March 10, 2011

Review: Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick

Price: $11.95 for 0.12 OZ / 3.5 g

Luscious Lips Made Easy
Express your true self with Rouge Xpression lipstick! Rouge Xpression has a dual personality that will delight your lips; it has a moisturizing Maxi-Lip complex that hydrates your lips’ delicate skin and adds sexy volume.

Replete with avocado and Omega-6 oils, its formula prevents dry, cracked lips and restores moisture. Its creamy, velvety and non-sticky texture ensures total comfort. And with your choice of 12 vibrant colours, biting into life will never have looked so sexy!

Hypoallergenic and perfume-free.

  L-R: Sentimental (pearl), Romanesque (pearl), Paris Rose (cream), Delirium (pearl)

 L-R: Sentimental (pearl), Romanesque (pearl), Paris Rose (cream), Delirium (pearl)

 Sentimental (frosty light shimmery pink, almost sheer)

 Romanesque (medium nude brown)

 Paris Rose (light coral)

Delirium (orange-red)

  • pigmented
  • non-drying
  • creamy formula 
  • last a few hours
  • sleek packaging

  • I didn't notice added volume 
  • expensive for a drugstore lipstick
  • not moisturizing enough if you have really dry lips (like me)

What I think:

I'm not a regular lipsticks wearer, but I must say I'm very impressed with these. All of the shades I tried go on creamy and last a good amount of time on the lips, and they only require one swipe on the lips to show their true color (except maybe Sentimental which is very sheer).

Altough they aren't moisturizing enough to completely eliminate the use of a lip balm, they don't dry my awfully dehydrated lips, which is an absolute must for me.

I didn't notice the claimed "added sexy volume" but it's no big deal for me as it's not what I'm looking for in a lipstick.

Available shades:

First row: Enchantment, Exuberance, Sensation, Provocative
Second row: Sincerity, Sentimental, Delight, Euphoria
Third row: Obsession, Revolution, Passion, Delirium
Fourth row: Romanesque, Amour, Jezebel, Feline
Fifth row: Cleopatra, Mauve Avant-Garde, Couture, Attitude

Recommend? yes

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Light Coral looks lovely & bang on trend. A really fresh lip to welcome spring/summer :).

  2. They look yummy! Paris Rose is my favorite


  3. Those look really nice! Where can you buy them?


  4. These are so pretty and I love how clear the photos are.

  5. Paris Rose looks really pretty. :P

  6. Hi, thanks for commenting on my Sale, I'd only want about $12 for the perfume, cos I'm not sure how much the P+P will be, will have to work it out for you.
    But if that price is ok for you let me know either via comment or my email which is in the sidebar :)

    Jess xx

  7. @Charlotte : Yes, I thought it was so lovely when I first saw it! I've been wanting a soft pink coral for so long... althought this one looks neon on me right now because I'm so pale, I'm sure I will be able to make it work in the summer (=

    @Cynthia Z : Me too! Absolutely gorgeous (=

    @Chuui : It's my favorite!

    @Anna Elizabeth: I believe you can buy them at most drugstores and Wal-Mart accross Canada.

    @EveryDay Makeup blog: Thanks Becky! Clear pictures are super important to me in review as I want them to reflect the real color of the product.

    @Pammy : It's actually my favorite!

    @Jessica : I'm getting back to you ASAP!

  8. Je ne connaissais pas cette marque. J'aime beaucoup la teinte Delirium. Tes photos sont tres belles. Tu as de la chance de pouvoir tester des produits gratuitement :)

  9. These look so prettyy! I want to get my hands on some.

  10. Great review here. I really like how you show so many pictures and views - I especially love the "Paris Rose" color. I'm a new follower! x

  11. i really like these colors, but im not a fan of dry lipsticks :/

  12. You really make the best lip swatches ever! And Paris Rose looks gorgeous :)

  13. :D great review I lovve the 1st an 4th one:), I love how honest you are about the product! Not just liking it for tha sake of it :D love your blog :) xxx

  14. I like sentimental & delirium =]

  15. Nice swatches! I really like the last 3, mostly the last one :D

  16. i luv sentimental and delirium! so gorgeous on u

  17. @Cherry Pullinger : Absolutely (=

    @Isa : Merci beaucoup Isa, je suis contente que tu aimes mes photos! Cette marque se vend seulement au Canada pour l'instant, et par commandes téléphoniques téléphoniques aux États-Unis.

