Friday, 29 March 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Luna | Review and Swatches

I'll be the first to admit I'm not one of those girls that has a deep obsession with lip products, but after seeing the Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquers plastered all over my blog feed I just had to try them. I actually firstly bought Celestial but my friend lost it after I'd only worn it once (I haven't forgotten Becca!), but I'd actually always had my eye on Luna, I just wasn't sure if it would be too bright for me, and how wrong I was. Luna's peachy coral colour compliments my skin tone perfectly, and although it is quite an out there shade, I feel like I can wear this as an everyday lip without feeling too over the top. It's such a perfect shade for the Spring and Summer months as well, the perfect pairing for a floral dress and sunglasses.


The lip lacquers are effectively a liquid lipstick, that glides on effortlessly, giving a gorgeous, and slightly glossy but natural finish. The dipped shape of the applicator, means that the most product is applied to the center of the lips, a god send for an amateur lipstick applicator like me, saving me from getting it all over my face. Impressively, Apocalips last with a glossy finish for around two hours, and then leave a lovely stain to the lips lasting for around a further three hours. However I do think that the lasting power does depend on the shade, although Luna does last for a great length of time, brighter shades from the range like Big Bang (orangey red) and Apocaliptic (blue based fuchsia) would last longer and leave a deeper stain on the lips.

As a light shade, I have found that Luna does pick up on chapped lips, but nothing so severe that it can't be fixed with a quick sweep of lip balm before application. I'm so happy I took the plunge and left my comfort zone when it comes to lip colour, Rimmel Apocalips really are worth the hype. Now I just need to decide which shade I'm going to buy next!

Have you tried the Rimmel Apocalips, do you think they live up to the hype?
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66 comments:

  1. This is an absolutely gorgeous colour. It looks fairly dark in the tube but on you it looks so so lovely!

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    1. Beautiful isn't it, oh thank you so much :) xo

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  2. This looks so beautiful on you! I have it but I've barely worn it 'cause I think it washes me out a bit, probably bring it out again in summer if i ever get a tan! xo

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    1. Aw thank you, Catherine! I'm sure it looks lovely, but yeah bring on the tan, that's if summer EVER arrives xo

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  3. This is the one Apocalips colour I've been desperate to try, and now seeing it on you just makes me want it more! This is heading into my basket when I go shopping tomorrow :D
    Also, your eyes are a really beautiful colour. Just wanted to throw that in there!

    Mollie xo

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    1. Get it, Mollie! You won't regret it, and if you do then you can just blame me hahaha. Aw thank you, you're too kind! xo

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  4. not seen this colour before but i love the look of it! x

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  5. This is such a pretty colour on you! :) xo

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  6. I definitely didn't expect it to look like that!! Love it, might have to invest. Nova is a lovely shade too - I've got that and Celestial and find them to last well xx

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    1. haha it's not as scary as it looks in the tube! i really loved Celestial, i might have to go and buy it again xx

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  7. love this colour, looks gorgeous on you!xo

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  8. What a pretty colour! And my gosh your eyes are gorgeous!

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  9. your eyes a lovely and this colour looks great on you!
    hope you're well,
    laura x

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    1. thank you so much! hope you're well also :) xx

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    1. thank you! i was very surprised xo

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  11. This is one of my fave shades of the Apocalips range :D will be a go to lip product for the summer :D

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    xx

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    1. It's so gorgeous isn't it, and it will be mine too! :) x

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  12. Ah I'm seeing these everywhere... Its a sign that I need to buy them! Haha. Lovely post, so glad I have found your blog now! Would really appreciate it if you could check out mine...

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    Chloe xx

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    1. Haha they have taken over my post feed! Thank you, I'll check it out :) xx

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  13. I love these Apocalips - this is such a gorgeous colour!

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    Megan xxx

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  14. Hi Charlotte :D

    I've tagged you in a music related tag over on my blog if you'd like to have a crack at it!

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    Love, Mollie xo

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    1. I will definitely be having a go! x

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  15. I love that colour! I haven't tried them yet but really want to! x

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  16. Such a lovely colour! It really suits you. I can't wait to try one of these out myself.

    Kathryn x

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    1. Thank you, I hope you like them! x

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  17. I am still yet to try Rimmel Apocolips but I have read so many great reviews that I need to try a few, especially as they are such a great drug store product x

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    1. So many nice colours as well, you should definitely try them! x

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  18. Wow, love this lip colour! It suits you perfectly, and I agree - perfect for Spring/Summer! :D

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  19. i wasn't too sure when I saw the colour on the packaging but on you it looks so lovely! so desperate to try these xx

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    1. yeah it does look a little bit scary, but thank you :D x

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  20. I love the colour of this :) and you have the most beautiful eyes x

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  21. Very pretty, this shade is not very common so great to see something different it looks gorgeous on you and really brings out your eyes :D they are so pretty I'm jealous :')

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    1. I do love an orange shade, and finally the suns come out so yay :) Thank you you're too kind x

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  22. I have yet to see this from Rimmel, but it looks like a great product. Looks perfect on you dear.

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    1. Definitely try them when you see them, thank you so much :) x

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  23. Luna is gorgeous on, I have a few of the apocalips and still am a bit undecided on them!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah a lot of people seem to have mixed feelings on them x

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  24. Hey I just came across your blog and I love it! Great post!
    Feel free to check out my blog, we can also follow each other if you like!

    www.malefashionuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. this colour is gorgeous, i really want to try this colour. I may have to get it.
    lovely blog, just followed :)
    FashionProject x

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    1. It is a gorgeous shade, get your hands on it! :)
      Thank you x

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  26. I've not tried them, but this colour looks good on you. Your eyes are WOW!

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  27. that shade looks lovely on you!

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  28. Wow, this looks amazing on you! I really didn't like the colour on its own, but on you it looks amazing! I have Big Bang which is a lovely true red and I absolutely love it, you need to have it :)
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    1. Thank you fellow Charlotte! Yeah it definitely looks different after it's applied. I really want to get Big Bang! x

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  29. Aww that colour really suits you! Thank you for your comment, sorry for the late reply!
    Good luck with your A-Levels sweetie, I'm sure you'll do wonderfully! x

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    1. Thank you! No problem :) Ah I hope so x

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  30. Think I am the only person to not try Apocalips yet. Luna is always the one that appeals to me, and this has just decided now that I need it. Great post and I am now your newest follower :) x

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    1. Haha probably, everyone went mad over them! If you got if I hope you loved it just as much as I did :) Thank you for following x

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  31. Love the Apocalips! I have the shade Big Bang, it's a bright red. Love the formula and it lasts so long. Luna is definitely the next one I want to get, swatched it today in Boots but was good and didn't buy it but now I've seen this I'm going to have to go back and get it!

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    1. I really want to get Big Bang, amazing colour! Seriously get it, it's such a gorgeous colour! x

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  32. I have the red version of this and love it! I'm not usually in to natural shades but must admit, this looks really good on you!

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    x

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    1. I own Big Bang as well now, I love it! Aw thank you so much :) xo

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