Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquers and Matte Lip Velvets


On Tuesday, Nouveau Cheap posted that these Rimmel Show Offs Lip Lacquers and Show Off Matte Lip Velvets were being discontinued and were on sale at Walgreens for $2.68 ea. So naturally, what did I do? I hopped in the car yesterday and snagged me a few… or more than a few. When I checked out the cashier commented, “You must really like lipstick.” I hate when they comment like that, it kind of makes you feel guilty, which is why I love self-checkouts better. Please cashier, I’m just here to buy, I don’t need your comments and opinions on my purchase TYVM – and these kind of things happen way too often. But it’s fine, shrug it off, smile, pay and go on with my day. 🙂

I wish they still had more of the matte lip velvets left, but they only had the two.  From left to right in the above and below pics: Atomic Rose (matte), Apollo (matte), Nude Eclipse, Light Year (very lightly shimmery), Luna, Aurora, Big Bang, Apocaliptic, Galaxy (lightly shimmery), Out of This World (lightly shimmery). The mattes seemed a little clumpy, but I didn’t wipe off the excess from the applicator before swatching. I also didn’t wait long enough after application before taking the pics, so the mattes still look glossy. I just applied new swatches of them right before starting this post and it’s been about 15 minutes and they’re still a tad bit shiny, so they may not be a true matte. {update: after about a half hour or so, they’re still slightly shiny, however, if you blot them after application, that should take care of most of the shine}

They are not smudge proof which makes me doubtful that they’d last long without reapplication and/or primer, but they are pretty colors and I wouldn’t mind scoping out another Walgreens to see if I can find more of the mattes.

FYI Nouveau Cheap is a dangerous blog+instagram to follow if you love makeup and bargains, lol, it was what prompted me to make the next post’s purchase *facepalm*.  It’s ok though, I have every intention of winning the lottery to support my addictions.

4 thoughts on “Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquers and Matte Lip Velvets

  1. I love “nude eclipse”, I wear it all the time. Estee Lauder Lip Lacquer’s are amazing too even though they’re a higher price. I can’t believe these are going out of stock!xx

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