NEW PRODUCT ALERT! Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet Mattes!

 Top : Atomic Rose | Bottom: Meteoric Matte

You must be bored to death of me reviewing liquid lipsticks but I am, if you couldn't already tell, smitten. If you know me even the smallest amount you will know that I love the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets more than life itself, and when I saw this new launch from Rimmel in Superdrug I thought they could have been were a potential competitor. I felt kind of 'meh' towards the original Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquers however I thought these may have been the products to change my mind.

There are 5 shades in this collection and I would happily use every single one of them. I did want the orange one 'Orange-ology' but I decided on the nude (for everyday use) and the plum shade (season friendly). Rimmel describe these as 'weightless liquid colour with a velvety smooth finish, which I must agree with. They feel very 'movementy' on the lips if that makes sense, they don't feel like they are going to set which of course does not guarantee staying power. I must say while I was taking the above photos and I had drawn slightly over my lip line, I used a tissue to wipe away the excess and it came straight off which was of course great in that situation but probably not great for everyday wear. But then again, although it is nice that the Bourjois ones last forever, they are a massive bitch to get off! They are extremely pigmented though, I'll give them that. One downside to them is that don't smell or taste pleasant AT ALL. It actually made me feel a little ill. They taste a little grandma-y (don't ask how I know that!) I wouldn't say they were completely matte either.

However if you're looking for a semi-matte, pigmented, not so long lasting, odd tasting lip colour then they are the ones for you. But if you're looking for a pigmented, extremely long lasting, completely matte, better tasting lip colour then the Bourjois ones are definitely the better option.


  1. Sounds like I need to try the bourjois offering!! I hated the original apocalips so these are intriguing!!

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  2. Thanks for the helpful review, that plum colour is soooooo pretty!!