I was at a Boots store the day when the Rimmel Apocalips launched in Dubai. I remember swatching them and loving them. But, of course, silly me didn’t get one until last week. The first time I tried this product, the only question that I was asking myself was: where have you been all my life?
If you don’t know what the Apocalips are, then here it goes: basically they are creamy pigmented lip lacquers that are long wearing and non sticky. They are very intense by providing a great pop of color accompanied by a very subtle glossy finish. The finish isn’t comparable to normal lipglosses such as MAC’s lipglasses or any other typical lipgloss that you would use. YSL have the same version of it which I’m sure you’ve all heard of. I believe they are the one who started this lip lacquer trend, if I’m not mistaken. Of course, the YSL aren’t very healthy for your wallet!
These lippies come in a slim tube with practical applicators that tend to scoop a generous amount of product. So be careful to not apply too much. They glide on very nicely and last for quite a while.
From the 8 shades that are available in Dubai, I chose the color Celestial. A mid-toned pink, kind of berry-ish. Typical me. Surprised? As always, I was so temped to buy a red shade such as Big Bang or Stellar. Since I’m a chicken and I don’t dare to step out of the house on a casual day with lipstick so bright that it can be seen from the other side of Sheikh Zayed Road, I decided to stick to what I use more often. Back to Celestial… Although it is extremely pigmented, it’s one of those shades that aren’t too in your face. From far away it looks like a pretty natural pink and pops the green out of my eyes. Hooray!
If you are a fan of pigmented lipsticks, long wearing lipsticks (pff, who isn’t?) and practical purse friendly products, then go buy these immediately. I have to say, a lip product has never impressed me in such a way. I will go back for more. Rimmel, I’ll take my hate off to you. Well done!