Sunday, 31 May 2015

Low cost lipstick shades for the Summer

Top Swatch - Natural Collection
Bottom Swatch - Rimmel Kate 05
I can't even call this a dupes post. One is £1.99, the other is £5.49. Yet the colours are pretty much exactly the same. I just wish the lighting showed it better. 

The Natural Collection Moisture Shine lipstick in Raspberry is a favourite amongst beauty bloggers. I originally heard about it from Miss Budget Beauty. (Most of my purchases are MissBB enabled!) What put me off was the cheap packaging but hey, you win some, you lose some.

Rimmel Kate 05 was purchased the same day would you believe? What I didn't realise was that they are THE SAME. The Natural Collection one ever so slightly more purple toned. Like, the TINIEST amount. The difference between them is the staying power. The Rimmel one lasts longer on the lips without making the ring around my lips and settling into the cracks, not unlike Raspberry.

So if you want me to tell you which one to buy...I couldn't tell you. The instant wash of colour from Raspberry is so impressive, yet I enjoy the staying power of 05. I will tell you that they are both stunning colours, very summery and worthwhile owning!

What is your ultimate summer lip colour? Let me know in the comments!

Ashleigh x


  1. I love the look of the Natural Collection one, but you are right they are very very similar colours haha.

    Kristy |

  2. I like the look of the Natural Collection one, and I love the colours!
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    Love your blog!

    Sophie x
    That's Groovy blog

  3. I'm all about budget make up! These shades are great.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne