Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: Excel Paris Lip Cream


Good evening ladies! Here's a review of my Excel Paris lip creams. I bought #510 (coral) several months back while #502 (fuschia pink) was given by my dear friend (thanks Drei!). Despite all of the reviews about the product being like a paint, I still bought one. The color #510 looks so pretty on the bottle. Perfect coral shade! Is the product really worth trying out? Scroll down and find out!


It has a doe-foot shaped applicator for easy and precise application.


I was impressed with its pigmentation upon swatching. I achieved that color in just one swipe. It dried up instantly. Very matte and dry finish. Once it dries up, there's no way you can remove it with your hands alone. It's really hard to remove even with soap and water. You need to rub it several times before you get the color out of your hand. It lives up to its 24 hour lasting claim.


I was able to swatch other shades through my friend. She has plenty of Excel Paris lip creams. Shade 502, 503 and 507 looks just the same. I can't tell which is which from my hand swatch. 

Lip swatches:


The formulation is terribly drying. It gives off an absolutely dry and matte finish. It may look good on the pictures but not in person! It's like paint applied on the lips. 502 is of a fuschia pink color. It is slightly darker with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa which I reviewed here.


510 appears to be neon coral  (is there such color? hahaha) when applied. It's overly bright. I think this shade cannot be worn on a broad daylight unless you want people staring at you. It also appears drier than 502.

When worn:


If you remember, I used 510 in my 500 Peso Makeup Challenge.

What I like about it:
  • Color. I love how the color is so accurate and pigmented. What you see in the bottle is what you get. 
  • Looks great on pictures. Because of its nice color pigmentation, it definitely appears great on pictures! 
  • Cheap. I bought mine for only 35php. Online stores have it for 35-50php each.
What I don't like about it:
  • Finish. It looks like paint when applied. Poster paint.
  • Hard to remove. It's such a pain to remove! 
  • No list of ingredients. It might be harmful to your lips!
  • Smell. It has a faint weird scent. Paint?
Gladly, Jenny of Pretty Thrifty shared how to solve the several issues about this lip product. She suggested using a lipstick of the same color underneath the lip cream. Others suggested using a lip balm but I find Jenny's advice more effective. Thanks sis! Read about her review here.

Aside from its uberly matte finish, its strong staying power is another problem. I've learned a trick from Ms. Martha of The Beauty Junkee on how to remove strong lip stains particularly red lipsticks. Applying lip balm or petroleum jelly on top of the lip cream surprisingly does the trick! It comes off on a tissue paper easily with lip balm/petroleum jelly on top.

Rating:
4/10
I do not recommend this product because it might contain ingredients that might be harmful to the lips. Its incredibly cheap price is questionable. You only have a single pair of lips. Better take care of it!

Where to get: 3 for 100php at Chic Cosmetics Manila

Have you tried Excel Paris Lip Creams? Any thoughts about this product? I would love to hear from you!

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Have a happy weekend! 
God bless!

Love, Iya

42 comments:

  1. Great review sis! I would have to pass on trying these lip creams. I am happy na with NYX SMLC and Miners Matte Factor. But still, you did a great job on pointing the good and bad points.

    http://michellemagramo.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks sis! Agree! My favorite lip product would always be NYX SMLCs. Out of curiosity lang talaga kaya ko binili. :)

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  2. I have that but I don't like it. It's really hard to remove. And my hands aren't really steady so application is always disastrous. :))

    xxxx,
    FMWL

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    1. Yes it's really hard to remove! Applying a lip balm/petroleum jelly really does the trick :)

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  3. the pigmentation looks amazing! but yes very matte and drying indeed. and missing ingredients? that is odd... thanks for the review! the pictures did look awesome

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    1. It is really matte, overly matte! Thanks Helen!

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  4. hhhmmm...that's why drugstore and department store products' prices can be steep but hey, at least we're secured with what we paid for. The colors looks good on you Iya!

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    1. Indeed! Better safe than sorry! :D Thanks Iya!

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  5. I totally agree with you sis..i love how pigmented this lip cream is BUT this is really dry and not advisable to apply on the lips. I have 3 of these and i rarely use them.

