Rimmel London is one of my favourite drugstore brands. I like many of their products from foundations, concealer, blushes and lipsticks. The Apocalips are my favourite lip products in the range. I also love the name but I believe in the U.S. they are called Show Off. I think Apocalips is a better name though!
There are 13 shades in the collection ranging from nude to dark reds and I have 7 shades.
See below for my review and swatch of these lip lacquers.
I quite like the packaging. The bottom of the tubes show the colour which makes it easier choosing which shade I want to wear on the day. They are pretty close to what the actual colour is too.
The shades I have are:
- Eclipse (dark burgundy red)
- Across the Universe (true red)
- Big Bang (bright red)
- Apocaliptic (bright fuchsia pink)
- Aurora (coral)
- Celestial (mauve pink)
- Galaxy (dark mauve with a hint of shimmer)
I love all the shades that I have. I don’t suit nude lipsticks so I shied away from the nude shades in the collection.
These are creamy and highly pigmented. I think the brighter shades are better and last longer on the lips.
The shades I have are pretty similar to each other but I do like them all. They are easy to apply and glides smoothly on the lips. They are more of a satin finish. They’re not too glossy but not completely matte either.
My favourite is Apocaliptic. It is such a lovely bright pink. I actually lost my first Apocaliptic tube and I repurchased it because I love it too much. Big Bang and Eclipse are up there too as they’re such gorgeous shades. Big Bang is a bright kind of in-your-face red and Eclipse is a vampy burgundy which I love to wear in the winter months.
I got mine from Asos but you can also get these from Farmers, Warehouse and Kmart. They are NZ$13.10 on Asos but I wait when they have their usual 20% off sale.
If you have tried these, let me know which one is your favourite. Rimmel also came out with a matte version of this but I haven’t tried them yet. I hope they’re as good as the original because these are amazing.
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