Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Review

The Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers were made available to the U.S during the summer of last year. They were previously only available in the Uk under the name Rimmel Apocalips. Needless to say these aren't a new product. Ignoring the fact that Rimmel seems not to trust the U.S with the catchy play on words, on the website, Rimmel promises:

"The intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine. 
It's neither a lipstick nor a gloss... It's BIGGER than both!"

Since these have been out I have been wanting to try them but other products catch my eye and there goes another month without them! Well this month these caught my eye at Walgreens as they were on sale for only $2.49 each!!!! Whenever I buy makeup products, I usually try to find them on sale or use a coupon to get the best price. Now $2.49 is already a great deal, (the price varies from $5 to $6 each) but I just so happened to have 3 $1 coupons for any Rimmel product making these babies a cool $1.49 each.
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquers shades from top to bottom: Comet, Nova, and Stellar 

The three shades I got were Comet, Nova and Stellar.

Comet is a slightly pink brown shade

Nova is a light pink with a cool undertone

Stellar is a pinky coral shade

All three were super pigmented with one swipe. These are very creamy with no stickiness and wore well for over 3 hours with no fading or bleeding. I didn't use a lipliner and found that these stayed pretty well put however due to their creaminess they do smear relatively easily. They do have the pigmentation of a lipstick but I don't find them to be quite as shiny as a gloss. I am happy with the finish though. I find them to just shiny enough to suit my fancy.

One unique thing about these is the doe foot applicator. That may not sound unique but it has a small divot in the middle where product pools giving you the perfect amount of lacquer without having to dip back into the tube.

These are an amazing drugstore product that are drugstore price but high end quality. My only qualm with these is the scent. If you are sensitive to smells, you might want to skip these. Maybe it's just me but to me they have a plasticky floral scent that is a bit off putting. The scent does fade after a while but like I said, if you have a sensitive schnoz, don't get these. 

Overall these are a great product for the price if you can get past the smell.

Til next time!

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