We all know it’s a fairly rare occurrence that anything red graces my makeup bag, but recently there has been a red in my stash which I’ve worn twice since purchasing it last week – I think the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils eased me into it to be honest (note to self: buy more Nars lip pencils). The new red in question is Across The Universe in the Rimmel Apocalips range. One of three new shades, this red is slightly darker and more winter appropriate than Big Bang and after giving it a little swatch in store, I deemed it perfect for party season and threw it in my shopping basket.
As with the whole range, these are by no means matte, and can be tricky to work with. Despite this I’m still a fan so I thought I’d put together a couple of tips to help you out when it comes to application.
Get Blotting: Too many coats of this stuff can get a little slippy, but after applying one layer I always blot it out with a tissue to matte things down. Then another layer goes on. This helps to extend the longevity – because who has time to constantly re-apply anyway? Applying a matte lip pencil underneath in a similar colour will work a treat too.
Mop up mistakes fast: Being Miss shakey hands over here, I’m guaranteed to put product where it shouldn’t be. This stuff can be difficult to wipe off, so having a cotton bud and a little makeup remover nearby is essential.
So that’s this weeks favourite in the lip department done and dusted. And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of the reds, next weeks lip product love is a little more on the pinky side. I know, “Am I feeling okay?”…
such a stunning colour! i wish they had rimmel here 🙁
I love the apocalips lipsticks, they are so gorgeous !
I love it, you should wear red more. It suits you!
Looks gorgeous on you x
This formula is amazing, and the finish looks it was done using a premium brand – excellent value for money! Xx
Makeup by Candlelight
You really suit the red! I only have Big Bang i the Apocalips and I'm not too keen on the colour, I may have to invest in this one
Love this colour, it really suits you too! x
Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD
I love Rimmel Apocalips, they're my favourite thing, as I'm not really a fan of lipstick 🙂
what an amazing colour, looks great on you 🙂
STUNNING colour on you!
Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog
Red lips look amazing on you! x
I have been debating whether to get this for a while now x
Love this stuff!
Your hair is looking incredible, I love that shade 🙂
gorgeous colour, thanks for tips 🙂 x
You really suit a red lip! The Apocolips are fabulous!
Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog
You look beautiful in red!!! wow 🙂 you got to love a good Rimmel Product.
The red colour looks gorgeous on you!
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This color is gorgeous on you! I don't know why it's so rare for reds to grace your bags, they really suit you I think.
Stephanie | Love, August
Such a beautiful colour!
This is such a gorgeous colour, it really looks lovely on you. I need to dig out my Apocalips more often.
I hope this colour makes its way over to Canada soon! I adore the formula, and already own 4! x
Wow! It looks amazing!
That is such a flattering color for you! I have Big Bang which is a lovely red shade but this one looks like it would be even nicer! Thanks for sharing 🙂
The Rimmel Apocalips are just awesome, love this shade 🙂 xx
I literally cannot tell what's making this shade look so lovely- either it's you or it's just the shade. I'm going for both xxx
Nice! Very beautiful red color and gorgeous hair <3
Really want to try Apocalips, and this a lovely festive colour!
this is such a beautiful shade of red. you look stunning!
I actually own one of these Apocalips already,and yesterday I was debating whether or not I should pick up a second one. And I was immediately drawn to this one! It such a lovely autumn/winter colour and it looks very cute on you as well 🙂
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This looks gorgeous, I must also buy more Nars lip pencils… xx
Love this post! & you are so beautiful 🙂
You look so great in a red lip! I can't believe that you were shy about wearing it!
Such a great post! Your blog is amazing as usual 🙂 That colour looks great on you!
looks great on you, so festive!
This looks lovely on you, I love the apocalips range but big bang is just a little too bright for me in winter so I might have to try this one x
Its such a gorfeous color on u and your hair looks beautiful also …hope u have a Merry Christmas !
Very lovely colour, I'm going to have to try out some of this range I've heard so much about it. January sales here I come. 😉 Chelsey x
Love this on you. Must have a look next time I'm in Boots or Superdrug. x