Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rimmel Apocalips - Big Bang: Review + Swatches

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Big Bang - $25.00 in store or $9.25 off ASOS :)

After seeing the gorgeous swatches on many UK blogs, I could not wait to get my hot little hands on Rimmel's Apocalips range of Lip Lacqures. Rimmel claims these lacquers have the intense pigment of a lipstick but with the shine of a gloss that 'lasts and lasts', and I'm with them on that one!
I picked this colour as well as Celestial up off ASOS - by doing this the two products combined came to less than I would pay for one here in NZ ($25.00).

Big Bang is a pure, true red with more blue undertones than orange, which is ideal as it helps to prevent the nasty yellow teeth look that some more warmer toned reds can give. I was sceptical at first because I thought with these being so glossy that they would slide right off your lips but in no way do they do that. The formula settles in to a matte finish after about 30mins wear and then lasts forever, which I really like. I wear this to work and it stays put for a good 8hours minus one touch-up after eating. I find the application wand a little difficult to use but my best advice would be that less is definitely less when applying this product as an overload could get very messy! Also, a lipliner is important to stop the not so hot feathering look. 

Big Bang is super pigmented and lately I have been pretty partial to a good red lip - this is 100% my go-to red lippy!

Have you tried any of the Apocalips Lacquers? Do you feel they live up to the huge hype?

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11 comments :

  1. I've been willing to try this lipstick for some time, the colour is so bright, love it, really suits you well! :) xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  2. I have this exact one and I LOVE it, the color is so amazing! But yeah it can tend to get a little messy if your not careful!

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  3. I love these lip lacquers! They're so creamy and pigmented. They definitely require a steady hand for application though.


    S xo

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  4. Such a gorgeous colour!! I'm not brave enough to rock this like you!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

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  5. This looks amazing on you!! I cannot wait to go buy some when they get to canada!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  6. Ahh, such a wonderful colour, I wish they would sell these in Bulgaria :( ! I need tofind me some out of somewhere lol :D
    I followed you on GFC and BlogLovin ^^

    XO,
    Merrie

    http://merriesbeautyboutique.blogspot.com/

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  7. I've yet to purchase one of these beauties! I'm not sure which shade to go for! This colour looks lovely on you xxx

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  8. I really need to get my hands on one of these they look so wonderful!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  9. Got mine off Asos too during the sale! They don't actually sell this shade over here in store!

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  10. Got mine off Asos too during the sale! They don't actually sell this shade over here in store!

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  11. You seriously pull this off so well! I haven't tried them yet, which is so weird because of how much hype they get, I just think they might be too heavy for me

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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