Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipsticks in 853 Jezebel, 752 Couture, 900 Passion, 750 Sensation, 751 Provocative
Swatches: Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipsticks in 853 Jezebel, 752 Couture, 900 Passion, 750 Sensation, 751 Provocative
The Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick ($11.95) line is, in two words, pure genius. I own a lot of lipsticks. I even buy lipsticks close to $40 (*cough* Chanel *cough*). What I didn’t believe was possible is really true: a drugstore line could rival the quality of my most favourite high-end lipsticks.
All Rouge Xpressions are fragrance-free and taste-free. These amazingly creamy lipsticks melt on your lips on contact with absolutely zero dragging, similar to the shu uemura Rouge Unlimited lipstick. But despite their creaminess, somehow they are able to stay put on my lips where I apply them, even without lip liner. These lipsticks easily last for 5 to 6 hours on me, which is very impressive for a creamy lipstick. As the day goes on they stain the lips and fade evenly.
- 853 Jezebel is a mauve pink. It has a cream finish.
- 752 Couture is a medium rosy brown. It has a pearl finish.
- 900 Passion is more brown and darker than Couture. It has a pearl finish.
- 750 Sensation is a dark rosy brown. It is very similar to Couture, but is just a tad darker. It is supposedly a cream, but feels very much like a pearl. It contains a subtle gold pearl.
- 751 Provocative is a brick red. It has a cream finish.
All of these shades applied evenly with the exception of 900 Passion. Warm skin tones can easily pull off the last four. 853 Jezebel is a great my-lips-but-better shade for cool skin tones, but not on myself, unfortunately. 752 Couture, 900 Passion, and 750 Sensation are fabulous choices for a conservative office setting.
Stay tuned for part 2 if you like your lipsticks bright!
Read on to see lip and full face swatches!
Swatches of Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in 853 Jezebel
Swatches of Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in 752 Couture
Swatches of Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in 900 Passion
Swatches of Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in 750 Sensation
Swatches of Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in 751 Provocative
Which Ones are Your Favourites?
I just love Jezebel, but I can’t wear it alone. I might have to layer my Chanel Maline Glossimer to make it work for me. I also love Sensation.