Marcelle Vita-Lip Plumping Gloss: Review and Swatches

Monday, June 27, 2011

The product: Marcelle Vita-Lip Plumping Gloss

Marcelle’s Vita-Lip glosses launched – last year? The year before that? I’m not sure; I think it coincided with the Minerals launch or something though. Since then, these have firmly secured a spot in my handbag, and my love for them isn’t waning in the least.

L-R: Angelica, Desire, Rio Rose, Organza, Nude

They run at just over $10 apiece, feature a no-nonsense, chic-but-simple tube with a slant-tip applicator, and go on very sheerly with just the right amount of microshimmer – enough to sort of “illuminate” the lip, but the particle size isn’t large enough to look obvious or sparkly. I’m not usually a fan of shimmer or sheerness, but these are the exception to the rule!

If you’re looking for a “handbag gloss” to give you a sheer, super-smooth, hydrated finish, I’d definitely recommend these. There isn’t too much variation in the shades once they’re applied, but they’re lightweight and scent-free, which is a win in my books!

L-R: Angelica, Desire, Rio Rose, Organza, Nude

The shades

Angelica: super-sheer baby pink with red and pink microshimmer (which is awesome, so don’t miss the full review). The particles in this one are just a touch larger and fewer than those in the rest.

Desire: bright, sheer, fuchsia-pink with similarly pink microshimmer.

Rio Rose: least sheer; a wonderful guava shade. Cool-toned microshimmer makes this wearable on both warm and cool skintones.

Rio Rose: see above.

Organza: basic, sheer, pinked-nude with champagne microshimmer.

Nude: super-sheer warm nude. Less shimmery and not as light as Organza.

Indirect sunlight with flash support. L-R: Angelica, Desire, Rio Rose, Organza, Nude


Hydrogenated polyisobutene, octyldodecanol,  petrolatum, trihydroxystearin,  calcium sodium borosilicate,  ethylhexyl palmitate,  silica, tribehenin,  benzophenone-3,  tocopheryl acetate,  propylparaben,  sorbitan isostearate,  palmitoyl oligopeptide,  palmitic acid,  mica,  titanium dioxide ,  carmine,  iron oxides,  red 40 lake,  tin oxide.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
share this post:Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponDigg this

14 Responses to “Marcelle Vita-Lip Plumping Gloss: Review and Swatches”

  1. i reallllly like rio rose! so pretty
    My recent post Alicia Keys Makeup Recreations and Next Week's Celeb: Lady Gaga

  2. My lips are quite pigmented, so I don't think I'd need more than one color for something that looks this sheer. Thanks for the swatches. <3
    My recent post Evil Shades Cosmetics Review: Matte Silk

  3. I also like Rio Rose, how well did the plumping effect work for you?
    My recent post BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 2nd Edition – Review and Swatches

  4. Loving the look of Rio Rose! And I think it's fab that you include the ingredient list :)
    My recent post Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick ‘Bruised Plum’ and ‘Cherry Lush’: review and swatches

  5. I'm afraid I can't say! It's a "plumps over time" sort of deal, so while I didn't notice (or feel, thank goodness) any plumping, I don't feel I've given them a fair enough trial to pass judgement :)

  6. I try to remember to – but feel free to hassle me about finding one if I ever forget & you're curious :P

  7. Haha, it's fast becoming favourite ;)

  8. Mine are too – I don't really use these for colour; just for the shine and moisture!

  9. I like that the glitter is microshimmer. I hate when you can feel glitter on you lips. Yucky! WIll pick one up next time to try!

  10. Definitely in agreement with you, there! Being able to feel glitter drives me crazy.

  11. Emily, on June 28th, 2011 at 6:35 am said:

    I really wish we had access to Marcelle and Annabelle in the States. It's so hard to find any drugstore products here without a scent (or any products, for that matter).

  12. I wish these had a little more pigment, but Rio Rose is damn pretty <3

  13. […] over Clinique Chubby Sticks (mine is in Super Strawberry, which is just ridiculously perfect) and Marcelle Vita-Lip Glosses (last year, I was really into Angelica; this year, I’ve found an affinity for Rio […]

  14. OOooo…lovely, most of them are quite sheer but I'd love Desire and nude…I see them working with an everyday look :)
    My recent post Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua gel foundation in 3 shades (swatches!)

Write a Comment