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~ Author Mansi Chauhan

I’m back with another review and this time it’s a lipstick from Rimmel. I have tried few Rimmel eyeliners and after having a good experience I wanted to try other range also. I was looking for a bright pink lipstick since long but MAC is constantly hiking price that it became hard for me to buy the cult favorite shades. Then one day I got to try “Rimmel London Color Show off Lipstick- Shocking Pink” which I’ll review today for you all.

Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick Shocking Pink

Price: Rs 415
Quantity: 4.2 gms

My Experience :

The cute packaging, affordable price tag and the pretty pink shade made me purchase this lipstick without any second thoughts. This is my first lipstick from Rimmel and I and high expectations from it. Read on to know how it fared:

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About the shade:

“Shocking pink” is a HOT deep pink shade with cool undertones. There is a slight red undertone in it which looks really amazing on my medium complexion. The shade is for bold and brave one. As the name says, it’s a shocking intense and deep pink lipstick. Such shades are really hard to find in drugstore brands so this lipstick is mostly out-of-stock. The best thing about this lippie is that it stands out alone and you don’t need anything else. I always get compliments when I wear this lipstick and I think the shade is going to suit everyone.

Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick Review

Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick

Packaging: Rimmel London Color Show off Lipstick comes in an attractive and girly packaging. The shiny pink color tube with golden band in between makes the packaging super cute. Shade name is mentioned below and the Rimmel crown is engrossed at the top. The cap shuts tightly.

Texture and fragrance: The finish is semi-matte but it’s surprisingly not drying. But after few hours it looked patchy so [proper exfoliation and moisturized lips are extremely essential before application. The texture is creamy and it glides easy on lips. It has a very strong artificial floral kind of scent which is only thing I dislike about the lipstick. Though the smell fades within few seconds but I literally hate it because it’s very unpleasant. Since everything else is bang on about the lippie I tolerate the scent somehow.

Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick Shocking Pink

Pigmentation: I have pigmented lips so light pinks shades usually don’t show up much on my lips. Then one day I found this lipstick and there is no looking back. It’s a perfect shade for everyday whether you want a bold look or simple girl-next door look. The pigmentation is amazing, one single swipe and it gives bold hot pink shade. It hides pigmentation in single swipe. If you are not brave enough to wear the bold shade then you can dab it on your lips with fingers for a berry stain effect. I wear it like a stain in my college but when I’m going out with friends I apply it with full pigmentation. It stays even after meal as a stain.

Rimmel London Color Show Off Lipstick Shocking Pink

Staying power: I thought it would look patchy after meal but it didn’t and the shade was in place even after meal. It just fades a bit from corner. It stayed on my lips for 5-6 hours with slightest fading which is seriously amazing. It fades evenly without looking awful. With this lipstick, you won’t need to touch up every now and then.

MAC Impassioned Dupe

What I like
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  • Such a deep HOT-pink shade
  • Attractive cute packaging
  • Awesome pigmentation
  • Taste-less
  • Gives semi-matte finish
  • Did not feather
  • Doesn’t settle in fine lines
  • Fades evenly
  • You don’t need a lip liner beneath
  • Stays for 5+ hours easily
  • Can be used as stain
  • Affordable

What I didn’t like? 🙁

  • The lippie needs well exfoliated and moisturized lips
  • The fragrance is tacky though it fades within few minutes but its strong

BnB Rating : 4.5/5 (-5 only for the fragrance)


I am literally amazed that I found such a great lipstick at such a low price. This lipcolor shade is a close dupe of “MAC impassioned”. So Rimmel London Color Show off Lipstick- shocking Pink is a must-have for college going girls like me who want a hot pink lipstick but can’t afford MAC. The texture, pigmentation, the staying power, and the formula everything is amazing. I seriously can’t find a fault in it. 🙂

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