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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer



Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers: £5.99 each
(L-R): Nude Eclipse, Luna, Big Bang

So this post has been a long time coming! Rimmel's Apocalips range has been around for a good few months now, I picked up some of them a little while ago and as my lipstick wardrobe is rather gargantuan already, I haven't been leaning towards these in a hurry. Another factor could have been that I didn't get on with them very well upon the first couple of uses, but I had a little play around and I've got to grips with them! The Apocalips promise an intense colour payoff you'd get from a lipstick, but with the shine of a gloss. There are 8 shades in total, all in a creamy conditioning formula which claims to 'last and last' with their pure colour pigments providing long-lasting wear. Here's what I think of them..



Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Nude Eclipse

Nude Eclipse is a very pale pinky beige nude shade. It has enough pigment to 'bleach' out any natural redness of the lips but has just enough pink in it to stop you looking like a corpse. I think this would look fabulous with a smoky eye, but it would be a safe bet to use a good amount of blush/bronzer with whatever look you pair it with, to ensure your face looks alive! I also thought this shade would cling to any dryness on the lips, which thankfully it doesn't!



Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Luna

Luna, a gorgeous warm peach, was the shade I was most looking forward to trying out. Again it's not a 'bright' shade as such but this one has a load of pigment to make sure the colour stands out on the lips! I don't like wearing too much on the eye with this, as I feel the colour is attention-grabbing and it would all look a bit too over the top otherwise.



Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang

Last up is Big Bang, which is a mega bright true red (not too orange, not too blue). As with the other two, this one is super pigmented and doesn't show up any dryness at all. I do like to wear a good red lip now and again, and this is perfect.

I wanted to touch on the formula and application of all of these together, as they don't really differ in those terms between shades too much. The Apocalips are super duper creamy and opaque and have excellent longevity for a high street brand (we're talking at least 6 hours here!). The applicator takes a little getting used to, and this is the reason for my somewhat late review. When you first unscrew the doe foot style wand, you see that the middle of it has a vat of product. This is way, way more than you actually need to do your whole lip without making a mess and having to touch up. The best way, for me, is to scrape as much as you can onto the inside of the tube. You need hardly any product for it to show up on the lips, and it's a lot easier to apply and create a neat line on the lips. Plus you can always use more, little by little, should you need to via this method. It's not rocket science, but I assumed (and I guess others may do, too) that the product you're met with in the wand is how much you need for one application, and long story short.. it's not. Just a little heads up!

All in all I really do like the Apocalips lip lacquers and every time I'm in Boots I end up oogling the stand to decide on my next purchase from the range. They're currently a pound cheaper at £4.99 too, so it may well be time to take the plunge! Any ideas which shade I should try next? Katie has brilliant swatches of all 8 shades, which you can check out here! Have you tried any of the Apocalips lip lacquers? Do you think they live up to the hype? I'm all ears..

59 comment(s):

  1. I've got Luna and Nude Eclipse and I love them! Great review xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. love the colour big bang it looks so pigmented and glossy!
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  3. Love big bang I seen so much reviews on these lip gloss range and finally purchased the nude will have to get big bang love the red very pretty colour x

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  4. Oh wow, I think I may NEED to get Big Bang! It looks amazing! I can't believe how pigmented they actually are
    xo

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  5. big bang suits you!its a bit much for me then again its the first red lip product i own. i need to try luna

    yukluistyle

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  6. Wow big bang looks so nice on you! I really want to try Luna now after seeing it on the lips. lovely post :) xx

    ramblesandjangles.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've got galaxy, celestial, luna and stellar. Luna and stellar being my favourites! I agree with you in terms of the applicator but once you're used to it its fine!

    Millie
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    milspiration.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. big bang looks so gooood, I really want to try some of these! x

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  9. Gorgeous, I really like Luna and Big Bang :)
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  10. Love these, they are currently in one of my online shopping baskets! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I need Big Bang! It's definitely my kinda shade :)

    Love Lorna xx

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  12. Stella is gorgeous summer shade, you should try that! But overall big bang has to be my favourite :)

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  13. I've took the plunge with Stella and absolutely love it, debating on getting Big Bang next, but I already own so many reds!

    Maxine, xx
    beautybeatsbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I LOVE the coral/peach one - you look gorgeous in all three mind!

