Marcelle Rouge Xpression Velvet Gel Lipstick
It’s that time of year again, time to get some lip fillers. Until I can make my way to Toronto to see Dr. Cory Torgerson for some Teosyal Kiss, I’ve been faking the perfect pout. The first step in luscious lips is to exfoliate them. This ensures your lips are soft, silky and smooth and free of dead skin and flakiness. In the dead of winter, when our lips are extremely dehydrated, this is an important step. You can either pick up a store-bought scrub or create a homemade one using sugar and honey. Take a soft toothbrush or damp wash cloth and rub over the lips, with the scrub, for extra exfoliation. You should be safe to do this a few times a week, or as needed.
The next step is moisturization. Lip balms, Vaseline and creamy lip conditioner help keep lips moisturized and hydrated the entire day. Some even help protect them from the harsh UV rays and extreme weather conditions. It’s a must in creating healthy, juicy and plump lips.
The third step, and a little makeup artist tip, is to apply a loose powder foundation that matches your skin tone. This will help create a smooth, matte and even finish. This helps create a base for any lip colour you place overtop. It ensures it stays in place and helps longevity and wear time.
Next, you’re going to want to outline your lip with a matching lipliner. Marcelle’s new Velvet Gel Waterproof Lip Liners feature an unique gel base formula that glides on smoothly and provides extreme pigmentation. Think the intensity of a gel, with the precision, ease and comfort of a pencil. The best of both worlds. Its rich and creamy consistent features highly saturated pigments that provides true opaque coverage in a single swipe. It sets and dries within a minute and its waterproof formula provides up to 16 hours of wear time. It doesn’t fade, crease, smudge or flake the entire day.
To start, take the Marcelle Velvet Gel Waterproof Lip Liner and place it in the middle of your lips. Work your way towards the corner of the mouth using tiny, gentle strokes. Draw around your natural line of your lips, bridging the Cupid’s bow and working outwards. Draw a line on the lower lip very slightly below your natural lip line, to give the appearance of a full, poutier lip. Ensure your liner matches the lipstick you’re placing overtop. Fill in the lips completely for an even stronger colour payoff. It retails for $11.95 in 5 new shades, Buff Nude, Rosy Nude, Pink Blossom, Vivid Plum and Red Carpet.
Can’t find a shade that matches your lipstick, or the natural colour of your lip tone, no problem…give Marcelle Universal Anti-Feather Lip Liner a try. It helps to create an invisible line around your lips to prevent feathering. Its clear, versatile formula is suitable for any lipstick and helps create the perfect lip contour. It retails for $9.95.
The fifth and final step is, of course, the lipstick. The new Marcelle Rouge Xpression Velvet Gel Lipstick is a take on their iconic and award winning Rouge Xpression Lippies, only done in a velvety matte finish. It’s formulate with moisturizing benefits of avocado and Omega-6 oils that help to keep lips soft, smooth and hydrated. Its lightweight, rich and incredibly creamy texture glides onto the lips with ease and is comfortable to wear the entire day. It’s velvety, non-sticky formula provides vibrant, extreme colour payoff in a swipe or two. It stays put without bleeding outside of the line for upwards of 6+ hours. It retails for $11.95 in 5 new shades.
Marcelle Rouge Xpression Velvet Gel Lipstick in Buff Nude, Rosy Nude, Pink Blossom, Vivid Plum and Red Carpet.
If you’re not a fan of a matte lip, you can always finish it off with a clear or slightly shimmery lip gloss. Apply it to the middle of the lower lip to create a fuller look. The gloss will help reflect light to give the illusion of plumper lips.
Below you’ll find the Marcelle Rouge Xpression Velvet Gel Lipsticks paired with Marcelle Velvet Gel Waterproof Lip Liners, as you can see… they’re a perfect match.