Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick Review (with swatches)

Rimmel London has some great lipsticks out in the high street (drugstores), and the Colour Show Off collection did not disappoint. After the succes of the Kate Lasting Finish collection, I was excited to get my hands on the Colour Show Off  lipsticks and review them for you guys!

The packaging is a selling point in itself for me! Whilst the Kate Lasting Finish collection had a pretty standard packaging, the Colour Show Off collection looks much more attractive and girlie. The pink tube, with the Rimmel crown at the top and the lovely spiral detailing, is super cute. Also, Rimmel has upped their game by giving actual names (not just numbers) to the shades!

I chose shades Pink Excess (010) and Pink Gossip (110). All the lipsticks in this collection have vibrant colours with a velvety finish. The pigmentation is superb, but I found them to be extremely drying on the lips. Bear in mind that my lips have been particularly dry and chapped as the weather is changing in Britain at the moment, but even so, these are not the most moisturising lippies I’ve ever used.

Pink Excess (010) is a mid-tone pink with a bit of shimmer. It is slightly darker than what I expected. Under natural light you can see a hint of pink, but under artificial light it looked almost like a plum-pink colour on my lips. It kind of reminds me of a darker version of YSL Rouge Volupté in Spicy Pink.

Pink Gossip (110) is my favourite lipstick of the Colour Show Off collection. It’s a cool bright pink colour, but not in a tacky way. I struggle to find a good bright pink lipstick in the high street, as they tend to look ‘cheap’ on the lips, but this one is spot on! I’ve been loving this lipstick for an evening smokey eye look, as it brightens up the face and adds an element of fun to the look. If you want to see how I created a look with this lippie click here.

Overall, I’m impressed with the Rimmel Colour Show Off collection and I’m definitely buying more from this collection. I’ve heard that other lippies from this collection have a much creamier formulation, so I’ll have to see for myself.

What do you think of Pink Excess and Pink Gossip? Have you tried any lipsticks from the Rimmel Colour Show Off collection?

Shop Rimmel Colour Show Off lipsticks: UK

Au revoir!

Ysis

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15 Comments

  1. marieloves
    22 January 2012 / 6:40 pm

    oh wow love pink gossip!

    Marie x

    marieeeloves.blogspot.com

  2. Lily B
    22 January 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Great shades, I love rimmel’s packaging :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

  3. 22 January 2012 / 6:51 pm

    Me too! They’ve really done a good job with this one :) xx

  4. 22 January 2012 / 6:51 pm

    It’s lush, isn’t it? My favourite shade of the collection :) xx

  5. Safira @ Miss Stylicious
    22 January 2012 / 7:33 pm

    I would normally go for the Excess colour, but think I really like the Gossip shade. Will be looking for this one next time I am in town. Nice review!

  6. 23 January 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Yeah, me too. I don’t have many bright pink lipsticks because I find them hard to wear, but Pink Gossip is a real gem in the collection! Thanks for commenting :) xx

  7. 23 January 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Me too, I have to try more shades, especially as I found out they do different formulations on other shades :) xx

  8. 23 January 2012 / 12:48 pm

    I have one of these lipsticks… its called Love Me. To be honest Im not that very fond of it cause it dries out my lips like crazy and it has an awful smell.. Im very picky when it comes to scents :)
    I do on the other hand love the shade that I have :)

  9. 23 January 2012 / 3:30 pm

    I agree, it’s very drying on the lips, but the shades are so pretty! :) xx

  10. 24 January 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Loved the pink gossip, but then the pink excess is really nice on!

  11. 1 February 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Pink Excess also reminded me of Spicy Pink and could be a good alternative to cashing out for a YSL lippy. :)

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