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.
1800 812 663
Rating: Feb 26, 2014 6:32pm
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.
Rating: Feb 23, 2014 9:14pm
I had heard so many great things about these glosses that once I bought one I couldn't stop! I love everything about them, 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. It uses a doe foot applicator with a slight indent so as 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 as without it can be a bit risky. I found it better to apply to my bottom lip first as when applying to my cupids bow, if I had too much product it would 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 found this was the most reliable way to ensure I had no excess.
The formula is an incredibly shiny and opaque gloss. The colours are so vibrant because of this, one of its biggest sell factors. It's texture is like a creamy liquid lipstick but slightly more sticky. 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's only during application that you can smell it, afterwards you don't notice it at all. I didn't find it drying but I did touch it up a few times over the day. It's long wearing but easily transferable so try to avoid drinking/eating/lip locking if you don't want to have it touch it up every now and them!
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. Luna is gorgeous coral that I have been wearing a lot over summer. I think Luna is another colour that would suit most skin tones and as it's not shockingly bright I think it is easily wearable. Nude Eclipse is the perfect nude gloss for my skin colouring. This is a natural nude with pink undertones. To find your best nude lip, try to find the closest colouring to your gums. It looks funny when you are pulling down your bottom lip in the store but it's a strategy that's never failed me.
I really like these glosses. They are so opaque and smooth to use and the colours are gorgeous. These are quite affordable and if you are a gloss fan I cannot recommend these highly enough. It's not a high end product so it does some minor flaws but it is reliable and a favourite in my lip collection.
Rating: Feb 23, 2014 7:41pm
Glosscars 2014 - Great lip product for drier lips
I own Phenomenon, Celestial and Solstice - I'm a bit too much of a wuss to try out the more vibrant shades! If you're like me and you're a bit wary of shades that draw too much attention, like the Apocalips are designed to do, you can sheer them out with your finger after application which also buffs them in to the lips better. I usually give a couple of swipes to each lip with the applicator, then disperse the colour across my lips with my fingers. It leaves the prettiest satin lip which appears as a hybrid between a lipstick and a gloss, whilst having the longevity of a decent lipstick.
I adore the unique doe-foot applicator which has a little dip in it to catch product. Because of this little dip, it continues to dispense product after you've given it a couple of swipes, so you don't have to constantly remove more product from the tube. You do have to be careful when you initially apply it as obviously, there is a lot of product in that dip when you first swipe.
My lips never agree with most lip products - no matter how well I exfoliate and hydrate them, I nearly always end up with lines in my lippy in a shorter space of time than the average person and I can nearly always feel them sitting there. It's annoying, to say the least. However it takes a darn long time for me to feel the Apocalips and they never settle in to lines, which is a massive tick in my book. It's surprising actually for a product which lasts for as long as it does on my lips. I can easily wear these for three to four hours with minimal fading. This includes drinking. I can even eat food with cutlery and not have to touch up afterward. They do meet their match with foods such as hamburgers and corn on the cob, though!
I'm not the biggest fan of how it fades from the lips; you're often left with more colour on the outer portions of your lips than the inner. I've tried wearing a lip liner with it but I have yet to find a lip liner that wears comfortably underneath this particular product.
All in all though I think they're a fantastic product for drier lips, especially if you like a bold lip colour.
Rating: Feb 22, 2014 10:08pm
GLOSSCARS 2014: Updated review - loving them now
At first I didn't understand the hype for these liquid lipsticks. I found they didn't set, and required too much maintenance until I fell in love with the colour selection and decided to give them another chance.
This time I blotted after the first application, then would apply another THIN layer on top. This worked a treat. The colour would last 6 hours and it still felt very comfortable on the lips as the product is so creamy.
The doefoot applicator with the little dip in it let me get the perfect amount of product to apply. I now have it in Nova (bright, yet muted pink), Phenomenon (nude) and Big Bang (bold, fire engine red). Each are beautiful in their own right.
The red needs a bit more maintenance and I'd recommend using a lip liner beforehand and to apply with a lip brush so there's no excess product.
Overall, these are winners in my book! Glad I gave them a second chance.
Rating: Feb 22, 2014 7:31pm
Glosscars 2014 Vote - The Benefit Of A Lipstick & Lip Gloss In One!
This lip lacquer has a very generous 8 shades in the range. I was really impressed with the broad range of shades available. There is something for everyone from the nude shades (600 Nude Eclipse, 100 Phenomenon & 701 Stargazer which has a gold shimmer), to the more vibrant shades (101 Celestial which is a mauve pink shade, 201 Solstice which is a mauve brown shade & 102 Nova which is a dark pink shade) to the bold, glamorous lip shades (303 Apocaliptic which is bold pink shade & 501 Stellar which is a bold red shade).
