Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 'Galaxy' (301) - Review, Swatch, LOTD

June 28, 2015

Neither a lipstick nor a gloss, but bigger than both! Stating that it was the end of colour, Rimmel London launched the Apocalips lip lacquers in 13 different shades.
Based on online swatches, I picked up one of the darker shades, Galaxy, but it turned out to be a pretty mauve-y pink colour on me, not dark but still very flattering. Bigger than a lipstick and gloss? No! But definitely different than both. Why? Read on...

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Product Description

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!


Normal lip-gloss packaging with a doe-foot applicator. The cap has a hexagonal design. So you can easily spot it amidst your other lip products.


Galaxy (301) - A pretty mauve-pink that will suit all skin tones. Available in other shades too at Amazon.in



475 INR


5.5 ML (0.18 fl oz)


Shelf Life

24 months

My Experience

'Galaxy' is such a lovely mauve-y pink colour that it will suit anybody and everybody. It has a super-creamy texture and a glossy finish. Like a glossy, creamy liquid lip colour. It is opaque and non-sticky. Will suit dry and pigmented lips. It does have a weird chemically smell but that goes away.
The lasting power is good for a gloss, though, the intensity/glossiness gradually decreases with time. Just one dip of the applicator gives full coverage. However, the colour will not sink in or set and remains on lips as it is. As a result, it tends to bleed and also transfer onto things. I would suggest using a lipliner to keep the colour in place.

This particular shade, 'Galaxy', has micro-shimmer which gives it a nice sheen but which I still personally dislike. Had it no shimmer, I would have used it more often.




  • Beautiful mauve-y pink colour
  • Will suit all skin tones
  • Will suit dry and pigmented lips
  • Non sticky and good pigmentation
  • Decent lasting power


  • Transfers a bit
  • Presence of micro shimmer


Overall Impression

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 'Galaxy' is a really pretty colour that will flatter all skin tones and will suit girls with dry and pigmented lips too. It is non-sticky and has good lasting power for a gloss. If shimmer is not an issue with you, then go get it now!

Cafe-o-Meter Rating: 4 /5


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