Wednesday, 23 January 2013

REVIEW: RIMMEL APOCALIPS LIP LACQUERS IN 'NOVA# AND 'STELLAR'

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'nova'
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'stellar'


FINALLY Rimmel Apocalips have arrived so that us mere mortals may try them out and blog about them. I've been excited about these for a long time now and couldn't contain myself today, the launch day. I had ordered 'Big Bang', a beautiful vibrant scarlet, from the Rimmel Facebook account on Sunday but as it neglected to turn up I rushed into town and, using money I should really have been using to pay my bills, bought two colours from this new range. I think I was rather restrained actually - I could quite happily have had every single shade available. 


I initially couldn't find them in Boots but a run down to my local Superdrug proved more fruitful. I was surprised they were simply stacked in with the rest of the cosmetics and not on their own display as so many new releases usually are but I was too excited to think about it too much.


The colours I bought today are called 'Nova', a pretty blue toned pink that will be perfect with almost every outfit I own and 'Stellar', a bright orange coral that simply 'pops' and will make an excellent addition to my stash considering the spring trends are demanding orange based lip colours.


I know I've only had these products in my mitts a matter of hours but there are a few things that I can already tell you. The packaging is very sturdy (having dropped them both off the kitchen table, let them take a tumble down the stairs and dropped them accidentally into snow already) so they're in no danger of causing any damage if you carry them around in your bag. The product doesn't smell of anything in particular - maybe a little powdery. 


The doe-foot applicator is long and easy to use with a sharper gradient to it than most applicators of this kind usually have making it even smoother to apply the colour. The colours are completely opaque when applied although I applied two layers to each picture. They're shiny and smudge a little when wet, hence having to clean colour off my teeth when I applied them the first time around. However...


The best thing about these lip lacquers? They literally don't budge for hours after they've dried (10 minutes from application). I had three coffees in the space of three hours and, although there were lipstick marks on the cup, my lips remained looking the same as they had when I first applied the colour.


I genuinely can't wait for 'Big Bang' to drop through my door so I can swatch that one too! They have the appearance of a high-end lipstick or stain but feel as light as a lipgloss whilst not drying out the lips or showing up any rough patches. They're not sticky either... Is this the perfect lip product for the high street?


The Rimmel Apocalips range is now available to buy from in-store Rimmel counters across the country, Rimmel's Facebook Page and online at Superdrug. RRP: £5.99.

22 comments:

  1. I don't think I've laughed whilst reading a lipstick review before- well now I have! :D the mere mortals and you dropping them so many times got me! They look amazing though!! HURRY UP PAY DAY. PLEASEEEE!!!!

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    1. Glad I can entertain ;) although it's just testament to how clumsy I am! As for mere mortals... well, maybe I was being a little cheeky there but it's in good humor haha! They are amazing! ISLAY'S PAYDAY NEEDS TO HURRY UP!! xxx

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  2. Both of these colours look gorgeous on you! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these but it'll be tough deciding on colours; I could easily buy them all. xx

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    1. Thank you! I know - I could have easily bought them all too! xxx

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  3. Both these look lovely on you! Unfortunately I didn't pick up these exact shades but I picked up 3 other ones: http://www.mintyessence.com/2013/01/review-rimmel-apocalips-lip-lacquer.html

    www.mintyessence.com

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Ahh I shall definitely have a look - thanks! xxx

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  4. I want all of the Apocolips!! So glad I get paid tomorrow, if my local Boots/Superdrug don't have these... Well lord help them :P xx

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    1. So do I! I almost melted when I realised Boots didn't have them so make sure you check everywhere :D xxx

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  5. Definitely need to try these! Think a trip to boots in between my lectures on Friday is need! Haha, love the shades you picked :)

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    1. Thanks Helen - I think a trip is needed too ;) xxx

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  6. Three coffees in three hours?! girl you're crazy :P Also I really like the look of Stellar! Gosh I wish spring/summer would get here already ;____;

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    1. Haha I know - I seem to exist on coffee! Stellar is lovely - you need to get it! xxx

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  7. They look and sound amazing :) Love Stellar x

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    1. They are! I love Stellar too! xxx

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  8. AAAHH these look incredible! haha know what you mean about dropping stuff, i literally drop everything, my phone being the most common victim, haha! x

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    1. I'm so clumsy its unreal but my phone has remained unscathed *touch wood* haha! Ah thank you - they are incredible! xxx

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  9. Dear Rimmel, please stop making products that I need to buy. I kinda like my pay packet to last more than a week. Ta :) x PS I want Big Bang because it's red and reminds me of The Big Bang Theory :D

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  10. I think you made a good call in your colour choices. They look lovely, and really suit you!

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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  11. I really want to try them, should've picked them up when I was in Boots. Oh well, next time. x

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  12. i saw these in boots yesterday and thought they were just a gloss- if i knew they were this super lipstick/gloss i would have snapped them up!! do they stay glossy or just turn to a lip stain? xxx

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  13. These sound great - I definitely have to try them when they arrive in the US!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  14. I've been after the nude one of these but Stellar looks great:)

    www.thebeautymist.com

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