I have this in four shades - Solstice, Big Bang, Nude Eclipse and Luna. Overall I like the texture and they're very pigmented. If you tend to get dry lips, you'd probably need a lip balm under this since it'll seep into cracks. It's not drying though. I also don't mind the scent.
Solstice - medium-toned neutral pink. On me it's a MLBB colour. Good for daytime wear.
Big Bang - really really bright red - like, fire engine red. I wouldn't even dare to wear this out at night. Although admittedly I do prefer subtler colours, I do also like a bright lip from time to time but this is waaaaaay too much. I think it'd probably only be suitable if you're a stage performer, or for a photo shoot or a video.
Luna - light coral orange. Doesn't suit me. Would probably look really good on warmer/tanned skin tones though.
Nude Eclipse - standard nude lip colour for fair skin. On the brown side of nude, as opposed to the pink side. I'm not sure about this on me...would probably go well with a smokey eye, but otherwise it kind of washes me out. It's quite matte, so I prefer to put some sheer gold lipgloss on top.
I do not like this product. I tried, really I did. I bought Apocalips in the colour Celestial, back in the summer. It looked like a natural pink, but since there was no tester (Walmart, Canada) I knew I was taking my chances.
Because of its opacity, Celestial looks like a plastic pink when applied to the lips. I have pink toned, light skin and on me it looked... odd. No matter, I can always blend it with something else, right?
No. No, no, no. Apocalips is soooo drying! This time of year (early December), I don't have an issue with chapped lips, but every time I wear this, I get dry, flakey lips! Whaaaa?
I first got this in Apocaliptic just to try it out cause it just came out at the time. I ended up really liking it and bought Celestial as well and now I wanna get other shades too. It's not a lip gloss, that's for sure. It's true when they say it's a "lip lacquer" because it is soo pigmented and it stays on for ages. It's also really affordable too which is a huge plus for me. I also like the packaging. I reckon it doesn't look cheap.
Absolutely love these. They wear for hours, the only thing I have to be careful about is it transferring to my teeth (somehow it does that even if not overapplied). I've got the shade "Celestial" and it's the perfect "mauvy pink" shade for every day. Definitely one of my favorite drugstore lip products.
I have "BigBang". I like this product. But my lips are very very dry. So I always use some vasaline before I apply it <3 It's cheap. My sis bought it for me in a Rimmel Store in UK
So good !
Rate 4 stars :xxxxxx
I have this in the shade Stellar/501. I love love love this lip lacquer. The shade is amazing and so on trend. The staying power is great, however because it's a red shade I do feel like I need to take it off before eating otherwise it goes everywhere. But that's okay it takes 2 seconds to reapply afterwards! Great product, and I want more shades.
I own this in Nova and although I do like it, it is not what I expect it.
The color selection put me off a little bit because everything was either too loud or the undertone was wrong for me but finally I picked Nova. I have to be very careful applying it because if I apply too much it just looks neon on my mouth.
My biggest problem with this is that it never seems to fully dry so it can move around a little bit and it does come off if I eat or drink. I do enjoy the color that it's left after I eat or drink or whatever but it kinda defeats the purpose.
I may try another color in the future because I don't think it sucks, but it is no HG either.
I bought this lippy for my prom because I wanted some fire truck red lips and this product definitely offered the best red colour I could find.
It was very sticky though and I was afraid of it running so I had to set it with a bit of powder before going out. Although I still then spent the night in constant fear of smudging it because if it had spread onto my skin I would not have been able to get it off without remover. The boyfriend was under strict instructions to kiss me on the cheek only that night!
But if you're looking to make a big impact with bold colours this is definitely the best lippy!
Overall these are beautiful. Apocalyptic to me really demonstrates how far drugstore makeup has come- it used to be that getting such a stunning, bold, cool magenta lip colour would have to come from a high end brand. It's so wonderful that we can get such intense and unique colours at drugstore prices.
You paint these on your lips, and as others are describing, they go on *incredibly* opaque in one coat. They're quite slick and shiny at first, but then they start to thicken up and set to a more matte finish. I wouldn't say they're drying, but they aren't especially moisturizing either.
I'm seeing a lot of reviews describe these as longwearing, but I have to disagree. They aren't particularly longwearing on me, and transfer easily onto my coffee mug or whatever I happen to be drinking. The worst part of these lipsticks, and the reason I took 1 lippie off my rating, is that these fade off in an uneven, slightly patchy way, which is especially obvious considering how pigmented these shades are. I really dislike a high maintenance lipstick that I feel like I have to babysit to make sure I'm not walking around with 2/3rds of my lips bright magenta.
I would happily recommend these considering how gorgeous the shades are. But be warned with how they wear.
At first I think it was too shiny, but I after you let I dry a little, it's actually a little Matt, and I love it! The colors are pigmented, and that's of cores a bonus, and the color stays all day. The packaging; it's so unique and gorgeous, I like that on the top it's kinda like a diamond shape, and on the bottom it's like ombré. I will defiantly buy this again, and I recommend it! :)