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?
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.
I also love the color ‘Out of This World’ because it has a bit of pink, a bit of purple, and some shimmer.
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.
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!