Friday, 12 July 2013

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Rimmel Apocalips - a product which has received mass hype from bloggers since its launch, and which I was  keen to try out in an effort to find a lip product which would give the colour and longevity of a lipstick but with a more comfortable wear. I also thought the product name 'Apocalips' was really clever, and liked the way the shade names fit in with the range title.
Rimmel Apocalips Review
Rimmel Apocalips Review Apocaliptic
I chose shade 303 'Apocaliptic', which is a hot pink shade that I loved the look of both in reviews and when I swatched it. And that, sadly, is where the love ended. I've tried and tried, but I just cannot get this product to work for me. It's awful to apply, pooling dreadfully around the edges of my lips due to the wand; I'd rather dip it back into the tube a couple of times than have this amount of product on the wand, making it impossible to apply neatly. Even once on, I can't like this; it doesn't dry at all, meaning it transfers to everything - glasses, teeth, skin, boyfriends. It bleeds badly where it's pooled around the edges of my lips, giving nasty feathery lines. It dries my lips out something chronic, and fades horribly, leaving a ring of colour round the outside of my lips and nasty, patchy, uneven colour on the lips themselves. The photos below show how Apocaliptic wore on me over around an hour, from the pooling on application, through the bleeding and fading to the nasty dry patchy end result.
Rimmel Apocalips Review Apocaliptic
Rimmel Apocalips Review Apocaliptic
Rimmel Apocalips Review Apocaliptic
Rimmel Apocalips Review Apocaliptic
I'm sorry, Rimmel, but Apocalips and me just do not get on. I'm really disappointed that this just doesn't work for me and it does feel like a waste of money. Updated: I've found a way to make Rimmel Apocalips work for me!
Do you own any of the Apocalips? Have you had better luck with them than I have? Which is your favourite shade?

xo
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11 comments:

  1. Yeah, they didn't quite live up to the hyper for me, either! xo

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  2. I still haven't tried these, although as of recently I have heard much more negative things about the products so I think I might be giving these a miss, thanks for sharing!x

    Beaumaquillagex | Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  3. I've always heard good things about these lip glosses. It's nice to hear another perspective x

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  4. I wasn't interested in these at all xx

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  5. I know people have loved these, but I only tried one and didn't really get on with it - a bit messy for me! the colour (I think I got 'Nova' didn't do much for my face either, even though it was a gorgeous colour swatched!)

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  6. I have one and it's not shiny like the word lacquer and the advert suggests at all!
    Mia
    prettyxeclectic.blogspot.com
    x

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  7. OMG I was about to write a review too...I bought it yesterday. Kinda agree with you xxox

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  8. I have the shades Celestial and Nude Eclipse and I didn't get on with either of them - Celestial was a much darker shade than what many bloggers were saying and Nude Eclipse was just a complete let down altogether. It's a shame that you didn't get on with Apocaliptic :(

    Rimmel should have perhaps released shades that are much lighter in colour so that they would translate better on the lips. xo

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  9. I have the shade 'luna' and I love it! its an orangey coral colour but I do find the best way to apply it is to apply it thinly, the pat into the lips, then add more if needed. I also find that 'luna' wears off quite nicely :) I think it might be the brighter colours are more problematic as because the don't dry they move about a bit :(
    daisyandmints.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I think the Stila Stay All-Day Liquid Lipstick are a great alternative to the aploclips, maybe you should try them hun.

    http://cosmeticcomforts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I've read 50/50 reviews on these and I must say I don't think that these are for me at all. Gorgeous colours but they just don't have the fantastic reviews that I had hoped.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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