Monday, March 3, 2014

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers


I'm a bit late to the game with this post, as the internet has been buzzing about these lip lacquers since they made their appearance in the UK as the Apocolips lacquers. (Which I still call them on accident all the time! Why they changed a good thing, I have no idea!) I don't know what took me so long, but as I perused the aisles of Shopko about a month ago, these lip lacquers caught my eye and I couldn't resist temptation any longer. 


These definitely live up to the hype. These lippies are creamy, mega-pigmented and absolutely beautiful on the lips. 

One of the coolest things about the Show Off Lip Lacquers is the unique doe-foot applicator. As you can see, there's a little divet where gloss pools. This makes it easy to get complete coverage with just a once-over.

The staying power isn't the greatest;I get about 2-3 hours before experiencing some fading and caking on the lips. They're hydrating for the first hour or so, for the time that they still feel glossy on the lip. Once you hit hours 2 and on, my lips do start to feel a bit dry - but I'm known for being reliant on chapstick. You may find these keep your lips thoroughly hydrated.

The only thing that peeves me slightly about these is the smell. It has the classic old lady lipstick smell, which is just a bummer. These would be so much more delightful if they smelled of vanilla, or basically anything but old lady lipstick smell. 

Here are the shades I have:





Product: 5/5
Pigmentation: 5/5
Texture: 5/5
Packaging:  5/5

These are a hit! I can look past the shorter wear time and old lady smell because of how comfortable these are on the lips, and the sheer beauty of the pigmentation and colors. I love these. I want to own every color in the line because they are that fantastic. I would highly recommend you try these out for yourself! Love love love!

20 comments:

  1. Great review! I have tried these myself and I completely agree with you on everything you said :) x

    ~ www.brunette-wavez.blogspot.ie

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  2. Celestial is my favorite shade - it's such a lovely finish and a versatile color :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. I keep gravitating towards Nova because it's so perfect for the workplace, but I love them all!

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  3. Great review! I love the pigmentation of these. Xx

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    1. Thanks, Meaghan! The pigmentation really is exceptional!

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  4. Oh I agree! The scent is AWFUL; but the shades are stunning, so I can live with it :) My biggest problem with these are the fact that they're slippery..they get all over my face and teeth if I'm not careful!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. That's a good point! They are slippery for a bit, so I tend to lick my teeth until they dry. :P

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  5. I agree, the scent is really weird! But I love the formula & colours so I'll put up with the scent!

    BeyondBlush

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    1. Definitely. The product itself is just too good!

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  6. I bought two in England last summer and like you, i love them so much! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  7. great post I've been wanting to buy one of these! love the red shade X

    http://istylethereforeiiwear.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should totally buy some of these! :)

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  8. Wow, wow, wow! They look beautiful on your lips!

    I haven't had the chance to try these lip lacquers yet because I'm trying to finish up some lip products first, but your post makes me want to just eat my words and purchase them!

    Great review!

    Linh @ blushology.net

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    1. Thanks so much, Linh! I hear ya on trying to finish some products up before splurging on anything new. I need to do that as well! Thanks for reading!

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  9. Love the shades you got! I had a problem with the smell too! It is so weird...like burnt hair to me.

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    1. Ickkkk burnt hair is the worst smell! I'm going to try to forget you said that so I don't think of it next time I use these. LOL.

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  10. I haven't got any of these but have always heard good things about them, I need to get myself some of these blog hype products, i'm definitely very late to the party and i better catch up! x

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    1. The hype is real for these! Totally worth picking up since they're affordable, too!

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