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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte Atomic Rose - Swatch and Review

Sorry for the hiatus. I've been busy these past few days...taking care of business, running around car shopping and I finally got a new car. Ok so it's not that new but it was necessary since my son needed to drive himself to school. He will be on his own tomorrow. I worry just thinking about the route he has to take. Lawd have mercy and please watch over him. Now that I have that out of the way, all I need is to shop for cheaper car insurance.

Anyways, I am so behind on reviews and I have this haul that I wanna show you but before we get to that, let's get this overdue review out of the way first.

  • The packaging is pretty similar to the original Show Off lip lacquers with a doe foot applicator. Only difference is these have a matte finish packaging. 
  • .169 oz or 5 ml

  • Atomic Rose looks like a dusty mauve rose in the tube but I was quite surprised that the color didn't translate the same on the lips. The pictures didn't go a good job capturing its true color. In natural light, it's a straight up bright coral. 
  • The formula feels light-weight and the pigmentation is pretty good. It applied smoothly and evenly. At first it looks like a cream finish but appears more matte as it dries. 
  • I didn't find the formula to be hydrating or drying but it's pretty comfortable.
  • It last up to 5 hours before I notice some fading and it doesn't fade easily either.
  • It has a paint-like smell. Don't really like it but it does fade after a few minutes.

Final Thought

Can't say that I love or hate it. It's just mehhh! Not that great but not bad either. I don't really love this color on me either. Bottom line is, it's matte, it's pigmented, it's long-wearing, it feels light and comfortable. It wished it was more moisturizing and that it smelled better.

Rating: 8/10

Price: $5-$6
Availability: Walgreens, Ulta

Have you tried these yet or will you?


  1. Feels light and comfortable??? Oh my, I'd love LOVE to try this! I love the color but would like it more if I had one that was a bit more brown tone! Other than that, matte and comfy is totally what I need. My lips can't handle anything too drying!

    1. I really dont like this color on me and I wished it didn't smell like paint too.


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