Monday, 28 January 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Celestial, Stellar & Luna

Eek two blog posts in one day! I had today off work so I thought I would be productive! Besides, I have about a dozen things I want to post about ASAP, and top of that list is today's post on Rimmel Apocalips! If you haven't seen my earlier SAVE don't SPEND post click HERE.

I bought these three Apocalips Lip Lacquers from Boots last Thursday where they were on 3 for the price of 2! I am sure you must have seen a fair few posts on these hyped-up new lip products from Rimmel, but I thought as a down to the ground lipstick gal I ought to share my opinion on them!



After consulting Katie's blog post on all six shades (I think it's the best blog post on the web if you're looking to decide between colours) I plumped for Celestial, Luna and Stellar.



I'm sure you already know about Rimmel's space-age-style packaging, clear base that shows the true colour of the product, and the now famous doe foot applicator. I have never come across this kind of applicator before so I was curious to see how it would affect applying to product to my lips. It's not ground-shaking but it is nice and convenient as you can generally do both lips fully without having to dip back into the pot and get more product on the applicator. The applicator is also precise enough to accurately follow the natural line of your lips, and I found it to be almost as good as a lip brush.


Top > bottom; Celestial, Luna and Stellar.

I'm sure you've already read all about the high colour payoff of these products - and I can absolutely vouch for this. In face Stellar on the lips is so highly pigmented and bright that it looks completely different to any other lip product I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot!) I'm very pale and it suited my skin perfectly, possibly the best red lip look for me personally. I have to say I didn't think the longevity of the Apocalips lived up to the hype - maybe it's because I was drinking a lot but I found they needed to be reapplied every 1-2 hours, and the product does easily find its way onto your teeth, annoyingly!

I tried Luna and found it to be a lot more orange-y than I had expected, and I'm still not sure if the colour is for me! I don't often wear nude or natural lips but I'd hoped this one would be a winner (besides, it looked so pretty on Katie's blog post!) But I'm still undecided... Celestial on the other hand is the prettiest, easiest-to-pull off pale powdery pink that I think will be a staple day lip product for every girl, regardless of skin tone.

Overall I am impressed with the colour of Stellar and the general high pigmentation of these products. The applicator is nice and the formula doesn't dry out your lips. I'm not as impressed as other bloggers by the lasting power of the product - but maybe that's a personal thing. I don't like how this doesn't dry; it remains sort of tacky and easily transfers to your teeth, it's easily smudged, and could possibly transfer onto clothes and cause staining problems.

So my opinion of the Rimmel Apocalips is that it's not the amazing, life-changing lip product that many other bloggers have found it to be, but priced at £5.99 (and currently on 3 for 2 at Boots) it's worth a try.

Have you tried the Apocalips? What did you think?
xx

8 comments:

  1. I bought celestial today! I love it so much, the colour is so pigmented xx

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  2. celestial is top of my list, roll on payday! x

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    1. Can't wait to read your post on it :)
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  3. Ohhhh gosh, I was looking at them today in Boots they do 3 for 2, but they didn't have that nude shade I wanted so didn't get any. Need to go to a different Boots store x

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  4. Stellar looks so prerry, i really need to try these out! I also nominated you for the Liebster Awards, http://rainydaysandcupsoftea.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-liebster-awards-2.html (: x

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    1. Thank you Emily :) you should definitely try Stellar!
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