Earlier this year Rimmel released the Apocalips lip lacquers and they proved to be immensely popular. It seems everyone plus their dog went out and bought them - including me. Months down the line the hype has definitely died down. Now they've also been released across the pond, so I thought it's a good time for me to share my thoughts with you on what could be one of the most talked about lip products of 2013.
The Rimmel Apocalips are available in 8 different shades, but I only bought the colour 101 Celestial. I remember going into Boots when they were first released and most of the colours were sold out at the time. From the ones that were left, Celestial is the only one that really caught my eye. Now I bought this product back in February, and since then I have only worn it about twice. Even though the colours of the Rimmel Apocalips are very pigmented and long wearing, I am not that impressed with the colour range. Personally I find that most of the colours are very bright and as such, not really suitable for every day office or college wear. I know there is a nude shade in the collection, but I was even slightly disappointed with that as it is perhaps a bit too pale. I've got a feeling it would make me look like I've applied a mixture of foundation and lipgloss to my lips, which is obviously not a very good look.
I also don't really like the scent of the Rimmel Apocalips. They have a sweet watermelon smell. Now don't get me wrong, I love watermelon, but I prefer my make up not to smell of it. Make up smelling of fruit is just very 1990s and something I would probably get excited about if I was 12. Not 32.
The formula of the Rimmel Apocalips however is quite nice. They are not at all sticky which I like. Having said that, this is not a product I can apply without a mirror, and it's probably better to apply these with a lipliner as well just to make sure you get a nice clean lipline.So as you can tell, I am not a very big fan of the Rimmel Apocalips. Please don't get me wrong Rimmel is a brand I usually love. I'm a big fan of their eyeliners and nail polishes in particular. Sadly the Rimmel Apocalips just didn't do it for me, in spite of the hype surrounding them.
Did you buy any of the Rimmel Apocalips? What did you think of them?