Here's something new from Rimmel - a lip lacquer range by the name of Apocalips. The name might not be original (and must have raised a few eyebrows over at Illamasqua) but the product does seem to be something new.
It's a hybrid - the delivery system and shine of a gloss, the intense pigment and long lasting colour of a lipstick. These really pack a punch, and a little goes a long way.
The lid shuts with a satisfying click. They really are a pleasure to use, and the insides are just as functional as the outsides.
I recieved a range of shades to try, and I have swatched them for you - there are some really gorgeous shades here. Even the neutral tones are highly pigmented - I haven't tried it on a range of lip tones but they seem opaque - I think regardless of the colour of your lips you would get a clear tone out of these.
Stargazer - A golden colour with a strong gold shimmer.
Phenomenon - This is a light pink colour.
Nude Eclipse- Problematic name aside, this is a dusky peach toned pink.
Solstice- A brownish pink.
Celestial - A dusky pink that sits between Solstice and Nova in tone.
Nova- A dusky pink, a few tones darker than Celestial
Apocaliptic - A really hot pink colour - a very bright "pop" of colour.
Stellar - A hot coral colour, not as red as the swatch picture would have you believe. Definitely reads pink rather than red on my lips.
I am very impressed with these - they seem to combine the best features of both lipstick and gloss, and I will be keen to add a few of the reds to my collection soon.