Recently the Blogging World has gone nuts for the latest offerings from high street brands. One of those products was the Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquers which are available in eight shades and can be found in Superdrug or Boots. At just £5.99 these wont lighten your purse too much which is why I picked up two shades, Nude Eclipse and Big Bang. At total opposite ends of the colour spectrum, Nude Eclipse is a pale nude, with a pink/brown undertone and Big Bang is a vibrant, classic red.
The Apocolips are a new hybrid of lip product that has the pigmentation and longevity of a lipstick with the sheen and ease of application of a lipgloss - best of both worlds? Almost. After application you're left with opaque colour and a glossy finish but after a few hours the effect has worn off to leave a matte finish which can be slightly drying. For me, this isn't an issue as I love matte lips and it means these have the longevity you need for an evening out, or a day at work. I do find that the nude shades have a shorter wear time but this seems to be a common theme with nude lip products!
The packaging is quite sleek and compact - no where near as luxurious as the Loreal Glossy Lip Stains but practical and great for chucking in your handbag for touch ups or after work makeovers. Inside, you'll find a doe foot applicator which can make for hard work with precise lines but you just need a little extra patience when applying brighter shades. The only downside for me is the fragrance which smells quite artificial and almost like plastic.
These remind me of the Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing lip colours, so if you're looking for something similar in finish and consistency but slightly cheaper - Rimmel is the way forward. Have you tried the Rimmel Apocolips yet?