Sunday, 10 February 2013

Review: One of the best lip products ever - Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer



"The intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine.The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London"

Another review of Rimmel Apocalips??? Sorry, It has to be done :) I really want to show you swatches of my favourite shades and apparently, many of you find my reviews very helpful and love seeing my photos of products and the way they look on the lips etc. 

I really like Rimmel for their affordable and high quality products, but the Apocalips Lip Lacquers simply blew me away! As soon as I heard about them, I knew that I want to have all the shades available in the collection. Why? Because I have been lusting after the YSL Glossy Stains for ages and I have been waiting for a cheaper alternative. The Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers are officially my "Ban Breakers". I just couldn't wait for my spending ban to be over. I needed them in my life after seeing swatches and reading rave reviews allover the "blogosphere". 


Are they worth the hype? Yes, Yes, Yes! 

Everybody has to try them. I will start with the packaging. It is really cool. The top is shaped like meteor/rock, something I have never seen before. The name- very catchy, very clever- I love it!  There is 8 shade available, including nudes, pinks, reds and peaches. I decided to go for three colours: Luna, Celestial and Big Bang. I will buy the rest once my ban is over. I was looking for Nude Eclipse, but it was sold out everywhere, even online! 

What about the actual formula? It is amazing! Oh my god!!! Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers apply like a dream and feel very moisturising, silky smooth and non sticky! Perfect! All the shades are incredibly pigmented and look lovely on my lips. The finish is glossy at first, but after about 30 minutes it settles to a more matte look. The applicator wand is perfectly shaped and helps to achieve a lovely, precise finish. The staying power of Apocalips is really good- 4 to 5 hours, before I have to reapply. All the shades fade evenly and leave a subtle stain on the lips. 


The lightest shade I got is Luna- a gorgeous peachy colour. It looks incredible!

From the pinks, I picked Celestial - a beautiful dusky pink.

The red shade I got is Big Bang- an extremely bright red! Stunning!




 Luna, Celestial, Big Bang
 Luna, Celestial, Big Bang
 Luna, Celestial, Big Bang - all blended out

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in shade Luna

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in shade  Celestial
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in shade Big Bang in daylight
 Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in shade Big Bang with flash

And a little bonus below: Big Bang mixed with Celestial- I love this combo! I also mixed Celestial with Luna and Big Bang with Luna to create different shades. If you have a couple of the Apocalips Lip Lacquers, try mixing them to create different shades. Get some product out - mix and apply with a lip brush, et voila :)



Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquers £5.99, avaliable from www.boots.com

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