• 22nd Jan 2013


I think Rimmel is one of the best drugstore brands for new launches, they always seem to get our little beauty obsessed hearts racing and counting down the days until launch day. This time it’s with their new lip lacquers, Apocalips. The name is pretty epic, but I’m pleased to say that the product does live up to it. 

The Apocalips are a happy medium between a long-wear lipstick and a high-shine lipgloss. They remind me of Stila’s Liquid Lipstick as they apply a very thick, highly pigmented colour onto the lips like a lipstick, but the effect is a shiny, rich lipgloss look. I didn’t find these to be sticky at all and despite the solid block of colour it gives, they’re not at all heavy feeling on the lips. The packaging is clear, so the colour you see is actually the colour you get and I absolutely love the foam applicator with it’s ‘micro-resevoir’. It applies really smoothly and evenly, making precision around the lips easy. The way they feel so soft and light on the lips also reminds me of Collection’s Cream Puff. 

They come in 8 shades and out of the three I tried Celestial is my favourite, but I also have my eye on Big Bang which is a bright red. Oh and now you know why I don’t wear nudes… I’m looking at you Nude Eclipse!!

They are extremely long lasting and stayed on whilst I filmed a whole video and ate some soup for lunch. You can see in the photo below what the swatches looked like after I scrubbed my arm with Bioderma. 

These are out tomorrow so go and have a swatch to see if you like them. Be quick though, I have a feeling the first batch of these will sell out! 

What do you think? Are these something you want to try?

Lily xx

Rimmel Apocalips Nude Eclipse*, Celestial* & Stellar* £5.99

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05803485661236126372 Katie Walker

    Wow, the pigmentation of these is incredible! I can’t wait for them to be released!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04866620342171064262 jessiemapooh

    They look gorgeous on you- especially nude eclipse! what a great, nude shade.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12362884678360472138 Sophierosehearts

    Wow they look gorgeous, so excited fore these! They all look fab on you, but celestial is my fave :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    I was so looking forward to reviews of these ones :D Love the Celestial! The colours are amazing, definitely going to check them out xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17168274224489303618 Avril

    Oh my I love these!!! Stellar is gorgeous on you!! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14346551426938949235 Jet Shanahan

    I love the Stellar! May have to try and get my hands on this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09502654745873977700 Laura-Jane Baker

    So excited to try these! Nude eclipse is my fave out of the three – as I always say (with a cheeky giggle) you can’t go wrong with a good nude.

    Lj x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille

    WAW these lipstick are so pretty

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04624881851187835741 nayabloves

    Hello awsome pigmentation! The latter two look lovely on you :) im having an internatiomal giveaway on my blog incase youre interested :) features goodies from victorias secret, revlon, elf and wet n wild


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    The nude looks great on you!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17367835986997195774 Heather

    these look amazing, i love stellar on you!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11543754206120689987 Hannah Campbell

    These are so pigmented, they look great! Particularly love celestial!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02681070126460698311 Amy

    You know I actually like the nude shade on you :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16267388343593455069 Amie H

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try one! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

    I love the name, so clever! I like the look of Stellar!

    Megan xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06748728381069266721 SofievLandeghem

    They look fantastic on you !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11082822372879296432 GoldenGalaxyNele

    Aah, I love them all! I really want to try them. We don’t have them in Belgium yet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13230387746565198948 gill o’shea

    If you can’t wait til tomorrow – they’ve got them in my local Superdrug today!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04937748110382969309 Nicole

    I love the product, but I can’t help but think they stole the name off Illamasqua’s teal colour. :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06552225307499110510 Rohini

    Such an interesting concept! Definitely going to try them out! Great post! Love Stellar on you! =D xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12536195150852831053 Cat Lady

    The nude eclipse might just be the colour I have been waiting for! I have been looking for a nude, every day colour for the last year or so and can’t find one that suits my skin tone. But I can’t wait to give this a go! :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00513281548478799597 Chris El @ MyFashionTrendencies

    I just recently got into testing out Rimmel London and love their lipsticks. I’m interested in getting Nude Eclipse. Does this have a taste or smell?

    xoxo Chris

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09177079859929294561 daniella-r

    I really like the Celestial colour. Def going to try and nab some tomorrow!
    Daniella x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352217503614850300 Hannah

    Looking forward to trying these! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17179673778711738474 Nicole

    These look amazing I can’t wait to try them out tomorrow! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04396722536411918729 Alexandra Miehe

    I really like the Stellar one!! Really pretty!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    The nude shade does actually suit you Lily but I know what you mean – I feel a bit like a zombie if I wear a nude shade. These sound right up my street so I may be elbowing the crowds in Boots tomorrow.

    Stellar is definitely my favourite shade on you too!

