Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good Stuff: Marcelle Vita Lip Plumping Gloss

Do you use lip plumpers? I've never been interested in them since I always thought my lips look too thick naturally. Also I once made the mistake of trying the Cover Girl lipsticks, which had some kind of plumping ingredient. It stung my lips and made them feel swollen and funny so since then I had always steered clear of any lip products advertising the word "plumping".

I have to give it to Marcelle though, their Vita Lip Plumping Gloss is quite possibly the best gloss you can find in the drugstore.


Here's why its become one of my favourite glosses:

1. Its completely non-sticky
2. Its completely scent free
3. It smooths out the fine lines in my lips, making them look soft and full
4. No tingly effect (yes!). In fact it feels just like what the ideal gloss should feel - lightweight and comfortable.
5. Slant tip applicator means its convenient to apply on the go and risks less contamination compared with wand type glosses.

In fact, its so comfortable I might just use this daily instead of lip balm. You know how some lip balms feel waxy and seem to tug on your lips when you apply them? Or the ones that feel like a grease stick on your lips? This feels way better instead and protects my lips from the dry Canadian winter.

The only issue I have with the colour I received would be the sheerness of it. Its so sheer it goes on like clear gloss despite being a lovely peach in the tube. But then again this colour is called "Nude" so its probably supposed to be sheer anyway. I would definitely be willing to try their other colours to see how their colour payoff is.

Here's a swatch of the gloss in Nude (the top swatch):

Sheer iridescent peach


When applied its sheer but somehow minimizes lip lines and makes lips look fuller.


As you can see, the gloss didn't really show up colour wise (thats my natural lip colour under yellow washroom lighting), but it gave a fuller shinier effect.

Overall if you're on a budget and in the market for a non sticky, unscented gloss, I would definitely recommend these. Let me know what you think if you've tried these before!


*Anita* said...

That gloss makes your lips look so pretty. I see the Marcelle products in Shopper's Drug Marts all the time but haven't actually tried any of their products before. Thanks for sharing :) xx

*Anita* said...

OoOo.. I am your 400 follower, cool! :)

Michelle @Lipstickrules said...

I'm a fan of this gloss too. Been meaning to try another colour at some point.

Anonymous said...

interesting that there is no sensation!
i mean like you mentioned, they usually have some sort of tingly feeling...mainly cause thats what the plumper is made of.
anyway good to hear that its non-sticky! if I do take the leap and buy marcelle Ill check it out :)

annnnnnnd hope that whatever it is, gets resolved well! ^^

ps ELF pink ice is a dupe of shroom?! cool! lol

izumi said...

oOoooooooo.. i really want to try one :) i'm assuming it's canadian drugstore only though?

Shaimaa said...

it real so natural

NottyEvil said...

the gloss fills in the lines beautifully and leaves a very natural sheen. what a beautiful golden gloss for a reasonable price.

Rae // theNotice said...

Pretty!! I wear a lot of nude gloss, so perhaps I'll have to check this out ^^

Btw, keep an eye on your inbox over the next little while. I have an idea and I'm emailing you about it :)

alien man?! said...

your lips look like those of a porcelain doll! i must find me that lipgloss!!!

alien man?! said...

wait... is this one of those brands that are not sold in the US? noooooooooooooooooo.......................

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