Thursday, 6 June 2013

Rimmel Apocalips in Nova

Like many people, I have fallen completely and utterly in love with the Rimmel Apocalips, or the Show Offs for any of you US readers. I have 5 shades, but recently I haven't been able to stop wearing Nova. I know that these have been floating about in the beauty world for quite a while now, but not everyone has necessarily brought these as some may be put off by the boldness of colour or the fact that it's a Lip Lacquer which is the combination between a Lipstick and a Lipgloss, but for me, personally, I now prefer Lip Lacquers to the majority of lip products.
With Lipsticks I can sometimes find them to be too matte and drying on my lips and will always be reaching for a lip balm or be endlessly trying to find a lipgloss which is the perfect match. Then there's Lipglosses, and sometimes I just find them too sticky and they can be rather sheer. So when you're struggling to find the balance between both, go for a Lip Lacquer. They're glossy but not sticky and they hold the colour and pigment of a Lipstick, they're just fabulous!
Where would we be with without a few posey instagrammed photo? Oh the vanity!
Now Nova is a gorgeous pink, slightly barbiefied, yet it's not as bright and powerful as Apocaliptic which is more of a bright, bright fuchsia, but it's still a statement colour, and something which I'd be really happy to wear each day to add some colour to my neutral makeup. Sometimes with a Lipgloss I find that I'll need around two coats to get a good, bold, strong colour but with the Apocalips I literally will only use the one coat, and this will last me a good few hours too (and thats with a few glasses of wine on these sunny days in between!) I also love how easy the application of the wands are, sometimes I make such a mess when it comes to my lips, I never stay within the lines and it's about as neat as my 2 year old nieces colouring. But with these wands they're quite hard around the edge which allows you to get a neat and precise lip line. I also find that they make my lips look fuller, which I love because I have such teeny tiny lips!
Finally, the best part about the Apocalips is their price tag, £5.99 and they can be brought in Boots and Superdrug. I've also seen them available in Supermarkets such as Tescos and Asdas.
Have you tried any of the Rimmel Apocalips? What's your favourite colour?!


  1. I love this shade, it's gorgeous! I love all of the Apocalips though :D xx

    Gemma ♥ |

  2. Your eyes are stunning :)
    I have never tried any of the Rimmel Apocalips as I'm not a fan of glossy finishes but this looks absolutely gorgeous, will definitely be picking one up after my spending ban ends :)

    Ash xx

  3. Barbiefied! I love that! And this looks quite stunning on you, Hannah!

  4. You are invited to my "International Giveaway sponsored by Naked Minerals."


  5. Ooh what a beautiful shade, it looks beautiful on you! <3

    Jennie xo |

  6. I really really really want to fall in love with this product to. Watched all the reviews, all the swatches, and everytime i enter my beauty supply store i walk straight to these babies and swatch all of them, over and over again. but nothing. no sparkle.


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