Wednesday, 14 August 2013

How I Made Rimmel Apocalips Work For Me

Rimmel Apocalips Before & After
You may remember my somewhat negative review of Rimmel's Apocalips in the shade 'Apocaliptic', and how I closed by saying that whilst I loved the shade, I couldn't find a way to make the product work for me. Well, after a lot of trial and error, I have eventually found a way to apply it which prevents the bleeding and transferring I had problems with, although it doesn't do much for the longevity and still fades unevenly.
So how did I achieve this?! A lip brush. Yes, I know it comes with a wand. The wand is at least half of the problem, in my opinion, so I simply transfer the product from the wand to the tip of a clean lip brush, and use that for the application. I start by applying the bulk of the product to the middle of my bottom lip, then carefully outline my Cupid's bow and the rest of my upper lip. I then fill in my top lip, and repeat the process on my lower lip. I try to not quite reach the edge of my lip on the lower lip, to minimise bleeding. Then, I blot carefully using a piece of tissue to remove all excess and really press the product into the lip. I then use the brush to reapply over any areas which look a little faded. And, ta-dah! Neat, non-bleeding, non-transferring-to-my-teeth, lip colour.
How I Apply Rimmel Apocalips
Yes, it is a lot of faff for something that should be easy to apply with the wand provided, but for the amazing shade I feel like it's worth it on occasion. Applying this way also makes the product a lot more comfortable to wear; it feels less drying on the lips. It still fades quickly and unevenly, but I've found applying a lip balm and rubbing it in well at that point helps to even things out and still leaves a pretty stain behind, with none of the flaking and bleeding I experience previously.
Rimmel Apocaliptic
Have you had similar problems with Rimmel's Apocalips? Have you found a way to make them work for you yet? Will you be giving this a go?

xo
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10 comments:

  1. Ah, well done for figuring out a way to make this work! If I can dig out my abandoned one I might give it a go this way :)

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  2. wow!!! i love d way it came out so matte <3

    im yet to try apocalips :(

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  3. This looks like a really lovely colour, I haven't tried this yet but have heard a lot!

    I like the difference of it being applied with a wand and its nice to see how people get things to last longer or look different, that's what make-up is all about having fun! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  4. Ah the Rimmel Apocalips. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shade range so much but the formula is so well, rubbish.

    Although I don't mind using the wand (my method is to wipe excess off the wand on the edge of the tube) I just hate how they don't last long at all. I think an hour max is the amount of wear time I've got from one.

    Emily Jane xo

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  5. ah this is really helpful, I've been avoiding using mine, despite being in love with the colour of the two I own (celestial and nova) so can't wait to try this out, thankyou! xx

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  6. Ah, fantastic! Gave two of my three away...should really have tried this! oops x

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  7. I absolutely love this colour on you, it suits you so well! Definitely a bit of a faff, but worth it for something so pretty <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. Who would have thought it looked so different when applied with a brush! I will try this out on days i want a matte look.

    Feyi
    Uncover the Untold

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