Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer

For the first time, the intense, richer color of a lipstick is enhanced by a smooth satin shine
Ultra-intense, ultra-comfortable – it lasts all day
It’s neither a lipstick… nor a gloss… it’s BIGGER than both

The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London combining the intense color of lipstick with a lacquer like shine, Show Off Lip Lacquer is an explosive make-up phenomenon that represents the end of color as you know it. Packed with pure color pigments, its lusciously creamy, conditioning formula promises a never-before combination of color, shine and comfort that last and last.

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on Rimmel Apocalips (they’re popular in the UK), you’re in luck! Show Off Lip Lacquers are actually Apocalips with a new name. Although Rimmel says it’s a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid, I think the formula looks and feels more like lipstick than gloss. The finish has a bit of shine, but not as much as I’d expect from gloss. The texture is also thicker than most lip glosses. Coverage is opaque and very pigmented in one swipe.

This has something similar to a standard doe-foot applicator, but part of the center is hollowed out so it picks up more product. I don’t think it made a difference for me, application was no better or worse than it is using a regular doe-foot applicator.

I usually don’t reach for liquid lipsticks because so many of them feel heavy and mask-like. Initially, Show Off Lip Lacquers feel lightweight, creamy, and non-sticky on the lips. After a few hours, they feel dry and a little heavy (more like a typical liquid lipstick). The good news is that the pigment holds up fairly well throughout the day and fades evenly.

Show Off Lip Lacquer is available in fourteen shades. About half have shimmer, but I purchased four cream finishes:
Rimmel Light Year Show Off Lip Lacquer swatches

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Light Year swatches

Rimmel Luna Show Off Lip Lacquer swatches

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Luna swatches

Rimmel Aurora Show Off Lip Lacquer swatches

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Aurora swatches

Rimmel Comet Show Off Lip Lacquer swatch

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Comet swatches

Bottom Line

There’s nothing particularly bad about the formula, but in my opinion, this product doesn’t live up to the hype. However, it’s very pigmented so if you love liquid lipstick or you’ve been anxiously awaiting the US release of Show Off Lip Laquer, it’s worth trying.

Available for $5.49 at drugstore.com.