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July 18, 2013

Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang [Photos & Swatches]


True story.  When you buy something at Superdrugs, it inevitably becomes all sticky and gunky from all the security stickers and tag they slap onto their makeup items, and when you peel away the tags to open the product, you are left with this horrid sticky residue.  Sigh. 

To be honest, this wasn't on my radar at all while I was browsing the shelves.  Then my dear enablers (hahaa you know who you are!) told me to get these Apocalips from Rimmel, and so I went a swatching, and I was like, erm I think I need to get at least one, so I can also know what everyone is raving about, you know?  And the only colour which I could possibly justify buying is another BRIGHT RED.  It's like, I have this bright red for comparison, and I know my sister would share it with me, we can get wear out of it, etc etc. 

So anyway, these Rimmel Apocalips are very intense lip lacquers - they are all very pigmented, and slightly sticky.  The color of this red, Big Bang - is extremely creamy and very very IN YOUR FACE.  But it is a beautiful red.  I probably applied it a bit much in this set of pictures, so a more wearable version might be to blot away the excess, and wear it as a vivid stain.  That's how I would wear it.  

This costs about SGD$10 each.  Ehhhhhh cheap right?  Amazing.   They remind me of the luxe lip lacquers from Giorgio Armani & Shiseido (another story, another entry). 

Swatch on my hand: 

Swatches of all the 8 shades they have:

Swatches on the lips:

and one on the face - please pardon my worn look.
(wearing Koh Gen Doh Moisture foundation, and a bit of bronzer on the cheeks) 

Bottomline - if you have the chance - grab these!

Thanks for reading!

posted by

Hmmmm wonder who the enablers are haha! But red on you, it's like match made in heaven! Pretty! <3

posted by BrankaP

Ah, this looks absolutely stunning on you!
Seems like a universally flattering shade as well.
I ordered mine a few days ago and cannot wait for it to arrive.
I was wondering if you managed to play with it and see how it compares to different eyeshadows?

posted by

What a sexy red lip! It looks great on you Sophia. I don't think I'll be able to pull that off.

posted by

So bright, so nice!

posted by

too bad there is no more rimmel in sg :( .. lovely shades...anyways,u can try removing the sticky substance by using eraser or oil (like olive oil or axe oil).. i also saw a remover in Diaso..


@dadatreble - thanks for the tip!! :)

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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

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I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

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I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

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Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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