I had first heard about Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers on Noveau Cheap a month ago, but just recently spotted a display of them in my local Walgreens. I would of grabbed them all up, but since my bank account wouldn't like that I limited myself to two shades, Big Bang and Apocaliptic. At first, Rimmel originally released this lip line in the UK as Rimmel Apocalips. I love that name way better (maybe because I love puns) than Show Off but I guess I'm just being nit picky. I should just be glad they arrived in the US!
|Top: Big Bang / Bottom: Apocaliptic|
I love the packaging of these lip lacquers. They're original, sleek, and cute without being too gimmicky. The brush is a usual doe foot applicator with only one slight difference. There is a slit in the middle of the applicator that provides a little holding area for the gloss. I find that this helps really saturate the lips with color.
|Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers in Big Bang (Natural & With Flash)|
|Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers in Apocaliptic (Natural & With Flash)|
As you can see from the pictures above these glosses are ULTRA pigmented and the color you see outside the bottle is pretty much the color that is going to be applied to your lips. Big Bang is a bright red that really pops and Apocaliptic is a bright magenta pink. I only swiped the brush once on my hand to get this color. These lippies are not for the faint of heart when it comes to lip color. I love a bold lip so these are so wonderful! Rimmel doesn't advertise Show Off/Apocalips as lip glosses or lipsticks and I wouldn't categorize these as either of the two. The texture is very creamier and smoother than lipstick and not overly sticky like lip gloss. This may be my favorite lip product when it comes to consistency and texture! I really recommend applying this in front of a mirror. You want to be as precise as possible with a bold lip like this!
Now onto how long it really lasts. I have never tried a lip product that has lasted me the whole entire day without some lip liner/primer/setting powder. That being said, Show Off Lip Lacquers do a pretty good job of lasting longer than most lip glosses out there. The color is so pigmented that fading isn't too much of a problem, but it will happen. I wore this for a few hours with no bleeding or feathering.
I love this lip product. In the past Rimmel has never been my go-to cosmetics brand because there displays are always in little hidden nooks in the drugstore. However I have been finding myself loving the quality of their makeup for the price I pay. I recommend these lip lacquers to anyone who loves bright, bold lip colors.
Where To Buy
I bought them at my local Walgreens for $4.99 each. However, many colors are sold out on the Walgreens website. They are also available at Drugstore.com for $5.49 and as of right now all 14 shades are available!