28 April 2014

Rimmel Apocalips Across The Universe



For a rather long time I found myself holding off trying the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers due to a few reasons. The first was most definitely due to how much hype that they had received in such a short space of time which left me a little bit suspicious. Secondly I've also over the last year or so tried very hard not to fall for hyped up products so held off for a good while. My last reason was because I had heard quite a few mixed reviews from a number of bloggers I trust therefore I found myself with a 50/50 opinion about them before I had tried them for myself.

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer* in the shade 'Across the Universe'. This shade is quite a bit darker in comparison to Big Bang which is the other red in the apocalips line up where I would certainly argue that it is slightly more appropriate for winter time as it has a much deeper tone to it, I personally however would wear it at any time of the year.

For somebody who can be extremely messy with lipstick I was slightly concerned when it originally came to applying the product as even with a doe foot I found that I struggled. I found that the best way to apply this that worked for me was to put a bit on with the applicator and then use a lip brush to be a bit more precise. Seeing as there are a few lighter shades within the apocalips range I should imagine that some of those may be a little more forgiving if you go over your lip line however with this shade being so pigmented and indeed so bright there really is no room for error. My application above was a little off but I'm no make up artist so this was the best that I could do; I think it is just about passable.

In terms of wear time Across the Universe left me incredibly impressed as after four hours the colour was just as bright and vivid on my lips. Be warned though as this shade will leave quite a few marks on cups and will wear a little bit if you're eating however this is nothing that a little touch up cannot solve. One thing that I did notice with this is that it can somehow easily make its way onto your teeth which is never a good look so I definitely recommend blotting a little bit too just to remove any excess product. 

When it comes to lipsticks and lip crayons I've normally one primary concern which is in regards to how moisturising or drying the product is. I can happily report that I didn't experience any particular drying effects on my lips after or during use of the apocalips lip lacquers although I did put a little bit of lip balm on beforehand in order to combat that. Applying lip balm before any lipstick or lip crayon is something I tend to do ninety percent of the time and is something I highly recommend if you suffer with dry lips but want to maintain a nice smooth surface for your lipstick.

After waiting a rather long time to try these out I can most certainly say I understand the hype around these. Across the Universe was quite the leap into the Rimmel Apocalips line of which I'm now extremely keen to try out a few more. Retailing at £5.99 I think that these are reasonably priced and are definitely worth trying out if you haven't already. 

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers can be purchased from The Hut. There are a number of shades available therefore if you have any recommendations for me then please do let me know in the comments below.

Rimmel is not a cruelty free brand.



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  1. Looks great on you! My nan wearing lipstick on her dentures put me off wearing it at all for many years (happy to report I'm now over that aversion) I'd love to see a direct comparison of the two reds x

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    1. Haha oh gosh when I read this comment for the first time it made me laugh so much! I sadly do not own the other red but it is one I'm thinking of picking up xx

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  2. This looks beautiful on you Amy!
    Maybe I just got a dodgy one or a less good shade, but I found mine to bleed and fade really quickly :( maybe I should try some other shades!

    Jess xo

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    1. Thank you very much Jess :) Oh that is a shame, I think in all honesty that it could have so easily of happened with this one, it's why I used a brush in the end xx

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  3. I've yet to try these but they sound really promising! The colour is really pretty and has a lovely shine to it. I'm the same when it comes to using lip balm before I apply most lip products, it feels weird when I don't!

    Have a great week :) x
    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh most definitely, using a lip balm just adds a really nice smooth layer before application, it can't hurt :) xx

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  4. Love these! I have like four of them! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. Oh wow you must really like them! :) xx

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  5. I have felt the same way as you about these hyped products. I feel like the only blogger who hasn't got one of these! This shade looks looovely on you and your photography are looking awesome, Amy! x

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    1. Thank you ever so much Sarah, that is really kind of you :) xx

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  6. I have the shade Nova I think from the Rimmel Lip Lacquers but I always said after trying that one that the red would be such a good one seeings as it was so long wearing, so I'm glad you agree! Your application is perfect I can imagine using a lip brush would be better seeing as something I find too much comes on the doe foot xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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    1. Oh this red is certainly very long wearing trust me, The lip brush was the only way I was going to achieve a somewhat passable look, I would have been far too messy with the doe foot applicator. Thank you xx

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  7. That color looks amazing on you!

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  8. Love this colour on you! Pleased that you get on with the formula much better than I did!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Yes I read not long after this that you wasn't very keen on it, that's a shame! I wonder if the new Bourjois Lip Lacquers will be more to your liking? :) xx

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  9. I have Stella but hardly wear it, this post has inspired me to dig it out tomorrow! across the universe looks perfect on you, such a beautiful shade x

    lillies and lipbalm

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    1. Thank you Mel! Enjoy using Stella once again xx

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  10. I've held off purchasing these as well for the same reasons, I'm glad you are are enjoying yours and that colour really suites you.

    xo.Janiecy.xo|A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you! I think it is a product that is well worth trying xx

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  11. Ohhh that looks like a gorgeous red shade! I have Luna, but I don't think it suits me :/
    Will have to try this one though!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

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    1. Luna really does look lovely, sometimes though a bolder lip is what we want :) xx

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  12. Love this colour on you, very lovely with your skin tone xx

    www.voguevandal.blogspot.com

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  13. Initially I really loved these, then I had a biiiit of a burger incident. It ended all over my teeth, and even on my chin (and it was a bright colour)! eek! Haha, but yeah I do find the fact that they transfer so easily after any amount of time to be quite annoying. I definitely do try to apply it thinly and then blot it to try combat that.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Oh my yes I can imagine that could happen with these pretty easily! Blotting helps a lot xx

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  14. Absolutely love this blog!!!!!!! Great new discovery. Plus, I'm pretty much in love with this Rimmel Lip Lacquer, looks stunning on you too! Winner!

    www.brookdellar.co.uk

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  15. Ah I adore these shades by Rimmel, such bargains! x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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  16. I have a few of these and really like them, although I have to be careful with the application too. This shade looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you, and yes I agree care is most certainly needed with application xx

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  17. This looks amazing on you. My favourite one is Big Bang and Luna. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. Big Bang looks stunning! Thank you Julie xx

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  18. Lovely to discover your blog it's simply fab!

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  19. I love the Rimmel Apocalips range, such great colour and longevity! So worth it once you've got the initial application and layer down. My favourite remains to be Stellar I think, but this darker red sounds and looks gorgeous. (:

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    1. Stellar is so pretty, I love the pink tones within the red. Thank you Michelle xx

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  20. Wow! Love the colour. But I didn't know that Rimmel isn't cruelty free!
    tarasauroh.blogspot.com

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    1. Nope they are not unfortunately! xx

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  21. The colours for these just look so pigmented and gorgeous! I'd love to pick one up to try but I know I have enough lip products and I don't really need anymore... But I can see me picking one of these sooner or later as they just seem like good value for money. :)

    Great review hun and the shade looks gorgeous on you! :D

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you so much :) they are pretty good value and are one of the longest lasting lip products I've tried to date xx

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  22. I may just have to try this shade, you are a similar colouring to me, so this has been most helpful, thank you Bean's Beauty Blog

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