Review & Swatches: Rimmel Apocalips/Show Off Lip Lacquers

Friday, February 13, 2015

You know you're hooked on a product when you try it once and go online to buy almost every colour they have. In this case, I was so deeply in love with the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers or Show Off Lip Lacquers(US version name) after receiving it in a swap from Austria, I whatsapp my dear friend - Karena who was in London to purchase them for me.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers is like a non-sticky, satin lipgloss + lipstick in a tube and it is very opaque! I don't know why but Rimmel is no longer available in Malaysia, so you have to get these babies online. They are retailing at £5.99 in the U.K/$5.99 in U.S per tube and I think it is really affordable! Don't worry, I found out that actually carries them and you can get free shipping if you spend above £20.00.

I purchased 4 shades in 101 Celestial, 102 Nova, 303 Apocaliptic, 400 Big Bang.

The Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers doesn't come with any boxes. They come in a glossy black tube with a unique diamond cut cap. The packaging is super pretty and the bottom portion of the body is transparent so you can differentiate each shade.

I love that the applicator has a little pocket in the center that stores product so you don't have to keep dipping it in for more products.

101 Celestial - Dusty pink shade

102 Nova - A sweet bubblegum pink

303 Apocaliptic - Magenta/Hot Pink Shade

400 Big Bang - Bright neutral-tone red

The consistency and opacity of the product amazes me! They are really creamy and pigmented. These Lip Lacquers has a satiny finish that doesn't bleed at all. It actually dries a little matte, and it may be a little drying after some time. I must admit that the staying power is fantastic, it does transfers after a meal but it gives me a light stain of the original colour. The creamy texture makes the lips look juicy and really pretty! Rimmel also did a great job on the colour selection, they have different shades from nude, pink to red.

The only drawback is I think these Lip Lacquers have a weird scent to it, it reminds me of plastic + vegetables scent to it. I really don't know how to describe that odor. I got used to it so it doesn't bother me anymore.

Product Information:
Name: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers 
Shades: 13 shades available in U.K/ 9 shades available in U.S
Quantity: 5.5ml 
Availability: ASOS (Ships Worldwide)Superdrug, Ulta, Target, Walmart etc
Price:  £5.99 in the U.K/$5.99 in U.S

With love, 
·  Carolyn ♥ · 

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