Review & Swatches: Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna, Stellar, Apocaliptic, Big Bang

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna, Stellar, Apocaliptic, Big Bang
After their much anticipated arrival, the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers have finally made it to the US! I spotted these buy one get one half off at Walgreens which was perfect since simply choosing 1 of 14 shades would have proven a near-impossible task.

I picked up Luna - a mid-tone peach, Stellar - a hot coral, Apocaliptic - a bright bubblegum pink, and Big Bang - a blue-based red. All three have similar thick, creamy consistencies that reach full opacity with one swipe. It's hard pin these to one category, but I would best classify them as liquid lipsticks. They pack the rich intensity of a lipstick into one swipe, yet are as smooth and creamy as a lip gloss (but not sticky in the least). During the wear-test, I found that the glossy finish lasted surprisingly long at around 2 hours and only started to wear away after a cup of coffee. Still, after one cup, the full color was still present and the finish had only slightly worn away. A bottle of water and lunch later, the product was completely worn away from my lips, but the deeper shades left a stain. The formula is neither moisturizing nor drying. If you find your lips naturally need a little extra moisture, I've worn these with lip balm applied underneath and found that it didn't effect the wear time - bonus! There is a definitively fruity scent to the formula, but no taste that I could detect.

The packaging is sleek with the black, craggy cap and bright end. The doe-foot applicator is standard among glosses, but precise enough to achieve the application seen below.

For $4.99, I can see what all of the fuss is about! The pigmentation is stellar and the wear-time was surprisingly good despite no sign of a long-wearing claim. If the finish and texture appeals to you, I think these are well worth it. Find them fast because I'm not sure if these are limited edition or not!




Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna, Stellar, Apocaliptic, Big Bang

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Stellar

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Stellar

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Big Bang

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Lip Lacquer in Big Bang


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