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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: Excel Lip Cream in 512 (Brown)

Hi guys! Here's another product review for you!
Just like what I mentioned on my previous haul, my friend Rachel is selling excel lip creams.
I heard and saw this lip creams for a long time now but didn't have time to try it so I decided to give a try and buy 3 shades to her.
But she is too kind to give me 2 excel lip creams for FREE! Yey! Thank you chel!
Anyway, I already read some review about it from my fellow bloggers, and majority of the reviews were negative. They said that this lip cream is almost like acrylic paint and is very drying when applied on lips. It is very long lasting but very hard to remove.
So to prove it, I know I should give it a try. 
So read below my thoughts about this.
*Warning: Picture Heavy!

Cost: P35.00
Shade: 512

This is approximately 3- inches.
 It comes with the usual sponge applicator.

This is the lightest shade among the 5 lip creams that I have here as of the moment.
This too  has a little bit of shimmer on it.

Here's the swatch:

I think it has peach undertone (I am not good in this) and has frosty finish but will soon diminished because it will becomes dry and matte after few seconds.

Close up.

And here's how it looks like on my lips:

 I didn't put any lipbalm or gloss.

With Flash

This shade is different among the others, because the rest are too loud and more drying than this one.
This shade is good for smokey eye-look and if you are sporting an everyday look.

Excel lip creams are known for being long lasting. Yes this one is long lasting, when I did the arm swatching, I overslept with it and even stayed there after I washed my bags and shoes (on the next day) with only minimal fading.

Since this is very drying on lips, I applied Milani Lipgloss on top of it:

It feels a little bit sticky when topped it with lipgloss. But I think it will help to lessen the dryness.

 The following good / bad points were pointing all the shades, it is in general:

Pretty Thing:
- Cheap
- Long lasting
- No weird scent
- One layer is enough 
- A little goes a long way 
- Adds volume to your lips
- Has lots of shades to offer
- The tube contains a lot of product 

 Ugly truth:
- Availability 
- It dries too fast
- Super drying on lips
- 2 layers make it appear uneven
- It may give you a fake look
- Ingredients aren't printed on the tube
- Shade number is similar to the other shade
- Not all the lip balms might work for this
- Made in China (not so sure)

I am forcing myself to like this product (but so far this is my favorite shade). But unfortunately I find it hard (the other shade)to deal in with it's drying formula. It really really makes my lips dry to the highest level! I applied lip balm underneath it (Nivea) and on top of it but it only makes the lip cream sticky and uneven. After 30 minutes you can see that your lips are like cracking. Para bang lupang na el Nino? Yep ganon sya. Pero di pa naman ako gumigive-up hahanap ako ng way kung pano malelessen yung dryness nya!

So to tell you the truth guys, much better if you will look for something else, like Nyx lip creams at least you will not regret after buying it. I recommend this lang to those who are very much curious about this and has good lip balms that has the super power when it comes to moisturizing your lips but will not make the lip creams sticky. But overall, 50/50 saken to. I love it but hate the drying formula.

This is MOI wearing it:

There you have it! Don't worry guys I still have 4 shades to be reviewed soon. Baka okay yung iba!

Hope this will help!

 Curious if what shade is this? STay tuned for the next review of another Excel lip cream!
 Thanks Rachel for the free lip creams!

Hey guys if you wanted to buy Excel lip creams you can check it out HERE.
 She can give it to you in a very affordable price!


  1. sis! hay thank god kala ko di mo alam about sa negative reviews.pero wag mo pabayaan luscious lips mo ha! pero bagay sya in fairness pero baka harmful nga lang/

  2. Nice review! Love the color too, (shimmery!)

    But I was just curious about the shade. Other 512 shades are orange, and some are brown (like yours). Why is that? Im getting confused. I want the orange but I might buy the wrong one.

    Love your lips, too btw. =D

    1. old shade ung 512 na orange :)
      new shade po ung brown and ang alam ko number 505 un .

  3. Arra - I just wanted to be fair kaya kahit na I got this for FREE kailangan kong iistate ang Good and Bad points about it. Thanks for the reminder sis! Mwuah!

    Clarisse - Thanks for checking this out! Hmm ako nga rin nalito, pero I was a bit in a hurry kasi when I was buying this to my friend so I Wasn't able to ask her why they have the same shade number. But the best thing to do siguro is to note nalang if it is the orange or the brown one! hehe Just tell me if you wanted to order na ha? Or you can check and like her FB page para you two can transact. I still have 4 shades to review so stay tuned! Cheers!

  4. nice! it fits for people who don't wanna look obvious that they put something on their lips. very natural. :)

  5. nice! it fits for people who don't wanna look obvious that they put something on their lips. very natural. :)

  6. nice! it fits for people who don't wanna look obvious that they put something on their lips. very natural. :)

  7. nice! it fits for people who don't wanna look obvious that they put something on their lips. very natural. :)

  8. What's her FB page? So I can check it out. I found this FB page kasi na nagbebenta for 35pesos each, then nung makikipag-meet nako sa school, hindi na sya nagrerespond sa texts ko so I was so disappointed.

  9. It's true that some shades can be a little dry when applied on the lips. But ung ibang shades are very good and not as dry. My favorite is the new series of excel lip cream 505, super nude and not so dry to apply. Sometimes, I use them as a primer sa mga regular lipsticks ko na with the same color. So kapag kunware nag fade out na ung lipstick ko, may hint pa ren ng color because of excel because matagal talga sya mag fade. :-)

  10. oo ngdrdry tlga xa kpag d tama ung top coat na gloss ang ilalgay mo mgcracrack xa.. pero infairness mganda xa, affordable din..

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