Review: Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour + Swatches

Hi guys!

Today I’ve got a highly requested review for you all – the Rimmel Apocoalips! I heard so many youtubers and bloggers rave about these so I had to splurge (during the priceline sale of course) on these beauties.

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From left to right: I’ll Call You, Kiss Me You Fool, Dare To Pink, Skinny Dipping, Make Your Move & Little Minx.


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Top to bottom: Dare To Pink, I’ll Call You, Little Minx, Skinny Dipping, Make Your Move & Kiss Me You Fool.

Now onto the review:

Price: $17.95 (In Australia)


The product comes with two sides – the actual pigment/colour and a clear gloss which seals the colour in. The lipgloss does have a slight scent which is a subtle, sweet scent (not unpleasant at all) – the scent wears away after a few minutes of wear. The main reason why I decided to purchase this product was the promised longevity and I can safely say it doesn’t last 16 hours but definitely does last a long time. It has minimal transfer proof while drinking and eating, unless it is something oily. The actual colour itself is amazingly pigmented and I use two dips to give me a full, vibrant colour. The packaging is the norm and comes with a doe foot applicator. Once the product is on with the lip gloss on top, it does feel like velvet on your lips and another major pro is that this lip product is not that drying for my lips (my lips are very sensitive and dry).

  • Long lasting
  • Subtle, sweet scent
  • Usable for sensitive, dry lips
  • Feels like velvet on the lips (with the lip gloss on)
  • 95% transfer proof


A major con for me was that I did have to touch up throughout the day, the amount of times depending on what I ate. If you eat oily foods while wearing this, it does wear away in the middle of your mouth. When you reapply it, it does extenuate your dry spots which is annoying so make sure to exfoliate beforehand! Another con is that when I applied a lipbalm before applying this product, it affected how the product went on – it became patchy and seemed to disappear so I recommend putting a lip balm on at least half an hour beforehand and wiping of the excess before you apply this. The product also sometimes forms these little balls of lip product – I’m not sure why, it could be because of the oily food I ate before and then reapplied on top of that (although I did wipe my mouth) which is super annoying. The lip product itself without the lip gloss is super sticky (only without the first application of the lip gloss, if you apply it once it’s fine), so you definitely need to use the lip gloss to set it, however the gloss does wear off quite quickly and if you eat anything it will surely be wiped off. The last con, which is somewhat silly but very annoying is that these are IMPOSSIBLE to take off – I find myself scrubbing away at my lips for ages, which isn’t so good for dry, sensitive lips like mine, but I suppose this is a given and is made up for since it lasts a long time.

  • Needs to be touched up if oily foods are eaten
  • Lip gloss wears off quickly
  • Must moisturise at least half an hour beforehand
  • Extenuates dry spots when reapplied
  • Forms small balls of the product when reapplied after oily foods
  • Super sticky without lip gloss on top (first time application)
  • Difficult to remove


Overall, this is an amazing product & I would definitely repurchase and recommend it to you guys, however I would wait until there’s a sale on or a 3 for 2 deal before buying this product, because $18 for one is crazy in my opinion. If you are looking for an overall long lasting, pigmented lipgloss definitely give this one a shot. I am aware that there are more cons and pros in my review, but the cons are just little things which are definitely made up by the staying power and colour pay off.

Rate: 4/5

Hope you guys enjoyed my review and leave your thoughts about this product below! Also I’ve heard the Australis Velour Lips are amazing too, so I’m definitely going to try those out. I’ve been trying to get my hands on them but they are sold out everywhere arghh!

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    1. We cant get NYX in the UK but we have these Rimmel Provocolips so I might have to try them if they are similar as i’ve been lusting after the NYX Matte Creams for a while now!!

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      1. Hahaha someone just left a comment saying these are similar to the NYX matte creams – definitely want to check those out too now. You should definitely give these a go, they’re amazing!

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      2. Definately; as I’ve said maybe it’s just the packaging, but you should try the NYX Matte Creams out, I’m obsessed with those. I have a review post about them so you can check that out for more info! ♥


      1. Maybe it’s just the packaging. You should try them, I LOVE THEM! I hate a review post about the color I like the most if you want you can check it out! ♥

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  1. I have a love/hate relationship with this project, first of all we dont have all the colours they have here in Holland and that sucks because i really want the Little Minx? shade and 2ndly i have to rub my lips real hard when i want to remove it. But the staying power is nice tho, only thing is i just dont want to hurt my lips because of rubbing the product away..


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    1. Yeah the staying power is amazing even while trying to remove it … 😏 that sucks 😦 maybe try order online? That’d probably be expensive though >< – I love the range! X


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