8/10/2015Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
I have reviewed the Fall launch from Annabelle last week, and this week is all about Marcelle Fall, which is tending to a wider range of products.
Proof is in today's post, with lip and cheeks products in the spot light first. Cheer me right up after so much rain we got yesterday.
Rouge Xpression lipstick line with black packaging and more shades.
Please follow the link above for my original review. I was and still am a fan of the line and love the shades I got to try.
The lipsticks are enriched with avocado oil, vitamins C and E to supposedly restore hydration, prevent chapped lips and smoothe out fine lines.
I always use a lip balm with my lip products so I don't expect a lipstick to cure chapped lips or deal with fine lines. Can't deny the fact that these lipsticks are moisturizing and very creamy and comfortable on.
Here are Nude Pink, Rouge en Folie and Vivid Coral.
Rouge en Folie shows up as a pink red, not a full-on red like Amour in the old line, but is still quite bright.
I would call Vivid Coral Vivid Hot Pink as on my skin tone, it is more like a toned-down hot pink than coral. Very summery but not as crazily intense as other full coverage hot pinks out there.
Annabelle Stay Sharp lip liners, Marcelle has Forever Sharp lip liners :)
Same concept: self sharpening, waterproof, smudgeproof, long lasting, but I find the two shades I got - Coral Pink and Red - are a bit more matte. Can't say if they are all like that until I swatch more in store though.
Expectedly, the Forever Sharp liners wear really well, no feathering, no transfer. The swatches on my hand only come off with makeup remover.
I swatched Coral Pink and Red side by side with Annabelle Glam Red (far right), which is a bit darker with slightly more shine.
On the left is the monochromatic powder blush with raised square pattern on the surface. Meant to be light, silky with a natural soft glow and long lasting.
On the right is the cream blush, very creamy (easy to apply texture), pigmented, blendable for a dewy glow, also long wearing.
The swatches were done with my finger, not blended to show you the pigmentation. I definitely have to go light handed with Pink Mademoiselle. I like the light purple undertone in the shade, making it easier to wear than a pure pink.
There are 2 other new powder blushes - Raspberry and Coral, and they are 0.16oz/ 4.6g vs. 0.19oz/ 5.5g in the cream blush, $15.95 each.
Also check out the Fall eyes and brows products Marcelle launched as well.