The shades:Big Bang is a classic red colour. Aside from the glossy finish, it’s what I’d describe as ‘vintage red’.
Apocaliptic is what I like to call a ‘power pink’. It’s bright pink, blue based and I think it will look good on most skin tones (even my pasty white).
|Left - Apocaliptic, right - Big Bang|
Apocalips come in what looks like a funkily shaped lip gloss tube. The bottom of the tube is clear, so you can get a really good idea of what the shade is, without having to open it up.
There is a doe-foot style applicator which make application really easy, although if you have a thin upper lip like me, be careful with the bright shades, as if you go outside of your lip, it really shows! One dip in the tube was enough to do both my lips.
I decided to give these a good trial as I was intrigued about their staying power. So, I ate and drank and to be fair, they stayed on pretty well. The glossy finish wore off, but a nice stain was left behind.
I also tested them a bit more by wearing them to my exercise class (yes, I was the idiot wearing bright lippie whilst sweating it out). Surprisingly, they stayed put, aside from one small incident where I hit my face with my hand and smudged it (my bad).
|Me wearing Apocaliptic|
I love them. They are long-lasting, non-drying and have a great variety of shades (8 in fact). For £5.99, they are a total bargain and remind me of a more creamy version of a YSL glossy stain.
You can find them at Boots and Superdrug. Run and get yours fast!