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    1. Right! Plus it's really hard to remove. Something's not right with the product. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  6. nice blog! hmm, I've never tried Excel Paris before.
    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Winnie! They're not worth trying out cause I don't think a person would want to use such product for a long time.

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  7. I've tried Excel Paris before, on both my hand/arm & lips. I panicked the first time I had it on my lips because it was terribly hard to remove! LOL. I told myself never again....

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    1. I had the same panicking experience! Yes, never again!

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  8. Thanks for the review! I haven't tried lipstick under this lip cream although for me, lip balm is a great base for Excel. Everyone has their own different opinions about the lip cream, unfortunately for you, you did not like it that much, but for me, it just require patience, and GUTS! I liked it naman and so far does not harm my lips. :)

    The shades you chose are very nice. :) I'm going to post swatches from my new shades. Check it out pag napost na. :)

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    1. BTW SIS!, be careful of photo thieves. Always put your watermark near the subject and make it more visible! I was a victim! :(

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    2. I just think something is not right with this product. It's really hard to remove plus the contents aren't written on the packaging. Its cheap price is definitely questionable. I like the colors though. :)

      Thanks Clai! I'll definitely check once you've posted about your Excel Paris lip creams :)

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    3. I admit, i'm too lazy to put watermarks! Hehe. I hope I can come up with a more visible watermark. Thanks for the warning! :>

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    4. Yep! Price is really questionable. Got my new shades for only P25 each! :| mybe i'll just use this during important photoshoots!

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    5. I still use them on photoshoots and remove them right away! :)

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  9. You're so beautiful, I love your blog, the lip color suits you very well

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  10. so fabulous! i love it
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  11. i was supposed to purchase six of this ,
    thanks for the review .
    i would have to rethink .
    ahahaha .
    so they aren't a good dupe for the nyx matte lip creams ?

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  12. The colors are great. I am also wondering wy it's so cheap. I am not sure if these were the ones I saw in Divisoria.. hmm...

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    1. Maybe it is! I got mine from Quiapo.

      I'll follow back. Thanks!

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  13. Have you tried Miners Matte Factor Lip Paints? I highly recommend it. Has long-staying power, smells like vanilla and doesn't dry out your lips :)

    Xoxo,
    Melissa
    ThePinkMargarita

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    1. I havent. But ive tried Nyx soft matte lip cream which i think is comparable with miners. Nyx smells like vanilla too! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  14. I hate the feeling of dry lips so I might have to skip on this one. Going to check out your Nyx Matte Lip Creme review now! :D

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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    1. Same here! It feels weird on the lips because it is really really dry. Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

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  15. I love the color pay off. But then I agree with you, we don't know what's in it so better be careful. Thanks for this info. By the way, I nominated you on Liebster Blog Award. You can do the tag if you'd like :)

    Anne
    http://enchantingcolours.blogspot.com/2012/10/liebster-blog-award.html

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    1. The color pay off is really superb! Thanks for the award! Will check that out! :)

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  16. Huh.. Late na ako nakapagbasa ng blog 'bout sa EXCEL PARIS na 'to. Nakabili na ko nung nabasa ko. Ang worst pa dito ay 180/each pa ang bili ko. Duh! As in napamura talaga ako nung nakita ko yung price sa ibang website (lowest na nakita ko is P20.00)..

    Tinry ko.. Duh! parang paint and what a smell.. Tinapon ko na lang sobrang inis ko.. :(

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    1. Whaaaaaaaat! 180! Oh no. That's too sad! Yes, it definitely feels like paint when applied on the lips.

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  17. the name should be excel china not paris.haha.you can buy a whole box for 400 lang//sold at divi for 18 each the lowest price ever..grabe lang magtubo yung iba..i tried selling them before, maraming nagkagusto dahil matingkad nga, pero mas maraming may ayaw kasi nga hirap matanggal at parang poster paint..even myself had a hard time removing para nasementuhan labi ko haha kaya i stopped selling narin

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  18. I got this a while ago. I like the colors but it's really hard to remove.

    danicastark.blogspot.com

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