Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Rimmel Apocalips 'Lip Velvet' - Review & Swacthes

Rimmel are rolling out new releases by the bucketload at the moment! Another new addition to their range this autumn are the matte 'Lip Velvet' versions of their much-loved Apocalips lip lacquers, which launched in September. 
L-R Orange-ology, Meteoric Matte & Atomic Rose
The idea of these excited me on one hand, but I'm also quite fussy when it comes to matte lip products and very few impress me (one exception being the new Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks - see yesterday's post for more on those!) so I was intrigued to see how these performed, especially as I loved the originals...

I'm happy to report that the pigmentation is lovely. The formula is a smooth velvet finish. They aren't as matte as matte can be, which is a good thing in my book, as I like a hint of sheen. However, I do find these quite awkward to apply and also fairly uncomfortable to wear. I might be alone here, as I know lots of people like this kind of formula (If you like Sleek's version or the Hourglass ones, I think these might be up your street) but for me, this type of hyper-pigmented, liquid matte formulations tend to be a bit awkward. I'm constantly worried they will have smudged onto my face and I don't really like the way they feel on my lips either; quite powdery and cake-y.

They come in 4 different shades, so less than the regular formula. The shade selections are quite nice though (3 out of 4 are shown above, the other is a deep red) and seem to cover all bases and different tastes. I've compared both the packaging and formula to the original below so that you can see the difference.
L-R: Matte shades in Atomic Rose, Orange-ology & Meteoric Matte, Original formula in Big Bang
Staying power, as with the originals, is good and I think the packaging is nice for the price tag too (I really like the new matte finish tube). However, these just aren't up my street. I think I'll be sticking to the originals.

What are your thoughts on matte lip creams? Love 'em or hate 'em?!

The Apocalips Lip Velvets are available now, £6.49 each.
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  1. I can never get on with matte lip products :( The shades look nice but I really can't see myself liking them. Think I will save my pennies this time round. Great review!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  2. You can never go wrong with matte lipsticks! These look lovely!

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  3. I loved the originals as well and I know you didn't adore these as much but maybe we could get some photos of them on your lips like the review you did for the originals?

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  4. that orange colour looks right up my street! Didn't even know Rimmel had come out with these :) Thanks Fleur for the recommendation

    torie x
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  5. Such gorgeous shades! x
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  6. These sound perfect to me. :O

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  7. I love love love this matte lip gloss :)
    I have red one :)



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  8. I love the look of Meteoric Matte! Perfect for A/W x

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  9. I picked up the atomic rose one the other day and i do like the appearance but agree that they arent very comfortable to wear! if anyone is interested in these, get to boots asap as they have a 2 for £10 offer on which is amazeballs.

    great post fluer :)

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  10. I've been really curious about the colour range since I've only ever seen four everywhere I've looked, but it all makes sense now! I love the bright orange, it looks so stunning!

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  11. I've not tried them yet but I do love the original ones.

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  12. I've just bought these and tried these. I totally agree with the heaviness on the lips and the colours are quite out there! I do like them though but not as much as Bourjois's.

    Laura Jarvis Pattern Design

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  13. I almost picked one of these up but opted for the original Apocalips in the end. As much I want to rock a velvet or matte lip, my lips just don't agree and end up drying up and just going gross. Ah well! Lovely post xx
    ELEANORMAES

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  14. Great review Fleur :) xx

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  15. These look great! The pigmentation looks wonderful!

    -Amanda from http://www.positivelyamanda.com

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  16. I love the shades here - but the names are a bit odd! I love that they aren't super matte, but I don't know if I'll be rushing to try them :)

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  17. I was interested in these but i'm a bit disappointed as the swatches don't really appear to be that matte at all! I think i'll just stick to the originals which I love! :)

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    1. They dry matte :) the swatches above look freshly-applied and therefore still wet (as it's a lacquer) x

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  18. I like the look of the light pink shade, but from what you said I don't think I will be purchasing them haha. x

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  19. The colours are really beautiful!

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  20. that first shade looks awesome, i hope these launch in the us!

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  21. I love matte lips! These colours look lovely. I might have to test these out, especially given the price!
    RosieLM - Beauty Blog x

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  22. I have a Apocalips lip lacquer and I do not like it at all. It dries my lips so much! Anyway these looks great, I prefere matt :)

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  23. These look so good - I have been wanting to pick them up but this post has made me want them even more! Great review xxx

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  24. me and apocalips don't go well together, i just couldn't make the originals work :( but the shades look gorgeous ! x

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  25. I really like the 'Atomic Rose' shade and I will probably check it out and see how I feel about them.

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  26. I like matte lip creams - NYX do a similar thing I think called soft matte cremes. But I want to try these!

    LondonBeautyxx

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  27. If you like matte lip creams, try the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet. They are incredibly light and do not move/remove themselves until you tell them to do so.

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  28. ohhhh i need to get my hands on these, the colours look amazing.

    Jess x
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  29. Am I the only one who can't get over how bad these smell? I'm always tempted to buy and try these because Fleur you have said they are amazing in so many videos but the smell is just horrible haha :D Love your blog and channel Fleur!! :)

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  30. I agree with you when it comes to how awkward these are to apply.
    How gorgeous is the new purple shade though?
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  31. I just really love this lipglosses! <3
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  32. Gorgeous colours! :D Love your blog posts and your videos, Fleur. :)

    xo Stephanie
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  33. Not to keen on the orange, but I do love the other colours. Love that wine colour, perfect for autumn.

