• 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

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71 Responses

  1. Katie Walker says:

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



  2. jessiemapooh says:

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


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

    Sophierosehearts x

  4. Valérie says:

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

  5. Avril says:

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

  6. Jet Shanahan says:

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

  7. 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

  8. nayabloves says:

    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


  9. Heather says:

    these look amazing, i love stellar on you!


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

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  11. Amy says:

    You know I actually like the nude shade on you 🙂

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  12. Amie H says:

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


  13. Megan Lillie says:

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

    Megan xxx

  14. They look fantastic on you !

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

  16. gill o'shea says:

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

  17. Nicole says:

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

  18. Rohini says:

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

  19. Cat Lady says:

    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

  20. 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

  21. daniella-r says:

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


  22. Nicole says:

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

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

  24. 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

  25. Dazzlin Sana says:

    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


  26. Maddy says:

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

  27. Maddy Reid says:

    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!

  28. Abby says:

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

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  29. Nicola says:

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


  30. Kassie lee says:

    Been so excited for these and you cant beat the price

  31. Laura says:

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


  32. it looks so pretty on you 🙂 i especially like ‘celestial’ xx

  33. Megan says:

    Love the look of celestial!x

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



  35. Really nice!! I love it!!!!!

  36. Katie says:

    Love Stellar and Celestial on you!
    Katie xx

  37. Gemma Turner says:

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

  38. 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!

  39. Sydney S says:

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

    Sydney xo

  40. Klaudia... says:

    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!

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

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  42. Laura Galve says:

    Stellar looks amazing!!!x

  43. Pippa Jones says:

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

    Pipp xx

  44. Rachel says:

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


  45. Louise Lam says:

    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.


  46. Samantha says:

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

    Sammy xx


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

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

  49. emily says:

    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.


  50. kristinalhg says:

    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!!

  51. glalamorous says:

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


  52. Jen27 says:

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



  53. 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

  54. Katherine xo says:

    SO want stellar, going tomorrow to grab them! x


  55. Allie T. says:

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

    twitter: @ordinaryallie

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


  57. flabbyface says:

    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

  58. Kate Lees says:

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


  59. Vanessa says:

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

  60. Emma Louisa says:

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

  61. Danielle says:

    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!


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

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


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