|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Amazing product! It's almost like a liquid lipstick that's about as shiny as a gloss. I have this in four shades, Celestial (dusty rose), Nova (soft pink), Apocalyptic (bright, neon pink), and Big Bang (almost a true red, but a bit lighter/on the orangey side). They all look great, last forever, are amazingly pigmented, and doesn't feel drying or sticky after the initial setting. It is a bit hard to apply this, though--the liquidness and how much product comes out on the sponge applicator (some tubes does a better job at cleaning off the excess than others) makes it tricky and very easy to get all over the place. Stains skin a little too, so you have to be quick when wiping it off your skin. You really do need to take your time and have a mirror handy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
The first thing i said when I got this product was "it stinks" I got the shade celestial. It's an okay color. Not like it's a shade I haven't seen before. The formula is nice and I really like the packaging. I probably won't repurchase this mainly because the smell.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have Celestial. It is the best MLBB shade I have found in a gloss. Long wearing and doesn't ball up and get those horrible "bits" that can seem to form on my lips with other lip glosses/sticks.
High five Rimmel!
Edit: 15/11/2013 Great colour but very drying so marked down from a 5 star to 3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have waited for the release of these Rimmel lip lacquers for what feels like forever! The day the came out I rushed out to get them and bought 4 lovely colours. I ended up returning 3 of them... Why? Well let me tell you.
Firstly, I want to start by saying that I love the packaging of these glosses! I think they are so sleek, especially the tops. I also love how the colour of the tube fades from black into the colour of the product at the bottom.
Price-wise, these glosses are pretty average for a drug store gloss in my area so there was no surprise there.
The glosses themselves are packed with pigment. My lips are a natural rose-y colour and as such it is often hard to find a gloss that covers my lips without my natural colour coming through. I did not have that problem with this glass as it covered them beautifully. However, this gloss does not stay on my lips, and it sinks into the fine lines on the lip. I heard such rave reviews about the staying power of these glosses, and was really disappointed. I also do not like the applicator that comes in this gloss. I find ti either gives me way too much product and swamps my lips, or barely gives me any gloss at all and I have to dip the applicator again to get more.
Overall, the shine factor and pigment of these glosses are fantastic, but staying power and the applicator are really downers for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my new favorite lip product. I got it in the shade Stella, which is a cherry (?) red. It's super pigmented and very comfortable to wear. It can be fully opaque, or if I only dab on a little, it can have the effect of a lip stain.
The packaging was what attracted me to it in the first place: the angular, crystal-shaped handle and the ombre tube is really gorgeous. Though I do wish the text on the tube isn't so eye-catching.
The applicator is a doe-foot with a little dip in it, which means it brings out a bit more product. I personally like that.
Compared to the L'oreal colour caresse, the Apocalips wins, hands down. It's more moisturizing, more pigmented, and less sticky.
The one negative is the lasting power: because it's very comfortable to wear and doesn't really dry down, the lacquer doesn't seem to last that long.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this in Big Bang. I was going to buy a couple more from this collection, but then I backed out and decided to only get this as I have not been 100% impressed with all the products I've bought from Rimmel in the past.
Now I bought this in the US and technically it has Rimmel Show Off printed on the tube, but it is the same thing as Apocalips. I just wanted to add my two scents so gals/guys from both sides of the pond could get yet another opinion about this product. I hope it is helpful! :)
I line my lips with a red lip liner from MAC first and then apply this. The applicator is a doe foot, but it has a weird little dent in the middle so it kind of "cups" the lip product. I think perhaps it puts a little too much on your lips than it should because I too have had this product transfer onto my teeth just about every time I apply or reapply. It doesn't really bother me because I can wipe it off my lips and then not have a problem with it happening again. As far as lip glosses/lacquers go this one stays on for a decent amount of time. You do have to be careful because it stains. So if you get it outside of your lips it might get a bit crazy. I think that is just to be expected with red. It is a high maintenance lip color.
Overall I am impressed with this lip product. It does leave a stain after the gloss wears away and it isn't entirely even, but it isn't bothersome either. I'm definitely going to go back and buy more from this line. Glad I gave it a try! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Other
I purchased this is Stellar, which is a pinky-red colour. It's very vibrant, applies smooth and creamy. However, overall the application is difficult. The doe-foot picks up too much product, which is super pigmented and thus kind of gets messy. Once you master the application it looks great though. A little too vibrant for me, which is why I wouldn't repurchase this shade.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought two of these in Luna and Stellar. The colors are absolutely beautiful and so far I am really enjoying them!! Will probably go get more
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this in "Aurora" for $8 CAD at Walmart.
Aurora is a dark pink colour, more toned down than some of the other shades. It is long lasting, very pigmented, smooth and easy to apply. The smell is a bit like synthetic cucumber - not awful, but it's not the best smelling lip product. It is a long lasting lip colour (up to 6 hours) and it's easy to reapply. I will be purchasing this in more colours.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this in "Luna"
So my very first thought when I put this on my lips: "THIS IS ORANGE!" - I guess I was expecting a more ashy toned orange or maybe even a nude/peach-like color, but no. This shows up bright orange on my lips. Now, I like this orange. It is a cute wearable orange that would work very well in both autumn and spring. If you put it on without a lipliner, it looks a lot like the color of autumn leaves, but you can build it up or put on a nude lipliner underneath and make it a lighter, brighter and happier spring color.
The color payoff is amazing. I've been drinking 5-6 cups of coffee, tea, water and what not today, and though it is not glossy anymore, the color is exactly the same.
The glossiness wore off from the very first cup of tea I drank, and a lot of color showed up on my mug. But after that first cup, the color stayed on the lips and didn't transfer to other objects I touched with my lips (lol - because that's what I do!) or the rest of my face for that sake.
The smell is.. lipsticky. I doesn't smell like any fruit or flower in particular. It is sort of the smell that I associate with pure lipstick. It smells kind of like a new book.
Overall I really liked this product and I will definitely be buying some of the other colors. The reason it didn't get 5 lippies was because of the color shock I got when I saw it on my lips. But hey - It didn't stop me from liking it!