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Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

41 Reviews

Availability: Selected Foschini, Edgars, Clicks, Dis-Chem stores

It’s the End of Colour as you know it! The intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine. It’s neither a lipstick nor a gloss… It’s bigger than both! Long live the colour! Rimmel Apocolips is available in eight shades.

Price: R99.95
Availability: Selected Foschini, Edgars, Clicks, Dis-Chem stores

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A Little Disappointed

Portia Mathebula

Rimmel is one of my personal favourite brands because it’s affordable and it has some quality products. I bought the Apocalips Lip Lacquer at clicks, it was on sale but I couldn’t really use it mainly because of the shade. It just seems like a cheap lip gloss, but it is a creamy lacquer with that perfect shine. I use it when I’m doing ombre lips but it doesn’t last long.

Beautiful intense, long-lasting color

Arlene Beukes

Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer is a fabulous product. It adds intense color and shine that lasts for hours. To me the product is the perfect combination of lipstick, gloss and stain. Apocalips feels great on lips-no stickiness, flaking or bleeding. Two thumbs-up for affordability!


Talia Harinand

I have the shade “Out of this world” and its a beautiful, pigmented pink gloss with shimmer. I love that this gloss can be worn on it’s own without a lipstick. Its easy and convenient, but smells and tastes awful.

Bold Lips


Lip Lacquer’s are having quite a moment currently. These Apocalips are some of my favourite lacquers as the bolder colours provide a punch of colour which is really striking. I always get asked what I am wearing when I wear this.

The doe-foot applicator makes application relatively easy if you are well practiced. Lip lacquers tend to be fiddly if you make a mistake so best to work carefully.

The feel on the lips is good, however after a full 9 hours of wear I look forward to removing it. It doesn’t dry out the lips per se, but just starts feeling uncomfortable. However for shorter days it is great.

The pigment is stunning, and the lasting power is a few hours given that you don’t eat or drink much. I tend to reapply about 3 times during the work day with regular drinking and eating.

This does tend to bleed a bit if a lip liner isn’t used, so I’d suggest pairing it with one.

My favourites are Big Bang and Apocaloptic.

Long Lasting Lip Colour

Shahrain Coovadia

This lip lacquer comes with an after gloss to help seal in the colour. It lasts the entire day and never smudges.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Leigh- Christyn

The ombre effect on the tubes are quite pretty and eye catching.. love the use of black since its not a typical lip gloss package colour.
It does work well as a lipstick and a gloss in one. I however find it a bit “heavy” on my lips as I usually wear only one or the other and never both.
The gloss isn’t oily or greasy though which is nice.. no one wants frying pan lips!
I woudn’t say it’s long lasting but even when the gloss rubs off the colour does stay.
I have the Phenomenon shade and the Apocaliptic shade in these.
I find the Apocaliptic shade far too bright and too much for me though.. I prefer more natural and softer looking colours.

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