Rimmel Kate #12, a must have orange!

I’m not the biggest lipstick person, or I wasn’t.. until I found out that orange is an acceptable lip color. Orange is just so much better than red in my honest opinion. It’s more flattering for most skin tones, it’s easier to wear and it’s more sexy and adventurous to me! I watch Shaaanxo religiously on Youtube and from what I’ve gathered, orange lips are her favorite “color” lip. When she was doing swatches of her MAC collection and provided one for Morange, I just about died. Amazing color! I had to get my own orange.

I’m hardly made of money. Well, not even remotely made of money. I donate plasma twice a week to be able to buy anything.. So purchasing a MAC lipstick was out of the question. They aren’t the most expensive in the world, but they’re too expensive for me at this time. So off to Wal-Mart I went! I am a huge fan of Rimmel products in general and had heard good things about the Kate collection so this was my first stop in the makeup section.

When I saw it, I knew I had to have it. It was beautiful, flattering and sooo creamy! It’s not nearly as bright as MAC’s Morange, but I find that because of that, it’s a bit more wearable and less scary to people who are newer to bright lip colors.

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It may seem intimidating, but once you put it on and realize it doesn’t make your teeth look yellow and it’s not as overbearing as a red.. you might like it! I think this looks GREAT on fair and medium skin tones. I’m very pale and you can see that it looks quite nice on me.

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Here are my ratings on the product.

Longevity means the staying power of the product. 1 means it’s terrible, 10 means it’s excellent.

Transfer rate means the rate at which this product comes off with a swipe of your hand or napkin or food product. 1 means it’s quite transferable, 10 means it’s not.

Finish: Fairly matte

Drying?: No

Longevity: 7.5/10

Transfer rate: 5.5/10

Price: $4.97 at Wal-Mart

Price per gram: $ 1.2425 / g

Easy to apply and easy to wear. Would recommend to everyone I know!

In the beginning..

It’s odd that I decided this was the time to start writing down.. anything at this point in time. It is the new year so I suppose that makes sense. I think it’s a good time to look over my goals and plans for the year. A bullet list seems so cliche, but there’s nothing else that seems so organized.

1. Weight. Loss. My biggest goal ever. I’ve started this ketogenic diet and I’ve lost 20lbs so far. It’s time to stick to it and get to a healthy weight.

2. Steam games must be played. I’ve got tons of games I’ve never even installed and it’s time to play them! I’m not currently working so that seems like a feasible plan.

3. Makeup reviews. I’ve learned that I’m quite intelligent when it comes to makeup. I’ve learned a lot and people listen to me when I share an opinion. That sounds pretty conceited… /: I just want to share some knowledge with the world about something I love. Is that bad?!

4. Read more, write more. I used to do both of those things A TON when I was younger. I want to bring them back into my life. I need to find an external floppy drive so I can get some of my in progress book works off of some floppies!

I like to think I’ll continue posting. It may not be anything of substance to anyone else, but it should definitely be fun for me!