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05249922555247156344 Dazzlin Sana

    These look awesome! And yes you are right, the brand never leaves us disappointed. I hope to get my hands on these soon, hope they are available in this part of the world too.x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    The pigmentation of these looks amazing, can’t wait to get my hands on some! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13121821586768637697 Maddy Reid

    Will these be online tomorrow, or will they just be in store? I am waiting before I pay for my boots order in case I miss them online!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05324987116749099706 Abby

    I really love the nude shade on you actually! Can’t wait to get some :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01007210998073964028 Nicola

    So obsessed with these, defiantly feel i need every colour!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03016462874655736653 Kassie lee

    Been so excited for these and you cant beat the price

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05883431451157904133 Laura

    I will be practically running to my nearest Boots tomorrow! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16639926637164678350 Beauty Inside and Out

    it looks so pretty on you :) i especially like ‘celestial’ xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17499015838678072064 Megan

    Love the look of celestial!x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    I really want to try stellar! Looks amazing, can’t wait until these hit shelves



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12384192729871887479 Estefanía Ainoza

    Really nice!! I love it!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12392112194944581889 Katie

    Love Stellar and Celestial on you!
    Katie xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05129711767206895445 Gemma Turner

    Love the look of all of these! I neeeeeeeed them all!
    Gem xx | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09040314314493409376 NelleShoeGirl81

    That’s funny, as I scrolled down, I actually thought “oh, that’s a really good nude for her!” Keep it, because someday when you want a nude, you’ll be glad you have that one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12460228691390101651 Sydney S

    These look incredible! The pigmintation is amazingg! Will definitely have to look into these :)

    Sydney xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    These are amazing! So pagmented for such a small price tag! <3 xo


    I’m holding a ‘giveaway’ for new blogs to be discovered more!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12091291532856487391 amanda rachel

    Digging Stellar! I am also into the price points on these products, not all gloss has to be $30+.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04179656528221580812 lily white english rose

    ooh these look great, love that they are so pigmented!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15723255731274146176 Laura Galve

    Stellar looks amazing!!!x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    Really pretty colours, they look great on you too. Cant wait to go purchase one!!

    Pipp xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12794503705073376322 Rachel

    really want to try these, don’t love the packaging though – bit tacky maybe? x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01150746797858170462 Louise Lam

    These look nice, I’m loving how pigmented they look. I would love to try these but I don’t want to waste my money if it’s sticky like lip gloss.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06166350395704199373 Samantha

    Woweeee cannot wait to get my hands on these bad boys! They are so pigmented!

    Sammy xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16311180952507354502 The Fashion Doc.

    Love love loveeee nude eclipse!! Might have to make a cheeky trip to boots tomorrow!! xxxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves

    Love the name!
    And the bottom two colours come out so well
    And suit you so much
    S xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14816223871803428428 emily

    These look great! I am not really a shiny lip kinda girl but I might have to give these a try. I like that the nude doesn’t look too glossy or pink.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15989407387684699491 kristinalhg

    I know I should be looking at the new lipcolor, but to be honest, I can’t get over how amazing your skin looks. So bright and beautiful. What are you wearing? Jealous!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00065327727525361775 Charli

    I cannot wait to buy these
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05657050576269622014 glalamorous

    WOW I can’t believe the pigmentation on them, incredible! Definitely going to have to pick some up. Celestial looks lovely on you xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    Wow, love the pigmentation of these! Celestial looks like such a wearable, versatile shade. Thanks for sharing! :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12418928677783740454 Makeupbypatricia

    I am in awe with the pigmentation of these.
    Thanks for the swatches and the review!

    PS: “Stellar” was made for you. It awakens your entire face! xx gorgeous

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197039176005001157 Katherine xo

    SO want stellar, going tomorrow to grab them! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17569764411213068387 Allie T.

    Great pigmentation, and sounds like they last! Do they compare to the YSL Glossy Stains?

    twitter: @ordinaryallie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16176697460731929413 Karly Michelle

    they look absolutely stunning, especially the red one! I cant wait to try them out!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00992581570608099515 flabbyface

    I love Celestial http://flabbyface.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/rimmel-apocalips-in-celestial.html

    But i think it looks so much better on you than me.

    I so wish i pulled off red lips like you. Lipstick wearer envy.

    Jules x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17149991935437557961 Kate Lees

    These look great! Celestial looks so pretty, great everyday colour x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06035723345335784836 Vanessa

    Nude eclipse and celestial both look gorgeous on you! These are lovely and pigmented. May have to check them out in store :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14403083372737518860 christinamartinaxoxo

    Such a great post!! Love it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01970065457571883935 Issy Beaton
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12486147624063920144 Skin and Roses

    These are such pretty colours!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07365939010598050373 Emma Louisa

    They certainly have some staying power. I’ll be looking out for these

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17757076116331434392 Danielle

    Oh I so cannot do nudes either…though to be fair when I saw you wearing this nude I thought you looked good…but I totally get not being into them. Stellar on the other hand…I knew when I saw these posts going up that I had to have it…and sure enough–its mine. I do love Big Bang though…might need to give it a try!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10206459516619802449 Rosella Beauty

    I cannot wait to try these! You look so lovely! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07312141744409635593 Ashley Armstrong

    I’ll definitely be trying these, I like long lasting lip products and the price is great.