Hi there! It’s been ages since Rimmel Apocalips hit the shelves in Australia, but these liquid lipsticks are a must-have for those who hate the stickiness of lip gloss but love a shiny bold lip look.
There are currently 11 shades available in Australia (according to their website) ranging from gold shimmery Stargazer (701) to muted pinks/mauve a la Phenomenon (100) and Nude Eclipse (600) all the way up the colour spectrum to some bolder and brighter shades like Stellar (501) and Apocaliptic (303).
To keep from boring you with facts and figures, let’s cut to the chase, shall we? In terms of the formula think: melting down a lipstick, and having it stay that consistency and that’s what Rimmel Apocalips feels like to me! They’re extremely creamy and the colour payoff is shown in the image below:
Rimmel Apocalips is a high-shine lip lacquer, without the sticky mess that I find most lip glosses give. The only downfall of this formula is that it smudges really easily, so you’ll need to be really careful where your lips go. 😉
Stellar is a bright red-pink coral with a tendency to look slightly orange in brighter lighting and I think most ladies won’t find it too hard to pull this shade off.
In terms of lasting power, this does slip and slide very easily which makes eating and drinking that much harder as opposed to with a lip tint or even a lipstick.
This doe-foot applicator isn’t like most in the sense that it has a bit of a ‘reserve’ in it’s tip which helps make sure that you have enough product to smooth onto your lips. I’ve also trialed the Rimmel Apocalips as a (very liquidy) blusher, using a dot or two on fingertips to dab, dab, dab away on the cheeks and I loved it. Some might find using it this way a little sticky/tacky on the cheeks, but the key is to apply it little by little and to blend it in evenly.
Overall, I think it doesn’t hurt to have these in your beauty stash for those days where you want to put on minimal makeup because the boldness of some of the colours will detract attention from the rest of your face. Each are $15.95 AUD a pop, and are available at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Big W, Target, Kmart, & selected pharmacies.
I’d advise to keep an eye out for sales at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse if you want to buy them for cheaper. Alternatively, ASOS also stock Rimmel and are almost always much cheaper than buying them in store.
- Great colour payoff
- Non-sticky but still glossy
- Smudges easily
- Scent may be too chemical for some