Review: Rimmel Apocalips!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

I don't know about all of you, but when I saw that Rimmel were bringing out a lip laquer similar to higher end offerings I was definitely intrigued. After hearing so much about the Armani Maestro versions but deciding they were way out my price range for a product of it's kind I was overjoyed to hear there would be a drugstore dupe and after seeing them on various different blogs I knew I had to have them! Pigmented? Check. Amazing colours? Check. Comfortable wear? Check. They sounded right up my street! :)





From L-R: Luna, Celestial, Stellar, Apocaliptic, Big Bang

One thing I can say is they definitely fulfilled all the promised claims. As you can see from swatches, the colour payoff is amazing and these really are liquid lipsticks, they didn't move all day, especially the brighter shades! The colours I chose were Luna, Celestial, Stellar, Apocaliptic and Big Bang. The other shades in the range are a brown-toned nude (Nude Eclipse), a pinky shade I also really want (Nova) and a plummy shade (Galaxy) which I didn't get purely as I own SO many plums! The packaging for these is also lovely, I love how you can see the colour at the bottom and it almost looks a bit sleek whilst not being too boring.

The formula is so wonderful - creamy and opaque with minimal effort required in terms of topping it up throughout the day and the price is what makes these even better at £5.99 each. The only negatives I would point out is this can have a tendancy to go a bit everywhere if you don't apply a lip liner around your lips prior to application. Also, I would comment that the lighter shades can be a bit patchy and Luna definitely took a little more effort to look good but this is an easily fixed problem :)


Luna - I have to say, this shade was my least favourite of the ones I picked up. I found the formula of this to be quite patchy and unflattering, you could see a lot of imperfections on my lips. However with a lip scrub, this one does make a lovely peachy shade that I'd liken slightly to MAC Shy Girl.


Celestial - This is what I'd consider the everyday lip choice of the bunch. I adore this shade, a lovely neutral pink/plum that I've found works with a variety of makeup looks! This one reminds me a lot of MAC Plumful which I also like a lot.


Stellar - This shade is another one of my picks of the bunch! An amazing bright corally pink that is so similar to MAC Impassioned on the lips it's crazy! Definitely an amazing summer shade that I cannot wait to wear.


Apocaliptic - This is the fuschia pink of the lot, another very bright shade with blue undertones. This will be a great 'nights out' option for me, especially with it's similarity to MAC Girl About Town which is my favourite for those sorts of occasions!


Big Bang - Eeeek sorry, you can kind of see what I mean about the bleeding thing with this one! This is an amazing red and one I will definitely reach for on lazy days where I'm wearing simple eye and face makeup as it'll make an amazing statement lip! I don't have a MAC dupe for this as a lot of people are saying Russian Red but to me it's far lighter and pinker!

Overall, I'm so impressed with Rimmel at the moment, they are definitely upping their game and bringing out some incredible products. I really believe these are one product absolutely worth the hype and one of my favourite launches of the last year by far! 

What colour do you like from this collection? Have you picked any of these up?

26 comments:

  1. i got one of these today. Love it already really nice to wear and just pop on.
    Cute post!

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

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  2. These look sooo cool , Luna looks lovely xx

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    1. it takes a lot of work but it can look lovely on 'good lip' days! x

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  3. Stellar looks like such a beautiful summer shade! Really want to try these!

    Olivia
    xx

    http://lvsmth.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I cannot wait to wear it in summer, it'll be amazing! x

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  4. Great review, think i might have to give celestial a go, it looks lovely (:

    xx

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it's a lovely everyday shade, can see myself getting a lot of use out of it :) x

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  5. Celestial looks like a gorgeous colour! Great review x

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  6. Well, since I always wear very strong & dark eye make-up, I think the first one (Luna) would be my first choice for frequent use <3

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    1. it would look great with a smokey eye! x

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  7. Heard so many things about these, celestial looks great!

    xx

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  8. Love the stellar! So bright and cheery. Great review, I may just have to give these a try :)

    Abby x
    Be You and Be Beautiful

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    1. thank you! stellar is an amazing shade :) x

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  9. I've been seeing SO many reviews on these and i still didn't purchase them .. WHY?! lol. I really need to give these a try, They have a great pigmentation and beautiful colors !

    x Liyana

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    1. they all look amazing! you won't regret it :) x

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  10. Stellar looks amazing! Now I'm going to want to purchase one of these when I already have too many lipsticks!

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    1. haha, I did the same! have so many lipsticks but couldn't resist! x

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  11. I've been hearing so much about these, tempted to buy them all! I love the look of Stellar! x

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  12. wow these are so pigmented! luna is my favorite out of these :)

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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    1. they are amazing for a drugstore product! x

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  13. I think I might have to go any buy some very soon, it looks so nice! I think Celestial is my favourite :-) xx
    http://delightfuldresses98.blogspot.com

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    1. it's my favourite too! :) matches any look you want it to! x

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