Friday, 1 February 2013

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer

'Big Bang'



Rimmel's latest offering to the beauty market are their lip laquers, also known as the Apocalips.  They were launched in shops last Wednesday (23rd Jan) and were on 3 for 2 in Boots, so of course I obliged.   Rimmel claim that these have the same intense, rich colour of a lipstick but with the shine of a gloss.  Some might argue these are their answer to the YSL Glossy Stains and although I haven't tried those for myself, I can see some comparisons.  

The colour range is great, boasting eight different colours, ranging from nudes to bright pinks and fire engine reds.  I picked up 'Big Bang', a gorgeous red, 'Celestial', a light rosey pink, similar to Topshop's Innocent lipstick and 'Galaxy', a purple toned pink.  I initially wanted to pick up 'Nude Eclipse' as from swatches on blogs, it seems like the perfect nude, but it must be the most popular of the bunch as it's nowhere to be seen!  

The pigmentation of these lip products is fantastic.  The doe foot applicator has a small pocket in the middle which holds colour, allowing the perfect distribution of product on the lips.  Although they have a high shine finish, they aren't at all sticky and if you prefer a matte lip, blotting with paper keeps the intensity of colour but takes the shine away.  They last for 3-4 of hours before needing a top up and can feel a bit drying on the lips after a while, but once you've reapplied that feeling goes away.  My favourite of the bunch is Galaxy as it's a slightly more subtle berry colour.  At £5.99 a pop you can't grumble.  They have great colour pay off, a decent amount of staying power and a whole lot of punch.  I'll definitely be picking up some more from the range! 

Have you tried the Apocalips?


  1. Replies
    1. They're great, definitely going to pick up a couple more! xx

  2. These are beautiful! That red is amazing!

    1. I'm going to pick some more up when I next go to the drugstore - they have some great bright pinks too! x


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