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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang-Review, Photos, Swatches


I have a few red lipsticks but the Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang is just a little more. But is it good enough to replace a lipstick? We'll find out in a while.

Big Bang is an intense bright red with orange undertones. The color is so rich that I had to swipe the sponge very slightly to apply. If you have thin lips, it's going to last you pretty long as one doesn't need to apply very much. It's a bold & beautiful shade for the confident ladies of today. It is packed in a black chubby tube with the shade appearing at the end. And I like how the color is vacuumed inside the tube when the top is pulled out as the color stays inside the tube that way. The formulation is cream buttery and it moisturizes the lips as you apply. It stays for around 4 hours and doesn't fade if you eat anything. As much as I would hate to complain about this product, I yet have to point out the downsides as an honest opinion. I do not like how it smells. It's a strong chemical fragrance that somehow bothers me, but it doesn't stay after applied. Secondly, it is kind of drying. I felt my lips had dried out after a few hours and I had to wear chap stick. I don't really mind though, but it didn't happen with Celestial (read review here) so it was kind of a surprise. And finally, it will stain glass, so better be careful before you take a sip.
All in all, it is a great shade for girls with a medium skin tone and since it is intense, it can be worn alone for a bold stated look with a pout. It is pricey though, but I still believe it's worth the keep.

The Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer comes in 8 shades. The tube contains 5.5 ml of the product.

Rating: 4/5

Take it: 

If you prefer rich color lip glosses
You like creamy formulation
You're looking for a lip plumper

Leave it:

You prefer sheer formulation
You don't like it's fragrance
You find it expensive
You don't like the color range

Price: Rs 975/-
Available at: You'll find it online at Just4girls and Beauty Arena and locally, you'll find it at Naheed's, Chase Up and Dolmen City Mall (Clifton).
Official Website: Rimmel London
Facebook Page: Rimmel London

Conclusion: It isn't going to replace my red lipsticks but it's a great alternative. Recommended? Yes.


Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 400 Big Bang

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