Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Today saw the launch of the Rimmel London Apocalips which has been one of the most talked about launch of 2013 makeup wise. Rimmel is well known for their drugstore priced products consistently maintaining very high quality beauty treats.
I popped into Boots after Uni and found myself swatching all the eight colours the range has to offer. My hand was covered so much, that when I went to the till the lady was nice to quickly hand me some wipes! I thought this was hilarious and ironic after chatting on twitter about #bbloggersproblems πŸ™‚ Me and the sales assistant then got talking about how nice the product looked etc.
 The shades I bought were with the 3 for 2 offer they currently have. Of course there is the option of buying them at Β£5.99 each. These are the shades I popped into my shopping basket:
 301 Galaxy
500 Luna
102 Nova

I found that the packaging is super nice replicating the edges of a diamond jewel. They applied well on the lips but I found Luna was a little streaky but with a little blending in or blotting once, it is fine. The finish is not glossy but leaves a sheen that is very long lasting as it acts as a lip stain. The texture is creamy and slightly moisturising. You can access a good lip product by it’s pigmentation… and yep it certainly ticks those boxes!
I am impressed with the colour range and found the red one was so pretty I can see this selling out, however I’m not sure if it would suit me very well. You are bound to see a shade you love and I know there is at least one to suite every skin tone. 
Growing up, I have been told that purple suits me and I find it goes well with my complexion, so it comes at no surprise that my favourite has to be Galaxy! I do love my pinks, but if you are looking for a lovely purple shade, this is the one.
For those of you on a spending band I really admire what you are doing so I don’t want to tempt you too much, but how about using your boots points for one? 
What is your favourite shade?
Thanks for reading!!

I am currently holding a Lipstick giveaway here!!! Ends 6th Feb.


  1. I've heard a lot of goods things about these! I love how Luna looks on your lips it really suits you x

  2. I wish these were in my Boots but they're not in my local one yet!:( xx

  3. These lip stains look amazing, I can't wait to buy some.. The hard bit will be trying to choose what colour/s!!

    I really nice galaxy for the selection you chose.

    Kimberley x


  4. These all look great, but you're right the Galaxy is the best one on you!
    I was going to avoid these because I am on the spending ban but yes, those boots points aren't real money…. ahaha maybe!

  5. They are all so gorgeous. I love Luna x

  6. Galaxy looks pretty x

  7. These look amazing, can't wait for them to hit Aussie shores!

  8. I'll happily take Luna off your hands if you aren't keen! I'm crap on spending bans so I may end up getting one x

  9. Omg they look beautiful on I may have to try them myself!


  10. These look lovely, I prefer lipstick but in this weather it drys my lips so much x

  11. Wow! these look amazing! i've seen nearly every beauty blogger talk about these all week!
    the colours look lovely especially Luna πŸ™‚ i will need to swatch these next time i'm in my local boots πŸ™‚ they're bold in colour from the swatches too πŸ™‚


  12. These are so so gorgeous, I've just ordered a couple myself πŸ™‚ xo

  13. I have heard such good things about these, Luna looks so lovely on you! xxx

  14. Luna looks gorgeous! SO want to try these! xo


  15. These look so good! I love Luna. Really want to try them!Xx


  16. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these! They look so nice πŸ™‚ good colour choices!

    Danielle xx


  17. I just purchased the exact same ones, i love them they feel amazing on.
    The luna and galaxy really suit you, i love purple too
    Great post hun x


  18. Lovely post πŸ™‚ I think Galaxy is my favourite!! x

  19. Anonymous says:

    Those look amazing!!! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for them

  20. i love rimmel products but there arent many available in the states =/

  21. I love the shimmer of the Galaxy shade & Luna somehow seems simple yet elegent.


  22. Cute colors!! i need to try these πŸ™‚


  23. I want to try these so bad! I love the Nova shade- it looks so gorgeous. Great post! X x


  24. Love the Nova shade on you! Thanks for the swatches, great blog! Followed πŸ™‚
    Katie xx

  25. That Galaxy shade is beautiful. I want it haha πŸ™‚

    Do pop by my blog if you like:) -http://crystalcosmicchic.blogspot.co.uk/

  26. These sound so great, but sadly not yet available here in Australia!!

    I have an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my blog, hope you will enter;


  28. All three options looking good, but I would have bit more convinced if these stuffs come with glossy output.

  29. ahhh I want all of them! Lovely colours! x

  30. Hi just found your blog! Love this post, especially colour number 2 – looks beautiful πŸ™‚
    Great informative and helpful post, also I love the layout of your blog, looks very pretty.

    Stop by my blog if you have a chance? πŸ™‚ Recently done an Eve Lom review and MAC haul if your interested!
    If you like it, we could follow each other? Lots of love. Lucy x


  31. Oh my goodness, I neeed some of these in my life!!!! My sister has a couple of them and she is in love. I love all of the colours you have here, and they look gorgeous πŸ™‚ I'm going to boots tomorrow, so I PRAY that they have them in. I love your blog so I followed you xx

  32. The color pay off is impressive, especially the nude color. I might have to try these out!

    xo Ashley

  33. Wowwwwza Nova looks SO incredible on you!!! Might have to have a little look at these in Boots!
    Robyn Mayday

  34. I really need these in my collection! They look incredible!!! xx

  35. These look interesting. I hope this collection will come to my country because I love that "space names"

  36. ohh i love it when highend makeup products trickle down to drugstore stands! πŸ˜€ luna looks lovely on you.. i can't wait to try them out! πŸ™‚ 3 for 2 as well.. must take a trip to boots soon!

    -claris xxxx

  37. what a cute blog!!! really love it!!

    If u want invite u to visit our blog and we can follow each other πŸ™‚


  38. love all three shades!They look good on you too.

  39. nope, not real money haha x

  40. oh I wonder when that will be?

  41. haha The more I wear it, the more I like it. I need to buy more πŸ™‚

  42. Very bold and pigmented on one little swatch. Very impressed with the colours πŸ™‚

  43. Fancy that, ordering the same. I haven't come across anyone who got the same combination, so that's cool :)x

  44. Oh but you have so much other great stuff over there. I guess that's what swaps are for πŸ˜‰ x

  45. Stellar does look awesome x

  46. I love my hot pinks. Thank you πŸ™‚

  47. They aren't shiny glossy but they do leave a sheen on the lips.

  48. The names are pretty cool!

  49. finally a black girl swatching these!
    i dont think these would hold up on my lips, as they are quite pigmented, unless i use a lip liner..

    im loving your blog!
    im your newest follower
    BreezeyBee Blog

  50. All 3 colours look great! x

  51. Wow I love how pigmented these are! I know what will be in my basket come my next Boots trip! πŸ™‚

  52. These look fantastic! Definitely need to give them a try πŸ˜€ xx

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