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  15. Really want to try these! Luna looks so nice on you :)


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  16. My favourite is 'Celestial', I'm loving it! You look AMAZING in all shades though, they really suit you x

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  17. Big Bang looks incredible on you! I must add that one to my collection of three x

    Lipstick Theory

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  18. i have an apocalips in stellar and i absolutely ADORE it! completely agree about the amount of product on the applicator though, i like to apply, blot and reapply to make sure i get the maximum colour pay-off. luna looks gorgeous on you, i'll have to keep an eye out for it xx

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  19. I have Nova. It's a really pretty pink tone, perfect for the summer! Love the look of Nude Eclipse on you! Xx

    thegemmine.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I have a couple of these and really like using them. I love Luna on you!

    Katie x
    And Katie / Beauty and Lifestyle

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  21. I've recently reviewed apocalyptic and I'm seriously tempted into getting big bang! I wonder if ASOS still have them on sale! xoxo

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  22. I have Celestial and I'd love to try Luna, the formulation is really lovely, I've never tried a product like it before! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I love these. I want to get the coral and red!

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  24. I really want to try these! That last color is AMAZING!

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  25. I have tried Luna and Celestial and I am in love with Luna, it is currently my go to lip colour!

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  26. I love these, I have celestial and nova and they're both beautiful!

    Pip x

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  27. I have tried nude eclipse and really didnt get on with it, but maybe I should give it another try. Also I'd like to try the other shades and see if I got on with those any better. Big Bang looks gorgeous.

    B x

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  28. I tried Nude Eclipse and it just wasn't right for me at all, I thought it was quite a strange shade. Luna looks beautiful though, I may give it a go!!

    Hannah x

    Ramblings Of Hannah

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  29. They look great on you! I was wondering for a long time if I should get a shade and I'll probably do.

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  30. Big Bang is my go to red lip at the moment!
    Sophie
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  31. Luna reminds me so much of NARS Lodhi! Both gorgeous!
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  32. I have a few of these already! But I need Luna and Big Bang now! They look so good on you XO

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  33. They're all lovely, but I think luna has to be my favourite! It's such a gorgeous but wearable shade! xxx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I absolutely love that you do swatches on your lips, I come across so many nice lipsticks and what not but I never know how they look like on someone's lips, so I can't decide if I want to get them or not.

    Love your blog! :) xx

    www.ninainthespring.blogspot.com

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  35. I tried Nude Eclipse and if I'm honest I wasn't impressed. It seems to be really sticky and hard to apply, but I think I'm the only one who doesn't like it - everyone seems to be raving about them!

    Sophie xo | thatswhatsophiesaid

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  36. as soon as i saw the advert for these on the television, i was so intrigued and really wanted to test them out in store but i haven't yet had a chance to do so. and now i've read this post, i want to try them out even more! they look so creamy and pigmented! next time i pop into a boots store, i really am going to head straight for the rimmel london stand! i love the shades you've picked too and they look great on you! X

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  37. I am dying to try these out! They sound so so great and the colours look stunning! :) ♥

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  38. I love nude eclipse but Luna also looks lovely :)

    beautyandtheb1.co.uk

    B xxx

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  39. I love Luna, I swatched it the other day. I neeeeeeeed.
    X

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  40. Love Big Bang, i really like that these don't feel too heavy on the lips :)

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  41. All of these colours are on my 'to buy' list. They all look amazing on you.

    Nicola
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  42. Love these, Luna looks lovely on you an you really suit a red lip looks lovely! :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I STILL need to purchase Luna! All shades look lovely on you x

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  44. I have been searching for these in the US forever & I still can't find them! I love the last two shades, they're gorgeous. I don't think the first one would suit me though :/

    xx

    http://abrunetteinthecity.blogspot.com/

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  45. Definitely going to collect a few of these now that ASOS has them at $7 each on sale (in Australia they haven't even been released yet)!

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  46. I really wanted to try these out but didn't know quite how they'd look once on. I think you've just convinced me with the Nude Eclipse shade though! :)

    Lisa xo

    www.thatsdamnprecious.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. These look amazing, and I can't believe I haven't tried them yet! Big Bang looks gorgeous xx

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  48. They're all lovely but Big Bang is stunning on you!

    Sophs x


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  49. I love the Big Bang shade on you...the bold red is perfect!!

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  50. I love these shades and own two of them, they look great on you! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter And Sparkle

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  51. I love the apocalips range! my fav has to be celestial tho :)

    xxx

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  52. Luna and Nude Eclipse are so pretty!

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  53. Your makeup is so pretty!

    I just review luna over at my blog

    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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