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Meet Paris Rose, the love of my life

Paris Rose is one of the gorgeous new Marcelle Rouge Xpression lipsticks, and my favourite of all nine! It’s romantic, cheery, whimsical… I just love it.

While this isn’t advertised as a semi-matte, I’d actually call it one! It feels like a true cream finish, though (aka is more comfortable than any other semi-matte or matte-finish that I’ve tried), which I’m thrilled about.

These swatches are applied straight from the tube – and very quickly, at that – on lips covered with a sheer layer of foundation. (My lips are naturally quite pigmented and they were a bit irritated the day I took these photos, so I wanted to let a more true swatch show through!) Usually, though, I simply pat on a touch of this with clean fingers for that perfect “whisper of colour”.

A quick P.S. – I’m going to try to post some behind-the-scenes images with Dior and Natalie Portman later today, but we’ll see how I’m feeling. On the off-chance that we won’t talk again until tomorrow, have a lovely Friday night my lovelies & I will have that post ready for Monday! xx

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14 Comments

  • Reply Jen

    Wow, gorgeous! Lovely colour! :)

    March 4, 2011 at 7:23 AM
  • Reply vijiis

    I really doubt this would work on me, but it looks unbelievable on you. Almost like your lips are glowing? xD In any case, it's super pretty!
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    March 4, 2011 at 7:53 AM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    Love it! I got Cleopatra and I want this one next!
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    March 4, 2011 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply @minotaurbb

    Ooooooh. I am going to have to pick this one up. Simply gorgeous!

    March 4, 2011 at 1:18 PM
  • Reply makeupmorsels

    Ah, this one was my favorite of the bunch! I absolutely love how it looks on you.
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    March 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    March 8, 2011 at 6:02 AM
  • Reply littlelucyandpirates

    This is my all-time favourite lipstick! Marcelle's lipsticks do get into the cracks of my lips but it's forgivable because it's such a lovely colour!
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    March 27, 2011 at 8:04 PM
  • Reply Robyn

    Wow you're really beautiful! Kinda reminds me of Yuna Kim (a Korean figure skater) :)
    And thank you for all the lippie reviews. I love lip glosses and your reviews are really helpful!

    January 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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