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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  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

  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!

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

    S xo

  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

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


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

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

    Christina xx

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

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

  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