One of the most exciting things to happen so far this summer is the arrival of the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers (known as Apocalips in the UK). These were such a hit in the UK last year and so many of us were hoping Rimmel would bring them to the US. And the best part? We get fourteen shades, whereas the UK only has eight!
Well now that they're here (I got mine at Walgreens in a display like this), I wanted to show you some pics of all fourteen shades and break them down into the shimmers and the cremes. I'm still working on my full review with swatches (it takes a lot of time to test/review fourteen lip colors in a row!) but if you're going to go out looking for these this weekend, I thought you might want a better idea of what the colors look like...
NOTE: Shades in red are also available in the UK. Shades in blue are US-exclusives.
Stargazer (sparkly golden-beige-champagne)
Light Year (a little bit more brown in person with less of a pink undertone; very subtle shimmer)
Solstice (light pinkish-mauve with very subtle shimmer)
Galaxy (cool mauve with shimmer)
Out of This World (cool pink with lots of shimmer)
From left to right:
Nude Eclipse (light nude creme with warm undertones)
Luna (true peach creme)
Comet (pinky-brown creme)
Celestial (pinky-mauve creme)
Nova (blue-based pink creme)
Apocaliptic (bright fuchsia creme)
Stellar (Maraschino-cherry-red creme)
Aurora (warm coral-red creme)
Big Bang (bright tomato red creme)
And one other quick thing in case you find these this weekend:
If you come across any tubes that have broken safety seals (they're just little stickers like this), here's a way to probably tell if the wand has been removed from the tube (and possibly tested). If you unscrew the lid but do NOT pull the wand out of the tube, you'll see that the area right near the opening is TRANSPARENT. But once you pull the wand even partially out of the tube, it sort of acts like a plunger and the product fills that little translucent chamber. I've opened all fourteen of these tubes and I'm telling you, I couldn't find a way to remove the wand without having that little chamber fill up with product. So if it's clear, the wand probably hasn't been removed from the tube (but don't quote me on that--I'm just basing this on the fact that I could not physically remove the wand from the tube without having that chamber fill up with product).
My full review, with swatches of all fourteen shades, is coming soon! In the meantime, do you already own any Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers? If so, I'd love to know which shades you own and how you like them so far!