December 18, 2014

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Review & Swatches

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet is a new matte lip cream available in five shades selections that’s launching with the Rimmel Spring 2015 Makeup Collection at drugstores. Seems matte is right on trend for the Spring season as L’Oreal has a new Pro Matte Gloss as well!

Let’s take a look at these new Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvets.

The Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet formula has been available in the UK but a while now so I’m glad we’re finally get them here in the US. Don’t mistake these for the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers if you pass the display at drugstores because the packaging on the Lip Velvets is identical to the the Lip Lacquers plus the display has some of the older Lip Lacquers advertised in it so it can get confusing.

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvets are marketed as an eight hour smooth, velvety matte lip color that provides weightless eight hour wear.

Shades available:

  • Atomic Rose
  • Meteoric Matte
  • Orange-Ology
  • Burning Lava
  • Apollo (US Exclusive)

These are formulated a lot like NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams but personally I thought the formula much better since they didn’t dry my lips out as much as NYX’s formula did and they applied considerably smoother and more even. Funny thing about matte liquid lipsticks, I always feel like a five year old when I apply them because I can never get them applied evenly. No worries here because these Lip Velvets have a formula that practically applies itself. This is smooth, creamy velvety liquid lip color at its best. It glides onto lips, drenches them in opaque color, and has a smooth, flawless, airbrushed appearance. The color is so very even and perfect no matter how much you apply. The matte finish is elegant, bright, and very dramatic. They wear for a full six hours and have a light barely there texture during the wear. I noticed that around the four hour mark color was a little bit flaky but still looked incredibly smooth. At the last hour of wear the color stained my lips and I felt slightly dry but nothing too bad. I’m prone to drier, flakier lips and these honestly, wore and felt very comfortable. Even with my lips flaky they still had a smooth, even appearance.

Rimmel Burning Lava Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Burning Lava

Rimmel Burning Lava Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Meteoric Matte Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Meteoric Matte

Rimmel Meteoric Matte Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Orange Ology Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Orange Ology

Rimmel Orange-Ology Show Off Lip Velvet

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet swatches

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Swatches (Meteoric Matte, Burning Lava, Orange-Ology)

I’m quite amazed at the evolution of such fine matte lip products being launched at drugstores this Spring! Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet has the feel, texture, and wear of a lip cream that costs three times what I paid for it ($4.89 each at Harmons).

These are worth indulging in!

Available now at Harmons and they should launch at mass drugstores as wear near January.

Tried ’em?

Do share!


I purchased this item.

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  • Tessa

    I really like the looks of these! I tired the original show-off lipglosses and I liked them, but I could not stand the smell or the taste. Normally, I am not sensitive to scents but the scent had the unbearable smell of plastic. So, do the matte ones have a strong smell?

    • Isabella Muse

      they have a perfume-y taste/flavor tessa, might not be great if you’re sensitive!

  • Jen

    With 6 hour wear, does this qualify as a stain?

    How exciting that it looks great even on flaky lips! I think burning lava is great for winter, to brighten up my face. Woohoo!

    Too bad they advertised 8 hours…doesn’t live up to the claim but still a great product!

    Did you notice how it performs with reapplying over itself, Muse? Can you just reapply or need to use makeup remover to clean and start with fresh lips?

    • Isabella Muse

      it’s a matte lip cream, not really a stain. I thought reapplication after several hours looked messy, so you’ll want to just rub off excess with a tissue or a wet tissue and start fresh. Hope this helps!?

    • Isabella Muse

      i have to admit I liked the L’Oreal better. These are just as nice don’t get me wrong but L’Oreal’s formula seemed ever creamier and looked even smoother than these.

      • Kate

        The colors you picked look pretty on you

        went to Harmon and got the Rimmel Matte in Rose Matte
        2 of the Gloss’ to play with and one more of the Rimmel Provocolips

        FYI there was also a display of the NYX eyebrow gel in the tube, have not seen that before. Have you seen them yet?

  • Tami

    I just picked up meteoric matte and orange-ology at my local Walgreens. I actually went in search of a mascara I had been lusting after, which they did not have. These lippies were a lovely trade off. I think I may haul the rest of the shades.

  • yelitza

    Looove your kisses shirt! kawaiii! BTW the orange makes your beautiful skin glow.

  • Angel

    I have now purchased Meteoric Matte and Burning Lava. OMG Muse I love these!! They are so pigmented and really look like velvet. Like you said, these look and feel so much better to me than the NYX matte lip creams. Those are too dry for me and apply very patchy. The Rimmel feel comfortable, not super dry. Your review of these is spot-on. They feel much more expensive than they are. Out of Sephora brand, NYX, Stila, and KVD, these are the prettiest and most comfortable. I really hope they come out with more colors. I need this is a dusky pink.