Rimmel Apocalips – Across The Universe

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?”…


  1. Zazie Bibi
    18 Dec 2013 / 9:09 am

    such a stunning colour! i wish they had rimmel here 🙁


  2. Sara Chergui
    18 Dec 2013 / 9:11 am

    I love the apocalips lipsticks, they are so gorgeous !

  3. tillylion
    18 Dec 2013 / 9:17 am

    I love it, you should wear red more. It suits you!


  4. Jenny
    18 Dec 2013 / 9:26 am

    Looks gorgeous on you x

  5. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    18 Dec 2013 / 9:30 am

    This formula is amazing, and the finish looks it was done using a premium brand – excellent value for money! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  6. Amy Liddell
    18 Dec 2013 / 9:42 am

    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


  7. Maddy
    18 Dec 2013 / 10:04 am

    Love this colour, it really suits you too! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  8. daniella-r
    18 Dec 2013 / 10:05 am

    I love Rimmel Apocalips, they're my favourite thing, as I'm not really a fan of lipstick 🙂
    Daniella x


  9. Rachel
    18 Dec 2013 / 10:30 am

    what an amazing colour, looks great on you 🙂

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  10. Katie
    18 Dec 2013 / 10:33 am

    STUNNING colour on you!

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  11. Roxanne
    18 Dec 2013 / 10:39 am

    Red lips look amazing on you! x

  12. The Girls Next Door UK
    18 Dec 2013 / 11:01 am

    I have been debating whether to get this for a while now x

  13. Emily Knott
    18 Dec 2013 / 11:02 am

    Love this stuff!


  14. Sophierosehearts
    18 Dec 2013 / 11:33 am

    Your hair is looking incredible, I love that shade 🙂

    Sophierosehearts x

  15. Cat
    18 Dec 2013 / 12:11 pm

    gorgeous colour, thanks for tips 🙂 x

  16. Megan Lillie
    18 Dec 2013 / 12:46 pm

    You really suit a red lip! The Apocolips are fabulous!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  17. Emily Golding- Beauty By Emily
    18 Dec 2013 / 1:07 pm

    You look beautiful in red!!! wow 🙂 you got to love a good Rimmel Product.


  18. Fatbeauty x
    18 Dec 2013 / 1:48 pm

    The red colour looks gorgeous on you!

    Lucie // Fatbeautyx // My latest post ( Cocoa Brown 1hr Tan Mousse* Review ) // Vote for me in the #UKBA14

  19. Stephanie Tang
    18 Dec 2013 / 2:00 pm

    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

  20. Alis Tougher
    18 Dec 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Such a beautiful colour!

    Tiny Alis.

  21. Catherine
    18 Dec 2013 / 4:21 pm

    This is such a gorgeous colour, it really looks lovely on you. I need to dig out my Apocalips more often.

    Catherine, xo.

  22. Rebecca Morgan
    18 Dec 2013 / 4:39 pm

    I hope this colour makes its way over to Canada soon! I adore the formula, and already own 4! x


  23. Georgia Nicolaou
    18 Dec 2013 / 4:55 pm

    Wow! It looks amazing!

  24. Jade CosmeticEffect
    18 Dec 2013 / 5:32 pm

    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 🙂

  25. Nina Zane
    18 Dec 2013 / 5:35 pm

    The Rimmel Apocalips are just awesome, love this shade 🙂 xx

  26. studentbeauty
    18 Dec 2013 / 5:53 pm

    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


  27. Erika Nagode
    18 Dec 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Nice! Very beautiful red color and gorgeous hair <3

    Erika Nagode

  28. Amy Ollerton
    18 Dec 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Really want to try Apocalips, and this a lovely festive colour!

  29. Donna
    18 Dec 2013 / 7:08 pm

    this is such a beautiful shade of red. you look stunning!

  30. Astrid
    18 Dec 2013 / 7:42 pm

    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 🙂

    x Astrid | http://petitmocha.blogspot.be/

  31. Eleri Roberts
    19 Dec 2013 / 12:14 am

    This looks gorgeous, I must also buy more Nars lip pencils… xx

    Eleri Roberts

  32. Caitlin Crawford
    19 Dec 2013 / 12:39 am

    Love this post! & you are so beautiful 🙂

    – xoxo

  33. Kylie Sherritt
    19 Dec 2013 / 2:27 pm

    You look so great in a red lip! I can't believe that you were shy about wearing it!


  34. Emma Fox
    19 Dec 2013 / 6:58 pm

    Such a great post! Your blog is amazing as usual 🙂 That colour looks great on you!


    Emma x

  35. Michelle
    19 Dec 2013 / 10:36 pm

    looks great on you, so festive!


  36. rosaliejayne
    20 Dec 2013 / 1:33 am

    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

  37. Rachelle
    21 Dec 2013 / 11:35 am

    Its such a gorfeous color on u and your hair looks beautiful also …hope u have a Merry Christmas !

  38. Simplybeautifulelegant
    21 Dec 2013 / 1:26 pm

    beautiful color!

  39. Chelsey Rose
    21 Dec 2013 / 4:57 pm

    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

  40. Moira Parton
    23 Dec 2013 / 5:33 pm

    Love this on you. Must have a look next time I'm in Boots or Superdrug. x