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Product Rave: Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer - 102 'Nova'

Happy Valentine's Day!

Firstly, let me thank my 'Sister' Sharalee for the hook up. Not only did she tell me I could hop on an order she was making; she brought her own to show me what the products actually looked like. If that ain't some makeup bonding I dunno what is.

Of course way before that day I had seen these blowing up YouTube. My interest was peaked but as I'm sure you're tired of hearing me say, I really don't need any more lip products. But Sharalee got me, how could I pass the opportunity up? I ordered the extremely popular 'Apocaliptic', 'Nova' and 'Big Bang'. From my last post you saw I recently ordered 'Celestial'. These lip lacquers launched in the UK first as Apocalips but were re branded Show Off for the US and international (I guess) market. The colour names remain the same though.

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For live swatches check out Keisha's video:



This rave is about 'Nova' specifically since that's the one I've used the most.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer Swatches: 'Celestial', 'Nova' and 'Big Bang' - www.modenmakeup.com
Left to right: 'Celestial', 'Nova' and 'Big Bang'

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer Swatch: 'Nova' - www.modenmakeup.com
When will I learn my angles? *sob*

I absolutely love this shade of pink. I love the doe foot applicator. Especially the "well" in the middle of it which allows me to cover my lips in one dip. The tip of the wand comes in handy for a colour like 'Big Bang' where you want to make sure the placement is precise. I have worn 'Nova' with and without a lip liner. Lip liners are often recommended as an anti feathering measure and to extend wear time. Speaking of pro longing wear time, if you put one of these on top of the Too Faced Lip Insurance, you may never see the need for lipstick again. 'Nova' doesn't have a high shine finish like 'Big Bang' which appeals to me all the more. I love the look of matte lips but hate the drying texture such products often cause. These lip lacquers do not cause my lips to get chapped or flaky. 

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer: 'Celestial' packaging - www.modenmakeup.com
Doe foot applicator shown on 'Celestial'

This is officially my "I wanna wear lipstick but don't really wanna overdo it" colour.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer Swatch: 'Nova' - www.modenmakeup.com
All the fun is happening on Instagram. #nofilter LOL

In case you're wondering what happened to 'Apocaliptic' I gave it to a staunch #TeamModen supporter, Victoria and she loves it.

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