Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick in 'Shocking Pink' [Review + Swatches]

I've always opted for nudes and light pink lipsticks but until recently I've developed a fondness for bright lips. The Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick in 'Shocking Pink' is one such bright color that can knock your socks off!

Rimmel Claims:
100% pure color intensity. Velvety-soft finish. Long-lasting.

Shiny hot pink plastic packaging with the Rimmel crown embossed on the top of the cap. Frankly speaking the packaging feels kind of tacky and not sturdy enough, especially the cap!

Review and Swatches:
As I mentioned before in my July Favorites post, I was looking for another lipstick by Maybelline when I came across this and was totally blown away by the swatch; so it was definitely love at first sight!
The color is an intense shocking pink and a rich color appears on the first swipe, and gives good coverage. You can go off your rocker with the color as you wish and build it up to your heart's content.
It's really light weight on my lips and the formula is a balanced matte, it won't dry out your lips because it didn't dry out mine and I have dry, flaky lips but I suggest people with very dry chapped lips should moisturize with a lip balm first.
I found the texture smooth and it glides easily on my lips. The staying power is quite long; about 5 hours on me and leaves behind a stain even after eating and drinking. The only downside that I found is that the color tends to settle into the fine lines on the lips after the intensity fades a bit.
Has a scent that may be off-putting for some of you but it didn't bother me much because I feel it vanishes after application.    
Very happy with this purchase and would definitely check out the other colors in the range like Shake-Up pink and Kiss me.

A lip swatch without moisturizing my lips!

Price and Availability:
I got it for PKR 750 at Imtiaz II, its available at Rimmel counters across the country as well as at and Enhanced Beauty - Online International Cosmetics Sellers


Have you tried these Color Show Off lipsticks by Rimmel? Let me know your thoughts girls!!<3



  1. Great review! I'm going to try out some brighter colors too :)

    1. you should! they instantly brighten up the face!:) x

  2. hey rikki... loving these shades....

    1. you should check them, there are some lovely colors in the range! xx

  3. Replies
    1. aww thank you! hubby thinks the same;) x

  4. pretty colour!

  5. Hi riks! It looks wonderfull on u. thumbs up!

  6. Hi sweety, how are you? Would you believe I had sent to me a while ago and my sister in law and I became obsessed with the bright pink colour. I can't find any other hot pink to parallel the vibrance of this shade, and the texture is lovely and velvety. Plus we love the watermelon scent. It looks so pretty on you.

  7. hii! love the color of that lipstick! i'm following you on gfc, please follow back? :) i think you'll like some of my outfits!

  8. love it!
    following each other?umm.. yes, no?
    yours truly, L.

  9. Great blog you have here,i am now following you,would love if we could follow each other and keep in touch<3

  10. I haven't tried any Rimmel lipstick yet, but I do love sporting bright lips! :]

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Lots of love, B
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  11. shocking pink... i love that, my favorite color for a lipstick!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  12. I have this lipstick and I love the colour and the scent :)

  13. Such a gorgeous shade!! I absolutely love Rimmel's color range <3

  14. so pretty colour!
    would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo Ewa

  15. Love this color!

  16. This looks amazing! The pigmentation is so bright and pays off well :)


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