Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquers and Matte Lip Velvets

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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.
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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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