What exactly is a lip lacquer? It's sort of a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss. They apply like a lipgloss. They glide on very smoothly and then dry out a little bit and look more like a matte lipstick in an hour or so. They are very pigmented, and a single dab in the tube is all you need to apply to your lips. The Rimmel Lip Lacquers have lasted for about 3-4 hours on my lips. They are a little bit staining, which looks quite nice in my opinion.
The Apocalyptic Lip Lacquer [left] is a fushia pink color with slightly blue undertones, which makes your teeth look whiter and who doesn't like that?
The Big Bang Lip Lacquer [center] is a bright red lip lacquer. I totally understand why everyone loves this shade. It is just the most perfect shade of bright red lip product. It's not a pink red or an orange red. It is just red.
The Luna Lip Lacquer [right] is a beautiful Peachy nude. I'll be honest- I was never into 'nudes' because I felt like they washed me out so much more, especially since I'm so pale, but this nude actually warmed up my complexion. I really like how it makes me look a bit like I spent some quality time outside.
Overall, I think these are great products! I'm already thinking of buying one more shade (Celestial or Stellar). I really like the fact that they are a combination of a lipstick and a lip gloss. I won't ever have to worry whether the lip gloss I chose goes well with my lipstick. I really like the applicator, the sponge head is so soft that these products feel luxurious. It is such a treat to use these. A little of this product goes a long way, because these Rimmel Lip Lacquers are really pigmented.
Have you tried the Rimmel Lip Lacquers? What do you think of them?
P.S. If you do decide to purchase these yourself, make sure you check that your lip lacquer has not been previously opened. I know that this has been an issue to many girls, because these products unfortunately are not sealed and do not come in any extra packaging. So what you want to do is:
- Check if the little sticker label is unbroken. (if it isn't your golden!)
- If the sticker is broken or you just can't tell, slowly pull out the wand halfway. The top portion (right at the end of the tube) of the lip lacquer will be clear. (As soon as you pull out the whole wand the shade of the lacquer will be visible)