Thursday, April 17, 2014

Product Review: Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquer in Celestial

Hi Everyone!!

I think Rimmel London is a great brand. I love how they maintain quality at incredibly low prices. I also love that they are now available in India so that my lovely Indian ladies can enjoy the products from this brand! I spotted Rimmel at Parcos on Delhi Airport and also at Shopper Stop. In UK, they are sold as Apocalips but essentially the formula is the same. Keep reading to know my thoughts on this product!

Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquer in Celestial
What Rimmel has to say about this product:

It's the End of Colour as you know it! 
The intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine. 
It's neither a lipstick nor a gloss... It's BIGGER than both! 


Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquer in Celestial

Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquer in Celestial

Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquer in Celestial

Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquer in Celestial

What I think about this product:

Rimmel's Showoff lip lacquers, to me, are like melted lipsticks in the form of a lip gloss. The formula is very creamy and almost completely opaque. The color pay off of the product is unlike anything I have seen before from the drugstore. It applies smoothly on the lips like a lip gloss does and, once set, it looks like a lipstick would look on the lips. Also it settles a little in the lip lines as a lipstick does. The staying power is good but you will need to touch up after a meal. The lip lacquer is creamy but in my opinion is not very moisturizing and hence I would recommend using a lip balm underneath it. It contains no sparkle and sets to satin finish. I love the color as in my opinion this would be a flattering color for a variety of skin colors and tones.

The applicator design is very unique. Although doe foot in shape, the applicator has a little crevice that helps scoop out a good amount of product so that you don't need to dip the brush again and again in the tube. I wish the applicator was smooth, because it feels a little rough when rubbed against the lips. This makes application process a little unpleasant.

The packaging is smart and very different from any gloss on the market. The cap has a unique crystal cut design which makes it look distinctive. Also a good part of the gloss tube is see through giving an exact representation of the color inside. There is another distinctive feature of this packaging. When you are opening the gloss for the first time, the see-through compartment on the top has no product in it, but after removing the wand from the tube for the first time, that compartment gets filled with the product. This helps in knowing if the product has been opened by someone else before.

In the end, I will say that it is a wonderful product and I recommend it to everyone.

  • Smooth and creamy
  • Intense Rich color
  • Super easy to work with
  • Applies evenly
  • Long lasting
  • Wears very well

  • Smells bad
  • Very transferable
  • High maintenance
Final Verdict: 4.5/5

Final Verdict: 4.5/5

Quick Facts:
Net Wt: 0.18 fl oz/5.5ml
Price: $5.89/INR475
Available in 13 Shades

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*****Disclaimer: I have bought this product myself and this is my honest review. The links mentioned are affiliate.*****