    @Y : You should! (=

    @Devon : Thank you Devon, I'm glad you like how I do my review. Paris Rose is my favorite. Thanks for the follow!

    @Christine: Oh but these aren't dry! I just meant to say that I wouldn't count on them to moisturizie my lips. I still need lipbalms underneath as I have super dry lips.

    @Agnes : Awww thank you so much! Your comment really made me happy hun! Paris Rose is my favorite (=

    @cosmetic-junkie : Yes, I make a big point of being honest in my reviews. Otherwise, what's the point of doing reviews? =P

    @Jennifer: Thanks Jen!

    @For The Fierce @Blovet Beauty : Sentimental is great for everyday wear as it's mostly sheer, but Delirium is a little too loud and orange for me. Maybe it will grow on me though?

    @Angelique : I'm glad you like my swatches Angelique! Delirium is gorgeous but it doesn't really suit my fair skintone z=

    @petitechouxx : C'est mon préféré des quatre, même si il parait vraiment pétant sur moi pour l'instant! J'ai hâte à l'été quand je vais être un peu plus bronzée, il devrait mieux paraître (même si je ne bronze presque pas ahah!)

  18. Hi Gaby! Haha, I love the product descriptions! Sentimental looks really pretty. I have dry lips too, so I will probably skip these.

    Kisses, Melanie

  19. Sentimental c'est mon genre de couleur! :)

  20. They're all really pretty colours and your lips don't look dry at all.

  21. You picked some gorgeous colors! So cute :)

  22. @Beauty meets Kawaii: Sentimental is a perfect everyday color as it's very sheer. These work OK on my dry lips though!

    @Ms Bubu : Moi je n'ai pas trop été attirée par cette teinte au début, mais je l'aime bien finalement!

    @littlelucy : Aww thanks! I hate to take lip swatches pictures with dry lips, I always make sur to exfoliate them and coat them in lipbalm before hehe!

  23. Thanks for the review.:D

    Delirium is a sexy shade for spring.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  24. Delirium looks fabulous on you


  25. Paris Rose is very pretty, and so is Sentimental. Definitely shades I will pick up when Marcelle products go on sale!

  26. Delirium looks lovely! I have such a thing for reds

  27. @Marie @Jinz : I agree, it's definitely sexy, but I don't think it suits my pale skintone very well )=

    @Christina: Aww I should have included a full face swatch, as it's not really flattering on me, I'm so pale z=

    @The Caffeinated Spaz: Paris Rose is my favorite, and Sentimental is perfect for everyday wear. I don't know if you will be able to attend Marcelle Spring Warehouse Sale, which will take place somewhere around April 15 if I'm right, but maybe these lipsticks will be available here?

  28. woow les photos démontrent vraiment bien les couleurs :) belle technique!

  29. Wow, sont superbes les couleurs!
    J'aime surtout l'avant dernier Paris qqch.. Je ne me souvien plus du nom.

    Aussi, je voulais savoir, comment on fait pour ne plus être membre d'un blog? Tu le sais tu? J'aimerais faire le ménage des blogs dont je suis membre qui ne sont pas si intéressant.

  30. Romanesque looks perfect!:)

    Ps. very nice blog: great reviews and good quality photos!

  31. love paris rose... i havent heard of this brand before, will definatley have a look now :-) x

  32. The colours are all absolutley gorgeous :) xx

  33. @kloé : Je suis contente que tu aimes les photos. Mon secret: j'utilise simplement la macro, et jamais de flash!

    @Valili : Paris Rose est mon préféré, même si il a l'air pas mal flash sur moi en ce moment parce que je suis pas mal pâle, mais je suis sûre que je vais le porter souvent cet été.

    @Supergirl : Aww thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm glad you appreciate my reviews and pictures, I put a lot of work into them.

    @jen. : It's a Canadian brand (=

    @Rachel : Definitely!