Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer – Heather N King

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Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer


     Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer has generated some buzz of anticipation online. When this liquid lip color was released in the UK it was called “Apocalips”. Here in the US they changed the name to “Show Off”. Due to the buzz this generated online, the moment I saw it on display in Walgreens I picked one up to see what all the noise was about. I hate to be Debbie Downer; however, I fail to see what all the hype was about.

     Sure it has cute packaging and a nice selection of shades ranging from pink to red to nudes. Other than that? Nothing really stands out. When I first opened it up and saw the applicator, I thought I was getting ready to be impressed. The doe foot sponge applicator has a small hole on the flat surface that allows it to pick up more product for a more opaque application.


     Upon application of Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer I noticed that is has a smell. The smell is not overpowering nor is it the smell of perfume or fruit. It has just the typical (rather cheap) smell of drugstore cosmetics that certain brands have. The application is average. The formulation is essentially a liquid lipstick. Although this formula is lighter in weight than other brands of liquid lipsticks, it still feels slightly heavy on my lips. Also, I find that it leaves a bad taste in my mouth that grows more unpleasant with each passing minute. The only upside about this lip lacquer for me it that I really like the shade that I chose: 601 Light Year. It’s a warm, deep nude shade. However, for me the cons outweigh the pros. This is not a product that I will be reaching for on a regular basis.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in “601 Light Year” Swatch


     I would like to say that Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer is at least long-wearing; however, every time I try to wear it I end up removing it within a few minutes because it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth. I will be taking this back to the drugstore.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer retails for $5.49 and is available at Walgreens and Drugstore.com.

   Are you going to try this when you find it? If yes, I’d love to hear what your opinion of it is. Please comment and subscribe.

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Until later,

Heather N King