Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer: Light Year Review and Swatches

Hello Beautiful Ladies,

The color of Apocalips that I have for you today is called ‘Light Year’. Honestly this is my favorite name of lipstick out of all the 5 I have as this reminds me of physics and universe and I love anything that is related to universe.

rimmel apocalips light year

Product quantity: 5.5 ml

Price:  Rs 475

Ingredients: Not mentioned

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!


rimmel apocalips light year

My take on the product:

Packaging: These Lip Lacquers comes in a tube form and have a doe foot applicator. The packaging makes it look like a lip gloss but as the company says it is neither a gloss nor a lipstick, it’s bigger than both. I would put this product in the category of liquid lipsticks and if considered a liquid lipstick, it is one of the cheapest one available in the market. The applicator that comes with the product is perfectly made to pick up the right amount of color.

rimmel apocalips light year

Color: The color light year has nothing to do with its name; it is a simple shade of brown lipstick that can be worn by anyone. The color is neither too dark nor too light and looks beautiful on fair skin tones. When seen in the bottle, the color appears to be very dark but when actually applied, it comes out to be a soft brown. The color has minute sized shimmer particles in it but when applied on the lips, the shimmers particles are not visible. As the color is not too dark it is appropriate to be worn to office

Pigmentation: This particular color is decently pigmented, and around 2 coats of the color are required to get completely opaque lips. Single swipe also imparts a decent amount of color, and is enough if you want a sheer application, but to get a completely opaque color, 2 coats are required.

rimmel apocalips light year

Texture: I love the way this color feels on the lips, it makes my lips appear smooth and soft and gives them a perfect combination of color and gloss, but I feel comfortable in this only when I use a lip balm underneath the color. The color is not supposed to be drying, but my lips feel a bit dried if I don’t use a lip balm underneath the color.

Staying Power: The staying power of this color is less than that of the color apocaliptic. It does stay for a decent 3 hours, but after that it completely vanishes from the lips. After 3 hours, no color is visible on the lips, but sheen of the color remains there for few more minutes. The color itself is not too dark and so meals do not hamper the intensity of the color much. Thankfully light year is different from apocaliptic in the fact that it does not leave any lines in the inner sections of my lips.

rimmel apocalips light year

Fragrance: The product has some artificial kind of fragrance which luckily fades away as soon as the product is applied on the lips.


rimmel apocalips light year

rimmel apocalips light year


  • Affordable as compared to other liquid lipsticks that are available in the market
  • Does not leave any line on my lips
  • Does not accentuated the fine lines on the lips
  • Perfect color for everyday use
  • Smooth to apply
  • The applicator picks up the right amount of color


  • Not so pigmented
  • Average staying power
  • Might dry your lips, if used without a lip balm underneath

Would I buy this product again?

No! Though I liked the color, and the formulation is also good, but I already have 5 if them and so I won’t buy more shades.

Do I recommend this?

Yes! If you are looking for liquid lipsticks or a product that is between a gloss and a lipstick, then this is a must try

Rating: 3.5/5


11 thoughts on “Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer: Light Year Review and Swatches”

  1. I think I would like to try it, because I like Rimmel, but as you said the staying power is not good and it is also not highly pigmented, I will trust and thank you for the review! Saving money 🙂

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