Tuesday, June 4, 2013

An Ode To The Rimmel Appocalips!

An Ode To The Rimmel Appocalips!

(L-R) Big Bang, Appocaliptic, Stellar, Nova, Galaxy, Celestial, Luna & Nude Eclipse.
(L-R) Big Bang, Appocaliptic, Stellar, Nova, Galaxy, Celestial, Luna & Nude Eclipse.

Hey Guys,

As promised here is a whole post dedicated to the Rimmel Appocalips (although a bit late, but please excuse me, I was enjoying a wedding and the very hot weather in Baroda).  After my Huge Haul Post  here a lot of you said that you wanted to see the swatches  and reviews of the Rimmel Appocalips, so here it is :) Well a bit of a backstory, I wanted the Rimmel Appocalips so badly! They launched in the UK a few days after I came back to India for good, and you can imagine how heartbroken and distraught I was. Although finally I did manage to get them and when I did, as usual I went crazy and got all colors, not good for my pocket but great for my blog! I have had these for a while now and like all my product reviews I like to use the product for a good measure of time before I post a review on it, so I can give a precise opinion. Okay enough with the Rambling and back to the main topic. 

Rimmel has once again wowed me with their second to latest product, the latest will be in a future blogpost so keep a lookout for that ;) . Rimmel Appocalips created quite a stir in the blogosphere! Everyone and their mother and their goldfish were raving about it (lol). After using them for a few months I have to say I agree with them! I freakin' love this product! Its not a lipstick, its not a gloss! Its simply better mix of both! 

Rimmel USA has released their own version of the Rimmel Appocalips called the Rimmel Show-Offs which has more colors and is considerably cheaper than the Appocalips! Bad Bad Rimmel! (I want the Show Off's now! *whines*)

Appocalips come in 8 different colors and most of them are AMAZING! I will discuss the colors in detail below. Just for an overview they are: Big Bang, Appocaliptic, Stellar, Nova, Celestial, Galaxy Luna & Nude Eclipse. 

(L-R) Big Bang, Appocaliptic, Stellar, Nova,Celestial, Galaxy, Luna & Nude Eclipse.

(L-R) Big Bang, Appocaliptic, Stellar, Nova,Celestial, Galaxy, Luna & Nude Eclipse.


I would highly recommend using a lip liner before using the Appocalips as it prevents them from bleeding which is why I am going to include lip liner suggestions (a.k.a the lipliners I use) with all the colors as well.

The technique I use is gently use lip liner to coat my lips, apply one coat of the lip lacquer, blot it with a  tissue and then reapply again, this way they will last super duper long.


The packaging is so chic and stylish. I love the cutworked lid & the fact that the lower part of the tube is the shade of the lacquer. The packaging is pretty sturdy and perfect for travel. It sure does look pretty fancy when you pull it out of our bag and coat your lips with the rich product among a group of people.


0.18 fl oz, 5.5 ml


It comes with a different kind of applicator, something I have not seen before. It is a doe foot applicator but with a tiny hole in the middle! (don't get what thats for or what it does! but hey who cares!) 

Moving on to the shades:

 Big Bang:

With Flash                                                          Without Flash

Big Bang according to me is the hero shade of this collection! Its a true red and is perfect for a night out! I love this shade and it looks flattering on all skin types. I don't see any peculiar undertones in this color, to me its just a perfect red.  The Lip Liner I prefer to use under this is MAC Redd.


                                  With Flash                                                  Without Flash

Appocaliptic is the brightest fuchsia pink you can find! Its such an amazing color and photographs well with or without flash. The Lip Liner I prefer to use under this is MAC More to Love.


                                  With Flash                                                          Without Flash

A shade I have a love and hate relationship with. Sometimes this looks so nice and coral on me and sometimes it looks a bit to neon-y! Also under flash it looks like a neon pink, but I assure you its a true coral. The lip liner I use with it NYX lip liner in Coral (841) or Colorbar lip liner in Just Coral (008)


                                   With Flash                                                            Without Flash

Nova is like Niki Minaj on your lips! Haha! Its such a nice bubblegum pink. It does look more flattering on fair skin tones more than it does on dusky beauties.  The Lip liner I use with it is MAC Pink Treat or the limited edition lip pencil MAC Silly.


