Tried and Tested: Rimmel Lip Lacquer in Stellar review

It’s not quite a lipstick or a lipgloss it’s Rimmel’s Apocalips Lip Lacquer. With the rich colour of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss it has the best of both worlds.

Available in 13 shades, Rimmel’s Apocalips is bound to have a colour to suit you whether you’re fair or dark.

For the purpose of this review I am testing Rimmel’s Apocalips in Stellar, a gorgeous pinky red shade. The product comes in a long tube which has a real resemblance to lip gloss with a long wand for application. There is enough product on just one sweep of the brush to cover all my lips and even more if I need to touch up any areas. The colour is so rich it really warms up my skin tone and it has a real glossy sheen to it that most lipsticks just don’t have.

Unlike lipgloss I didn’t think the lip lacquer was sticky, yet it has the thicker consistency of a lipstick. The only real downside would have to be the length of time of which it stays on. Within about a hour virtually all of the lip lacquer had worn off, which is disappointing, however this may be down to drinking shortly after applying.

I really love the intense colour and gloss of Rimmel’s Lip Lacquer and feel it works really well as a combi product.

I give it 4/5

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  • It has the qualities of both a lipstick and a lipgloss which makes for the perfect combi product
  • Comes in 13 shades
  • Has a gorgeous gloss and intense colour
  • Warms up your face


  • The longevity of the product really lets it down