The Review: Rimmel Apocalips

I’m a sucker for hype, i’ll admit it, and I was so looking forward for the Rimmel Apocalips range to come out a few weeks ago. I’d seen the Giorgio Armarni Lip Maestros a few months ago and was seriously tempted to purchase the red shade in the collection, but once I heard whispers that these would be released I held off in hopes of finding a barginous alternative.

The Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang is a gorgeous basic red that can easily be used to jazz up a minimal makeup look in an instant – perfect for unexpected outings. It gives a glossy finish – really glossy actually – I wasn’t really expecting it. A little also goes a long way with this stuff. Overloading will leave you with lipstick on your teeth for certain. It works slightly better with a matt lipstic/liner underneath to keep things under control. However you still run the risk of smuding this up your face, so no eating or clubs allowed with this one, it’s strictly a proceed with caution product. But beautiful none the less.

For a wee £6, this wont leave you bankrupt, and will serve as a non sticky, majorly pigmented lipgloss. The Giorgio Armarni Lip Maestros still seem to sit in a world of their own with their matte finish, but if you want a cheaper version of the YSL Glossy Stains, it’s likely that this will serve you well!


  1. Roisin Elizabeth Keats
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:31 pm

    I'm determined not to give in to the hype with these, but if I was going to then Big Bang and Luna are definitely the two shades I would go for… *looks shifty as she stuffs a boots bag into her handbag and pretends it's not really there*

  2. LuxeLifeAspirations
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:32 pm

    This looks beautiful but I think I'd prefer something more matte but for £6 I might give them a try 🙂

  3. Simple Sophie
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:35 pm

    i gave into the hype too and bought one today, i love the gloss finish but without the slimy sticky substance! this colour really suits you 🙂 ox

  4. Lisa Ven
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:44 pm

    this looks amazing on you!!

  5. Rita M.
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:45 pm

    Does anyone know where I can get these online? Thanks xx

  6. Roxii
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:50 pm

    I really want to try these, looks amazing on you!

  7. Soph.
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:56 pm

    I seriously need these in my life!!! xx

  8. RosieB
    31 Jan 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Wow, this colour looks stunning on you! I've been debating whether or not to buy some of these for a while, and you've just convinced me! 🙂


  9. Leanne Marie
    31 Jan 2013 / 3:06 pm

    I havent given into the hype.. Maybe Im a changed woman now that Im trying to downsize my collection! These are so pigmented though I can understand why everyone loves them so much!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  10. Daria
    31 Jan 2013 / 3:07 pm

    They look so good, I'm so tempted to get my hands on one of them! Although they'd be such a problem on dinners/nights out 😉 x

  11. Sarah B
    31 Jan 2013 / 3:31 pm

    This is exactly what I thought, It smudges and I got into a right mess trying to get it off without ruining my make up! Toally agree about it being beautiful though. Love your blog 🙂

    Sarah xx

  12. Maddy
    31 Jan 2013 / 3:44 pm

    This looks so great! Shame that it smudges so easily though xxx

  13. Diane
    31 Jan 2013 / 3:46 pm

    Oh Suzie, this looks AMAZING on you! A shame about the lasting power though 🙁

  14. GemmaFerris
    31 Jan 2013 / 4:06 pm

    I gave into the hype aswell, the day they came out! I'm glad I did though because I love the two I bought, Big Bang and Apocoliptic 🙂 Lovely review and the colour looks great on you xxx

  15. Leanne Rachel
    31 Jan 2013 / 4:49 pm

    This really suits you Suzie! I'm trying not to give into getting Luna, but I think I'll definitely end up buying it! xxx


  16. Donna
    31 Jan 2013 / 4:56 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour, I've read a lot of great reviews about these and I'm trying to hold off buying them but I don't think I have the willpower 🙂 x

  17. Millie
    31 Jan 2013 / 4:58 pm

    This is gorgeous! I will definitely have to pick this up! 🙂 ♥

  18. Beth Gallimore
    31 Jan 2013 / 5:01 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I love all the apocalips shades 🙂

  19. Confessions Of a Beauty Lover
    31 Jan 2013 / 5:47 pm

    I've heard amazing things about these products, I'm a sucker for hypes! Will definitely pick a few shades up! x

  20. Sandra
    31 Jan 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Oh wow, this shade looks gorgeous!

  21. Hannah Campbell
    31 Jan 2013 / 7:54 pm

    What a gorgeous colour, it looks so pigmented! Lush.

    Http:// xxx

  22. Olivia Law
    31 Jan 2013 / 8:03 pm

    This looks amazing! I really wasn't sure about this when I heard the concept but you look gorgeous xo

  23. Emily Simmons
    31 Jan 2013 / 8:47 pm

    This colour's gorgeous! If you want a cheaper matte version, collection 2000 have the cream puff lip creams which are basically the same thing! I love them and they're only about £3 I think. Not as many shades but a couple really lovely ones. xx

  24. Phoebe
    31 Jan 2013 / 9:22 pm

    I'm desperate to try these! I haven't read one bad review on them!

  25. Georgia Smith
    31 Jan 2013 / 9:42 pm

    I'm hoping to be buying one of these tomorrow!
    The colour looks brilliant on you!

  26. Emily
    31 Jan 2013 / 10:07 pm

    This is gorgeous on you:)

  27. Rachel
    31 Jan 2013 / 11:29 pm

    this colour looks gorgeous on you! i really want to try them but not such a fan of the glossy finish… don't fancy spending £25 though 🙁 x

  28. Katherine xo
    01 Feb 2013 / 1:30 am

    these are so so lovely! x

  29. HeartsAndCrosses
    01 Feb 2013 / 4:23 am

    I really want to try rimmel apocalips in stella and big bang, it looks gorgeous on you


  30. Kim @lovecloth
    01 Feb 2013 / 8:28 am

    might have to give this a try… love lipstick but more matte gal

  31. Claire
    01 Feb 2013 / 6:19 pm

    I'm a huge fan of the YSL Glossy Stains, so I'm definitely going to pick up one to see how they compare 🙂

  32. rosaliejayne
    01 Feb 2013 / 7:55 pm

    I love these, I find that after a few hours or if you have food or a drink the gloss wears off evenly and your left with a more matte lipstick 🙂 I did manage to eat cake and drink a latte without this going up my face but I was being extremely careful and delicate for once in my life 🙂
    Rosalie x