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Rimmel Apocalips - Big Bang

Friday, 22 March 2013



 I'm positive that this product needs no introduction because unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few months, I'm sure you will have heard all the hype and rave reviews surrounding the Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquers. They're marketed as a lipstick hybrid combining the rich colour of a lipstick with the high shine finish of a gloss. I'll be the first to admit, I wasn't enamoured by the product's claims to begin with. I've always been a matte lip girl, only recently delving into the wide variety of finishes available, so I was a little apprehensive. But I decided I had to see what all the fuss was about, and I was in the market for a red lipstick anyway - 2 birds, 1 stone and all that!

Firstly, the packaging is just nice. I won't say it's amazing or groundbreaking, but it's nice. With a colour as intense as Big Bang, I do find the applicator to be lacking slightly. I find it quite difficult to maintain a precise application with the applicator since the colour is so bold and the tiniest mistake definitely shows. The applicator is doefoot style, but it has a hole filled with lip colour. I'd definitely suggest using a lip brush to get a precise finish with this colour. On the subject of colour, this is a gorgeous shade! It's pretty much a true red and is super intensely pigmented. The only issue I have is that I do worry about it bleeding (if I invested in a lip liner, I'm sure I wouldn't have that problem) and smudging. I wouldn't dare wear this on a night out because I just know that I'd accidentally smear it across my chin. One thing I really dislike about the product is the smell/taste. This might be a personal thing, but as soon as I apply it to my lips, I feel as if I've just licked an envelope - not pleasant. I'm also really aware that I'm wearing this, which I'm not a fan of. That probably sounds daft, but I like to almost forget that I'm wearing something on my lips which is why I much prefer matte finishes or lip stains to lip glosses or high shine finishes.

Overall, I think this is a beautiful shade which you can't really go wrong with. But will I be going crazy and investing in the entire Apocalips line? No. I'm not sure I'm completely converted to a high-shine finish yet.

Have you tried the Apocalips? Do you think they live up to the hype?

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16 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous colour :) Haven't tried these yet but they look gorgeous! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I have this, I agree. It's nice but not worth the hype x

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  3. The shade is so gorgeous, my first red lip product. I agree tiny mistake would show, I must say that I am always worried about wearing it out, somehow it always goes on my teeth. xx

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  4. This is my favourite from the line, I really love it! I do love the glossy look though. xo

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  5. I agree, I love Big Bang but I always feel conscious that I'm wearing them and it's just not a nice feeling, I'm always having to lick my teeth in case it's strayed there, which it usually has. It feels even worse when it turns matte, I wish I was a fan of matte lips but I'm not keen on purposefully making my lips dehydrated :/ Saying that, they're super pigmented and come in some lovely colours though! xxx

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  6. I tried to buy this today but it was sold out! :(

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  7. I've got this one, I love the colour but it goes everywhere when I try to apply it haha!

    I have a new ootd post on my blog if you want a peek
    www.sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  8. This colour looks SO amazing! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  9. This particular colour looks lovely. I would probably only use this shade for nights out, I don't think I would feel comfortable wearing it during the day. :)

    I haven't been able to try out the Apocalips yet, since I live in Canada, but am excited for their launch here!

    http://ordinaryallie.blogspot.ca

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  10. Hello Sarah!
    Just stopping by from the #Bbloggers blog hop, I'm now following you via GFC and Bloglovin. I've been seening these Apocolips everywhere and everyone seems to love them, I'm not a big gloss fan though so it probably wouldn't be my thing. Really don't get the hype either, it's like another UD Naked Palette craze! :)

    If you wish to check out my blog the link is - www.labelledsm.blogspot.ie

    Peace & love from Ireland,
    Fiona
    xo

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  11. this looks beautiful on you!

    check out my blog, if you have the time?
    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I can't wait till we get these in Canada! I keep seeing so many reviews on them! Love your blog, I just followed! Feel free to check out my blog
    Adventures in Procrastination

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  13. Love this colour it's so amazing - the perfect red!
    I really hate the smell too it's so strange - I'm always petrified of smudging as it definitely would not come off if I did! Hahaha :)

    xx

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  14. This looks SO gorgeous on you lovely.. xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. pretty shade;)X


    http://throughartrelatedtofashion.blogspot.com/

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