Rimmel London - Apocalips Lip Lacquer
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Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer combines the colour of a lipstick and lacquer shine of a lip gloss. The creamy conditioning formula features pure colour pigments, leaving lips vibrant and glossy. Available in eight shades: Stellar, Apocaliptic, Nova, Celestial, Solstice, Phenomenon, Nude Eclipse, Stargazer, Big Bang, Out of This World, and Luna.
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Rating: Oct 27, 2014 1:02pm
love the pop of colour but doesn't quite set
I find that this lip product doesn't quite set so it transfers easily (even with the slightest amount on my lips). What I do is blot the colour off once I'm done applying and it leaves a lovely stain on the lips which doesn't transfer and stays on the lips for quite a while.
Rating: Oct 5, 2014 11:21pm
Best In Beauty 2014
The Rimmel Apocalips are a great lip product and alternative to the tradition lip glosses or lip sticks. They come in a wide array of colours, from nudes to brights.
With a doe foot applicator, the specially designed tube allows you to pull out just the right amount of product on the wand for application. The super smooth formula glides onto the lips effortlessly, and in one swipe, you get an opaque and vibrant colour payoff.
The bold hue is so comfortable to wear, it's not too tacky nor drying. It leaves the lips feeling soft and moisturised and the colour lasts on the lips for hours. As it wears off, the colour is still tinted on the lips so you'll always look as though you're wearing something on your lips.
The high shine formula doesn't transfer too much when drinking or eating but you do have to be aware!
Rating: Oct 3, 2014 1:24pm
Gorgeous bright shiny colour! Extremely pigmented, fantastic for dressing up a dark or neutral outfit (I have Apocaliptic). What I like to do is apply, blot, apply again, blot again, then one final application. Lasts fairly well (no eating of course). Be careful around the edges, or use a lipliner. A little bit drying too, but manageable :)
Rating: Oct 3, 2014 9:20am
Best in Beauty 2014 - Unmatched colour pay off and shine
The Rimmel London Apocoalips lip lacquers have become my go to lip gloss over the past 6 months. Beginning with a small but fantastic colour range including lovely neutrals, pinks and reds, I was very excited to give these a try. I have the lip lacquers in every shade of the range with my favourite neutral shade being phenomenon which is a lovely peachy nude and the shade big bang, a gorgeous party red.
The lip lacquers have a great doe foot applicator with a unique indented hollow on it which holds more product. I really like the applicator – the shape of it allows me to apply the gloss with precision to my lips without going outside the lip line and it also helps to get into the corners of the mouth with the narrowed applicator tip. I find that the applicator picks up enough product every time without me having to go back for more, it’s a great way of ensuring not too much or too little is being applied.
The formula of the lip lacquers are nice and smooth. The product glides onto the lip without feeling tacky or uncomfortably sticky. The thing I love most about these lip glosses is the fantastic colour pay off. Every shade provides a very opaque colour to the lip, including the neutral, softer shades. In this way I see the lip lacquers as having the intense rich colour that a lipstick usually provides, enhanced with a smooth shiny finish that a lip gloss usually offers. The Rimmel lip lacquers do resemble a liquid lipstick formulation - you are getting the best of both worlds in one product!
In terms of longevity, I find the lip lacquers to have great saying power throughout the day. If I am not eating or drinking, they last for well over a few hours on the lips. If I am eating or drinking, the lip gloss does wear off faster, leaving a nice light stain on the lips which I enjoy. The lip gloss doesn’t leave an unattractive stain just on the lip line as some do so that’s also a bonus. These lip lacquers do not feather on the lips or budge throughout the day so I don’t need to worry about touch-ups or checking if it is still in place. This product always leaves my lips feeling smooth and moisturised. What’s great is that even if I do have dry lips, these lip lacquers glide over my lips without drawing attention to it – they always apply to a satin finish. An overall fantastic lip gloss that offers unparalleled colour pay off and a vibrant, glossy shine.
Rating: Oct 2, 2014 2:53am
Best in Beauty 2014
These glosses are still one of my favourites and I am starting to see a definite dent in product through the packaging of my favourite colour. I love the formula, the packaging and even the name! I love the play on words with apocalypse as it's punny and connected to recent times (Mayan calendar/end of the world anyone?!).
