Marcelle Cleopatra Rouge Xpression Lipstick swatches

The product: Marcelle Rouge Xpression lipstick in Cleopatra

Last year, I was all about Marcelle Paris Rose, but… I think this year’s colour is going to be Cleopatra. I’m kind of crazy about this bright, blue-based fuchsia, so I thought I’d update the blog’s swatch photos of it — the old ones make me want to hang my head in shame, and I figured it was the least I could do for such a gorgeous product.

Marcelle Rouge Xpression lip swatch in Cleopatra

One of the things I love about the Rouge Xpression formula (aside from the fact that it comes in some seriously gorgeous creme-finish shades) is that it’s paraben-free, silicone-free, and scent-free. Basically, that translates into a comfortable lipstick that isn’t going to give you scent-headaches or make you break out if you wear it as a blush (something that Cleopatra is particularly brilliant for), which is just a little bit north of awesome.

Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Cera Microcristallina, Nylon-12, Phenyl Propyl Dimethyl Siloxy Silicate, C30-50 Alcohols, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oligopeptide, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid.

+/- Mica, Red 7, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Red 21, Lake Yellow 6, Lake Yellow 5, Lake Red 6, Blue 1, Lake Carmine.

Read a review of the Rouge Xpression formula { here }, and see Cleopatra in a colour-blocked lip look (along with Paris Rose) { here }.

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  • mostlysunnybunny

    This is really pretty on you! I like bright fuchsias. Even if they can be blue-based, they are actually bright enough to flatter those with a warm undertone (like me)!
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    • <3 thanks, Sunny! And YES with respect to the fuchsias — that's definitely one of the things that makes them really great ^.^

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And seriously, your lips are so cute! Pah!
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  • It's so pretty! I am going to pick up a few of these when I hit Canada :D
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  • I've heard so many great things about Marcelle…good thing they ship to the US ;)
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    • Yes! I'm so glad they've opened up their online shop — makes me feel a lot less guilty when I post about them, now that all you US ladies have access to the line, too :P

  • Mary

    That looks so great on you!! It looks like a lip stain!

  • Makeup Magpie

    So pretty! This shade is so perfect with your skin tone. :) I haven't tried this brand yet but it does sound great!

  • You take amazing pictures, I like your settings. About the lipstick, not sure whether that's my thing, it looks kinda drying?

    • Aww, thank you! :) Cleopatra is pretty comfortable, though, actually — the Rouge Xpression line is really creamy and hydrating, but I have really dry lips. (& I tend to wear lipsticks more like a stain than a full layer, which really doesn't help any >.<)

  • Oh, but this is gorgeous! It's the perfect shade of fuchsia. I'm dying to try Paris Rose, but I just have to get off my lazy butt and take some pictures first.
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    • Put 'em both on your to-try list, hon! They're such stunners — I kid you not when I say that you really do *need* both of these ;)

    I am going to pull mine out and wear it tomorrow!
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  • Oh my this is an absolutely lovely color! And I especially like it on you!
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  • Love this too. One of my all time faves. Ironically, I just rediscovered it again this past week!
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    • Yes!! This one's very much a Michelle shade ;) You can rock a bright pink(ish) lip like no one else, hon!

  • This is so gorgeous. I love bright pinks like this.
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    • You would look gorgeous in Cleopatra, lovely — bright pinks always pop so well against your skintone!

  • I know the grass is always greener on the other side, but I am SOOOO envious of your fair, flawless, porcelain doll skin. Ugh!
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  • Erika O.

    How is this silicone free if it has Propyl Dimethyl Siloxy Silicate?

    • Silicones aren't the same as silicas and silicates, Erika! :) Silicates are silicon (an element) + oxygen, and include things like quartz (made of pure silica), coesite, tridymite, and cristobalite (compound mineral silicates, aka feldspars); silicones, on the other hand, are synthetic silicon/carbon/oxygen polymers :)


      • Erika O.

        Thanks!! I believe I'm sensitive/allergic to silicones as well. Still trying to wrap my head around what to stay away from (which seems like EVERYTHING)?

        • Ugh, I know! Silicones are so rampant — I find that my skin tends to be OK with them in very small amounts (eg. in powder blush), but not in larger ones (eg. with moisturizers or hair serums). Just avoid any ingredients that end in -cone, -xane, or -cone copolymers! :)