Today, I am going to review what I think is the most hyped up drugstore product of the summer. Yes, I am talking about the Rimmel Apocalips or "Show Off" as they are called in the States. Personally I think Apocalips sounds a lot better than Show Off. Everyone from FleurDeForce to Zoella to every other British blogger were raving about these "lip lacquers" and for the American readers, it was just unfair that we couldn't get them. These little babies finally came out in the states about three weeks ago and oh boy, they went go fast. They are exclusive to Walgreens at this moment and are sold for $4.99 each.I couldn't just get one so I got four! I picked up three on a little Walgreens haul (read here) and then another one when I went back a week later. I own Nova, Big Bang, Celestial and Aurora.
Left to Right: Big Bang, Aurora, Nova, Celestial
Packaging:Chic and Sleek are the best way to describe the packaging of these lip lacquers. It is a graphic black packaging with a clear end so you can see the color in the tube. It's a very unique design that looks extremely high end. The applicator is great too! It has a little pocket in it that allows you to pick up a lot of product at once.
Big Bang: This is a classic bright red with blue undertones. It reminds me a lot of "Old Hollywood" and Marilyn Monroe.
Aurora: Aurora is a deep pink. A lot of people say it's red but I really see a lot more of a warm pink than red.
Nova: This color just screams Barbie. It is a bright pinky mauve color.
Celestial: This is the lightest color I got and I think it is a pretty rosy pink that looks nice on everyone and is good for everyday wear.
Formula: The formula of these lip lacquers is my favorite thing about them. They are so creamy and buildable. They go on super easy and are very opaque. I would use a lip balm underneath of these because they can be drying but with a little balm you should be fine! Only thing is the darks colors like Big Bang tend to transfer a bit so I would give them a bit of time to set and use a lip liner with darker colors.
Pigment: These are crazy pigmented! There is absolutely nothing sheer about them and they last for a good 3 or 4 hours without any need of touch up.
Finish: A lot of reviews say that they have a matte finish personally, I don't think they dry matte. To me, they have a satin finish to them which is very lovely.
Overall, these are a time saver since you don't need gloss after and look amazing! They last for a really long time and are only $4.99!