Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Rimmel Apocalips // Luna and Celestial

Despite most beauty bloggers already reviewing these I thought I'd put my say in. These were one of the most anticipated beauty releases for 2013 and as soon as they arrived people dropped everything to rush to the nearest Boots.

What made me buy them is that they *seem* to be similar to my much much loved MUA Intense Kisses Glosses. However, after trying them out I can tell that there are quite a few differences between them.



I have the shades Luna, which I brought from a blogsale, and Celestial.



Luna is a peachy orange shade and boy is it in your face! To reach by desired look I applied the tiniest amount of it, blended it with my finger and then blotted with some tissue. 


I did exactly the same for Celestial which is a dusky pink shade.

These are VERY pigmented products and you really don't need much. This is a positive thing but it means it takes longer to apply the product than just your normal lip gloss/lipstick, you certainly wouldn't be able to apply this without a mirror!

These last about 3 hours on me before I have to re-apply, I'm happy with that time length considering Apocalips are lip lacquers so they aren't meant to last as long as a lipstick would.

They are a little drying on my lips but I suspect that's partly due to the fact I have VERY dry lips all year round and most products are a little drying on me.

One thing I have to mention though is the god awful smell that flows out of the product when you open it. Its a very sweet and sickly smell and whilst some will like it its definitely not to my taste. However, it doesn't smell when its on your lips which I was relieved to find out!

Overall I would recommend these and I would purchase more but I don't think they are as perfect as some say.

What do you think? Did you find any faults?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x
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18 comments

  1. I originally really wanted these but I'm glad I resist. They don't sound all that great x
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    1. I would totally recommend them but the smell is just horrible, some might like it but I don't, its all down to personal taste in the end anyway, if its the smell that's putting you off maybe smell the testers in the shops? xx

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  2. I completely agree with you, I wanted to love these so much but I just can't! The transfer is ridiculous, I also found them drying and don't get me started on the smell!

    Amy at PaintPotted x

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    1. I like them but its not a love, I might buy another shade but I don't think they are as special as everyone makes them out to be, I think I might prefer my MUA Intense Kisses Glosses! The smell honestly makes me gag! xx

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  3. I have two of these and love them I love how pigmented they are. I have celestial and nude xx

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    1. That's one thing I do love about them! x

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  4. I did a review on these too hun! The smell is just a massive no no for me! I'm glad someone else doesn't like it! It's just so overpowering and strange haha! Lovely review though! :) I'm still not convinced these are worth the massive amount of hype but they do have some nice colours! :) xxxx

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    1. phew! I haven't heard many people comment on it and I'm like how can you not smell it?! Neither, I think I'll be buying more of the MUA Intense Kisses than these, like you said they do have a nice colour range though xx

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  5. It's really bizarre to see something you bought on another blog :') glad you're enjoying it lovely! x

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    1. Aha :) Its really nice, just wish it didn't have such a strong smell, the drying issue I can sort but the smell is just so strong and sickly! xx

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  6. they look gorgeous! really love both colours think i may need to buy them. Not too keen on the packaging though :( xx


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    1. :) I love the packaging! Forgot to mention that, I really love it, especially the lid! xx

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  7. Ive been resisting the hype on these but 3 hours is a great time! Ive never heard anyone comment on the smell! How interesting ! X

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    1. I think so too :) Neither, I can't stand it though! x

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    1. :) i didn't think I'd like it but I really do! xx

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  9. I got Celestial and I really like it! Pigmentation is great.

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