There is so much hype about Rimmel’s lip lacquers ‘Apocalips’ range. Everyone loves them – so in a moment of madness I ended up buying three! And now it turns out that I of course would have to be the one person who doesn’t love them!
I picked these up in Boots and I think they were around €7 or €7.50. I was in a huge rush so just picked up the three I thought I would get most use out of. The colours I picked up were ‘Big Bang’, ‘Stellar’ and Nude Eclipse’.
Here are the swatches:
Nude Eclipse is a nude colour but is a lot lighter than you would think! It looks darker in the tube. Stellar is a really strong fuchsia pink and Big Bang is a strong red colour.
The reason I dislike these products is firstly I don”t actually like the colours Nude Eclipse and Stellar. Nude Eclipse is far too pale and I look like I am ill when I wear it. The stellar is too strong a pink colour, it’s too loud and in your face. These are only my own preferences and really I should have swatched them before I bought them. If I had done this I would only have picked up Big Bang. I like the colour of Big Bang but this brings me onto my second dislike of the product: it’s messy. The texture is a thick lacquer, somewhat glossy as you apply, but it dries to a non-glossy finish. I don’t think it really dries though and at the end of the day you will find the sticky, strong coloured product all over your hands. Then when I am wearing it and I see it on my hand I am paranoid that it is all over my mouth and on my teeth so I am constantly checking it!
I decided to give Big Bang a trial. I was recently in Dublin city doing some shopping and parked my car in a city centre car park. Before I left the car I first applied lip liner and then Big Bang and I took this picture:
I have to say I absolutely love the colour of Big Bang. About 2 – 2.5 hours later I come home and look in the mirror to find this:
Basically all that was left was the liner and no product. I have to say I am very bad for touching my mouth so this might account for it. As I have said I do like the colour of Big Bang but I definitely regret picking up the other two! I will probably wear Big Bang a few times but it’s one of those that you will be worrying about constantly when you wear it!
I do think these are good lip products, but I don’t think they are worth all the hype that everyone is giving them! What do you think?
Stay Glamorous! x