Monday, 31 December 2012

Rimmel Apocalips: Review & Swatches

Sorry I've been silent on the blogging front for the past few weeks guys, I've had a lovely relaxing Christmas break and I hope you all have too!

I've had these lipglosses for quite a few weeks now, but I wanted to make sure I gave them a thorough road test before I reviewed them for you, as there have been a few mixed reviews in the blogosphere.

They are Rimmel's new Apocalips lip laquers. There are 8 colours in the range, from red to nude.
Left-Right: Apocaliptic, Big Bang, Nova, Stellar, Galaxy, Celestial, Luna, Nude Eclipse
On first impression, I thought the colour range was slightly off, but after wearing each of the shades, I think their choice of colours is pretty great for a drugstore brand. There's a nice variety of brights and nudes, and not any neons or garish shades. (While the peachy pastel orange looks awful in the tube, it's actually quite pretty on the lips!)
The Red (Big Bang) is the star of the collection in my opinion, and although I'm not really in to my nude lipsticks at the moment, the nude is a very good one (let's face it, there are some awful nudes out there!)

The consistency of these products is what impressed me the most. They are really creamy and opaque. The aplicator has a little well in the centre that collects product so you can apply it with only one or two dips.

The product has a satiny finish that actually dries quite matte, so it can get a little dry after a few hours, but I find that a quick top up solves this perfectly, and they don't dry my lips out at all. The staying power is fantastic. The bright colours especially, stay on my lips for hours and hours, even after eating!
Nude Eclipse
Luna
Celestial
Nova
Galaxy
Stellar
Apocaliptic
Big Bang
Overall, I think these products are absolutely fantastic. Lovely packaging, colours, formula and price! An absolute gem for the high street, well done Rimmel!

You can pick these up for £5.99 from 23rd January

If you'd like to see Big Bang in action, I used it in my latest makeup tutorial on YouTube - CLICK HERE to see it!

124 comments:

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous! I'm probably gonna end up picking all of them up when they come out.

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  2. wow i love these! beautiful colours and so reasonably priced! i'll definitely be picking these up in january - i can't wait! lovely review :) x

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  3. These look amazing! Definitely one to watch out for :)

    Georgina
    http://www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  4. Wow, I REALLY hope these are/will be available in Germany. They look gorgeous, especially "Stellar".

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  5. Love the Galaxy and the Apocaliptic ones !

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  6. Will definitely want to try a few of these on my lips!!! The colors on your lips are very pretty!!!

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  7. Can't wait for these to come out! I'll be picking up a few x
    britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Wow these look amazing! I'm quite surprised that they're from Rimmel to be honest... the packaging looks ver L'Oreal in my opinion... I shall definitely be checking these out though! <3 Great review as always Fleur, I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas, I hope your New Year is brilliant too :) x

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  9. So beautiful! Really like how Luna and Stella looked on your lips!

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  10. Wow, gorgeous! I hope these will come to the Netherlands too. I think I need to pick up four or more of these... <3

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  11. OMG they look amazing! I need them all! NEED!!!
    Happy New Year :)
    xxx Marina
    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

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  12. I'll be picking up Big Bang for my pin-up style make-up looks! Have a lovely 2013!

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  13. They are so gorgeous, im so going to get big bang when it comes out!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  14. Damn, I want the Nude Eclipse like.. right now!

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  15. I thought they were going to be sticky glosses which I hate, but as they are quite matte on the lips, I really like them! Especially the colour 'Luna'- so gorgeous!!

    Laura xx
    http://cosysaturdaynight.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wow, the red one is great!

    beauty-iao.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  17. i really love the colour of big bang! i can't wait to see these in store (:

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Ooo must have!

    Maria x
    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Wow, these products look very good.
    I hope they will be available in Holland very soon! Can't wait to try them!

    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  20. I've never heard of these but they look great! Definately picking these up :)

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  21. These look very nice, they seem similar to the YSL glossy stains!
    I have just started a blog and would love it if you came to check it out! :)
    www.bloggerofbeauty96.blogspot.com

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  22. Big Bang looks amazing! Snaps for Rimmel!

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  23. These look amazing! I'm definitely going to have to get my hands on Big Bang when it comes out!

    www.meganshaelyn.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. These remind me of the YSL lipstains or, the Collection Lip Puffs! Cannot wait to try them out!

    -Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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    1. Yes! They are somewhere in between these two - Not as glossy/sticky as the YSL, and not as matte as the lip puffs! They are really nice :)

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  25. They all look lovely, very solid colours, definitely want to try these out!

    Www.thelifeofoneblonde.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. amazing swatch.. looking so good on your lips...

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  27. omh my gosh these are stunning, i cant wait to try some out!! such a good price as well, i would have expected them ot be at least £6.

    erinsbloggywoggy.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  28. ohhhh the stellar colour looks sooo pretty!!! I've missed your reviews, Fleur :'). Think it's only right that I check some of these colous out when they come out. I've been looking for a nice pink for ages! Does anyone know which colour would look best on tanned skin??

