I don't know if this is going to really translate in the photo, but I promise if you still own Revlon's now-discontinued lipstick is Strawberry Suede, then you will LOVE LOVE Rimmel's Kate Matte lipstick in the color 109! I bought a couple of the Revlon lipsticks from Ebay after hearing makeup maven Lisa Eldridge swoon on about it. And yes...it is as amazing as she says. A very strawberry-stain, coral lip color. It's amazing. But the other day I was looking at the new Kate colors Rimmel recently came out with (I love the formula and the smell of these and I think they compare to any high end lip products...), and I was immediately in love with the color 109, which is a pinkish coral (like Strawberry Suede). On a whim I decided to swatch them next to each other and I was pretty surprised to see they look almost identical. The Rimmel lipstick is a teeeeeeeeny tiny bit less red and less matte and maybe a teeeeeny bit more coral. But once you blot the Revlon lipstick, they look pretty identical. I mean, they really look identical. If the textures were identical, it would be even harder to see. 109 is just a bit lighter, as I have said. But they could be sister lipsticks, so to speak. So I sent Lisa Eldridge a tweet and she replied immediately with joy! Let's see if she likes the Rimmel color enough to include it in an upcoming vid!
|on top: revlon strawberry suede...on bottom rimmel kate in 109. natural light. on my lips, they look the same.|
|both lipstick blotted...top revlon's strawberry suede and bottom is rimmel's kate 109|
|lisa eldride and her strawberry suede obsession.|
|revlon strawberry suede (from the thesundaygirl.com)|
|here's a better swatch of the rimmel 109 i found online. look how close that is to strawberry suede!|
If you loved Strawberry Suede, trust me and try Rimmel's Kate 109 lipstick. I don't know if it really shows how similar they are in the photos. But in real life and on my lips, no one would know the difference. ♥
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