Monday, 2 September 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers | www.latenightnonsense.com
(T-B) Big Bang, Apocaliptic, Luna

I'm back with another set of lip products to review! This time I thought I'd let you all know my opinion on the ever hyped Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers. I've had these for a good while now but didn't buy into them when first launched. I was skeptic of a lip product that claimed to do the job of both a lipstick and a gloss in one. I have a sparse number of glosses in my collection, I just don't get along with them. So when I did pluck up the courage to try the Apocalips range, I decided on three shades that looked to be just what I was after.

Let me first start by saying I do adore the packaging, it's so different and really stands out in my makeup drawer. Plus I can see at a glance exactly what shade I'm picking up, which has become a big time saver for me. Once is is applied, I can see a massive colour pay off, more so than with any other lip product I've ever owned. These things POP!

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers Luna | www.latenightnonsense.com

Luna is a wonderful peach shade and most certainly the most wearable of the three. It almost seems pearlescent in the light.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers Apocaliptic | www.latenightnonsense.com

Apocaliptic is a vibrant pink that almost steps into the red territory. If you're worried about pulling off a red lip, this is the shade to look out for. It's punchy but doesn't go the full distance.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers Big Bang | www.latenightnonsense.com

Big Bang, my favourite of the three if we're talking ultimate red. It's sultry, chic and above all that it's the kind of red I can throw on with my most dressed down outfit and make it instantly on trend.

I love these colours, but there are definitely some downsides that make me hesitant to buy more. When opened, the lacquers have a little doe foot applicator which dips in the centre, supposedly to aid colour distribution with minimal reapplication. I find myself constantly wiping product back into the tube because there is simply too much of it.

I think I have a slight niggle with the gloss side, 'satin smooth shine' sounds fairly down played but these colours have a real sheen to them. They eventually set fairly matte after a time, but not before you've been outside and had your hair stuck to most parts of your lips. The nightmares I've had with these lacquers and getting product on most parts of my face is ridiculous. For a positive spin on that, they do last quite a while as evidenced when I had a splodge on my cheek that refused to budge!

Then of course there's the terribly cheap smell that pours out of the tube. It reminds me of the 'play' lipsticks you used to get in sets as a child. Luckily after you put this on your lips the scent soon fades, but it's really off putting initially.

All in all I do like the Apocalips range, I just don't love it. I only tend to wear them when I know I'll be at home all day either recording, taking pictures or if anyone is coming round to mine for a cup of tea! I may buy the Nude Eclipse colour as I've seen it on a few bloggers and it's just the kind of shade I'm after, so we'll see.

Do you own any of the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquers? What's your experience?

48 comments:

  1. i dont own any and i dont think i will be rushing out to buy them any time soon! im not a massive lip stick girl anyway! love your blog, followed on gfc & bloglovin'! would love it if you could check out mine xxx

    www.oliviaroses.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought I was until I realised my rather small collection. I think it's because I have such dry lips!

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  2. I own Big Bang and Luna and I love the colours, but found them a little drying on my lips!

    http://lunarbellebeauty.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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    1. I did too, but I found if I topped them up throughout the day it wasn't as bad.

      xo

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  3. I love these when you apply just a tiny bit but the colours are gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    1. They are, I would actually quite like the purple one, but might be a little too daring.

      xo

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  4. ooh i love that hot pink colour, might give it a go!

    beauty about town ♡

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    1. Definitely try it out, they don't break the bank at least. :)

      xo

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    1. Haha, I know, they are fab colours.

      xo

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  6. I've often thought about buying these but I just cannot decide, I've read 50/50 reviews on them.

    If you haven't tried them already I recommend their Scandaleyes eyeshadow paints, they're soooo nice :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. I know, I got these when I finally plucked up courage but reckon I probably wouldn't if I were buying them for the first time now. So odd, really.

      I've heard such amazing things about the Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints! Will have to bear them in mind when I'm on a beauty binge.

      xo

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  7. I have read so many reviews about these but its nice reading more of an honest sounding one. The smell you describe is definitely a downside. Still slightly tempted though!

