Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick in Pink Excess: Review & Swatches

by mehak on November 18, 2013

in B Grade, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews


Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick Review

One of the highlights of taking a flight  from Delhi’s airport, is you get to stroll through the big Rimmel Counter they have ! Usually i am one of those hyper flyers who lines up right at the front as soon as (sometimes even before ) boarding is announced. This time however, i got so lost amidst the colors of Rimmel that i nearly missed my flight (Ok, i exaggerate- but I didnt go to boarding until 10 minutes after boarding is announced which is like living on the edge, dangerously for me ok. I never do that) . The boy hates flying with me because he likes to go board when they announce the last call !!! Uff.



Anyway I picked up Rimmel Color Show Lipstick in Pink Excess , which is kind of like Mac Mehr for me, except this is not as pale so those who get washed out with Mehr will definitely enjoy it and this has some shimmer in it. The color is a pretty, soft pink , but the tone is warm so its one of those rare pastels that will work on Indian Skin tones !!! Im not a fan of the shimmer, but its pretty unnoticeable on the lips!

As far as the Color Show Off lipstick is concerned, im a little bit bummed out honestly. Iv tried Rimmel lipsticks before and they were stunning ! This one however is not as creamy as i expected it to be- definitely feels a bit gritty on the lips. Its also not opaque in one swipe- you need two swipes for sure…however it does last for ages ! So makes up for it in that sense.

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Pros of Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick:

- Pink Excess is a gorgeous soft, warm pink that is super flattering on medium and light skintones

- Long Lasting Lipstick which does not dissapear after a meal

- Tha packaging with the crown is adorable (remind some of Victoria Beckhams line of clothing- i have a pair of jeans with a crown on the butt)


Cons :

- Not as creamy as i want a lipstick to be

- Texture is slightly grainy

Verdict: B

Price: Rs 415/-

Recommendation: Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick in Pink Excess is such a pretty, soft pink that i really wish the formula was better and creamier. If this were in a more moisturizing and creamy formula this would definitely make it into my top 5 list of lipsticks

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Manasi November 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

Lovely shade :)
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Xuvious November 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

I don’t like the formula of these much (or the smell) but they do last long!

Haha, I’m a last minute boarder! I mean I’m at my gate super early, but I wait till the line reduces to 10 people. :p
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Gowthami November 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

It’s looks great !
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Shreya November 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Awesome everyday lipcolor ! I’m getting this one !
btw you looking very pretty
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Vidya November 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Would it suit dusky skin tones Mehak?


Jyoti November 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm
sahana November 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Love the FOTD. BTW has P&B design been changed? The site looks very different.
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mehak November 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

hi sahana
no it hasnt..sometimes the site switches to mobile theme for some reason. I dont know why!


Supria November 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

It looks great on you! Have you tried any of the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks?

You have flawless skin :)
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Preeti Kaur November 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm

The shade is gorgeous! You are looking so pretty & fresh :)

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Ritu TheIndianBeautyBlog November 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

lovely shade..looks gorg. for day-wear… but grainy textures can be a big put-off :(
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Vipra S November 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm

The shade looks simply beautiful on you dear :)
I would like to have this one in my kitty soon ;)
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Mayuri November 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm
sadiya@beautifulandconfidentyou November 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm

hey datz a soft shade of pink ..looks good
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Embellished November 19, 2013 at 12:30 am

I love Rimmel lip products. The Rimmel lipsticks with the purple packaging are supposed to be amazing, too.
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Karishma November 19, 2013 at 1:22 am

Nicely reviewed!
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Sangeeta November 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

Oh.. love the shade. Looks amazing on you Mehak.
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lishab November 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Oh my! <3 tue shade. Quite loving most of my Rimmel Products
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Krithi November 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Rimmel has pretty awesome stuff and I love how this looks on u
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Arthi ramesh November 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm

lovely color


vineetha November 21, 2013 at 3:38 am

Pretty shade! grainy texture? :-(
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Saniya@beautynbuzz November 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Lovely LOTD Mehak…would love to give it a try :)
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Swati November 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The shade really looks lovely :) I need a Rimmel counter here :(
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Amani Zaara November 26, 2013 at 1:43 am

Wow it’s a pretty shade..
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