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Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in Celestial Review,Swatches & LOTD

Rimmel recently launched its Lip Lacquers which were introduced in the UK as Apocalips in eight shades.Then they released 12 shades in the name of Show Off Lip Lacquers in the USA.These are not easily available in India.

It’s much raved and hyped by everyone.I wanted to give it try and luckily my friend Renji was selling it in her blog sale and I immediately grabbed it.Thanks Renjoo.

I am reviewing the shade Celestial today which is a cute matte pink shade.

Earth-Shattering Color

For the first time, the intense, richer color of a lipstick is enhanced by a smooth satin shine

Ultra-intense, ultra-comfortable – it lasts all day

It’s neither a lipstick… nor a gloss… it’s BIGGER than both

The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London combining the intense color of lipstick with a lacquer like shine, Show Off Lip Lacquer is an explosive make-up phenomenon that represents the end of color as you know it. Packed with pure color pigments, its lusciously creamy, conditioning formula promises a never-before combination of color, shine and comfort that last and last.

Made in Great Britain.It’s the End of Colour as you know it! 



Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Trisostearyl Citrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ozokerite, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Parfum/Fragrance, Ascorbyl Phosphate, Serica (Silk Powder), Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Propylparben, Tocopherol, Ethylparben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), D&C Red No. 33 Aluminum Lake (CI 17200), FD&C BLUE NO. 1 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985), Carmine (CI 75470)

PRICE: Rs 475 for 5.5 ml


The product comes in a plastic tube in a black and the particular shade combination. The packaging is quite different. A classic edgy tube packaging. Quite appealing.

It comes with a doe-foot applicator. The applicator comes in a spongy brush with an angular slanted tip for precision and accuracy. There is less wastage of the product unlike some other tube packaging where the product comes all over the applicator and we have to wipe off the excess into the tube and clean it with a tissue. No such messy things here.

The product rests in the angular tip as soon as we pull the applicator out of the tube and it makes it very easy to apply. On opening the package the product comes in the middle clear portion and you can see its shade in the middle which means the package is opened and used. A brand new product will be clear in the middle ( Portion between the front end of the tube and applicator).

The texture of this lip lacquers is creamy and smooth.It has a wet soft formula.Its semi matte cum gloss. It adds only a little shine which is unnoticeable.It has a nice pigmentation.The colour pay off is good.Its non sticky on application.I find it wet.It doesn’t dry soon.But it did highlight the dry areas of my lips and it looked like uneven application of the product.So I used a scrub and applied Omved Cinnamon Lipbalm beneath it.It lasts around 3 hours on my lips if I don’t eat or drink something in between.

I did like the smell though many of my friends didn’t.I find the smell okay.

Celestial is a nude pink ( mauve pink) which is suitable for wearing on the go and for daily use.Its a wearable shade and looks natural on lips.I like this shade very much.I find these lip lacquers in the consistency and more of a liquid lipstick than glosses as it is opaque and gives a full coverage.


  • Creamy texture
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Unique Packaging
  • Useful Applicator
  • No wastage of product
  • Non Sticky
  • Nice Smell ( I found no issues with the smell personally)
  • Amazing shades to choose from


  • Non-Hydrating
  • Stains the clothes, Cups etc.
  • Easily transferable to the portion above and below the lips 
  • Staying Power could have been better 
  • Parabens :O

RECOMMENDATION: If you are a huge fan of liquid lipsticks go for this one.If you don’t like bright shades,Celestial will suit you.I think this shade looks good on everyone.

WILL I REPURCHASE? Yes.I want to try other shades !!


OVERALL THOUGHTS: I liked it a lot except for the few cons.Its a decent product for the price.I find nothing extra ordinary in it but it does its job well.I am happy about the color pay off and the shades available.Good job Rimmel.

What do you think of these Lip lacquers !!