line. I like the esthetics of it, and the red looks great on you. I’m going to try out that brand this month, thanks for sharing it!

  • The Kate lipsticks are simply amazing! i think I have at least 3 and wear them constantly!! the 107 is my fav fall one!! 🙂

    • I haven’t tried any of the others but I keep meaning to, I bet they’re great!

  • 107 is one of my fav colours in my collection.

  • Id love to try the kardashian kollection make up. I too am a massive fan ! Great post!