Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 101 Celestial

Wednesday, 10 July 2013


Since early this year, we in Australia haven't heard the end of the British, and then the American, beauty bloggers raving about Rimmel's latest lip product release. Now, they have arrived in our stores, as well!

The Apocalips Lip Laquers claim to be a liquid lipstick with the shine of a lipgloss and the lasting power of a lipstick. There are a total of 14 colours in the range with 8 currently available in Australia. These eight range from bright pink and red to neutrals and nudes. It's a pretty good range but most have noted the odd absence of Big Bang, a classic red that was very popular in Britain and America alike. I chose Celestial for my test run, a lovely neutral pink which is great for everyday wear.

The most notable characteristic of this product is the fantastic opaqueness. It's absolutely jam-packed with colour which means a little goes a long way. But the doe-foot applicator has a unique well shape in which to hold more product than the conventional shape. This makes it super easy to apply the right amount of lip lacquer without having to dip back into the tube multiple times.

I really like how this product looks on the lips. The combination of shine and colour is quite nice. The gloss does fade pretty quickly but the colour can last without eating or drinking. At that point, the product can get a bit drying but reapplication solves that for me.

Another thing of note is the smell of the Apocalips. It's very strong and not particularly nice. Some people have compared it to plastic or cucumber but for me it smells very much like fake pears. You can definitely smell it on application but, after that, it's unnoticeable. It doesn't bother me but if you're sensitive to scents then be wary.

I must say that I really am a fan of this product if for nothing more than the gloss and colour. I will definitely try to pick up some more colours, perhaps from the British selection, available from ASOS. I hope they do release the rest of the range in Australia eventually.

The fourteen shades are as listed with those available in Australia in bold:
100 Phenomenon
101 Celestial
102 Nova
200 Comet
201 Solstice
301 Galaxy
303 Apocaliptic
400 Big Bang
401 Aurora
500 Luna
501 Stellar
600 Nude Eclipse
601 Light Year
701 Stargazer

xx Julia

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