Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Lou's Review's: Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I'm having beauty post withdrawal symptoms, so to satisfy my makeup needs, here's one to smile about!

The other night I was in Tesco with my chum Shmannyshmell (aka Dani) and whilst she was looking for hair dye, I meandered over to the makeup counters. I was having a HUGE hankering for a bright pink lipstick for my hen do and knew I wouldn't have another chance to buy one so decided to choose one there. The selection was very limited and the shelves sparsely stacked, so I was driven to the Rimmel counter.

I don't really have much from Rimmel and for some reason, never really look at it. I think I have been put off by the really annoying "Get the London look" thing that Kate Moss did, did anyone else feel gggggrrrrr'd by this? She gets my wick I tell ya!

Anyway, in short, I picked up the Colour Show Off Lipstick in Pink Gossip and I'm bloomin' well glad I did!

It retails for £5.99 and there are 12 shades to choose from. This lipstick has a velvet finish and excellent staying power. Personally, the velvet finishes don't float my boat, so I apply a slick of lipgloss (with this I like MAC Dazzleglass Extra Amps or Baby Sparks) to add a but of lustre.

I like this lipstick because you can apply one coat for a reasonably sheer finish or 2-3 for a more dramatic look. If you look back to my hen night pictures, I'm wearing it there- woop woop! I've also done you a little swatch to show the difference between 1 and 3 layers. Lovely jubbly. Also, do you like my bracelet? I made it!!

I love love love the pink metallic finish to it, I like to leave it on my desk at work to perk up my day! How sad is that?! Ha.

The only negative I have about this product is the fragrance. Some people might enjoy it but it reminds me of play lipsticks I had as a child and I'm overly keen on this.

All in all, a great lipstick and I am looking forward to having the mula to try out some more colours. Have you tried this? What were your thoughts?




  1. Not sad at all! That is the prettiest lippy packaging I've seen in a while!
    Kat x Click&Make-Up

  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Like the wearer!!
    I have enjoyed the hen do piccies. I usually give them a wide berth, but your mates did you real proud.
    What date are you getting married? Mr B has bought you a little pressie from Manchester, so, maybe meet up for coffee in town?
    Z xx

  3. I have the colour Shake up, and I also dislike the scent :/ but the colour is super nice!

  4. I hate the smell too, reminds me of playdough! ha

  5. Your bracelet is adorable. Sounds like you had fun getting that tube of lipstick. :)

  6. G O R G E O U S !!!!!!!!!!! X

  7. I just bought a rimmel lippy today and loved everything about it apart from the smell! Mine's was on sale so I assumed it was off....but maybe they all smell like that! Eek! x

  8. Looks a pretty lippie!

    And well done on the bracelet, very pretty!

    x x

  9. The rec yard is up that road by the Picturedrome, opp the Racecourse.
    I think you've got my mobile no., give me a ring to meet up.
    Z xx

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