I've never been a big fan of the red lip trend, reminded me too much of my nan, but I have been hearing that wearing a bright colour on your lips can help the deathly pale (i.e me a.k.a the walking dead) not look so ill. I wasn't too sure but thought hey I'll give it a try. I didn't want lipstick though. Lipstick really does remind me of my nan routing around the bottom of her leather handbag and smothering it over her lips and the surrounding skin, getting it on her teeth and me when she kissed my cheek ignoring my grimace. That was when I saw this lovely item advertised. I've always been a fan of gloss and this seemed to fit my criteria.
Apocalips Lip Lacquer by Rimmel is described as being the intense colour of a lipstick but having a satin smooth shine. A bonus was that it was only £5.99. I was sold. It seemed right up my alley so I decided to buy it. I grabbed the colour known as Stellar as it seemed a lovely mix between red and a vibrant pink.
Above picture: Just one stroke
Bottom Picture: After being smudged.
First of let me list the pros of this item.
- Very Bright colour.
- Long Lasting
- Easily Applied
- Nice shine
Now For the cons.
- Can rub off onto teeth.
- When it starts to fade finds every crack in lips
- Lips need moisturising first.
I was very impressed with this product. The colour was lovely and bright, making my lips pop and I'm always getting complimented when I wear it. Its also long lasting. I drink quite a lot of caffeine through the day and though there always seems to be the heavy lip ring on the edge/lid of my drink my lips always look coloured.
However, it is not without its bad points, when it starts to fade and it does, the colour is heavier in the cracks and finds every fine line on your lips making it seem patchy. It can also rub off onto your teeth quite easily, something to be mindful off. Another con that I found was that when putting it on without lip balm first it really does dry out your lips so do moisturise first.
Overall I'm impressed and I continuously use it. I prefer it much more then lipsticks and my glosses and with the cheap price you can't go wrong. I'm mindful of the cons and when you do so, it doesn't cause anything more then a minor annoyance. I would highly recommend this product for anyone, who like me is very busy and on the go and do not have the time or patience to put on lipstick then a gloss and all that hassle. Its easily put on with the nice vibrant colour and it really does suit pale skin. I don't look so much like death anymore.
It's easily accessible, you can buy it from any store that stocks Rimmel, so Superdrug or Boots. Plus the price is also a nice incentive.
So my rating which is not gods word of makeup is: 4/5