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?

19 comments:

Adele said...

Love the colours you chose. Hope you enjoyed your birthday celebrations.
Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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Crosswire Dreamers said...

I have been seeing these all over every blog! I love the ones you chose. Hopefully they will get released in Australia soon x

fluff and fripperies said...

Yep they are definitely the product du jour! X

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I think they are lovely, gorgeous colours. Look wonderful on you. Love the name of them as well, will have to check it out. Happy Monday love, I hope you have a great one & are doing grand! xx

Anibani said...

nude eclipse is beautiful! luna is not bad either :)

Emilyx0- Irish beauty blog said...

I love the colours you chose! Really loving these at the moment :)

x

What Katie Healy Did said...

Luna looks so beautiful on you!

Been There, Done That, Got The Lipstick. said...

Haven't tried them yet but I plan to. Think Big Bang is the one I want the most!
xo

little t said...

I'm going to try those glosses from Maybelline, because I love the YSL version

FASHION TALES said...

Must admit the name is clever on their part. The nude colour on you looks pretty nice though. Thanks for the lovely review!xo

Laura Go said...

haha! I love the name! And Luna looks insanely gorgeous on you!
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Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

I want these just for the name too haha! They both look gorgeous on you!

Makeup Over Mind said...

Love these! Was planning to blog about them this week, and I agree (at least from the 3 I have) that Luna is not quite as good as the other 2. Not too drying on me, as such, but not as pigmented and separates a bit on the lips. Gorgeous on you though! x

Breige said...

Ooh, they look nice, not too sticky, I hate sticky gloss!

Cuti-CLUE-les said...

Luna is gorgeous. Perfect for daytime wear

Life, Loves...... said...

I am liking the apricot one...was thinking of buying a coral lippy at the weekend but got distracted and forgot....I might pick up this one
J
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Karen Constantine said...

They're gorgeous on you! They're one of my fave purchases this year so far, and bargainous too!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I have never try rimmel lips products out before. going to see if they sell these in the states

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I hadn't heard about these yet! Thanks for keeping me in the know. I love YSL touche eclat. HAHAHA
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