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  34. I actually thought these were quite impressive. It's a shame you didn't get on with them! x

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  35. I loved the Apocalips when they first came out so might look into the new ones! So many matte lipsticks around at the moment though!

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  36. I love Apolalips! & since you said these are quite similar to the Sleek ones.. think I need these!! Atomic Rose and Meteoric Matte look gorgeous! x

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  37. These colors are beautiful! I wonder how they compare to say the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I feel like with lip creams that are matte, they can be hit or miss. I'm really liking that Atomic Rose color and that Orang-ology looks fun. If you're able to do swatches on the lips, that'd be great too!

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  38. Can't wait till I get a hold of these!!! Hopefully they'll be in the US soon.

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  39. Meteoric Matte is a very pretty colour :)

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  40. I really love the nude shade they have! Super cute. http://meowemily.blogspot.com/

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  41. Mmm de donkerpaarse vind ik wel mooi!

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  42. i'm not sure about the orange, but other colors i would like to have

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  43. The dark color is so beautiful!!!

    check me out

    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  44. THESE LOOK AMAZING! Thanks Fleur for introducing me to these amazing products. Oh how I love Rimmel...

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  45. Those look incredible!

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  46. Lovely review! Love the colors of the lip glosses!
    XX
    Miri
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  47. As I love the original Apocalips -thanks to you- I'll have to check these out! xx

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  48. OMG I love every single one of these ... Super pigmented beautiful colors Xox
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  49. I don't know if it's just me, but they look very similar to the original ones... However, I absolutely love those so I have to check these new ones out for sure x
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  50. I think I like Meteoric Matte and I think they are priced really well. Click the link to see which lip products I want this autumn/winter!

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  51. Matte lipsticks are the best :)

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  52. Wow, the formula sounds like exactly for me! I like cake-y feel on my lips. I deffinately have to try these out!!

    Victoria ♥
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  53. So excited for these!
    x

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  54. I can't wait to get my mitts on these!


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  55. I want to try these so bad! I can't wait. Thanks for sharing :)

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  56. The new colours look lovely, Atomic Rose especially! x
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  57. Such a fan on the first ones so I will need to try!

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  58. Wow, the 2nd and 3rd shades are super gorgeous!!

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  59. Thanks for sharing! I might go out to get one of these, as I liked the original but wish they weren't as glossy. These might be perfect!

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  60. I'm in love with the Apocalips!!!!!

    Kisses

    Tiff

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  61. They look amazing, I need to get one of those. My lipstick supplies are low! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  62. I liked the originals but I prefer a more matte finish so I'm so keen to try these ones!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  63. I personally love the cream matte Lancome lipstick as well as the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet.
    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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  64. Meteoric Matte is stunning! I like very matte colors, so these are a little bit to shiny for me, but I will have a look at them if I see them in stores :)

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  65. I really liked the new line! Have you tried the Rimmel Velvet Matte nail polishes??
    Just did a review about them - youtube.com/KindleKindKel


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  66. Oof not completely matte and a horrible formula? (From what I've experienced from hourglass and sleek) I'll pass. Sephora's take is so much better!

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  67. I have atomic rose and it's gorgeous! The fact they are not full on matte is also a good thing in my book. Their formula is smooth and comfortable to wear. x

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  68. The Meteoric Matte shade looks really nice! However, I don't really like matte finishes myself.

    Michelle xo
    THEMDNBLOG.blogspot.com

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  69. WOW! These gloss are so pigmented!

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  70. Not sure how much i'd like the matte version of these either, although I do love the originals and think the pigmentation is great so I may have to give these a little try!

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  71. I love the originals, but I don't think these are quite up my street either.

    Hannah x
    BLAB

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  72. I really like orginal ones and I am looking forward to try these one out! Really like the finish on swatch.

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  73. It would be great to see them on lips)
    xo
    Stacy

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  74. Excited to try these! Hopefully they won't be as drying as some matte lipsticks can be, with these being a creamy formula! Love the colours very pigmented (:

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  75. Ah these look lovely, loving the shade selection.
    alice xo | beautybyalicee

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  76. To say these are matte they look really moisturising x

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  77. Ah this makes me so happy! I love matte lip products and rimmel. Definitely on the to buy list now!!

    Emily xx

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  78. I love the glossy Apocalips so I can't wait to try the velvets!

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  79. Such gorgeous shades, perfect for autumn. :)

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  80. Matte Lip Creams are just on of those products I have to try out in each individual case. They all apply, last and feel so different to me. As for these I'll probably give a shade a go and hope for the best :)

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  81. The berry color looks like it will be beautiful for fall and winter! I might pick that one up as it gets deeper in the season.

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  82. Meteoric Matte looks like perfect color for fall!!! :)

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  83. I think I'll give them a try, I like more matte finish formulas! Great post and pics! :D

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  84. they all look perfect! rimmel never lets us down! xx

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  85. Love the look of the bright red, so vibrant!
    Harriet
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  86. I love the colour selection! :)

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  87. So excited to try these. I loved the gloss and I'm so happy they came out with a matte version xxx

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  88. i think im going to stick to the originals as matte lip creams tend to fade and wear away really quickly on my lips .

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  89. Love these, they are so pigmemnted

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  90. If I had the courage to wear a dark lip, that purple/berry shade would be so amazing! Maybe one day...

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  92. I love the original formula, I own like 6 or 7!
    I really want to try these matte ones soon!

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