Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer: Comet

Swatches & Review

Yesterday, I reviewed Rimmel London's Show Off (Apocalips) Lip Lacquer in Aurora. After that wore off & I completely removed it, I tested out Comet next. Comet seems like one of the Lip Lacquers that may be exclusive to the US since I have not seen it listed on Rimmel's website.

Like Aurora, it is packaged in a plastic tube and the bottom indicates the color of the product.

The Show Off Lip Lacquer's have a doe-foot applicator.

For the first lip picture, I took it in direct sunlight. The other two were taken indoor, with the middle one being in front of the window. (These were taken after sunset so the lighting is not as good).

Comet is a rosy brown creme. Normally, I am wary about buying "neutral" lip products because some products make my lips look dead, but this was a perfect neutral for me. This also has the Asian salty dried plum scent. These have a glossy finish and felt comfortable on the lips. For Comet, I tested it out with no drinking or eating and I felt that the glossiness of this wore off in about an hour and a half, which was faster than Aurora. Comet also felt very drying after the glossiness wore off. With a slight stain, I had about three hours of wear until it was pretty much completely off. I would recommend using a balm underneath Comet because it is drying. I did not experience any bleeding or feathering from this, which is good.

Overall, I like that this shade is the perfect everyday shade for me, but I am not a fan of the scent and I wish that this lasted longer because it felt incredibly drying after the glossiness wore off. It is kind of like a love/hate relationship with Comet because I absolutely love the color, but not the wear.

These retail for $4.99 and can be purchased at Walgreens and online at Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com (but they are currently sold out).

What do you think about Comet? Do you have a go-to neutral shade for everyday wear?


  1. Comet looks like a MLBB shade, which you can never go wrong with! I need to find these and soon, I keep seeing posts about it everywhere lol. My go-to everyday lip product is Revlon's Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, which is also a pinky brown shade.


    1. I love Revlon's Pink Truffle too, but I feel like Pink Truffle is more pink than Comet is. I hope you find these soon too! :)

  2. I've been seeing these at a couple of Walgreen's in my area. Did you feel like you needed to exfoliate before wearing any of these lip lacquers?

    1. I feel like it would be best if you exfoliate before using because when it wears off, it's kind of drying, so your lips may end up looking a little flaky if you don't.