Friday 25 January 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Review

For all you lip gloss loving ladies!

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Rimmels latest offering of lip products. Apocalips is a lip lacquer that combines the colour of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss.  It promises a conditioning, creamy formula with a high impact colour. Available in eight gorgeous shades, Eclipse (nude), Stellar (a stunning pink),  Luna (peachy), Big Bang (post box red), Apocaliptic (hot pink), Galaxy (plummy purple), Nova (bright pink) and finally Celestial (blush pink). 

I decided to go for the shade Celestial, but in hindsight I wish I'd been a bit braver and gone for something a little bit brighter such as Nova or Apocaliptic as they look stunning in the tube.However, I played it safe and went for a more wearable, everyday shade that would suit me.  

The packaging is great, I think that Rimmel have really invested some time into making Apocalips look really original for a high street brand. It's also incredibly useful being able to see the actual, colour in the end of the tube so it's simple to see what you're buying. The applicator itself is great, no mess or gloopiness whatsoever. There is a little well inside the sponge which enables the correct amount of product to be applied onto the lips with no need to re-dip into the tube. On applying the lacquer it doesn't feel like a gloss or a lipstick, it has a smooth and creamy texture and not at all sticky. It kind of feels more like applying a lip balm than a lip stick or gloss, lovely!

I usually wear lip glosses and steer clear of lipsticks as glosses are just so convenient so I was eager to see if Apocalips would offer a good compromise between the two. I think it does! 

I applied my first coat of Apocalips in the morning and I can honestly say after 3 cups of coffee that even though the product does come off onto cups, the staying power of the actual colour is very good, it becomes more of a lip stain. The glossiness did go after eating and drinking but was quickly resolved with a slick of Vaseline. I reapplied the lip lacquer a couple of times later in the afternoon but other than that I was overall impressed. 

For £5.99 I will definitely be purchasing some more colours to try and I think Apocalips will without a doubt be a new staple in my make up collection.

Available now from BootsSuperdrugRimmels facebook shop and other retailers, this is one product you lip gloss loving ladies must try out! 

Helen X

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