Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in "Apocaliptic", "Aurora", "Nova" & "Stellar": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hi guys, I hope you are having a good week so far, the weather in Vancouver has been pretty crazy lately with a combination of rain, snow, and fog. I can't wait for spring to arrive, which in Vancouver means steady drizzle season, yay... Anyhow, today I have four amazing shades of the very well known Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer to show you, to see some lip swatches and my review, click.......

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer ($7.99) is a line of lip colors that "combines the best of both worlds". Each lip lacquer has the rich pigmentation of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss but it isn't sticky and nor does it dry out the lips.
The applicator of the Apocalips Lip Lacquer is a special doe-foot applicator that features an "inbuilt micro-reservoir" that allows the product to glide on smoothly and evenly.
All the colors have a light and pleasant watermelon scent.
The doe-foot applicator has a special built in micro-reservoir."
The line features 12 shades and I have here four of them, let's started with the first one!
First up is a rich deep pink with neutral undertones called Apocaliptic. Apocaliptic is bright and eye-catching, it is not for the faint of heart. The pigmentation is simply amazing and the application is just as impressive. The formula of all of these are very cushioning so they are suitable for those with drier/wrinkly lips.
The product should be applied sparingly as some bleeding will occur if too much is applied. Applying with a lip brush is also preferred for this particular shade as it is so bold that any mistakes will be very noticeable.
Aurora is a flattering peach coral and probably the most natural and wearable one out of the four. The pigmentation of this one is also amazing. The formula is cushioning and moisturizing. The apocolips lip lacquer will transfer and I wouldn't call them long wearing lip colors but they stay on the lips reasonably well as long as you don't do any intense eating or drinking.

Nova is a very feminine warm pink. Despite being one of the lighter colors of the collection, Nova still has very good pigmentation but like all lighter lip colors, Nova does crease and cling to any dry patches or wrinkles of the lips so a good exfoliation/moisturization is needed before wearing this shade.
Probably the brightest shade of the four, Stellar is a reddish pink with an almost neon quality. The color literally "pops" off the face, which makes me a tad apprehensive about wearing it on a day to day basis, but I think I can probably work with it if I blot it a bit before heading out the door. The formula of this is no different from the previous ones, creamy, smooth, and pigmented. There is nothing bad here.

From left to right: Stellar, Aurora, Apocoliptic, Nova.
So I have finally had the opportunity to try these bad boys and yup, they definitely live up to their hype. I wish they were a bit more long wearing but the application and pigmentation of these are simply unmatched, they are what I wish the OCC Lip Tars could be, I will probably pick up a few of the more neutral shades to keep these four company!

Have you tried the Rimmel London Apocalips? Are you totally in love with them? Let me know in the comments below!