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Tuesday 9 September 2014

Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet | REVIEW

I was very late to the party and only got into the Rimmel Apocalips fever this year, after I purchased the shade Celestial. I fell in love with the pigmentation, the formula and the colours. So no surprise that when I saw Rimmel had come out with a matte version, I wanted to give it a try. 

The new Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet come in 4 shades, I believe. I got the lightest one, called Atomic Rose. Despite the rose name, I find the colour is more coral toned. I hope you can tell by the swatch.
The texture is smooth and for a matte product it feels quite comfortable on the lips. The lasting power is very good too. Because it is so opaque and pigmented, it sort of leaves a stain behind, which means I only feel the need to reapply once a day.

I think this will be a great competition for the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick. I have only tried the Bourjois in store, a couple times, and wasn't a huge fan, especially because of the smell of it. I know everyone has been loving it, but I think Rimmel is definitely a better match for me.

If you're curious about the Apocalips Matte, Boots currently has a 2 for £10 deal on selected Rimmel products. Great deal, considering just one Apocalips is £6.49! 

Have you tried the new Apocalips Matte version? If not, do you want to? What are your thoughts on the matte lip trend? X

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  1. I really wanna try these!! I love the regular apocalips! Celestial was my first shade too xx

    Kate | Kate Emma Loves.

  2. I haven't tried them yet, but I swatched one of the darker shades and loved it! They're cheaper than the Bourjois version too :) xx

    Velvet Blush

  3. The Bourjois one I have flakes off my lips in a terrible way... This one sounds better though! I'm truly interested in it since you're loving it and I love a good mat lip ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    1. I really didn't like the Bourjois one! Did you notice they smell bad or was it just me? Rimmel is definitely better. xx

  4. I didn't even know these existed! Need to get some of the colours! x

    tmzn loves x

  5. I have one of the regular Apocalips and they last for so long, this colour is gorgeous! So unique in my opinion xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

  6. I am so excited about these as the original ones were too glossy for my liking, I really need to try these xx

    Gemma |

    1. Oh really? Even though I like the matte look, I still prefer a glossy finish. :-) xx

  7. I generally prefer a matte or at most a satin lip for bold colours and then definitely a glossy finish for 'nude' colours. Don't know why! I'll look out for these in store. Thanks!
    Ting x

  8. Oh wow this is such a gorgeous colour! I prefer matte finishes to be honest, I think probably because lips are naturally matte!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens


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