Monday, July 15, 2013

Product Review: Rimmel London | Apocalips Lip Lacquer Swatches (and Giveaway)!

Hello lovelies!

Love lipglosses but wish they had better pigmentation and longevity? Me too! Which is why I've lost my heart to the new Rimmel London Apocalips lip lacquers! I first heard of these a few months ago when they were being raved about in the blogosphere, and being the impatient person that I am, ordered two (Apocaliptic and Stellar) from ASOS, thinking I'd do a review after trialling them for a while. I then realised however, that they were due to hit Aussie shores quite soon after, and since I was fortunate enough to also receive the entire set to trial, I thought I'd just do one big post for all eight shades!

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquers.

Keep reading after the jump!


I love a pigmented lip, which is why I tend to favour lipsticks more than glosses, but there's also something to be said for the sexy shine a good gloss provides. That's precisely why these Apocalips lip lacquers are such a hit with me; they provide creamy, pigmented colour and a gorgeous glossy finish that lasts hours, all without drying out my lips! What more could a girl ask for?

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquers.

There is a great range of colours available to suit the most discerning tastes, leading from the creamy, nude Phenomenon to the almost neon Stellar, with eight colours available here in Australia:

*Phenomenon (peach nude)
*Nude Eclipse (caramel nude)
*Stargazer (gold shimmer)
*Solstice (plum)
*Celestial (dusky pink)
*Nova (barbie pink)
Apocaliptic (hot pink)
Stellar (neon coral)

I believe Solstice, Phenomenon and Stargazer are exclusive to Australian shores, but I noticed that ASOS have three shades listed that are unavailable here; Big Bang (red), Galaxy (purple) and Luna (caramel nude).

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquers.
L-R: Phenomenon, Nude Eclipse, Stargazer, Solstice, Celestial,
Nova, Apocaliptic and Stellar.

I have to give a big thumbs up to the packaging; the faceted, opaque black lid gives way to a smooth, translucent bottom, which allows you to easily identify which shade you're picking up. The screw top also ensures there's no danger of it accidentally coming apart in your bag.

Rimmel London Apocalips packaging.

The Apocalips packaging has a great design, as you pull the doe foot applicator out, the narrow neck of the tube scrapes off excess lacquer, meaning that you end up with the perfect amount for each application each and every time! It's a lot of fun watching the gloss hit the neck of the tube and ooze back down the very first time you use it!

Check out the oozing action!

The doe foot is perfect for tracing around the contours of your lips, which saves you having to cart around a lip brush for touch ups, and the little well in the centre of the applicator dispenses the exact amount needed for every application.

Apocalips doe foot applicator.

Staying power is also quite decent; while the lighter shades do fade after a couple of hours, I find that the more pigmented shades like Apocaliptic and Stellar have longer wear, and do leave a pretty stain behind on fading, as evidenced by the last swatch below (I only had these swatches sitting on my arm for a few moments before I wiped them off).

L-R: Phenomenon, Nude Eclipse, Stargazer, Solstice, Celestial,
Nova, Apocaliptic and Stellar. (in daylight)

L-R: Phenomenon, Nude Eclipse, Stargazer, Solstice, Celestial,
Nova, Apocaliptic and Stellar. (in full sunlight)

Do these leave a stain? I'd say so!

The only (minor) drawback to these lip lacquers is the faint rose scent typically associated with most Rimmel lip products. While I'm not really a fan of the scent, it dissipates quite quickly, so it's something I'm willing to put up with for the gorgeous, glossy colour.

My personal favourites would have to be Celestial, which is perfect for daily wear, and Apocaliptic, which is perfect for a statement lip. The Apocalips Lip Lacquers retail at $15.95 and are available from standard stockists like Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Kmart, BigW and Target. You can also purchase these lacquers online at Priceline (and at the time of writing this, on half price sale at $7.97 - run, don't walk!!!) or from ASOS (where they retail at $7.01).

Last but not least, on to the good part - the GIVEAWAY!! One lucky winner will win BOTH Apocaliptic and Stellar! This is open internationally, and all you have to do is follow the promps on the Rafflecopter widget below.

Please note, it is MANDATORY to follow me by GFC or Bloglovin', and to post a blog comment below (please include your GFC/Bloglovin' name with your blog comment). Please remember to do everything as stated, as I would hate to disqualify anyone! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Much love,
MM.
x


Note: Products marked with a * were kindly provided for my consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

72 comments:

  1. Nice giveaway !!!
    I m lusting over the extra creamy round lipsticks of Nyx

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  2. I'm lusting the lispsticks of Etude House brand.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  3. I want Revlon's Ultimate Suede in Runway

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  4. I love Stellar. Can't get enough of it:) You look so good wearing Celestial xxx

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  5. L'Oreal infalliable 8HR Plumping Gloss

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  6. Thanks for a great , detailed review MM :) I was going to be good as I was on a spending ban for lip products but now I am soooo tempted to buy one and try one out. I like the colors Solstice and Celestial the best!
    Xx Claire

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  7. I've actually been lusting after these... lip products always dry my lips so I've been tossing up whether or not to try them! :) your swatches have def helped me choose which shades I might like and Priceline's half price Rimmel is def a bonus!! :)
    Loz

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  8. Ohh Ive been lusting after these for a long time as I love the consistency and pigmentation of these type of products ...

