I'm a sucker for hype, i'll admit it, and I was so looking forward for the Rimmel Apocalips range to come out a few weeks ago. I'd seen the Giorgio Armarni Lip Maestros a few months ago and was seriously tempted to purchase the red shade in the collection, but once I heard whispers that these would be released I held off in hopes of finding a barginous alternative.
The Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang is a gorgeous basic red that can easily be used to jazz up a minimal makeup look in an instant - perfect for unexpected outings. It gives a glossy finish - really glossy actually - I wasn't really expecting it. A little also goes a long way with this stuff. Overloading will leave you with lipstick on your teeth for certain. It works slightly better with a matt lipstic/liner underneath to keep things under control. However you still run the risk of smuding this up your face, so no eating or clubs allowed with this one, it's strictly a proceed with caution product. But beautiful none the less.
For a wee £6, this wont leave you bankrupt, and will serve as a non sticky, majorly pigmented lipgloss. The Giorgio Armarni Lip Maestros still seem to sit in a world of their own with their matte finish, but if you want a cheaper version of the YSL Glossy Stains, it's likely that this will serve you well!