Rimmel London - Apocalips Lip Lacquer

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.

Available 1st July 2013.



Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies nationally.

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gorgeous colour, stunning looking lips

What's not to love - great range of colours, beautiful shine and lips that looks sensational after you put a coat of Rimmel's Apocalips on! It stays on for a good amount of time and makes my lips feel soft and kissable.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by Bellefleur.



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Amazing shine and awesome colour payoff!

I can't believe I hadn't tried these earlier! They are absolutely amazing and are well beyond what I had expected. First and foremost, the colour payoff is ridiculous - not sheer at all, and goes on non-streaky, and is smooth and creamy. As far as colour selection goes, there aren't many choices, but they range from nudes to reds. I bought the apocalips lacquers in two colours - celestial and apocaliptic. Celestial is a very pretty pink (almost baby pink, but not quite so cool) and apocaliptic is again, a very cool toned purpley-red. Both are gorgeous colours.

The shine is another thing I want to give props to - there aren't very many lip products out there that get the shine just right. Some are way too shiny or greasy, and others have next to no shine. These are the perfect medium, with absolutely no stickiness. Even with dry lips, they in no way accentuate any flakes or dryness and are very moisturising.

I bought these at half price at Priceline. I might just have to go back and get the whole colour range! They're that good!

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by Bonom.



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Big Bang

I love the vibrant shades of these lip lacquers, they're super pigmented and make your lips look sensational. I have the shade Big Bang, the bright red and like it. Staying power isn't amazing though, and you must make sure you exfoliate your lips beforehand or risk a red ring around them... not a good look.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by thewhimsicalone.



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Gorgeous Colour

I was a bit skeptical about this product as I'm traditionally a lipstick or crayon girl rather than lipgloss. I received my first one for free as part of a bonus. The feel and colour really surprised me. It wasn't too sticky and had the most gorgeous colour. I raced out and bough another. My only con is that I wish it lasted a little longer.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by nomazoca.



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New Favourite Thing

I have about 20 (not exaggerating) lipsticks, glosses and balms just rolling around in my trainwreck of a handbag so for one to stand out the way Apocalips has is pretty impressive. I have been a nude or pale pink balm girl for years so my shade of Nova, a bright shiny pink is also out of my comfort zone. But ever since I got this lacquer I have used it almost every day! So easy to apply, and I even use the tip of the applicator as its's own lip liner. Everytime I wear this lip colour I get a compliment - from housemates, colleagues, my barista... it's the ultimate ego boost lip product. Everyone should buy one!

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by emlovescoffee.



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Beautiful colour, long lasting and great price!

I recently bought the Apocalips lip lacquer in big bang, and I am in love!

The packaging is absolutely beautiful, and practical as it fit's neatly inside my clutch and there's no chance of leakage.

This is so intensely pigmented so the colour is absolutely beautiful, and the finish has a lovely shine to it. If you are a fan of red lips, I would definitely recommend big bang. It's such a beautiful red.

I was surprised with how long this lasted as it is a lacquer. And if it does come off, it takes two seconds to reapply.

However, this can be a little messy, so be careful when you apply it and maybe use a lip liner, and definitely blot it a bit!

Also the price is great, so you have no reason not to buy it really.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by JaciintaM.



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An Amazing Lip Lacquer

The packing is nice and sleek and its reminds me of my pair of headphones that I own. When you pull out of the applicator, it removes excess product on the applicator. The tip of the applicator is designed different, it holds more product and I like this tip better than the other out there. The product is very pigmented on my lips, it has the colour of an lipstick but in liquid form. This product does last about 3 to 4 hours. If you let this lip lacquer to dry it does last longer. Overall this is a amazing product and one of my most haves and this product is very affordable too.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by bmill229.

Arty Girl


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My most used lip lacquer !!!

I had been reading so many good reviews about Rimmel London's Apocalips Lip Lacquers that I was thrilled when I got a chance to buy the last one on the shelf at my local Kmart; prior to them changing over to "blister" packaging.

All the Apocalips Lip Lacquers are packaged in 11cm long hard plastic tubes comprising of a 5cm long black multifaceted screw top lid. The bottom one third of the tube is clear plastic so that the shade of the lip lacquer within is visible.

My chosen shade,"Solstice", is a muted pink brown colour with a slight sheen to it. A uniquely designed indented doe's foot sponge applicator (connected to the inside of the lid) is used to apply the correct amount of lip product to the lips.

I mistakenly thought that "Solstice" would end up being, far too "light" a shade for me but I was pleasantly surprised with its outcome. It applies smoothly and leaves a satin-like, neutral pink, opaque finish which is extremely pretty and flattering to my complexion. The lip lacquer does possess a slightly "chemical" taste on application but this fades on wearing so it is quite bearable.

Besides the colour, I like that this lacquer does not leave my lips with a sticky feeling as some other lip glosses do and that it leaves my lips feeling wonderfully moisturised and soft.

Though pretty and opaque, one drawback is that this lip lacquer does not have much "staying" power as it is easily transferred to cups while drinking. With this in mind, I make sure to put it in my handbag for re-application afterwards.

I enjoy wearing my particular shade of Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer because it imparts a very natural and dewy makeup look to my lips. It is the first lip item that I will grab if I'm rushing out the door.

Now that I've discovered this item, I'm keen on trying the other colours in the Rimmel London's Apocalips Range. In my opinion, any product that gives a customer a reason to want to do this is definitely worth a 5 Star Rating !!!

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by Arty Girl.



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Lipstick and gloss in one

I have what at times feels like a million lipglosses and lip balms.... Well 2 drawers full anyway, so when Rimmel released the Apocalips range I really didn't feel the need to rush on out and get one, but as time wore on and more and more reviews came out raving about them I caved in and bought 3 colours, Stellar a bright coral red, Celestial a nude natural, and Apocalyptic a bright fuschia pink.

Apocalips have the intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine which makes it neither a lipstick nor a gloss... It's both.

Apocalips comes in 11 shades, each with 5.5 mls of product and applies with a traditional doe foot applicator wand. They have a pleasing fresh scent that is not overpowering and doesn't linger on the lips. I have found that the brighter colours stain the lips more than the naturals or neutrals and last longer on my lips and even when the product has worn off your lips you can still see the stain.

They aren't particularly long lasting, with the brighter more pigmented colours lasting about the same as a typical lipstick and the more neutral colours having the staying power of a tradional gloss.

They are a great product easy to use, readily available and cheap enough to buy a few shades, but not really a "I need to own this " type product.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by Michelle007.



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One of the best!

This lip gloss/lip lacquer is amazing. Without a doubt Rimmel has really created a lip gloss that has that amazing pigmented colour payoff which is hard to find in a gloss with the wonderful staying power of a good lip gloss.
I bought this product when it first came out and was a little hesitant I had only just started buy bright coloured lip glosses. I was also a little afraid to try such a powerful colour. I was amazed at how wonderful they were on my lips. They feel great, they stay on quite well, although if I did eat a good lunch it tended to wear off. The shine payoff was spectacular and I loved how many compliments I got at uni for the pretty colour I was wearing. This will definitely be on my love list from now on.

Read the full review of Apocalips Lip Lacquer by Ashley738.

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