    Oh, and check out my blog! I've posted a new years resolution post, kind of similar to Fleur's video!

    Check it out! http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/happy-new-year-hashtag-life.html

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  29. luna and nova
    i really like it! :))

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  30. I want Apocaliptic and Big Bang soooo bad!:X:X:X


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  31. wow, they actually all look gorgeous! I want every single one :|

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  32. There are some really pretty colours in this collection! There are quite a few there I would choose.

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  33. Well I know what I will be hotfooting to Boots to buy :P

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  34. They all look really nice, I'm tempted to try them now! x

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  35. They look amazing! Love the 'Big Bang' one, such a gorgeous red! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Great review! These look stunning- I can't wait to get my hands on the red and the peach shades! xx

    brutalfashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. The peach shade is stunning! The packaging is kind of funky too

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  38. So excited for these! They come out just before payday, can't wait x

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  39. I just LOVE Rimmel!!! Hope these come to the US :)

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  40. They look really good, I definitely want to try Luna, Stellar and big bang :)
    Rosalie x

    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. I already want Big Bang! Roll on 23 Jan!

    Danniella x x x

    www.beautyinjapan.tumblr.com

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  42. I'm not a nude person at all but luna is gorgeous!

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  43. Shame these aren't out now, I would have loved to grab one for new years!

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  44. Love the nude and galaxy :) shall look forward to trying them x

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  45. those colors are amazing !

    xx Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  46. Beautiful colors! Really loving galaxy.

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  47. They look do good!!!xxx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com

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  48. Do they sell these in the states?

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  49. OMG Celestial looks absolutely amazing! x

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  50. I am now so excited for this lip glosses, espcially Big Bang one!

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  51. These look amazing! I love the colours!
    Definitely will be picking up some if not all of them haha

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  52. Oh amazing, can't wait to try some of these out! What a great price too. Roll on January 23rd!x

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    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. These looks super intriguing. I know I said I wont be buying lots of make up, and I sure will try, but the plum shade of Galaxy looks super me...tempting!
    All the best in this new year, Fleur!
    Were getting married in the ame year!yay?!!!

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  55. they are all such beautiful shades, don't know how I'd possibly pick one! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  56. Happy new year! I haven't seen these in Australia, do you know if it is going to be avail in aus?

    xo kerker
    Beauty & Things

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  57. They look amazing!! I love them all but I totally can't pull off nude shades so I'll be getting the vibrant ones. My shopping ban is not going well!

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  58. I want stellar in my life! they look great!
    http://modabellezzavita.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. I love the look of Stellar and Luna, can't wait to pick them up! x

    awhimsicalwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. Can't wait to get my hands on Nude Eclipse and Celestial :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  61. i've never heard of these,they look great,might have to try big bang!xx

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  62. I seriously cannot wait for these to hit the stores.. Big Bang will be going straight in my basket! x

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  63. They are amazing! Love the finish of them! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  64. I really like the look of these, definitely going to be purchasing one or two of these!
    Rachael x

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  65. Wow these are so pretty :) Would love to try these out xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. These look so nice! Will be purchasing!

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  67. Mám také jeden a musím uznat ,že jsou opravdu úžasné!

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  68. Nude Eclipse is amazing! Total bargain too!

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  69. Luna and Celestial look great <3

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  70. Happy New Year!

    I would love anyone to check out my blog!
    http://laurenzetta.blogspot.co.uk/

    Really hoping to get it started this year and meet and make some new online beauty friends as currently none of my friends share my passion!

    Thanks :)

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  71. I would love to try Nude Eclipse and Big Bang! I recently got one of Rimmel's 1000 kisses lip tints and I am OBSESSED now, so I think I'd definitely like these! I love how pigmented Rimmel's recent products have been... Xo

    robsarellax.blogspot.com

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  72. I must pick a couple of these bad boys up

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  73. Wow I'd be quite content with any of these.
    I've always wanted a red in my collection and Big Bang looks fantastic - without breaking the bank.
    Ill definitely be keeping an eye out! :) xx

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  74. That big bang is an absolutely amazing colour, I adore it! Need to snap it up! Happy New Year hope you have a brilliant year :)

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  75. I am so excited to try these! Especially Big Bang!xxx

    brighteyedbeauty26.blogspot.co.uk

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  76. I really like Stellar and Apocaliptic!!!

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  77. These look great! Can't wait for them to come out :)
    xxx

    www.TheBeautyBelle.co.uk

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  78. I think this is a dupe for Shiseido lacquer rouge lips? PS!! L'oreal Caresse Shine is the dupe for YSL glossy stains! :D

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  79. They seem really good! Looking forward to trying them =)

    Daisies
    http://daisiesmeow.blogspot.it

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  80. Your Lips look lovely with all the colours. I enjoy reading your blog Fleur. You are an inspiration to me!

    http://beautybodymind.blogspot.de/

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  81. oh wow these look fab. haven't seen them in the us yet. hope I get to try them soon. that last color really is the most gorgeous of them all wow! thanks for this great review...xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  82. Love your blog, would be great if you could check out my blog: http://zsummerton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  83. These look great on you! Celestial is so pretty!!