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  9. Great review! When I finally got my ass to priceline half the colors were already sold out, but I still got a couple to try and they're just so amazingly pigmented. Haha I thought I was the only one that was amused by the stopper!

    Thanks for the giveaway xx
    bit.ly/peachsblog

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    1. Got ahead of myself.

      I'm always lusting Chanel lipsticks. Especially the click ones (:

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  10. I'm lusting after Maybelline color whispers!

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  11. GFC and BlogLovin : Erna Wijaya
    Comment : im totally loved with Benefit ChachaTint :)

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  12. I'm lusting after MAC lipsticks! Have never tried one but they're a bit out of my price range :(

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  13. I'm lusting the lipstick of Etude House brand.
    Thanks for lovely giveaway!

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  14. I love these lip lacquers! I have 5 of them already and I still want more! :)

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  15. I'm lusting for Etude House's lipstick, they are so cute in the design ~

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  16. Ooooh these looks like fun..... I have a crazy thing for super strong almost neon colours, and that Stellar has just shot to the top of my list (like a shooting star, seeing as these are all galactic themed!)

    Can't wait to go stellar for Stellar! :)

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  17. I want to try the Rimmel Apocalips! I always fall for new products :)

    Thanks for the giveaway. These are so gorgeous, the colours are to die for.

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  18. I would love to try any of these gorgeous colours!

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  19. I'm lusting for a MAC lipstick
    kiss*

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  20. I'm lusting over Revlon's Lip Butters :)
    GFC: cukki219

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  21. GFC = Fawn M

    Oh Lordy...I Love Rimmel products and would have to say that even before reading this review I was lusting after the Apocalips but now I want them even more. *drool*

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  22. Honestly I'm lusting after a NARS lipstick. I've never tried them and I'd love to own Schiap which is an amazing shade of fuschia!!!

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  23. I'm lusting after these actually! But it's difficult to choose only one! Loving Celestial, Solstice and Apocolyptic.
    Kireina Kate (fb)x

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  24. I'm lusting after MAC's Impassioned for so long!

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  25. gfc blublu
    bloglovin sissy899

    MAC Impassioned !

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  26. I am currently hoping to get my hands on some new Maybelline Whisper shades! I heard they are coming out with some limited edition ones?

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  27. I'm lusting for a MAC lipstick!

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  28. I like the shade Celestial!

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  29. I'm lusting for Apocalips! Seriously been wanting those since I've heard of them!

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  30. ive been lusting over the the apocalips and the YSL glossy stains! thanks for the generous giveaway :)

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  31. Ive lusting over apocalips in apocaliptic, and your review made me want it even more. I also want a red mac lipstick.

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  32. currently lusting over the 15 Shades Of Sephora set!

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  33. i am lusting after every pinkish peachy shade!

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  34. Hi again !
    I entered the Rafflecopter once again because my yahoo account got hacked :(
    I entered a new e-mail adress: bianca.rogoveanu@yahoo.com
    Just wanted to know that because you will see my name twice in the comments below and i don't want to be disqualified :(
    Thank you and have a nice day !

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  35. i'm lusting for EOS lipbalm
    email: the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com

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  36. lusting after these!!! they look amazing!

    writingwhimsy.com

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  37. I am lusting for Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Laquer.

    My Email Id : bidishabanerjee@live.com

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  38. i'm lusting over Niveaw fruity lipbalm in strawberry...

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  39. Nice review and swatches
    I'm lusting for NYX lipstick :)
    Thanks for the chance
    wish me luck

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  40. I would love to try MAC lipstick especially New York Apple.

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  41. Thank you for this cute giveaay!
    I m lusting after a Chanel lipstick...
    Email:Melodie10@gmx.fr

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  42. I'm lustingover really dark plum lipstick.

    uula027@gmail.com

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  43. I am currently lusting over Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipgloss <3

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  44. I'm lusting after these because of the incredible hype, but I've also taken quite an interest in matte lipsticks :)

    GFC: Sarah92
    email: s_khan1608@yahoo.com.au

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  45. I really really really want some of the new Urban Decay lippies. They look so rich and I love the colour range.

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  46. I'm lusting over Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Scenario! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  47. I'm currently lusting after Mac's creme cup!
    sheriberrix@gmail.com

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  48. I want to try the Rimmel Apocalips!

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  49. Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquers in Apocaliptic

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  50. I'm using Covergirl lip perfection lipsticks

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  51. I lusting for apocalips Celestia

    email:kiora_88@hotmail.com
    blog:www.nidasbeautybag.wordpress.com

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  52. THANK U SO MUCH 4 THIS LOVELY GIVEAWAY .
    LUSTING 4"MAC" :p

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  53. lusting for the Bourjois colorboost! unfortunately not in Australia yet. :(

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  54. For the longest time I was a lip gloss type of a girl, now I am really wanting more colour, like you said. The Korres Greek Yogurt series is fantastic.

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  55. I would love the Apocalptic colour! I missed out on it after stalking multiple Pricelines during the 50% off sale! Le sigh...

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  56. Any EOS lip balms!! I love em!! :)

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