Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Three Horsemen of the Apocalips!

I jumped on the #bblogger bandwagon. Yes I'm weak, but these were too pretty to pass up.

Unless you live on the moon, you will be aware that Rimmel have just released their version of a lip lacquer; they are entitled Apocalips (we'll ignore my annoyance at the misspelling and pun). Rimmel describe them as:

"The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London combining the intense colour of lipstick with a lacquer like shine, Apocalips Lip Lacquer is an explosive make-up phenomenon that represents the end of colour as you know it. Packed with pure colour pigments, its lusciously creamy, conditioning formula promises a never-before combination of colour, shine and comfort that last and last. Available in 8 shades, from subtly sexy to spectacular."

As you will see, I went towards the spectacular end of their 8-shade colour spectrum.

  I chose Big Bang (A Hollywood pin-up style bluey red), Apocaliptic (a deep berry-pink) and Stellar (a bright pink-coral). I don't know if you've noticed but I don't do neutral lips! These shades stood out to me the most when I saw them in Boots (They're on 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment, QUICK!). These retail at £5.99 each and having never tried a lip lacquer, I thought this was a reasonably affordable way to try some.
(N.B. Don't worry spending ban fans, these were bought with Boots points!)

(Top - Bottom: Big Bang, Apocaliptic and Stellar)

These live up to Rimmel's claims of creamy application and conditioning the lips; like a lacquer they apply like a gloss but have the pigmentation and colour opacity of lipstick. I can't make any claims to their lasting power, but the colour? My God it packs a punch!

(Top - Bottom: Apocaliptic, Big Bang and Stellar)

As you can see, they have a lovely sheen, akin to a moisturising lipstick, but these feel like a gloss on the lips with an impressive colour pay-off. I understand the hype behind these now! They also have a faint watermelon smell and taste, I know this can put some people off, but I don't mind it.

I'm really glad I caved to the hype now, was worried about people thinking I just bought these to hop on the blogging bandwagon but in reality I'm just that addicted to bright lips!

Have you tried the Apocalips range yet?

UPDATE: I wore Stellar to work last night with a coat of Lipcote over the top, I put it on around 7.30pm, and throughout the night I kissed my boyfriend (eew cooties!), got rained on, ate, drank, blew my nose (gross I know, but need to give you an idea of how rigorous my testing was!) and I didn't have to top up until 5.30am! Granted the colour had faded slightly but it was still there after about 10 hours wear, which is very impressive! I topped up without Lipcote, and the colour held for at least 3 hours before I took it off to go bed, which is pretty good as well. So in essence, these last very well indeed!

Christina xo


  1. Oh no, I've been wanting these for ages but I hate watermelon :'(


  2. When I say faint, I do mean very faint, and it disappear very quickly. It would be a shame to let it put you off! Otherwise, these are ab fab! :)

    Christina xo

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    1. I'll find out tonight, wearing them on my nightshift tonight! Will keep you posted :) x

  4. I just picked up Stellar and Nude Eclipse, looking forward to trying them out! I have a feeling I could get addicted to these though and end up buying the set!

    beckys makeup

    1. I have a feeling this may happen to me also :P they are just so darn good! X x

  5. how funny, we reviewed the same three shades!
    Anna x

    1. Lol I love bright shades! I take it you're the same? :)

      Christina xo