Rimmel’s new Show Off Lip Lacquers (around $5.50 at Walgreens and at Drugstore.com) in Stargazer, Nude Eclipse and Light Year are some of the more brownish/golden shades from this line. They claim intense color and long wear.
These are pretty much just what I’ve always wanted in a lip product. Seriously, they are that awesome. They go on like a thin but intensely colored layer of paint, feel like nothing on your lips and they just look fantastic. They also wear a good long time – there are a couple of shades that don’t last as long as the others, but even on those I have no complaints. I haven’t experienced any feathering or staining, even with the red shades which I’ll get to in a future post. They have a very light, fruity scent that I actually liked, but it goes away very quickly.
Despite the doe foot applicators in a tube, think of these as lipsticks, not glosses. They do not have the translucency of a gloss, nor can you go “sheer” with them. They go on at full strength or not at all.
I’m seeing these only at Walgreens so far. I strongly recommend these!
Stargazer is a warm, pale champagne with warm golden shimmer. It’s the only shade I have (out of 9) that isn’t wildly opaque, but it still lends enough pigment to work on my pigmented lips, so don’t think it’s just going to overlay a bit of gold shimmer when you apply it. You can use it over deeper colors as a highlight, but then you’ll see just how pigmented it actually is – it will lighten the overall look.
Nude Eclipse is a shiny cream finish light caramel with warm undertones. It’s pretty light and I was afraid it would make me look like a corpse. But no – it totally covered the pigment in my lips and had just enough warmth to it not to be spooky. Colors this pale are always tricky, but this one should flatter more skin tones than most of them do.
Light Year is a deeper caramel – they are very similar, but this one is several shades darker. It’s a warm neutral and should flatter a lot of different skin tones.