Thursday, 26 June 2014

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Glosses - Stellar & Apocalyptic

When these glosses were released a while back, I read a few reviews on them that were less then stellar...then Victoria Donelda reviewed them, and I went out and bought two. 
I decided on Stellar and Apocalyptic, as both were cream finishes and both were bright colours that would be fun in the summer. 
The packaging on these things, is awesome. I really like that extra bit of jagged detail to the lid, that just makes these glosses stand out from the rest. The plastic is opaque black at the top and gradients down into clear plastic, which is great because it means you can see the try colour of the product before purchase! All the writing is in silver. 
One thing that I really love about the packaging is the 'dispenser' type bit that is pictured above. Simply because if your gloss doesn't have the seal on, it's easy to see whether the gloss has been used or not, you can see more product in this clear piece of plastic if the wand has already been removed! 
Compare that to what you see at the top of the bottle here, it's now full of product as I'd removed the applicator! Details, details my friends! The above is Apocalyptic, which I think was the shade worn in the adverts. 
The applicators have a little scoop out of the flat side so that the sponge can pick up more product, this is the first time I've seen it where the hole doesn't go all the way through like on many L'oreal products. It definitely offers more coverage, and stops you from having to dip the wand more than needed, which will overtime stop the incorporation of more bacteria in the product, compared to a wand with no dimple! 
These things are CRAZY pigmented! (Apocalyptic Left, Stellar Right) This picture is with just one stroke, which is amazing, they are even more opaque than the L'oreal L'extroadinaire liquid lipsticks. 
The formulation is smooth, a little thick but not at all sticky, they do set a little and leave a nice, bright stain, so you won't miss the colour once it's gone! 
Apocalyptic - A beautiful bright, raspberry pink. It's a bright opaque pink, more of a neutral pink rather than warm or blue toned on me. 
Stellar - A  bright coral colour that's perfect for the summer, again it's amazingly pigmented, and so beautiful. Both are cream finishes. They both give a very smooth, clean finish and don't settle into dry skin. They are somewhere between a liquid lipstick and a lipgloss, and give a very nice, high-shine finish. They are beautiful and for £6.49 in both Superdrug and Boots, I think they're definitely worth it! 

3 comments:

  1. I wonder if the formula is slightly different between these and the Show Offs (the renamed US version) because these look gorgeous and mine doesn't have a safety well as you described. They look great on you!

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  2. The pink one is such a pretty shade!! I've always wanted to try out these but sadly they aren't available in singapore :(

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  3. Wow these look amazing! I've seen them advertised but never thought about trying them out. I'm going to have a look next time I'm shopping! Great post xx

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