    Now following :) xx
    http://melonistaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The smell is awful, but it does go away, so it's not all bad.

      xo

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  8. Such gorgeous shades, and Apocaliptic would be my favorite. I don't know that I would get them though, as the down sides are really not appealing.

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    1. I know, there are a fair few flaws. I think this is why I quite like parading around the house in them. ;)

      xo

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  9. I do like these but find you have to pat them a little with your finger onto your lips otherwise you get too much product! I do have all the shades though - ooopsy!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. It's so true! I don't understand why they made the applicator gather so much product.

      xo

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  10. I have apocaliptic but don't think I will be wearing it when it's windy! Sticky lips and hair are not avoid match although I love the colour.

    Rachel x

    thedrugstorelife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Very true, especially when these transfer so easily onto other areas of the face. I wouldn't mind if it were just hair on lips as an issue, but I'd rather not have a vibrant streak of colour on my forehead!

      xo

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  11. The first colour really does look amazing against your skin!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Megan! I really like this one, even though it looks slightly odd in the tube.

      xo

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  12. I love the look of the Luna shade here, its not one i would have glanced twice at before. Great post x

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    1. Especially not when you see it in the tube, but I'd seen photos of this on other bloggers and knew I had to pick it up.

      xo

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  13. I love that vibrant pink!
    new follower
    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  14. I have Big Bang and I love the colour - they're just so messy!

    I know what you mean about your hair getting stuck, as soon as you pull it away you get a big red line across your face!

    I'm tempted to buy Stellar next, it's a bit more day time than big bang x

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    1. They really are, and it's so infuriating when you know these could be amazing, but there's so many downfalls.

      I'd be tempted to get more, but then I'd just end up wearing them in the house only. ;p

      xo

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  15. Was going to buy some if these until you mentioned the smell! I know exactly what you mean when you say the play lipsticks, yuck!! I think I will have a little test in boots as the colours do look gorgeous on you.

    Liz xx

    www.theotherdress.co.uk

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    1. Have a swatch on your hand and you'll see just how vibrant they are. Give them a little sniff too! Not the best, but it does fade.

      xo

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  16. I've been hearing so many things about this but am slightly hesitant since they're a liquid, and it just gives me the lip gloss feeling, which I really don't like. But the colors are absolutely gorgeous! I'm loving them all! x

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. They don't stay glossy the whole time they're on, it begins to set matte an hour or so into wear. But, I also don't really like gloss so wear this when I'm filming.

      xo

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  17. Big Bang looks beautiful on you!

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Jessica, it's so vibrant!

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  18. lovely different colours. They look great on you! I would like to get into different lip products this season and might have to give these a go! x

    Janelle
    http://amintdaydream.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. You definitely should, just watch out for any harsh breezes. ;)

      I've followed your blog by the way, love it!

      xo

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  19. It was the smell that put me off these, but on you they are so pretty! May pick up one just to see :)
    Kammi
    Xxx
    Beautybookblog.com

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    1. I 100% agree. It's funny how I just swatch and buy and never think to smell them until they're home and I can't return them.

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  20. I really liked them and didn't notice the smell at all. But I totally understand what you mean by getting too much product and it can get a bit messy sometimes xxx
    Life of Verity

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    1. Definitely the messiest lip product I own. And it's not the easiest to clean up after!

      xo

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  21. I still haven't tried one of these lipsticks! Apocoliptic is by far my favourite colour! These look gorgeous against your skin. Shame about the smell! x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Anya. They're worth a swatch if you haven't done so already.

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  22. The peach shade is fantastic. >_>

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    1. It's really nice, right? I'm sure Kate would like the colour. I think they're called something else over there, right?

      xo

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  23. Luna looks sooo good. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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    1. It's much nicer on than in the tube and I love being pleasantly surprised like that!

      xo

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  24. Really need to check these out in person!
    Apocalyptic looks incredible

    à la foliee

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