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  84. They look great! :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  85. they look lush!! xoxo

    http://littlelotusblossom28.blogspot.co.uk/

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  86. Love Luna and Eclipse!

    http://bellamodabeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  87. I love these! and since they are Rimmel, you know they won't be out of price range! do you know when they're coming out in the US??

    http://dashofdannie.blogspot.com/

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  88. Wow! They are so amazing and pigmented! I need them! All of them! like right now!!!

    http://everybitofbeautiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  89. Big Bang is an absolutely gorgeous colour!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  90. These look absolutely fab ... Can't wait to try them :D

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  91. I'm very excited about these, they look awesome! Can't wait for them to hit stores in Canada!

    http://sincerelystephh.blogspot.ca

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  92. I have been looking for the perfect nude lip colour for months now and I think this is my dream shade! (nude luna).
    Making girls cosmetic dreams come true as always Fleur!

    Can't wait for this to be released!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y_BH2ma_Qs

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  93. i'm in love with Nova, it's absolutely gorgeous on your lips, can't wait to try them out myself!! :) how do you keep your lips so perfect? when i use many different products on them they go totally dry for a few days :( do you have any tips for me?
    xx

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  94. celestial is my fave shade, might have to go get it!

    http://make-up-mogul.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  95. I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but did you (Fleur) paint your lips with all those lip glosses for the photos? In other words are those your lips?

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  96. So excited to get my hands on these, can't decide which shade I want first. The nudes look really tempting and I rarely wear nudes.

    http://edmrobinsonphotography.blogspot.com

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  97. Some of those colours look really lovely! Definitely gonna give these a go :)

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  99. Those are such beautiful colors! I love how they have a sort of matte-looking finish with a touch of shine- my favorite kind of lip products. I hope these will be available in the USA.

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  100. really pretty shades considering its a drugstore brand and they seem pretty good on lips.
    thanks for lovely share.
    http://glamagem.blogspot.com

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  101. I need apocalyptic in my make up bag this spring! thanks for the review!

    http://ashleighmcp.blogspot.co.uk/

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  102. I love the Stellar color :)

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  103. Great review Fleur!! Roll on 23rd January - can't wait to get my hands on some of these, the colours are gorgeous! xo

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  104. My favorites are Stellar and Big Bang! I am going to get all of them when they come out!!!!!!
    XO,
    Sisterstyleforever

    sisterstyleforever.blogspot.com
    instagram: @sisterstyleforever
    P.S. I follow you on instagram!

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  105. A great review, it's brilliant that you actually showed pictures of the products on the lips, rather than just swatches!

    Really excited to test these out, especially the darker colours as I am one for wearing reds during the day and night!

    The Beauty Fantasy
    TheBeautyFantasy.blogspot.com

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  106. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these! The pink and red shades look gorgeous. :D

    http://brokenprophetblog.wordpress.com

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  107. They really look amazing. The Nude Eclipse looks beautiful.

    MK giveaway on blog right now :)
    Thanks, Brianna
    http://outdoorswomen.blogspot.com

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  108. I love your blog Fleur!
    If you would like to see a review of these lip glosses,check out my blog, http://misslilythepink.blogspot.co.uk/
    It would mean a lot to me thank you! xx

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  109. I've heard they aren't bringing these to the US...according to their Twitter...I can't seem to buy them any where online or in stores :'( SO sad

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  110. Well, I have to say that it worries me that you don't mention that Luna's application turned out to be blotchy and uneven. Why don't you mention it although it's very obvious in the 2nd picture?

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  111. Loving 'Apocaliptic'!! so bright and girly <3

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  112. Hey dear!

    Great post! I hope you don't mind that I used one of your photos (I credited you for it) and I have mentioned you in my own review here: http://allthingslady.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/review-for-rimmel-apocalips/

    Love,
    Marija

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  113. I would love to know how you would compare these with the new L'oreal shine stains.
    Thank you

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  114. Hi! :)

    You have a great blog ;) I follow you :)

    TheLittleBlackStar

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  115. I've just bought and reviewed Celestial, Stellar and Apocaliptic. I'm going to buy the rest soon

    Nicola
    stylishbutskint.co.uk

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  116. I'd recently bought Stellar rather tentatively simply to give it a test run and I have to say I'm seriously impressed with this line from Rimmel. Thank you for your swatches Fleur, they've helped me pick out a few more shades to try before I write my own review on it!

    www.inkquisite.blogspot.com

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  117. This was sooo helpful! Helped me choose what colours to have :D Thanks!

    www.beyoubeyou-tiful.blogspot.com

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  118. Wow I'm going to pick up 'Big Bang' today, the colour is incredible.

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  119. Just bought Big Bang today, holy smokes! I love it. The colour is deep and rich, and with a red Nyx lip liner no straying at all. So far Ive had a glass (ok two) of wine and the colour is still going strong -- although it has transferred to the glass so either need to learn to not care about that or find a way to stop it. Definitely would buy again!

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