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Right, now onto the review. You know, there's something so fascinating about reading a review of product that sounds fabulous and has the added bonus of being a product that you just can't get where you live! Sure you've lusted after other products, but not like you lust over this one. You absolutely can't get it, so it automatically becomes 10x more lusted after. That product to me was Rimmel's Apocalips, which was so kindly sent to me by Melissa from Melissa Knows Best. She sneakily snuck this at the bottom of the box she sent me a month ago. It seemed that every UK blogger was on a mission to collect them all, they were that fantastic! I think you can now get them in the US at certain drusgtores but the name is different. The packaging is stunning and sleek. I love the way the cap looks as thought it was a carved space age rock. You can see the color of the particular lip lacquer at the bottom of the tube which is ever so convenient. Us beauty bloggers have tubs upon tubs of lippies so anything that helps us differentiate the color is a great big plus! The color Melissa sent me was Big Bang which is the epitome of classic blue-based reds. I was absolutely thrilled because I can never have enough red lips! I can't wait until the Fall/Winter so I can start wearing them again more often. I felt like a 50s glamour doll when I put this one on. The applicator is your typical doe-foot applicator and it's got a little well inside that collects some of the product so you're not constantly dipping back into the tube, I suppose. The pigmentation is insanely opaque and the finish is a lovely-gloss finish that is equally gorgeous and moisturizing. I loved it all until I discovered that it never. stops. being glossy.
It's such a shame that there are so many things to love about this product and just one aspect kills it all for me. The lip lacquer slips and slides even hours after I've applied it. I can't touch, tap, or even think about my lips because if I do it just smudges onto my hand, fingers, or even moves off my lips and onto the sides of my face. It's such a gorgeous colors and it pains me that it never 'sets'. There's no way I can comfortably wear this out without being super conscious of wether or not it's migrated or if I've accidentally smeared it. I keep scrolling to the swatch on my lips and then just glaring at the tube. It was SO perfect, SO PERFECT, until I realized there's no way I could wear it without also wearing it as blush, bronzer and eyeshadow (hope you got what I meant). It's such a shame as there was so much going for the product but the fact that it never stays put makes it an apocalyptic miss for me.
What are your thoughts on this Apoliptic sensation?