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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32 comments:

  1. I so badly want to try these and see what all the hype is about!!

    www.ohso-flawless.com

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  2. Beautiful shades - these were nearly a spending ban breaker for me too, I even swatched them on my hand - but walked away... roll on 10th April!

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  3. I really like these but I really do not like the smell! I find it to be really strong and plastic. Shame as other than that I do enjoy them.

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  4. I'm a bit obsessed with these too. I have stellar, which is a coral/red shade and I love it. Trying to restrain myself from buying more x

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  5. This is a great post, so thorough! I love seeing swatches and things, your photos are lovely.

    X

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  6. I really need to get ahold of some of these, I am glad to see they are an actual good product and not just super hyped up for nothing!
    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  7. I love the look of big bang!:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  8. I want them so bad but im elergic to rimmle maybe i will get them for my freelance kit

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  9. celestial & big bang look gorgeousssss!

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  10. I really quite like the purple and red shades, may have to give them a try. xx

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  11. how cute,love it! thanks for review! xxxxxxxx

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  12. They look absolutely amazing!
    They're not out in France yet, such a bummer.
    I can't wait to try them out!!

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  13. I'm excited about this things, but they aren't still in my country so I have to wait, but they look gorgeous, mainly that red one!

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  14. Uuuuuuuugh I am SO jealous... these need to come to the US right now!!!!!! They look SO perfect and gorgeous :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  15. I m sooooo jealous ! We haven't them in Greece yet. I can't wait to get the red one!

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  16. I really want to try Celestial! It looks gorgeous on you :)

    Francesca
    http://petitfaon.blogspot.it/

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  17. the best lip product ever? If you say so! haha, they really must be, everyone's going crazy over these :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  18. I so want to get them badly .... They are looking super awesome and super pigmented xx

    http://sunniewrites.blogspot.com

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  19. I really want to try these out! Big Bang looks beautiful on you :)

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  20. Gorgeous photos Sandra! I LOVE these things so much!! I really want to get Luna - its the one remaining jade
    on my wish list!! Xx.

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  21. I really cannot wait to try some of these, heard so many amazing reviews and for the price they are more than worth it!

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  22. I love these, I have 5 now and want to get the rest of them! Such a brilliant formula and the colours are great, such a great value for money. :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. As usual- really stunning product photos Sandra. They all look gorgeous on you. I picked up Stellar with my Boots points- it is LOVE. I have my eyes set on Luna and Big Bang. Naughty, naughty me ;)

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  24. Luna is the shade I'm going absolutely crazy for!! I love your pictures x

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  25. Big Bang is amazing on you Sandra! You really made me curious about them, gonna check them out this week!

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  26. Oh how I agree! I just got Stella and I am in LOVE. x

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  27. I cannot wait for these to make it to Canada!

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  28. These look so good!!! I really want to try them. What colours do people think are the best?

    www.a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Such a sparkling review, and I've heard so many other raving reviews too, I just might have to give in :S

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. cannot wait to try these, i have them coming from the uk in a beauty swap :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh, I'm loving that color in Big Bang!

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