Hi there! I hope that everyone is enjoying the long weekend!
Well thanks to holiday, I am able to make another product review.
Since Clarisse is excited for another Excel Lip cream review, here it is sis!
As you all know, I am a bit disappointed to excel lip cream, just like what I mention on my first review (here)
this lip cream is extremely drying on lips, but I did not stop until I find ways on how to lessen its drying effect.
Wanna know how?
Keep on reading below!
Where: Chic & Vogue
Shade: 512 (orange)
The number shade is same with the 512 (brown)
|The product is actually sealed.|
|What you seen in the tube is what you get when you applied it on your lips.|
|It has the same number shade with the brown one, I dunno why.|
|The shades were all labeled by number at the bottom of the tube.|
|It says on the label that it is lip gloss but it is actually a lip cream.|
|Sponge applicator for easy application.|
Here's the arm swatch:
|WITHOUT FLASH, UNDER INDOOR LIGHTING.|
|WITH FLASH, UNDER INDOOR LIGHTING.|
|WITHOU FLASH, CLOSE UP SHOT.|
As you can see, this shade has orange undertone. It is a bright orangey red but still wearable thou. And I'm glad that it does not make my teeth appear much yellowish.
|WITHOUT FLASH, UNDER NATURAL LIGHTING.|
Almost the same with EB Scarlet, but this one is more orangey.
|THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS LIKE IN PERSONAL.|
|MICRO SHOT, UNDER NATURAL LIGHTING.|
HERE'S HOW IT LOOKS LIKE ON MY LIPS:
2 hours has been past after I applied the Excel Lip cream:
These pictures below were taken after I ate lunch, approximately 4 hours after I applied the Excel lip cream:
|With Flash, under indoor lighting.|
No retouching. Still, it looks good no? Just minimal fading on the inner corner of my lips.
And here's after 7 hours:
So here it is, it is still there, I already ate dinner at SM taytay, and I took a shot when I arrived home.
But you might wonder, the dryness is lesser now. My lips didn't look like cracking, right?
So what did I do?
The Solution: Apply a creamy lipstick before you apply Excel Lip Cream. Yes, it is much better if you will use your creamy lipstick rather than your lip balm. Why? Because I notice it that lip balm will only make the Excel lip cream sticky on your lips. To make the dryness minimal, I used Nyx Rose before I apply Excel lip cream.
|Left: Nyx Louisiana, Right: Nyx Rose|
This is the shade of Nyx Rose:
Just make sure to select the lipstick which has the same or near to shade of your Excel Lip Cream.
Nyx round lipstick aren't long lasting. I'm glad that I came up to this idea. Even The Nyx Louisiana goes well with my Excel Lip cream in 505. I will review it again soon!
And problem solved! This shade is one of my favorite now. I am starting to love the Excel lip creams now!
Hope it helps!