Rimmel Apocalips Swatches & Review!

Okay guys and girls – I have been ridiculously excited to feature these on my blog because in three words – I LOVE THEM!  I am definitely a lipstick  girl; I wear them most days and have a collection that I am ashamed to admit that I own.  Lip glosses on the other hand are my worst enemy – I have never got on with them, I hate the feeling of sticky, tacky lips and I prefer to have a lot of colour or pigment in a lip gloss where as most are sheer. 

However, recently, I was invited to the launch of the new Rimmel Apocalipses!  At first I was intrigued and then I had a play with them and instantly fell in love.  I can’t wait to show you guys how amazing they are so for now I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

L-R 500 Luna, 600 Nude Eclipse, 101 Celestial, 102 Nova, 301 Galaxy, 303 Apocaliptic, 501 Stellar, 400 Big Bang

apocalips 4

See just how wonderful they are!  Along with the incredible pigmentation of these products, they are not sticky – when I wear them my hair never gets caught in the them.  I adore the colour selection available, my favourites being Stellar, Luna and Celestial… I wore Stella, the orange based red to the Daily Mix Launch and received many compliments and also got to test out their staying power.  I applied this at 5pm and it lasted me well until I got home at 1am (I only retouched it once around 9pm!).  

I suspect Nude Eclipse will be a very popular shade when this hits stores – at first I thought it was horrendous and discarded it as I don’t think pale shades suit me, but whilst testing it out for the photos above, it’s actually stunning and very easy to wear.  Luna – the peach will also be a popular one as you can never go wrong with peachy pink lips!

These babies will be available to purchase in early January (I wish they were out sooner because my Mum too is in love with them and until they come out she is gonna keep stealing mine!) for the incredible price of just £5.99.

Will you be giving Apocalips a go?  What shade is your favourite?



  1. December 23, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    I love 301 Galaxy. Looks awesome on you!


  2. December 23, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    so jealous! I want them all 🙁


  3. December 23, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    OMG beautiful! want want want. especially celestial and galaxy. you're so lucky, you seem to suit all shades of lippy!

    staying power is a bonus too, especially for a lip gloss. do they fade evenly and leave a slight stain? i hate nothing more than when lip products fade on the inside of the lip and leave a 90s-esque lip liner effect.

    thanks for the review/swatches, katie 🙂

  4. December 23, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    The pigmentation on these looks amazing!!! 🙂 I am very impressed. I think I'll try out the plum color the next time I'm at CVS, it would make for a great fall look.

  5. December 23, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    I'm definitely checking these out, Galaxy and Big Bang look sooo gorgeous. I mostly hate glosses and wear lip balm, but these sound wearable to me. I think Galaxy would be my pick ^^

    x Kristina

  6. December 23, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    the pigmentation looks amazing! big bang and apocalyptic look amazing!


  7. December 23, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    i can't wait until they are in stores!


  8. December 23, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    These look amazing on you. I want to pick up Luna and Big Bang xx

  9. December 23, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    great post, I love how you did swatches and applied all of them which most people don't do!

  10. December 23, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    ooh these look great! I'm very hesitant about lip glosses as well but these look very nice!
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

  11. December 23, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    These look amazing on you. I want to pick up Luna and Big Bang! Xx

  12. December 23, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    These look soo good! Every single shade suits you even, as you say, the paler ones which normally wash out paler skin! Very very nice, can't wait to give these a go; though how I'll decide which shades to get, I don't know, they're all amazing! May have found something to put on my birthday wishlist in feb!

  13. December 23, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    These look gorgeous love the second one! Lovely

    Beauty Fiends Blog

  14. December 23, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    Wow these look fab! Big bang looks great on you. They all do!

  15. December 23, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    omg I loved them all:) you look gorgeous!! thanks for sharing!
    StyleGlaze Blog

  16. December 23, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Oh my god – NEED them all! So pretty!! Xx.

  17. December 23, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    Oooh it's gorgeous, I love 'Apocaliptic'! x

  18. December 23, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    These look gorgeous! Just like my type of lip product. Will definitely pick up a couple shades!
    I think Galaxy and Apocaliptic look best on you! 🙂

  19. December 23, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Big Bang looks amazing, Im the same as you, I love a lipstick and never was a massive fan of gloss, but I'm tempted to try them



  20. December 23, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Nude Eclipse is definitely the prettiest! 🙂

  21. December 23, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Big Bang is a gorgeous colour! Looks lovely on you 🙂



  22. December 23, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    I am so excited for these! How was the event? xxx

  23. December 23, 2012 / 11:56 pm

    Wow the pigmentation looks amazing! I usually hate lipgloss but I think I'll be giving these a go when they come out :)!


