Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet and Velvet Matte Nail Polish

I've been living under a rock, I've never seen matte nail polish - until now.

These products reminds me of the upcoming Cinderella movie, I can imagine Cinderella at the ball with matte products ... not sure why I think this, but it'll probably counteract her sparkly dress. With my old age, I always think that's it's never good to "double sparkle"... just like "double denim".

Rimmel Velvet Matte in Midnight Kiss

- 4 shades available
- Price: $8.95

  • This is my first matte nail polis and I absolutely loved the matte finish. The formula was fast drying and easy to apply with one single stroke.
  • I don't usually wear blue, and I felt that the other colours would've suited me a little bit more, but I was wrong! I loved it!
  • I would strongly recommend a top and base coat to go with this baby, unfortunately it started chipping on the second day, but you'll get some longevity with some quality top/ base coats.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet

- Weightless, velvet finish with intense colours that lasts for up to 8 hours
- Moisturising formula

Price: $15.95

  • Unfortunately this wasn't the lippie for me, I was delighted with the shade at first, however it was way too light as my natural lip colour is significantly darker. I looked a bit sick when I had it on.
  • The formula was a little bit dry for my lips and really highlighted the little flakes. My lips are unfortunately quite dry to begin with.
  • The formula was indeed light weight and velvet smooth. The product was easy to apply and literally glided across my lips.
  • I did get a few hours of wear from it - but not 8 hours, however I had to re-apply my lip balm to keep my lips hydrated on a regular basis.

 Are you a matte or glossy person?

*Disclosure: These products were provided for my consideration all opinions are my own


  1. Yeah, Rimmel polishes always seem to chip very quickly for me and this is with/without a top coat.

    I'm not huge on matte products because I think they end up looking very dry, regardless of where you put it. If I have it on my nails, they make my hands look dry. If they're on my lips, they make my lips look dry. If it's on my entire face, it makes my entire face look dry. Or maybe I'm just a dry looking person overall. LOLOLO.

  2. I'm normally a glossy person but with bright lipstick colours I think matte looks more flattering on my lips at my age.

  3. Wow, I love the matte polish! I've struggled to find a good matte topcoat, with these I wouldn't need one! Bonus! Polish always chips on me, doesn't matter what brand or what base/top coats I use.
    I can't do lipsticks very often, my lips are usually dry and they just get worse when I use lipsticks, especially long-lasting ones.

  4. I'm not a big fan of matte nail polishes, but the Apocalips looks great on you!


  5. I am a glossy kind of person! Probably use a lip concealer prior to using the lip apocalips? Maybe it will have a better effect~

    Celly Revived! @ Beauty and Makeup Blog~~

  6. I personally loved the lippies, but I can definitely see how they're not for everyone!
    I didn't try the polishes as yet but they look gorgeous! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

  7. Glossy !

    Nice post :-) That colour fits you very well :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, I love love love this polish shade! So pretty!! I've not tried matte polishes before either, I will keep an eye out for them! :)


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