4 February 2013

Rimmel Apocalips, worth the hype?

A picture of Rimmel Apocalips

 I love Rimmel. They have been my favourite high-street brand pretty much since the day I started buying and wearing makeup. I just find them perfect for everything; base, eyes, lips, cheeks, nails! A few of my holy grail products are from Rimmel, and it's probably the brand I have repurchased from the most over the years. So I always get excited when they release a new product! 

It seems everyone had heard of the Rimmel Apocalips way before me! The review I found the most helpful, because of the perfect lip swatches for each shade in this new vibrant range, was the Rimmel Apocalips: Review & Swatches post by Fleur from Fleur De Force. I knew as soon as I saw the swatches, that Big Bang, a vibrant, bright red, had to be mine! And even better, a couple of days later, Rimmel started selling these on their Facebook page, pre-release date! So I ordered Big Bang without a second thought! 
A picture of Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang
When it arrived, a good couple of weeks ago, I was pretty impressed. I quite like the packaging for this - the top section is almost like you might expect a smoothed meteor rock to be. I suppose, that's what we could expect if an 'Apocalips' was really on the way (clever packaging Rimmel!) As soon as it popped through my door, I had to give it a go! So I popped it on, and I am so impressed!

The pigmentation of Big Bang is spot on. It's vivid, bright and eye-catching, and for all the right reasons. Formula wise, it does apply wet like a lip gloss, but soon dries down to an almost matte finish on me. It somewhat reminds me of MAC's cult lipstick favourite, Ruby Woo. At first I wasn't overly keen on the applicator wand. It has a dip in the center which collects product. But after a few tries of using this and trying it out with different looks, I have actually come to really like the applicator - the dip in the center means you only need to use the wand once for all of your lips, as there is more than enough product, opposed to dipping back in the tube for more. Lasting power wise, I found this stayed on almost perfect for four hours before I needed to re-apply. And that was even with eating and drinking in-between! 
A picture of Rimmel Apocalips
Am I a fan? Yes! At first I was just going to stick with Big Bang, but then I swatched the others in store and fell in love. The only one they didn't have in stock was Nude, but I've since found it and now have the full set! (I didn't have Nude when taking these photos, so sorry there's no swatch!) I know a lot of people are dubious when a new product comes out and it's hyped about loads - but I really do think these are worth the hype. 

A picture of Rimmel Apocalips swatches

 My favourite is by far Big Bang. I'm a sucker for a true red and this one is just utterly beautiful! And if you're after a MAC Ruby Woo dupe, at just £5.99, this may just be your perfect solution! I also really love Nova which I've tried with a smokey eye and it looks so lovely! I think there's a shade for everyone in the range. And the fact I own every single shade says something! I don't think I've ever bought the full range from any brand or any release, ever! So it goes to show how much I adore these! Let me know what you think to them, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Have you got any? Which is your favourite shade? Do you think they are worth the hype? Let me know! 

A picture of Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang
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  1. Deffo worth the hype Ive got Nova, I didnt get them all because I have similar MAC colours but I do love the formula of these! x

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    1. Nova is a beautiful shade. I am such a big fan of this range. Me too, on my lips, the formula is wonderful xo

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  2. I really want to try these out! Hope there are still some in Boots when I have a look tomorrow :).

    peachesandsmoke.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope you manage to get your hands on them! xo

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  3. I'm not normally a fan of gloss but these do look amazing! Especially if they dry a little matte too :)
    I love the look of all of them but especially Nova!

    Rosie x

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    1. Nova is a beautiful shade :) They do indeed. I really recommend them! xo

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  4. that really suits you, i really want to get done, stellar, luna and nova are my favourites!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Will you pick up Stellar, Luna and Nova? xo

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  5. These sound so so good, I want Galaxy so much :) x

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    1. Galaxy is such a dark and sultry shade, I love it! xo

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  6. These look beautiful! I want to try every single shade! xoxo

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  7. I have celestial to try, I'm going to put it on after reading this. Xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. They look so great! Can't wait to pick these up! I love the swatches, really useful! x

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    1. Thanks, I'm really glad you liked the review and swatches xo

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  9. I love your swatch picture, so juicy looking.

