Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World: Swatches and Review

Is it terrible that I am bummed these are called ‘Show Off’ instead of ApocaLIPS here? I mean, fail renaming, am I right?Beyond that, how did the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World (about $5.49) work for me?

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World Swatches and Review

First off, I really love the packaging. I love the interesting lid (which makes it easy to find in any stash) and the color on the tube. The brush is also kind of ingenious because it has a little well to hold extra color and yet it doesn’t drip all over you.

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World Swatches and Review
I also love the color ‘Out of This World’ because it has a bit of pink, a bit of purple, and some shimmer. 
Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World Swatches and Review
Gorgeous right? These claim to wear for hours on end and not transfer, but I did not find that to be the case during my testing. They wore like any other gloss, for about 3 hours. I even put this to the eating test, hoping it might remain after, but no dice.
The formula is really easy to apply and looks great on lips as well as not being too drying. However, I did find that after 20 minutes of wear it started to irritate my upper lip and that irritation moved down along my cheek giving me an almost numbing feeling. A bit scary and disconcerting but not painful. I’m currently trying to figure out which ingredient may have caused this.
Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World Swatches and Review
The reaction I had really is a shame because this looks so lovely on! I was also looking forward to getting more colors before I tested but that dream will have to die…oh well!
Do you like Rimmel Show Offs/Apocalips? I really wish this worked for me, although I only find that it functions as your basic gloss and nothing else!

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16 thoughts on “Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Out of This World: Swatches and Review

  1. I haven't heard of any one else having a reaction and I have read a lot of reviews. It may have been a combination of things, but I didn't use any different skincare/eat anything weird at that time. I might try it out again, but if you get one and it bothers you, you can always take it back at Ulta. I'm not sure what Walgreens/ etc policies are

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  2. I had a bad reaction to a Milani lipgloss where my lips went numb, but it was only to one of the colors. Maybe its a certain pink pigment to which some people are sensitive. Too bad. And I agree with you on the name change. ApocaLIPS is so clever.

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