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.



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Beautiful colours

It is no wonder why these lipglosses are so pupular - they come in a range of beautiful colours which are highly pigmented.

I find that these are beautifully shiny and have pretty good lasting power which also tints the lips (added bonus I think!). I would recommend using a lip liner to keep the colour from bleeding.

I can find them a bit sticky at times but it is not too uncomfortable for me. I would prefer if they were a bit more hydrating - don't get me wrong, they are not bad just I would prefer a bit more moisture.

Overall, I love how pigmented and vibrant these are and I would highly recommend them as a result especially if you don't mind a little bit of stickyness.



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Punchy colour

I have this in the shade 'Apocaliptic' which is a bright dark fuchsia. I wear it when I feel like an in-your-face pop of colour. The lacquer has a thick, highly pigmented formula (but this may not be the case for lighter shades) and it's more like a liquid lipstick/stain rather than a gloss. It's definitely not for rush days as it can be quite difficult to apply. I normally wipes the wipe the excess on the sides of the tube and apply it in thin layers as it stains easily if I accidentally stray outside my lip line. I generally forget to use a lip liner but it would probably help, as would blotting. It leaves a nice stain as it fades. It's not transfer proof and it leaves stains on cups. I wouldn't recommend using it while going out to lunch as I did it one day and ended up making quite a mess, getting it both on the sub and my chin! As with most gloss type lip products, it only lasts a few hours. Removal was quite easy with an oil cleanser. As for the packaging, I like the idea of the little well/dip but I think there ends up being too much product on the applicator. The fact that you can see the colour on the outside of the packaging is a great feature. Overall, I recommend this for those who love an punchy pink lip and don't mind taking extra time to apply it.



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Very pigmented and fool proof. If only it set!

I love how pigmented and smooth this product is. It is so easy to get an intense, neat and even application due to the formula and wand. It doesn't clump up, dry your lips out, not tacky or clumpy. I love the creamy radiance finish however the product never actually sets. It feels quite slippery and very transferable. As others have mentioned the lip colour can get everywhere if it touches your hair etc. I would give 5/5 if it lasted longer and wasn't so wet.



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Love the colour but not the feel

I love my glosses esepcially the non sticky ones. I decided to buy the Apocalips lip laquer and I totally love pop of colour and lasting power.

But my dislike of the product out weighs the love for the colour. I cannot stand sticky gloss for several reasons and just two of them is my hair seems to glue to my lips and after attempting several times to remove I had smudged the gloss that I need to clean my face up or tie my hair back.

Because its heavy on the lips as well I know its there so I constantly lick it.

I love the tube and the colour and thats it.


Tie your hair back when wearing!

makeup newbie


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Lush vibrant colour

I LOVE this gloss. I held off for so long on buying this because I was going through a lipstick phase, but this is definitely bringing me back to the world of gloss. Firstly, it's not overly shiny. It has a nice sheen and good pigmentation. The scent is pleasant and the doe-foot shaped applicor means you only need what's on the tip without reloading. I only needed to touch up after eating but apart from that it lasted for ages.



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Slightly too sticky for my liking

I love the colour range and lasting power of these and they look great when they are on. My only problem is that they are quite sticky and just seem to get on anything that so much as touches my lips, especially my hair which is just plain annoying. But that's me just being annoying. The colours last for ages but they can be a little difficult to apply because of how bright the colours are. The packaging is also quite chic and I like the applicator.


Remember to blot!

Ideal for

any skin shade if you get the right colour!



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Bright colours difficult to pull off

I first heard of the product on Polish youtube when those lip products weren’t available in Australia. The colours blew me away and I wanted to try it. My mum was coming to Australia to visit me and I told her to get me one of them. She did. I was hoping for bright red or hot pink, but my mum chose 201 Solstice for me, which is a beigy pink, good for everyday use. The packaging is quite smart, black with one end transparent so we can see the colour of the gloss. The applicator end is carved and looks a bit like a diamond ( black diamond). The applicator itself is pretty nice and soft, but in my opinion it grabs too much of a product. One has to remember to get rid of the huge amount of the gloss before applying onto the lips. I have to say the formula is very rich and thick, although it doesn’t make the application tricky. The gloss glides on effortlessly on the lips and leaves an even layer. I have to say that the pigmentation of the product is just incredible, just like paint. Amazingly pigmented product, which is both an advantage and a disadvantage. With the Solstice it is the advantage of the product as the lips are nicely accentuated. But with all of those bright shades of Apocalips that extraordinary pigmentation might cause a bit of a problem. Not a long time ago I noticed Apocalips in 303 Apocalipstic on sale in Coles, for something like 4 dollars. I didn’t think twice, I got it. The colour is an amazing dark fuchsia. I loved it swatched on the hand. The application however was a bit tricky as the gloss doesn’t sit well on the lips and might have a tendency to bleed and feather which looks a bit bad considering the colour. One has to be extremely careful when applying those bright colours! Or else we will end up with the gloss all over our chin.
So to sum up I have to say that they are really good but tricky at the same time. The shades are very bold and not everyone will be brave enough to pull this look off. They scream look at me, which yes, sometimes is desirable but not on a daily basis. I would say Apocalips in those bold colours are definitely night look lip product.



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Great colour but drying!

I have this in Apocaliptic, Celestial and Nova and have used them a couple of times. They are easy to use and go on well but after about 3 hours they are very drying in the corner of my lips, leaving flakes which is very unattractive! They do leave a nice stain though. But overall a good lippie.


Definitely use lip balm



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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.



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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!

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