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