The packaging is very sleek and classy. It comes in a mostly black and very shiny tube with a faceted lid. The bottom of the tube is clear to show the true colour of the gloss, which also allows you to see how much is remaining. It uses a doe foot applicator with a slight indent to hold more product when applying to the lips. I am usually not a fan of doe foot applicators but I actually didn't mind this one. It does work well but you will always need a mirror for proper application and touch ups to get a clearly defined cupids bow. I found it better to apply to my bottom lip first as when applying to my cupids bow, if I have too much product it can leave a thick rim of gloss around my lip line. If I did my bottom lip first this did not happen at all, if ever. While the opening is designed to remove excess product upon applicator removal I like to give it a little swipe on the way out, just to make sure.
The formula is an incredibly shiny and opaque gloss, across all colours. The colours are so vibrant and pigmented, and the colour pay off doesn’t fade after application. The texture is of a creamy liquid lipstick but slightly more sticky. I don’t find these glosses drying but I did touch it up a few times over the day. It is easily transferable so try to avoid drinking/eating/lip locking if you don't want to have it touch it up every now and then! It can be long wearing but needs to have the effort put in of a light layer, blot, new layer.
The scent is not overly nice, it's like they've tried to mask the generic makeup smell with a sweeter scent but it hasn't quite worked, it smells very sickly sweet. It's only during application that you can smell it, thankfully afterwards you don't notice it at all.
I have three colours, Stellar, Luna and Nude Eclipse. Stellar is a super bright and fun fuchsia that would look great on any skin tone and is my favourite shade. I have started to see a lack of product due to continuous use and will definitely repurchase this colour when I run out. Luna is a gorgeous coral that I wore often over summer and will probably start using it again as it turns into spring. I think Luna is another colour that would suit most skin tones as it's not shockingly bright and is a great every day shade. Nude Eclipse is the perfect nude gloss for my skin colouring. This is a natural nude with pink undertones and no shimmer. There is a slightly less pink nude shade available as well.
These glosses are so smooth to use and the colours are gorgeous. They are easily affordable and I would recommend them even if you are not a gloss fan as I love them even though I am traditionally a lipstick girl. This is a reliable gloss and great quality at a low cost. The high pigmentation, longevity and lack of stickiness make the Apocalips glosses a standout product.
Rating: Oct 1, 2014 5:51pm
Dried out my lips
I had really high hopes for this product after reading all the great reviews. I tried a gorgeous nude, the finish was fantastic, it was quite shiney and the colour stay on. The texture was quite lovely it was not sticky and the application was quite smooth. I have really dry lips, so within an hour, my lips started feeling and cracking. This product dramatically dried out my lips - the only other product I've experienced this was from my carmex lip balm - As gorgeous as it is, I wouldn't recommend this to people with dry lips.
Rating: Sep 30, 2014 9:28pm
Best in Beauty 2014
Rimmel London’s Apocalips Lip Lacquer has quickly become one of the most popular products on the market and there are plenty of reasons why.
I have owned all eight shades which are available on the Australian market and my favourite would have to be Apocaliptic. This shade is a bright deep pink colour.
The Lip Lacquer comes with a felt feeling applicator which holds a lot of product which is quite liquidly therefore be careful with application. With this product lip liner is definitely your friend if you do not wish to experience any bleeding of colour on a hot day, the colour of the lip lacquer is so pigmented that I could hardly believe it at first and you do not need to layer it to get intense colour, the colour of the tube will be the colour you get on your lips.
The texture is smooth and light and lasted a long time but just we weary about the staying factor is only if you are not eating or drinking anything, if you eat or drink within an hour of application the colour disappears right away and if you have waited the hour before eating the colour still does go but not as fast. Therefore you always should think about reapplying right after eating or drinking especially with the vibrant shades since you are usually left with some colour along your outer rim of your lips.
The longevity in regards to the texture is great, it does not clump or move about, overall I am pretty acquainted with this product and I am still happy to carry it with me everywhere.
Rating: Sep 30, 2014 3:36pm
I bought one of these on super special for $2 and thought why not haha. I absolutely love it. it's not too sticky and it's easy to apply.
Rating: Sep 18, 2014 10:25am
I bought this colour in big bang and the saturated colour was very impressive. It doesnt have the sticky texture of other lip products that are halfway between gloss and lipstick and i really liked that. On the other hand, it didn't moisturise my lips the way i thought it would, it started peeling after around 2hrs and i had to re apply.
Rating: Sep 16, 2014 8:20pm
Pigmented and long-lasting.
I have Apocaliptic and Aurora, they have an amazing range of colours. I was surprised at the strength of the colouring, it was pigmented so the colour will continue through the day. It is quite liquid-y and maybe difficult to put on neatly (because of the colour, again) so lip liner is your best friend here. Additionally, you need to moisturize your lips before using because it will seep and leave an unattractive texture. The price makes it very worth it and I kinda, totally love it.