12 Apr 2013

RAVE Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers in Apocaliptic, Nova, Galaxy & Stellar

I don't know about you but ever since the Rimmel Apocalips were released in the UK and US I have on the hunt for them. As with most other international make-up products these Rimmel lip lacquers have still not been release yet in Australia - hopefully they will be released soon though! Anyways, I found these bad boys on ASOS last week and ordered them straight away. I'm glad I did order them ASAP as later on that day I saw that they had run out on nearly all the shades I had picked up, but don't fret I'm sure ASOS will restock them within no time. Oh and I'm terribly sorry for the blurry photos - as soon as I got home and saw that my second delivery of these lip lacquers had arrived I swatched and took photos of them!

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Rimmel Apocalips are said to be a hybrid of regular lipsticks and lip glosses. This means that they have the pigmentation and lasting power of a lipstick whilst having a sheen of a lip gloss - except no sticky residue!

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These lip lacquers definitely live up to it's hype for me, although in saying this I have seen a minority of people say they didn't think they were worth the hype. Luckily for me, I had no troubles whatsoever with them!

I initially picked up one lip lacquer (Stellar), but after wearing it throughout the day and instantly falling in love I decided to pick up three more! So the shades I ended up with are Apocaliptic, Stellar, Nova and Galaxy. I was tempted by Big Bag (bold red shade) but I decided to go for some more muted colours as I had already picked up Stellar.

Stellar: An orange-y red
Nova: A bright, 'barbie' pink
Galaxy: A mid toned plum
Apocaliptic: A fuchsia pink

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Unlike other hybrid lipglosses/lipsticks (NYX soft matte lip creams & Xtreme lip creams) these are not drying on my lips at all. They made my lips feel silky smooth no matter how long I had it on for. The only time I did see the product settling into the creases of my lips was when after I ate a bowl of noodles. Even then it didn't look half as bad as other products that I wear for less than 10 minutes.

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(L-R) Apocaliptic, Stellar, Nova & Galaxy

The pigmentation is fantastic - one sweep with the doe foot applicator can give you a true depiction of what the colour is supposed to look like. I've read a fair few reviews about people thinking the applicator was a little flimsy and can be messy to apply. However I had no trouble at all applying the product even with my vertical labret in place. I actually thought the doe foot applicator made it have really precise application. So I don't really understand why others found it hard.

The only aspect I found that I would agree with the minority of people is that it is a little slippery. I did have a few little splotches of the lip lacquer around my mouth/chin but a way to avoid smudges is to simply take a tissue and blotch.

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And Here's a photo of what Stellar looks like after a few hours and a bowl a noodles! As you can see there is still some noticeable colour of my lips, but there's also a terrible ring of colour. However this is no biggie as you can simply put on another coat and you're good to go!

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Overall I'm throughly impressed with the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers and definitely encourage you to give them a try if you haven't. I honestly can say that I'm not disappointed in these in any way what-so-ever. They are probably one of my favourite purchases I've made in a while! Oh and they're also extremely affordable - at only $9.50AUD on ASOS (I bought mine on sale for about $7).

What are your thoughts on the Apocalips Lip Lacquers?


  1. I have celestial and absolutely love it! They're really good aren't they?
    :) xx

  2. My faves are Celestial, Luna and Nude Eclipse :D i loved using them and they're going to be a staple in my summer makeup bag :D

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  3. I love the look of the bright pink however I'm still not letting myself get one of these! xxx

  4. I bought big bang today! But it was so hard not to buy all of them, they're so pretty :)

  5. Such good swatches! My fave is Stellar. :D

  6. I really want to try these but I have a hard time choosing what colours to buy. They all look so pretty!


  7. I have Big Bang but still haven't tried it. Apocaliptic is a great color x

  8. I'm one of the people who thought these weren't worth the hype at all - they definitely haven't got the lasting power of a lipstick, and they transfer onto absolutely everything (if you have a drink, etc). And I do find them quite slippery too. I do like the shades, but I was really disappointed by the product as for me they are just highly pigmented lip glosses - nothing to do with lipsticks at all.
    Mel x


  9. I got two of these on Asos too, but I haven't been as impressed as you so far! They seem to wear off on me quite quickly, but I will have to test them out more before I give the final verdict!

  10. I bought 2 of these yesterday off ASOS (Galaxy and Luna) and I'm so excited to get them! Galaxy looks so lovely in your swatches.

  11. Thanks for the swatches!
    They look amazing, I like how they sound, as I hate anything drying!

  12. I also got these of asos last week! i got stellar and celestial and lovee them both!

    jess xx

  13. These colours look gorgeous on you, I love apocaliptic! These are actually more affordable than the Australis pout pastes :O I would buy them but so broke

  14. Ahh these look ahmazing!! Definitely need to give these a go! Apocaliptic is amazing although I probably already own another 1000x shades like this haha xx

  15. I have had my eye on Big Bang for a while but I really don't need anymore lip products!


  16. oooh, those were really pigmented shades! loved them ^_~

  17. Great colour choices! Apocaliptic and Stellar look amazing on your lips, wish I could rock such bold shades : ) Thanks a lot for the review Dawn ^^ If you can, stop by my blog later, I have a little giveaway going on at the moment! Have a great weekend love xx

  18. Great review. I have heard so many good things about these - lets hope they will be available here in Australia first!!

  19. All four lip lacquers look gorgeous on you!

  20. Great swatches! I like Apocaliptic and Stellar!

  21. oh wow, i'm so impressed with them as well! can't believe how pigmented they look, the colour pay-off is brilliant! love the shades you picked out, definitely my colours too :) thanks for the lip swatches <3

  22. yay! they're back on ASOS!

  23. Thanks for sharing..love Stellar shade..


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