Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer – Review & swatches

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer – Review & swatches

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Sara Hassan , 41 Comments

Finally I get to review one of the most hyped product of the season; Apocalips!

Apocalips Lip Lacquer
The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London combining the intense colour of lipstick with a lacquer like shine, Apocalips Lip Lacquer is an explosive make-up phenomenon that represents the end of colour as you know it. Packed with pure colour pigments, its lusciously creamy, conditioning formula promises a never-before combination of colour, shine and comfort that last and last. Available in 8 shades, from subtly sexy to spectacular.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Galaxy
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Galaxy
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer -Stellar
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer -Stellar
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer -Swatches (L-R) Galaxy, Stellar
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer -Swatches (L-R) Galaxy, Stellar
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Galaxy swatch
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Galaxy swatch
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Stellar swatch
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Stellar swatch
My thoughts
To begin with, I’m absolutely in love with the color payoff. Given that they’re ultra pigmented, you don’t need to layer on the color at all; it’s a one-swipe thing! Apocalips is basically a liquid lipstick or you could say a lipstick/lip-gloss hybrid. Upon application, it has a glossy shine but that soon disappears after an hour leaving behind a satin finish.

I’ve got two shades. First up is Galaxy which is a warm mauve with silver shimmer that looks very subtle on the lips. I think it’s a great choice for fall/winter. Stellar, on the other hand, is a bright neon coral-pink color and is definitely not for the faint-hearted. I personally enjoy wearing it more as a stain; I just blot it to make it more daytime/work friendly. I love how it instantly brightens up my face and perks up my mood when I’ve got it on. 

The consistency is thick and creamy enough so I haven’t had any issues with bleeding or feathering what so ever. It glides on effortlessly and thankfully doesn’t feel sticky but before it turns into a stain, it can feel a bit heavy on your lips. I don’t use a lip liner beneath it and it doesn’t budge past my lip line however, I’ve seen that it’s quite slippery on application so make sure you don’t put on too much product on the applicator because that could mess things up. You could use a lip liner to be on the safe side.

The formula is very moisturizing initially but dries to a semi matte finish which could be problem in the colder months I suppose. The longevity isn’t the most impressive either but I don’t complain because at least it lasts better than a lip gloss. It wears comfortably on my lips for good two hours and leaves behind an even stain that remains for a long time. Not to mention, these do transfer easily onto the glass or cups so my advice would be to avoid drinking while you have these on.

The one thing that could be a major turn-off is the smell. To me, it smells and tastes like a mixture of watermelon and cucumber which isn’t a bad combo. It’s not much of an issue for me but I’ve seen people who detest the scent so if you plan on purchasing, don’t forget to try out the testers. I am happy with the packaging. The doe-foot applicator it comes with is pretty unique. If you look closer you can see there is a slight depression in the center which holds enough product for application in one go.

Overall, I absolutely love these lip lacquers. Despite a few cons, I do think this product is worth the praise. I definitely want to try out other shades from the range.

You might like it if...
  • You expect great pigmentation
  • You expect a creamy & moisturizing formula
  •  You're happy with the packaging
  • You expect a decent wear time
  • You expect it to feel non-sticky
You might not like it if...
  • The product transfer bothers you
  • You find the scent unappealing
  • You expect it to last a very long time
My rating
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k9pvc7-MFlg/Ti7Ey2nCQdI/AAAAAAAAB5A/vAOA9RcLgyE/s1600/4.jpg 
4/5

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer is priced at PKR 975 and can be purchased from all superstores nationwide. You can also get these online from Just4girls.pk or BeautyArena.pk. Folks abroad can buy these for £5.99 from Superdrug.com or Boots.com.

So what do you think about them? Have you tried out Apocalips yet?


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41 comments :

  1. wow! They seem just like loreal's HIP lipcolors! I absolutely love them! Will try these too!

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  2. HAYEEE :D must get my paws on Stellar!

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  3. i am looking forward to getting one.. i think in a more nude shade.. :) love the pigmentation!

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  4. On my wishlist too. Love both the shades :-)

    Regards
    Nida's Beauty Bag

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  5. I am yet to get one! I've decided on apocalyptic ;D

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  6. Galaxy looks soo pretty! I just bought Apocalyptic and i'm not too keen on it sinking into fine lines and emphasizing them after the gloss wears off..then it gets patchy once it stains. I couldnt pin point what it seems like but you are so right about the watermelon scent.

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    1. On me these didn't get patchy which is a pleasant surprise because Rimmel lipsticks often do that. :)

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  7. galaxy is beautiful i waana ask sara plz suggest a cleansing milk which is easily availble and with effective result and secondly is stives apricot scrub is a daily scrub plz help

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  8. I had my eyes on Stellar. Was confused whether I should buy or not. Stellar is GORGE! I might get it now. xx

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  9. the transfer thing irks me but the shades are stunning! :) x

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  10. I loved the shade galaxy :) Awesome reviews

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  11. Wow, both of these shades are so pretty. Thanks for the review. xx

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  12. Stellar is such a pretty shade! Amazing swatches Sara you never fail to inspire me. <3

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  13. did you blot out galaxy on your lips? because I own the same shade and it appears a lot darker almost plum shade on lips....

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    1. Hey Saadia, no I didn't blot but you're right! Galaxy appears much deeper. In fact my camera couldn't capture the depth of both the shades as they're a lot more striking in reality. :)

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    2. oh okay... forgot to mention love your reviews!! =) =D

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  14. Wow..grgs lips swatches n galaxyy is v pretty shade. .

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  15. Both the shades are truly gorgeous <3 <3

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  16. These are worth buying:)I got Nova n Celestial :)

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  17. Sara have u tried the rimmel royal gloss it sooo awesome and only pkr 550!

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  18. love the shades thanks for the review :)

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  19. Texture is too Good v nyc shades <3 it

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  20. Aaaah I wanna get these! they look greaaat!
    Excellet pictures btw!

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  21. i got galaxy...the smell puts me off :/
    loreal's HIP lip colors are wayyy better..cant find them here though!

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  22. They look so good. Love the red one! Hope to try the soon

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  23. Stellar is looking so good on you... great swatches..thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Stellar <3 can't wait to get my hands on this one

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  25. I did a review on this too please check it out <3

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