Today I was admiring my beauty stash, as all beauty obsessives and/or hoarders do, and had the following thought: Wow I didn’t even know I had not one, not two, but three of these! I am of course talking about the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvets (10 points to you for guessing this Sherlock Holmes). Due to the fact that I forgot that I had three of these babies, I proceeded to apply them and have a little play, which led me to think about how I could have possibly neglected them in the first place! So here’s a quick little run down for your Wednesday evening or morning depending on which hemisphere you live in.
What? Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet
Price? $15.95 AUSD
Shades? From left to right – Burning Lava, Orange-Ology, Atomic Rose. The swatches below are just one swipe!
Formula? Matte but I would probably put these under the satin matte formula.
These lip velvets are basically liquid lipsticks, which have become hugely popular in recent years. Although the formula is matte, it isn’t drying in the slightest and the pigmentation is seriously out of this world! One swipe of these bad boys and you can call it a day although the colour is definitely build able too. They also last quite a long time. My lips usually metabolise lipsticks like no ones business however these lasted me a few hours which is a huge feat.
Honestly, the price point is a bit steep considering for approximately $5 more you could buy an Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick. But this is Australia after all and if you’re not being ripped off for having orange coloured lips you’re not really living. Or if you don’t manage to get ripped off whilst purchasing makeup in Australia please let me know your secrets or at least have a coffee with me, ‘cos you and I need words. Just an FYI, these are currently on sale at Priceline for $10 so if there’s a time to buy them (besides the 40% off sale obviously) it’s now!
Bye or buy? Buy! The beautiful colours as well as the comfortable formula means that this is a no brainer.
My personal favourite is Orange-ology as I’m a total sucker for orange lips, especially with Summer around the corner. Which one do you prefer?