    I only have Celestial and Galaxy but really really love them. Not worn anything else since i purchased them acouple of weeks ago.

    Jules x

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    1. Thanks Jules! I am wearing mine a lot too! I really love them xo

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  10. This is the most useful review I've read! I might pick up Celestial or Apocalipitic. Big Bang is gorgeous though x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Wow thanks Megan, what a lovely compliment! Let me know if you decide to pick any up! xo

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  11. I have Nova, Galaxy and Stellar and LOVE them! I was going to wait a little while before buying these but I just couldn't resist them when I was in Boots. I now want all of them!!! Big Bang looks lovely on you :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Donna :) Will you pick up the other shades in the range? xo

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  12. I'm still torn as to whether or not I want to give these a go.. Your review has pushed me over to the yes side a bit more and I think if I was to go for one it would be Luna.

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

    PS lovely photo :)

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    1. Let me know if you decide to give them a go Amy! They are worth trying especially as Rimmel is currently 3 for 2 in Boots xo

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  13. These sound and look amazing! I love the look of Stellar and Celestial. I can't believe how cheap they are too!!

    Gem x
    Gemma Means Jewel

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    1. I really love them and I think they are a great price for a product which you'll get a lot of use out of! xo

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  14. I like the look of Celestial and Galaxy! I've read a real mix of reviews on these, so not bought one just yet, but it's different for different people so I'm thinking to just buy one and try! xx

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    1. I definitely agree. You never really know how a product will work for you until you try it yourself xo

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  15. These are gorgeous, Big Bang is beautiful on your lips :)

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    1. Thanks hun :) It's my favourite shade xo

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  16. I have to say I am a big fan of these to. I picked up Luna, Galaxy and Celestial and love them all. They apply easily and last a good amount of time. The red looks great on you, but I don't think I am brave enough to wear it. I hope they release some more shades in the future
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Vicki :) You should be brave! You could apply it subtly as more of a tint if you don't want the full impact of the colour? :) xo

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  17. Maybe I got three from a bad batch, but they didn't 'dry' at all on me, transferred onto glasses, food, teeth and smeared easily and maybe lasted 90mins without reapplication. I don't get the hype :-/

    Elspeth xx

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    1. I'm sorry to hear they didn't work for you Elspeth, but like with all products, it's different for everyone! Hopefully you'll find a lip product which works amazingly for you soon :) xo

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  18. I swatched all these in Boots and I've decided I'm definitely going to get Big Bang, Nova and Stellar, they're amazing colours!! Hope they bring out more shades soon, I'm excited to use them :)
    Xxx

    Www.thebeautybelle.co.uk

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    1. I think they are a super exciting product :) xo

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  19. Really want to try the Luna shade x

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  20. Im also a big fan of big bang its such the perfect red and looks lovely on you x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you hun :) It's a gorgeous shade and such a good dupe for Ruby Woo xo

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  21. big bang looks gorgeous on you!

    are they sticky at all? i really want to get big bang but cant stand sticky lip gloss! xx

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    1. They can be if you apply to much! But if you just use the one application from the wand, on me at least, they aren't sticky :) They are of course a gloss though! xo

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  22. Stellar looks amazing! And Big bang really suits you, too bad I'm on a spending ban but I'll need to get my hands on almost every shade asap hehe xx

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    1. Thanks hun :) Something to treat yourself to after your spending ban has finished! xo

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  23. They look amazing, and BTW, is that a Maiden poster in the background of the last photo? xx

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  24. These look great! I really love the way Luna and Celestial look, I hope they come over to the US soon! x

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    1. I'm sure you'll get them in America soon Aly! :) You get more from brands than we do!! xo

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  25. Ohhh these look so pretty!! *____*

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  26. Oh I'm so glad you reviewed these!

    I have heard of them but was avoiding reading about them because do I really need any more lip colours? But I'm all for anything long lasting!

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    1. You can never have too many lip products ;) Or at least that's how I excuse the amount I have... Haha! :) xo

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  27. These look lovely and pigmented! I've never tried liquid lipstick but I'd love to try these. They're not available in Australia and it doesn't look like they will be for a while! Might have to wait till I get to the UK in May.

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    1. They are super pigmented :) I hope you get them in Australia soon, or if not, that you find some when you visit in May! xo

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