I've actually had these Rimmel Apocalips for quite a while now, and I've seen endless reviews, swatches and comments about how amazing they are all over the blogosphere... But I thought I'd share my thoughts on them with you anyway, just in case any of you have been hiding under a rock for the past few months and haven't heard of or bought them yet!
The Rimmel Apocalips are actually described as Lip Lacquers, they have the pigmentation and lasting power of a lipstick but the texture and feel of a lip gloss. Overall I think there are 8 shades in the range, ranging from bright reds, hot pinks, pastel pinks and nudes.
I bought these while they were on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots to give them a go. I chose the shades Celestial, Luna & Nova.
"The intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine. The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London"
Packaging is always a good selling point for me in a product, and Rimmel have certainly pulled this off. With the transparent tube showing each lacquers colour easily and the cute glossy crystal shaped lids. Also the clever name play with "Apocalips" really jumps out to you. Each shade is star/galaxy/space related which makes them that extra bit "cool" haha.
Not to mention they even come with my favourite type of applicator... the Doe Foot, which has a small dip in the middle which takes up more product so you can easily cover your lips with 1 or 2 dips into the tube!
I am really impressed with the formulation of these lacquers because they are not only creamy, smooth and easy to apply but they are completely opaque and all shades I've tried have amazing staying power of at least 3-4 hours. I'm guessing the deeper shades would be even more impressive (MUST BUY MORE)
When you first apply they have a very glossy effect but do dry to a more satin finish. I found that they need to be re-applied after around 3hrs just to stop them from drying up too much on the lips.
Rimmel Apocalips Celestial is a muted dusky pink, perfect for an understated but perfected look!
Rimmel Apocalips Luna is a gorgeous peachy shade, fresh & bright colour for the summer months!
Rimmel Apocalips Nova is a pretty, bright "Barbie" pink colour, again...perfect for summer!
(Sorry for the poor quality photo, but you get the idea of the colour)
On a whole I am super impressed with the Apocalips I've bought so far, and I'm pretty sure I will complete the rest of the collection. They are great quality and very reasonably priced (especially if you get them on 3 for 2) I honestly LOVE them, and its not often I can say that about a product. I can't even think of one bad thing to say about them.
What are your favourite shades?