The packaging is quite sophisticated with a wand applicator and black tube with the actual lip colour visible at the bottom of the tube. The wand applicator makes it very easy to use and apply. The product has a subtle and sweet scent which is very pleasant. This lip lacquer feels so light, soft and smooth on my lips. It does not feel heavy or sticky as I have found with some other lip products. The colours are all very pigmented, rich and vibrant. I apply one coat for a casual lip look and build the colour intensity by applying two or three coats for a bolder lip look. This lip lacquer has great staying power, it lasts throughout the day with minimal touch ups needed.
I really like how innovative Rimmel have been to come up with a lip lacquer which delivers the intense colour of a lipstick combined with the shine of a lip gloss. I would normally apply a lipstick then apply a lip gloss over the top to achieve a shiny finish. This multi-tasking product means that I can get the same desired effect with just this one product. This is such an impressive lip product that I would happily recommend to others.
Rating: Feb 22, 2014 4:43pm
Glosscars 2014 review - great colour
There was a lot of hype about Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer when they first came out and so I had to try them. I own two of lip lacquers and generally they have lived up to the great reviews I read before buying them.
These lip lacquers come in a black tube that becomes transparent midway down so you can see the shade colour. The lid is almost like a cut gemstone and quite pretty. The applicator has a bit of a dip in the center so you can pick up plenty of product.
Consistency wise the lip lacquers are creamy and apply smoothly. I only need to apply one swipe of the lip lacquer for opaque colour – impressive! The finish is creamy and slightly matte. I found that the lip lacquers performance lasts for a few hours, or a little less if I am eating or drinking. On occasion they could get a little dry.
I was amazed at how highly pigmented these lip lacquers were. So if you want a bright opaque colour then these lip lacquers are for you. There is a good range of shades available as well.
Although, I do love these lip lacquers I found them to be a little bit sticky and on occasion they would smear a bit, however, the colour pigmentation really is amazing.
Rating: Feb 22, 2014 10:13am
Long lasting and super easy
I know these are good because my teenage daughter keeps stealing mine. I have Celestial, Solstice, and Nude Eclipse, and they get much more use in my repertiore than most of my other lip products. They are highly pigmented and apply like a gloss, but the product itself is matte and long-lasting. I find them really easy to apply - I think you'd probably have to be more careful and precise with the darker shades. They usually last 2-3 hours on me, which is a long time in my world - lip products usually wear off me within an hour.
I have to take one star off for the smell, as I can't stand it. The first one I bought I thought had gone off, but then I sniffed a bunch of others and they all have that same smell. Thankfully it fades quickly.
Rating: Feb 21, 2014 1:39pm
Updated review for Glosscars
I prefer a deeply pigmented and opaque colour on my lips, otherwise it often doesn't show up well. The Apocalips Lip Lacquers have an amazing amount of pigmentation, opacity and shine. I only need to apply one layer of Apocalips to get fantastic colour payoff and intensity. I have previously done a review for Nova (pale pink) and I've since acquired Apocaliptic (fuschia). There are countless fuschia lipsticks on the market, but the Apocalips formula gives fuschia the wow factor.
The packaging for the lacquer is distinctive with its diamond-shaped lid. The shade is easy to identify as the end of each tube is coloured in the shade of the lacquer. The slanted applicator for Apocalips has a small dip which collects the lacquer. The lacquer has a fruity scent and a smooth feel on my lips. The colour stays moist on my lips, but it doesn't fully set. This can be an issue when eating or drinking as smears looks unsightly with such a bold shade as Apocaliptic. Of course, a lip liner always helps with this issue.
In my original review for Apocalips, I gave it four stars. I am now giving it three stars because I find the darker shade Apocalips makes my lips feel quite dry after I've worn it for about an hour. I have recently reviewed some lip products and I gave them three stars because they were very drying. To be fair, I feel I must do the same with this product.
Rating: Feb 21, 2014 12:18pm
Glosscars – 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: Feb 20, 2014 11:19pm
Wow!!! A lipgloss that not only looks amazing when first applied but lasts too! They range of colours is impressive, something for everyone and very highly pigmented. It actually feels like a high end product, not at all sticky, more of a creamy feel. It also smells good which I look for when choosing products. The packaging is great, a nice big tube which is easy to find in your handbag!