REVIEW: Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer - Aurora

I received this item in my Vox Box from Influenster. Expect an honest opinion from me.

I'm not sure how we're supposed to go about reviewing items from an Influenster box since this is my first time receiving one. Do we review everything in one post? Make separate posts? Only review what you care about? I'm not sure, but I guess we'll figure it out after this post gets published.

Lipstick/lipgloss hybrids, also known as liquid lip colours or liquid lipsticks have been the new "thing" in the makeup world lately. I've seen them from many different brands like Kat Von D, Maybelline, now Rimmel has come out with their own line. These are just a few brands from the many out there that have released this kind of product. FYI, in the UK, these are called Apocalips while in the US, they're called Show Off Lip Lacquers, so keep that in mind when you're browsing your drugstores for this product!

Rimmel claims that this has "the intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine". This comes in thirteen shades and the shade that was put into my box was Aurora, a deep kinda sorta not quite there coral shade.

People have been comparing these to OCC Lip Tars and I'm not quite understanding the comparison here. Maybe it could be compared to the stain gloss, but not the original matte lip tars. These are not pigmented like a lipstick, only like a lipgloss that isn't formulated to be sheer. The consistency stays as a lipgloss too. They do not dry down too much, only a little bit, and they don't wear nearly as long. I found myself reapplying three times in just a few hours. 

 With that being said, what makes them better than the OCC Lip Tars is how comfortable they are. They are much more comfortable to wear than the OCC Lip Tars since they don't have the long lasting formula that makes them drying. 

 In general, I really don't understand the comparison. 

 The Show Off Lip Lacquer isn't a terrible product by any means and I don't know if I would go and buy one for myself. I like the colour and the actual product just fine, but it isn't something that really makes me excited when I pull it out. 

RELATED QUESTION: Have you tried these out yet? How do you feel about them?


  1. nice, you look very pretty :)

  2. This color is really pretty! I have a couple of these and I like how the texture looks and feels on. I do dislike how you have to reapply often though, especially the darker shades as my natural lip color shows after a couple hours and looks strange xx

  3. I've heard a lot of good things about the product. The color is beautiful!

  4. I personally think it looks really lovely on you!


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