                               Without Flash                                                      With Flash

Celestial is a nice subtle dusty rose. It has pink undertones. This color is great for everyday wear and will look flattering yet not too much for work. The Lip liner I use with it is the Chanel precision lip liner in no 32.


            Without Flash                                                  With Flash

Among all the appocalips, galaxy happens to be my least favorite. Don't get me wrong its not the shade, its just my preference. I am not someone who likes purple,mauve or browns. Galaxy is a mauve-y plum with micro glitter in it. The glitter is not so noticeable at first. But once the lacquer goes matte the micro glitters add a bit of shine. Not too much though. Since I am not too fond of this shade I have passed it on to my mum who loves it. I would suggest using a Lip Liner like the Make Up Forever (MUFE) lip liner in 10C with it. 


                                  With Flash                                                            Without Flash

Luna is another one of the appocalips that I have a love and hate relationship with. I tan easily and the tan comes of easily for me too. So I cannot just travel with Luna in my travel makeup pouch (blogpost on it soon!) When I am tanned this lacquer makes my lips look ghostly! I do use this to tone down my MAC Morange if I feel like wearing a pastel orange. The Lip liner I use under this lip lacquer is Mac Subculture or the Chanel precision lip liner in Peche no 38.

Nude Eclipse:

                                   With Flash                                                    Without Flash

Okay nude is not a color for me! I simply cannot really "rock it" Not this shade anyway! Okay on its own this shade would probably not look too flattering on anyone I would assume! I wore it out the other day and my friend said, "I think you put concealer on your lips by mistake in a hurry!" I wanted to simply scream! But then I gave myself a pep talk mixed some blood red lipstick with it and voilĂ  we had a pastel reddish pink color on my lips and it looked so amazing, if I say so myself! The same friend then kept pestering me for my lip combo! (Hi Nikita, now you know!) I wouldn't use a lip liner under it because I wouldn't wear it on its own but a good option would be MAC Summerfruit.

There you go, that was such a huge post to write *phew*

Long Lasting.
Mega Pigmented.
Smooth on the lips.
Non Drying.
Go Matte after a while.

Rimmel USA's Showoffs which are so much cheaper and available in more shades! *nothappy*
Transfer to cups, mugs etc!
A nice orange and a rich brown would a good color option!
Smells a little funny! (melon combined with plastic!) (but the scent doesn't last too long! - not a total con)

Price: £ 5.99

 I know this was a rather huge and picture heavy post but I hope you found it useful. And if you are reading this means you did stick around to the end of the post so, thank you :) Please let me know your favorite shade if you have used them, if not which shade would you fancy? Also a humble recommendation try at least one if you can, you never know, you may just fall in love! :)



  1. amazing review!
    love all the swatches, and lip liner recommendations they look so creamy

    1. Thanks a lot... Yes they are very creamy but they dry matte after a while :)

  2. loved going thru this post! lovely swatches...

  3. Wow! I bought Celestial and loved it so much I now want Apocaliptic! And it's so not fair of the Show Offs to go to the US alone. I hope they launch them in India despite the not-so-fab name, because I want to try Comet from that range.
    Lol I dump my unwanted lippies on my Mum, too, but we both avoid nude peaches like the plague.

    1. I want to try the Aurora and Out of this world!! Its so unfair that Rimmel is a london brand but it has better variety and sells at a cheaper price in the US as compared to UK itself!

  4. Lovely Swatches & a great Review! I loved Stellar from the collection... :)

    1. Thank you :) Stellar would look super gorgeous on you :)

  5. Great! I've just ordered four from these shades,, cant wait for them to arrive!
    Lovely blog there (:
    TiTi's Corner!

    1. Thanks a lot, I am absolutely sure your gonna love them too! Cant wait to read your blogpost too ❤

  6. stellar and luna , super gorgeous , wish to try them <3