  24. December 24, 2012 / 12:01 am

    These look amazing!!


  25. December 24, 2012 / 2:02 am

    I want ALL of these :O they look so pigmented and pretty! 😀 xx

  26. December 24, 2012 / 5:53 am

    I love Nova 🙂

    Kisses from Argentina!


  27. December 24, 2012 / 9:47 am

    oh wow Big Bang is lovely!
    thanks for reviewing these, I usually avoid Rimmel like the plague but they look lovely… might have to pop out and purchase…


  28. December 24, 2012 / 10:30 am

    They look amazing. I love luna, celestial & nova!

  29. December 24, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    I really like the Stellar, Galaxy and Luna. They look gorgeous
    Daniella x


  30. December 25, 2012 / 12:32 am

    these look lovely! I never used to like lipglosses but now I love them xxx

  31. December 26, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    I love the shade nova ! i didn't hear about these before ! I will definitely buy them in january !


  32. December 27, 2012 / 12:39 am

    Galaxy is gorgeous!!! Are these coming to the US as well?


  33. December 28, 2012 / 2:03 am

    Stunning shades! I can't wait x

  34. December 28, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    Cant wait to try the nude and red shade 🙂


  35. December 29, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    They all look so pretty, I really like Big Bang though, I live for red lips 🙂

  36. December 29, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    Apocalyptic looks amazing on you! It is such a strong and beautiful colour and makes your eyes stand out. Beautiful!


  37. December 29, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    Oooh defiitely want Celestial! I like super pigmented lip glosses too – Kinda like lipstick anyway but kinder to dry lips like mine, bleugh!! Comparable to lancome by the looks of it and about 1/4 of the price haha – Will keep my eyes out for these 😀 xx

  38. January 4, 2013 / 6:35 am

    Love the names. I hope they keep them for the US, too. I'd buy a gloss called Luna. 🙂

  39. January 5, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    These look amazing! Can't wait until they come to the US.

  40. January 5, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    These look amazing! Can't wait until they come to the US.

  41. January 6, 2013 / 11:03 am

    How come they all look so good on you? Ahah 🙂

    Eva xx

  42. January 13, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    Ohh these look amazing,
    I'm a new follower 🙂
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com

  43. January 13, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    I'm not a massive lip gloss fan, but seeing these…I think I actually want every.single.one. For £5.99 there's a chance of that actually happening too. Uh oh!

  44. January 14, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Oh no. Another lip product I need in my life. Fab post and GREAT swatches… Thank you!!! Xxx

  45. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    love the colour payoff these seem to give, non sticky and longlasting! they sound perfect. ive been looking for a 'liquid lip' and was tempted by the armani maostro. however, at 25quid a shot, these may be a better option!?

  46. January 25, 2013 / 6:09 am

    Georgeous. Every shade suits you. I love Celestial …Its so natural

  47. February 6, 2013 / 2:42 am

    The red ones really suit you ! 🙂


  48. February 6, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    I was the exact same with these, wondering what the fuss was all about, but as soon as I swatched them, I bought the range! They are fabulous!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

  49. Anonymous
    February 9, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    When does it come out in the us?

  50. February 24, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    i LOVE apocalyptic!


  51. Leonie
    February 26, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    I've got the apocalips big bang and i have fallen in love with it. I love red lipsticks, almost like an addiction xD
    just like you i don't like glosses, but this i love!

  52. March 13, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    All of these shades look great on you! I just bought nude eclipse today, I really want luna and celestial too.


  53. August 26, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Love this post, but I'm surprised you only had to reapply once! I had to reapply extremely often because it was so drying!

    I just reviewed luna over at my blog


  54. August 31, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    I really want to try lipglosses instead of lipsticks, and these seem pretty good. Cool review


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    April 16, 2018 / 12:03 pm

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