18 February 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Luna and Nude Eclipse: Review, Pictures, Swatches

Every so often a product comes along that gets the beauty world in a right old tizzy. Revlon's Lip Butters were one such product. YSL's Le Teint Touche Eclat was another. And right now, Rimmel Apocalips are the latest craze - so of course, I picked up a couple to try.

Rimmel Apocalips Luna and Nude Eclipse
First things first - these have drawn comparisons to YSL'sGlossy Stains, but that's not comparing like with like at all. They're entirely different products - Apocalips aren't glossy, and they don't stain the lips - and nor, to be fair, do they claim to. If you are looking for a budget alternative to the YSL product, I'd point you towards the Super Stay 10h Tint Glosses from Maybelline.  

Rimmel Apocalips Nude Eclipse Swatches

So what are the Apocalips (apart from seriously brilliantly named)? They're a range of eight really pigmented liquid lipsticks that come in a gloss-alike tube, with a doe foot aplicator. I picked up Luna, a creamy apricot, and Nude Eclipse, which are the type of shades I'm gravitating to these days.  

Rimmel Apocalips Luna and Nude Eclipse

They look a little bit glossy when first applied but that soon fades and you're left with a sort of satin finish - there is a slight sheen, as opposed to shine. They're creamy and comfortable to wear although I do find 'em slightly drying on the lips - especially Luna, for some reason. I really like these but I do think some of the hype surrounds the formula, rather than the product itself -  liquid lipsticks are still not all that common, and for many, this is their first experience. But there are some great options already out there - like the brilliant Collection lip creams , which are also incredibly well priced.

Rimmel Apocalips Luna Swatches

I bought these for around the €6 mark in Superdrug - which always tends to be a few quid cheaper than Boots - but the RRP is €7.95. What do you think, have you tried 'em yet? Do you plan to?
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