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May 4, 2012

Excel Paris Matte Lip Creme/Cream Swatches and Review


Excel Paris Matte Lip Cream -becoming a best seller makeup product online locally. Many say it is   a dupe for NYX Matte Lip Creams. Is it? So I was so eager to purchase a couple for me to try it out, also, because of the price which is Php80.00. A very cheap dupe indeed, I thought. So I got two.
On the package, it states Excel, 24 hours Lip Gloss, Germany. It lasts for 24 hours and it came from Germany. 

Very cute packaging.



I bought shades 510 and 505.

                                       

Comes with a flag sticker with its name in the front and a bar code behind. Also sealed for protection.



With a sponge tip for precise application just like normal lip gloss would have.


Swatches.


While the swatches were not completely dry, I rubbed it off and even if it is still quite damp, it is definitely almost smudge proof. 


I made a couple more larger swatches and waited for it completely dry. It is absolutely matte and dry, and mind you, flakey.


I rubbed it with a tissue paper to get it off but alas, it won't. You can only see a very slight hue on the tissue paper. 


Tried to wash it with plain water.



I tell you, it is really difficult to remove!


I swear I had a hard time washing it off. See the slight tint left?


Shade 510 on actual lips. It is sort of a melon-y and peachy color. Here's what I'll say, it definitely looks gorgeous here in the photo. It appears like a bright pastel. But, I don't like it ever! Why? When you look at it personally, like on live and real time, not on photos, it's like you have painted watercolor on your lips! PROMISE! You could even see the streak marks. It so like a watercolor paint on your face at daylight! It is super matte and dry! I looked like drag queen when I saw it.Something I would NOT DEFINITELY USE in broad daylight!!!


Now here, I wanted to fix that watercolor paint appearance and make it like a high end lip product so, I applied a generous amount of lip gloss over it. I used NYX lipgloss in Sorbet. The lipgloss did a great job! Now it appears much better in the photo, and on live, real situation as well. Something I would wear in BROAD DAYLIGHT.


Absolutely gorgeous in photos.


Now here is Shade 505 on lips. It's a hot pink shade. Same situation. Very dry, flakey, obvious streak marks and I tell you again, it's like a watercolor paint on your lips. MIND YOU, the smell of the product is like paint, too! It is similar to the ones we use in poster painting. PROMISE! So I started wondering, what really is the ingredient or content of this cosmetic? There is no box, packet or note where it states the contents. I started to think it might be real paint in a lip gloss bottle.


Same thing, I applied NYX lip gloss in Sorbet and it became really gorgeous. Really pretty in pictures. The color is very vibrant and beautiful.


Shade 505 with NYX lipgloss on top on full face. Gorgeous shade.



PROS:
1. It is cheap. You can get it from 60-120Php.
2. Super pigmented! A little goes a long way.
3. A photogenic lip product. Super gorgeous in photos!
Leave it matte for a bright pastel look or top it off with a lip gloss for a beautiful shine. Just in photos.
4. Sleek and cute packaging.
5. Smudge proof and definitely lasts long! Though I haven't tried to put it on for 24 hours, basing from the experience, I bet it would. Hands down to that.

CONS:
1. Doesn't look good in real life/personal. I swear you'll look silly wearing a bright watercolor paint on your face. REALLY BAD! I would NEVER wear it for a daily make up look!
2. I don't like the smell as well. Smells like paint, really. I am actually suspecting on it's chemical content.
3. It is so hard to remove! It lived up to its word. Lasts 24 hours. And yes! It's a pain in the ass to remove. I used dishwashing paste to take it of from my lips on the first try. Then I used an oil based formula (petroleoum jelly I used) to remove it the second time. I had to really srcub it off with a wash cloth.

CONCLUSION: Probably a regret buy. I can never wear or use this on a daily makeup because its NOT  pretty! Maybe it'll just be a decoration on my table most of the time. It's super dry, bright, flaky and like I've said in a gazillion times, it's like watercolor paint on the face! Try taking a water color and paint it on the back of your hand, its how it looks like. I'll probably only use it on models during photo shoots.  As its only beautiful in photos and the watercolor appearance doesn't show.

TIP from my readers: Apply lip balm or moisturizer on lips first before applying this. It will lessen the matte effect and appear wearable.

Have you tried this EXCEL Paris lip creme? Let me know your experience in the comments below.














42 comments:

  1. Jennelyn Pineda AlbayMay 4, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    I must admit that it really was kindda dry and flaky when I used it. My husband noticed it and asked me to use the Kokuryu lipstick we bought instead.I'm planning to buy an authentic NYX orange lippie soon (though it's far more expensive). I'm sure I won't regret buying it. I've read great reviews about the product and I'll be happy to try it myself...:)

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  2. i can see why it lasts for 24 hours. maybe it's more for stage/theater makeup. gloss does seem to help

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  3. Look fantastic lip color on you and that s cool for summer too.

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  4. yes lexi, appropriate for stage/theater/fantasy makeup...but definitely not for everyday makeup,

    Thanks lovelywife_pettimom, =)

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    1. If you want good quality matte lip paint, I recommend Miners The Matte Factor Lip Paint. My favorite is Warm Red. Miners Cosmetics is a UK brand.

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    2. yay! I do have 3 shades of that! review and swatches here: http://stellajezebelle.blogspot.com/2012/06/miners-matte-factor-lip-paint-in-deep.html

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  5. Hi there! I am planning to buy this stuff but decided to search for any review...and I found your post! thanks! I just followed your blog :)

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  6. Thank you Ann. If you plan to buy this and use it for daily makeup, I would not recommend it, unless you are going for a fancy, attention getter lips, drag queen looking lips.. hehe...but you can still give it a try though..we have different tastes..

