Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer Swatches and Review...Luna and Celestial!

Hey there pretty ladies. I hope everyone is doing well today. It is a thunderstorm filled raining day here in Middleofnowhere, NewI York. I figured today would be a good day to curl up with some Pumpkin Spice Coffee and do some good ol' bloggin! I have a large basket that is quickly filling up with reviews that need to get done but have been finding myself with little time to do it lately! Oh the woes of living a grown up life ha!!

I am sure by now you guys have seen the new Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers floating around. I am a bit late on this one seeing as how they came out back in the beginning of summer but I hadn't really had a chance to test them out until about a month ago and for the sake of giving an accurate and honest review I wanted to make sure they got a fair amount of play time before I gave you my verdict.

These were released overseas for a bit before they hit the states but they went by the name Apocolips or something like that which to be honest I thought was rather clever and cute. All of the name have to do with space and astronomy so they still kind of carry on the theme but they are called Show Off Lip Lacquers in the states. There are 12 shades total in the collection ranging from pinks, peaches, reds, and some dark tones. I only picked up 2 shades that I knew I would get some wear out of but you can check out all of the shades by clicking here! Now that I have had time to test drive these puppies I would love to go get the rest but for my wallets sake I only picked out two initially. They will run you about $5-6 full price but you can usually catch some pretty good sales every now and then at the drugstore! I bought mine during a buy one get one half off sale on Rimmel at Walgreens!

 I really like the packaging of these. They are sturdy and very sleek. I like the textured top. It comes with a doe foot applicator which works rather nicely.

The two shades that I chose were Celestial which is on the left and Luna which is one the right. Celestial is a mauve/pink and Luna is more of a peachy coral. Both are gorgeous! I was really impressed by these lip glosses overall. They are so pigmented an opaque yet still nice and glossy. I would describe them as a Semi Matte almost. I loved how they felt on the lips also. They applied silky and smooth and were not sticky at all. You felt almost as if you weren't even wearing anything. I can also say that these lasted quite a while as well. I had to do a touch up every couple of hours but even after drinking and eating they only faded a little bit.

The company says that these are "neither a lipstick or a lipgloss but bigger than both." I have to say that that is pretty accurate. I mean they applied silkier than a lip gloss but had the opacity and full coverage finish of a lipstick. Seriously with one coat you got a full coverage lip! Of course you can build these up more but you shouldn't need too. I also found that they didn't bleed once they were set which can be an issue with more opaque liquid products. I also like the smell of these. Strange I know but I am one of those people that cares about whether a lip product smells like cupcakes or chemicals. These have a light natural scent that kind of reminded me of plantains or banana.
 This is what Celestial looks like on bare lips. As you can see it covers like a lipstick would but gives you that hint of sheen like a gloss! The best of both worlds I'd say!
 This is Luna. Luna does apply a bit patchy so I had to do two coats but it was worth it because I love this color.

Overall, I would say that these are definitely worth the money. I have been using them like crazy and plan to go pick up a couple more shades from the collection. Maybe some darker shades for fall or the beautiful red they have. Do any of you have these? What do you think?

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