This review is long overdue. I am here today to look at a line of stunning classic lipsticks that totally make an impact. Several months ago, Marcelle sent me a few of their new Marcelle Rouge Xpression lipsticks** to try and at first glance, I was a little intimidated. They are very bright and bold. To me, they scream spring. So here we are, with spring in bloom (well, not really) and I have been testing these lovely ladies out for you.
The packaging itself is sophisticated and sleek but easily damaged (you may be able to see the scratch marks on the matte black from them being in my bag). They look a little bit similar to the NARS Audacious lippies but since I have never tried any from NARS, I can’t say whether or not they are dupes.
Regardless, they stand out. The three shades I have are extremely pigmented with a cream finish similar to most lipsticks. They seem to be consistent and feel lovely on the lips. They also end up being pretty true in colour from the bullet to the swatch to the tag on the end of the lipstick. Online, they are a little darker.
French Rose is the lightest of the three. It is a bright baby pink shade. I tend to have problems with this type of shade but with a lip liner, it works much better. There is a little bit of a frosty look to it as well but that could just be me!
Vivid Coral is exactly that: a beautiful and vivid coral shade. It is bold but not too crazy and actually, I have nothing even similar to this!
Fuchsia Flare is my favourite of the three. It is a berry-like fuchsia that is super easy to wear. As you can see, it comes off kind of light bit still very colourful.
I don’t think I could say one bad thing about these lipsticks and that includes the price ($12 approx per lipstick).
One swipe of colour each. From L to R: 825 French Rose, 970 Vivid Coral, 880 Fuchsia Flare.
There is a large variety of shades for every skintone. If you haven’t already, try these out! Marcelle is a cruelty-free Canadian brand which I love and support.
Til next time, ttfn x