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  7. Thank you Ann. If you plan to buy this and use it for daily makeup, I would not recommend it, unless you are going for a fancy, attention getter lips, drag queen looking lips.. hehe...but you can still give it a try though..we have different tastes..

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  8. Hello! I had excel paris frankbee version, it was way better than excel paris lip cream. if you have time, pls. do a review on that product, too! i swear, it's much much better than excel paris. what i did was, i put lipgloss first then apply excel frankbee and it works! :))

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    1. Correct sis. I am seller of excel paris. The first time n kmuha aq s isang supplier i tried it first.before i sell . And yes, it smells like a paint,i was dissappointed. So nghnap aq ng ibng suppler. And ther it goes. Sb nia ung fake ung nkuha q. Kaloka! But its okay nngyri na. So in other qords may nkuha nq ngaun na kabaliktaran nng isa . D xa amoy paint. nd mas mgnda pg nlgay. Hndi xa flaky. :) d now im using it. Most of the colors na bgay skn gngmit q na:) u can txt me if you want of follow me on instagram @kailenshoppe

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  9. Hello Maike, thanks and where can I get that lip product pls?

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  10. It's nicer when you put the gloss first then the lip cream, a better result.

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  11. oh, thanks gorgeousgenera, I'll try that next time.

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  12. Excel Paris Lip creams looks ugly only if you don't know the proper application methods. Put balm first before you apply the cream on your lips. That way, it would be easier apply, thus, a better result.

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  13. i also have a excel paris lip cream . and yah, it really looks like a watercolor painted on my lips.. But maybe we should also consider putting a balm first before the cream..

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  14. KeiKhai's E-Pamimili Kita is selling Excel Paris Lip Cream for as low as P55. tnx

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  15. Hi sis. KeiKhai's E-Pamimili Kita is selling Excel Paris Lip Cream for as low as P55 each. Or text @ 09196071194. tnx

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  16. Hi sis. KeiKhai's E-Pamimili Kita is selling Excel Paris Lip Cream for as low as P55 each. Or text @ 09196071194. tnx

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  17. If you ladies are having trouble removing the product from your lips, you can try putting on petroluem jelly or use the estee lauder makeup remover.

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  18. hi. a friend gave me one of that, and she taught me how to use it. YOU SHOULD PUT A LIP GLOSS OR CHAPSTICK ON YOUR LIPS FIRST OR ANY LIP GLOSS WILL DO, THEN APPLY IT ON. IT WILL LOOK REAL GORGEOUS ;)

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  19. thank you for all the comments.. =)

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  20. hi, I'm selling excel paris matte lip cream for only P60, if you're interested, you can reach me at 09328820259 or visit my facebook page
    htp://facebook.com/savannakikay thanks!

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  21. hi used this product and they're right, put some balm first and it won't look like watercolor on your lips.. :)

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  22. i saw this in isetann. it only costs 25 pesos there. i don't know why online sellers sell overpriced items.

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    1. sa divisoria mall sya nabibili for 18 pesos only! kung wholesale which is 24 pieces na isang box, grabe lang tumubo yung iba at umaabot ng 100 + pa mahigit, from china yan and i believe though pigmented sa sobrang dry at matte grabe para di mo magalaw labi mo kutob ko pintura nga yan, and as per lead content testing..mataas sya..syempre what do you expect sa napakamurang product db?

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    2. oo nga eh, nakakatakot...sa amoy p plng, its not like its a lip product..

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  23. I'm using it, and yeah A TOTAL REGRET to buy because it's really bright and is not advisable for everyday use.

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  24. Hi! Super bright at flaky pa rin ba kahit konti ang lagay? Balak ko pa naman bumili kasi ang mura at ang daming colors na maganda.

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  25. Maganda sna mag collect kasi cheap lang kaso nakakatakot made in china. We all know nman kung anu ano hinahalo nila sa mga products nila dba. Nakakatakot bka one day May kung ano ng mangyare sa lips natin.. :(

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  26. ung price nya is actually nasa 20 nagugulat ako bat umaabot ng x3 above ung price nya samantalang sa 20 pesos shop 20 lng yan XDD

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  27. I agree. i did regret buying it. a coworker sold it for 100 to me and found a site in multiply that sells it just for 24. i was fooled and at the same time, its a waste of money. i dont believe its from Germany. UK products that ive used like Models Own and Beauty UK isnt like that. I bet its made in China. The odor, the texture on the lips... and yeah.. i really think there are a lot of harmful chemicals in that product. Word of caution to everyone.. DO NOT BUY EXCEL PARIS LIP CREAM!!

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  28. hey, meron bang fake nd original version nito?o isa lng talaga?

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    1. as far as I know, iisa lng yan.. and I don't trust it..

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  29. Its cheap, so I expect this things from it. I bought the 512 from Divisoria. My mom loved it. :)
    Tidious work nga lang on putting gloss palage.. kasi magmumukhang pwet ng manok ung lips lalo na pag pink..

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  30. It has LEAD content that's why it's super hard to remove.
    My Bestfriend kase swatched it and used GOLD to rub it tas naging black siya, she confirmed it has harmful ingredients.
    so this is definitely a "don't buy" makeup.O_O

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  31. I bought all the shades (24pcs) and TOTALLY REGRET it !!
    It`s really like a paint and smells awkward and harmful :(

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    1. true.. the formula is doubtful..might even contain lead..

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  32. It looks a little dry, but the color is nice.

    excel barcode

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  33. Just a heads up the excel paris photo that u posted above is fake the original has an embossed excel s handle. The original is not flaky. Though it is long wearing when i eat like other nagfade din sya i tried n the fake and hindi tlga comfortable s lips.

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