Saturday, 9 February 2013

The latest from Rimmel London...Apocalips!

 
 
The beauty world has been a buzz over recent weeks with the latest offering from Rimmel..The Apocalips! These hit the shops at the end of January and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for my first review post.
 
Having read the hype I was excited to pop to my local Boots last weekend to have a look at these for myself. Making a bee line for the Rimmel stand my prayers were answered as I found these little beauties on a brilliant 3 for 2 offer....it would have been rude not to add these to my collecion of course!
 

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer
 

For those of you who have not heard too much about the Apocalips, these are a hybrid lipgloss and lipstick or quite simply as Rimmel describes them;a Lip Lacquer. The Apocalips glide on with the ease of a lip-gloss but have the appearance of a creamy and rich coloured lipstick.
 
The Apocalips retail for £5.99 each and I was really impressed with the 8 beautiful shades on offer (see swatches below). The colour range had something for everyone from the classic nude to the pretty pink as well as a couple of brighter shades for the bravest of beauty fanatics. I treated myself to the beautiful nude (perfect for a day in the office or a casual lunch with the girls) as well as the brighter fuchsia colour Apocalypse which offers a pop of colour to brighten up any outfit. For my free product I chose the bright red of the collection Big Bang which I thought would be perfect for my friend who I was visiting that afternoon.
 
From left to right colour shades are: Galaxy, Celestial, Nova, Apocalyptic, Big Bang, Luna, Stellar and Nude Eclipse
 
As soon as I got home I rushed to try the lip lacquers out and I have to say I was not dissapointed. The colours are beautifully pigmented and with the help of the heart shaped wand they had fantastic coverage on application. I found the colour stayed on my lips well and I only had to reapply the brighter colour once or twice throughout the day. The only niggle I had with this product was at times the applicator distributed too much product due to the small well in the centre of the heart. This was easily rectified with a quick wipe of the wand before application and this certainly wouldn't discourage me from repurchasing this product.
 
The real highlight for me is the pacakging and I was instantly attracted to the cosmic and dramatic look of these lip lacquers. As most of my friends and family know I have an eye for pretty and striking packaging and this certainly didn't dissapoint with the fantastic angular top and bold black and silver graphics.
 
 

The dramatic pacakging is unlike any other product I have seen and I love it!
 

 All in all I am really impressed with this latest release from Rimmel and will most definately be making these lip lacquers a regular in my make up routine.

Have any of you tried the Apocalips? or have any other lip lacquers that you would recommend? It would be great to hear your thoughts and comments!!!!

 
xx MillieMagpie xx