Monday, January 13, 2014
Hey dolls! I'm a little late onto this train, but I'm in love! The Rimmel London Apoca-Lips have come over from the UK and changed their name to Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquers. I kind of liked their UK name better. This collection comes in a variety of 14 different shades (UK's collection has only 8) and is another lipstick/lipgloss hybrid - the formula of a lipgloss but the color pay out of a lipstick! I've heard they're permanent but I'm not 100% sure. Here's hoping because these are awesome sauce!

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic
First off, the packaging is really, really nice. The cap kind of reminds me of a gem or stone. Yup. I'm weird. I also like that the bottom is transparent letting you see exactly what color you're getting. The applicator is a nice doe foot applicator that has just the right amount of product on it to apply to your lips.

Apocaliptic is best described as a bright magenta with a glossy finish. The color is so flattering and I think would look great on any skin tone. The formula is SO creamy and kind of reminds me of NYX Matte Lip Creams (except not matte). I read that a lot of people felt this was drying, but I beg to differ. Never did I feel like this was drying my lips out. I wouldn't say it's super hydrating and moisturizing neither; more like a happy medium in the middle. The only issue I had with this is that unless you blot, it can be a bit messy (leaving lip prints on drinks, etc.). Wear time was about five hours and left a nice stain.

Overall, I think I'm going to need more of these Show Off Lip Lacquers for, ahem, "research purposes". The color pay off was fantastic, the formula was creamy - it's everything you could possibly want in a liquid lipstick!

Rimmel London - Shop | Price: $4.99 (price varies)