Tuesday 30 April 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - REVIEW - All 8 Shades

When I saw the Rimmel Apocalips on ASOS a couple of weeks ago, I pounced pretty quickly. Sadly they only had two shades in stock then, so I purchased both the available shades to try. I tried them and then when all shades were available a couple of days later - I purchased the other six shades. Let's just say I like to have a complete collection. 

As the name suggests the Apocalips are a liquid lipstick. To me, they are different from other liquid lipsticks I have tried as they are actually quite moisturising on the lips and stay glossy for some time. The Apocalips also last a good length of time on my lips - around 5 hours before the colour starts to fade. 

These are not sticky on the lips though I find I can still feel them on my lips. They are by no means uncomfortable to wear though.  I also love how amazingly pigmented these are! I mean they are full on colour, even the lighter shades. 

I really like the packaging of the Apocalips too. They have a nice black tube that ends up clear on the bottom halve so you can see the shade. The shape of the lid makes me think of a diamond. It has that sharp angular shape. 

I also really like the applicator. It is pointed so you can get a precise application. The applicator also has an indent in the centre allowing enough product to be on it so you don't have to keep dipping it in to have enough to apply for the lips. 

One thing to note is that they do have a bit of a plastic smell, this doesn't bother me once they are applied though. 

There are currently eight shades of the Apocalips available. They are (in this same order in every photo):

  • 101 Celestial - dusty rose pink
  • 102 Nova - baby pink
  • 301 Galaxy - shimmery purple
  • 303 Apocaliptic - bright fuchsia pink
  • 400 Big Bang - classic red
  • 501 Stellar - pink with coral leanings
  • 500 Luna - pale, peachy nude
  • 600 Nude Eclipse - nude beige

I love the variety of shades in this range. There is a shade here for everyone to fall in love with. Personally I love the brights like Apocaliptic and Stellar (duh!). But Celestial, Nova and Luna are great work appropriate shades.

Overall I really like the Rimmel Apocalips. They are highly pigmented, wear well and have a fantastic range of shades. They are something I am really glad to have in the drawer with my lip products. I mean look at that pretty rainbow above!

If you are interested in the Rimmel Apocalips you can purchase them here from ASOS for less than $8.00 each - BARGAIN! Only six shades are available currently though.

They are not yet released in stores in Australia at this time - hopefully they will be soon though. 

Have you tried the Rimmel Apocalips? What do you think? Do you want to try them? 


  1. Ohhhh big bang is calling my name.

  2. I love these! I did a review on them recently with swatches on my lips. I think they're such a bargain! I don't have them all but I love the shades I do have :)

    1. Yeah I couldn't believe how cheap they are :)

  3. wow! I love the shades and the pigment.. I wish we had that brand here in the Philippines. I want to try them out! :)
    New follower here! :)


  4. I've been debating picking these up! I think I've put them in my cart and deleted them about four times already, lol.

    I really like Celestial, Galaxy, Apocaliptic and Stellar.

    1. Haha I know you will (and did) give in!

  5. I have Nova, Galaxy and Luna, Apocalips is one of my favourite lip lacquers.

    Jac x0x

  6. I tried these out and I'm really not a fan! I'm glad you got on with them better than I did :)

    1. I read your review, disappointing they weren't for you :)

  7. They're still not available yet where I live. :( omg, hurry up already haha

    1. Haha they aren't available here either, that's why I resorted to ASOS :)


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