Monday, July 8, 2013

Just In: Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers

You guys!! The Eagle has landed: this afternoon I found a selection of Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers at my local Walgreens!

These liquid lipsticks, known as Apocalips in the UK, have been a much-hyped products by bloggers and vloggers since their European launch earlier this year.  Some of us, myself included, bought them from ASOS at UK prices (albeit converted into American Dollars).

North American beauty mavens have long awaited their release stateside and rejoiced when they were spotted state-side by G of Nouveau Cheap a month ago, we waited with baited breath for them to drop into our local Walgreens . . . but they didn’t.  According to the Walgreens website, the Show Off Lip Lacquers aren’t (at least for now) meant to be sold in stores, but they can be purchased online (when they are in stock!) for $4.99.  The lip lacquers can also be purchased from, again when they are in stock, for $5.49.  Needless to stay, the hunt for these fabled lip products became the beauty equivalent of an Indiana Jones movie.  Y’all, it was a hot mess.

Then it happened.

I stopped by Walgreens with my mom for toilet paper ($4 for a 12 pack with the in-ad coupon, check it, guys!) and was stalking the cosmetics section, as one does, where I saw THEM.  THEM them!  THEM!!!! The fabled Rimmel Show off Lip Lacquers were sat helter skelter in a white cylindrical tub with a $4.99 price sticker on him.  Had I not known what I was looking for, I wouldn’t have had a clue what they were.

For reference, here are the two lip lacquers I own from the line: celestial (this is the British version, purchased from ASOS), a pinky-mauve shade that’s perfect from day-to-day wear; and big bang, a bright blue-red that is the very definition of a statement color.

[caption id="attachment_678" align="aligncenter" width="300"]They're heeeeeeerrrreeee! They're heeeeeeerrrreeee![/caption]

Here are the two colors swatched:

[caption id="attachment_677" align="aligncenter" width="300"](T-B) celestial, big bang (T-B) celestial, big bang[/caption]

and here they are on my lips:

[caption id="attachment_675" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Celestial Celestial[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_676" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Big Bang Big Bang[/caption]

These long-lasting, easy to apply and wear lacquers (which smell like watermelon candies!) are definitely worth picking up . . . if you can find them!

Happy hunting!



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