Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick- Shocking Pink!!

Posted on Mar 6 2013 - 3:38pm by agnibanya
Hey everyone, 
I have been longing to own at least one lipstick from Rimmel after I used two of their mascaras and a Face Powder. But unfortunately, it doesn’t retail anywhere near where I stay and the only website that stocked it did not have any left by the time I had made up my mind. But, for all you girls staying in Delhi/NCR, there’s a Rimmel Counter at Parcos in the T1 Terminal at the IGI Airport and when my hubby went on a business trip last month, I couldn’t help but ask him to pick up a lipstick for me. (Well!! the number of phone calls that were made and my frantic Google search during those 15 mins that he had for shopping are another story!!)..Anyway, I finally decided on this shade from the Color Show Off lipsticks range(since I’m a sucker for hot pinks!!), and have been wearing it very often since then and here’s my review on it……….

Product claims:

Stretch Lip Color to the Limit!!
Lip Addictive Formula
High Definition Color Fix Pigments for saturated Full bodied Color
Color has never been so concentrated!
Velvet appeal finish with Gemstone Complex : Soft Cushion Feel
Unsurpassed Color Richness in any light !
UNRIVALED Color
Show Stopping Colors for day and night ==> 100% Pure Color Intensity



My take on the Product

Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick (INR 415 for  4g) Shocking Pink is a Vibrant Hot Pink with cool undertones and leans a little red on my lips. It is creamy to apply and it sets down to a soft matte finish within a few minutes of application. It is extremely well pigmented and goes opaque in a single coat. As is the case with most matte lipsticks, it needs well exfoliated and moisturized lips to look it’s best. The lipstick has a slight watermelon-y fragrance which I don’t really like but then it disappears after a while so it is alright by me.
The best part about this lipstick is the Lasting Ability. I get a full 4+ hrs of stay with light snacks and water and even after that it leaves a beautiful tint on the lips. It fades evenly without flaking or feathering and you don’t necessarily need a lip liner with it. The best application would be with a lip brush since its so darn pigmented. Personally, I think I can wear this lipstick any day or  anytime, however , for those of you who find it a bit intimidating to wear such bright colors during the day may like to keep it restricted to evening wear.

And my eye makeup today :)
Also, the packaging is really pretty too, Metallic Pink casing with a silver tub holding the lipstick bullet.

I’m really loving the lipstick these days, and would love to try more shades. The texture, staying power and the Oh!so! Gorgeous Color makes it a complete winner for me…

Comparative Swatches with a few other similar looking Lipsticks


Highly recommended!!!


Hope you enjoyed reading the review. Have you tried these lipsticks?? What shades would you recommend??
Have  a great day all!!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12967659191990709707 Samannita Modak

    It is really a nice shade and looks so good on you too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14320570650019166171 Lee.B

    I'm in love with rimmel london.Just wish there was alot more variety online..This shade is just so pretty and the perfect pink i feel.It suits u to T and u are one gorgeous lady! Loved the eyemakeup

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01636988998770392834 HnB

    such a gorgeous shade.. u look darn s*xy in this pic.. love it.. defntly gonna give a try.. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11922388315844866419 EVE-O-LUTION

    Wow AB. this is very similar to the pink gloss I wore in my last review.
    so sexy it looks on you.
    Mumbai mein they sell Rimmel in shoppers stops. even I ordered a ton of stuff from them- hope I get it soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you Samannita..Its a great shade for dusky skin….You may want to try sometime :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hey Lisha, thanks so much for the lovely comment…This eye makeup was done in like 5 mins because I was getting late for an event….
    And ya, I agree, Rimmel's a great brand ..I wish they would open a few retail outlets here in India :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you Revathy :)

  • http://celebratingfeminity.com/ celebratingfeminity.com

    you look hawt here and the lippie is amazing… :) lovely eyes too……… is it similar to Gat by any chance?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Bee…Ya, its similar but I think that one's Pinke-er….I'm thinking of doing a comparative swatch post soon..let's see…
    I so wish Rimmel opens up a counter here too.. :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04697705916496732884 Nids

    oho.. thts y u were asking about Rimmel lippies…. it looks fantastic on u 😉 n tht eye makeup is just tooo good…
    1 point to mention here is: My hubby would never ever had done wht ur husband did to get tht lipi, even in my dreams 😛 😀 😀 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Tanmayee…I'm nowhere near to Hot etc, but thanks anyway.. hehe.. and ya, I swatched GAT and this side by side and they're very different..Will update this post tomorrow

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Ya Nids…I am totally digging this one on every possible occasion and now I want more Rimmel lipsticks..lols…And thanks for liking the eye makeup too…I did this super quick, in fact I had forgot to put mascara because I was running late and then when I came back home, and decided to take pictures for the blog, did I realize my mistake… ugh!! Even I have my “Blonde” moments..lols…

    And I had to really coax and cajole my hubby to get this for me….. 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01550837673338042350 E.D.

    This color kooks amazing on you…. As usual :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15968108654236408920 mermaidbidisha

    gosh…i am having a crush on this shade now !!! thanks for sharing <3
    and your eyemakeup–my oh my—fantabulous !!!!!!:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    hehe..Thank you E.D. 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15968108654236408920 mermaidbidisha

    ya…i so wish rimmel opens up a counter in kolkata too :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    arrey..Thank you so much love…. btw, your picture on FB the other day about Impassioned has made me poorer..Thought I'd let you know.. hmph!! 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    aww….even Slassy got OOS in a few days after getting Rimmel in their stocks…How sad…Apart from that, the pleasure of shopping right from the counter is incomparable to Online shopping, no??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04697705916496732884 Nids

    there's no mascara.. hard to tell.. ur makeup looks perfect w/o tht even.;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15968108654236408920 mermaidbidisha

    heehee but this is really amazing
    i got keep me coral of maybelline 14hr lipstick, maybelline falsies mascara and baby lips(the red one) today :D:D
    super happy …will make a tutorial day aftr tomorrw B-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    wow!! totally looking forward to the tutorial….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    no, I have mascara on here…The pics I took after coming back,and I applied mascara before taking pics 😀
    Blog pictures got to be nice, no??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09558333940183651585 Preetha Karthik

    wow it looks soo good on u agni.sarees suit u well na..ur bindi..lov lov lov..shocking pink is ur color babe..<3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09234927262030180170 Kin

    just one word to say.. WOW..
    shocking pink .. with that PISTA kinda color saree… and eyes so perfect.. with pink, blue/purple and green…
    Absolute WOW!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks so much Pree…Yeah, being a bong, I guess wearing a saree is my forte and it's only recently that I've started wearing them on a regular basis (I go all dressed up in broad daylight to pick my kid from school..lol!!)…. For now, I've decided to not wear denims/corduroys for atleast a month..lets see!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks a ton Kiran…If you can, you must try one of these lipsticks..they're amazing!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10829740163095299600 Dipti Ch

    Wowiee.. Agni it looks gorgeous on you.. loved your bindi.. <3

    This lipstick enters in my wishlist.. I can't stop loving hot pinks… I am so addicted to hot pinks.. 😛

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Oh yes, me too..its my RED…lol
    Rimmel's easily available in Mumbai,no?? All you lucky women 😛