Marcelle Paris Rose Rouge Xpression Lipstick Found a Place in My Luxury-Loving Heart!

Sal y Limon bracelet

A while ago I got into a Twitter conversation with a fellow Lipstick BanditTracy, about chocolate. Just in case you wonder what beauty bloggers talk about when they’re not talking about makeup, food in general is a pretty popular topic (cats too if they have them). We decided to do a chocolate swap, and look what I found in a pile of chocolate! Marcelle Paris Rose Rouge Xpression Lipstick!

Marcelle Paris Rose Rouge Xpression Lipstick

I have heard of the legendary Canadian drugstore brand many times before, but it is painfully unavailable outside of North America. I was so excited to finally try one of these lipsticks, and Tracy for sure picked a shade that I would pick for myself! The best part (assuming you have access to it)? It costs 11,95 CAD (9 euros)!

Marcelle Paris Rose

Marcelle Paris Rose Rouge Xpression Lipstick is a creamy coral pink. The texture is very very creamy and smooth, and at the same time it feels a bit moussy on the lips. It glides on easily for opaque coverage, and despite the creamy moussy texture, it is not a lipstick that migrates out of natural lip line!

Marcelle Paris Rose closeup

Marcelle made a smart move to leave the formula unscented (and unflavored. I never lick my lips so I never comment on taste here, but this time I got curious and tried). Paris Rose also has awesome lasting power. It can survive as much as I want to drink (big water/herbal infusion drinker). It will be mostly gone after a meal, but it does leave a light, even stain (no awkward ring around the lips). Basically, you won’t need to reapply unless you’ve had a meal! And guess what? it’s comfortable to wear and very hydrating!

Marcelle Paris Rose label

Here is how Paris Rose swatches. Left: one swipe. Right: built up

Marcelle Paris Rose Rouge Xpression Lipstick swatch

A couple more with Paris Rose on me:

Marcelle Paris Rose lipstick FOTD

(Yup, I yanked a poor rose out of the vase from my birthday bouquet)

Marcelle Paris Rose FOTD

Bottom line: Marcelle Paris Rose Rouge Xpression Lipstick is a great everyday color that will be flatter those with a warmer skin tone and pop against more neutral/cooler skin tones. The formula is impressive. I can’t think of anything quite as comparable (it feels a bit wet and moussy), but I for sure love the fact that it stays in place, hydrates well, and hangs on for a good while! The Canadians should be really proud of Marcelle (please consider exporting the fabulous stuff, please)!

Have you tried anything from Marcelle? I know the Canadian readers might give the most enthusiastic response here! If you have, what do you think I should try next?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: The bangle you see in the picture is from Sal y Limon. I am not big on bangles because I am so clumsy and I bump around all the time, but the colors and designs of this brand always get to me! A coral bangle with gold flowers? It practically has my name written all over it!


  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    YAY!!! It looks GORGEOUS on you!! I’m so glad you love it! It’s my fave from them!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Tracy! Thank you sooo much for sending this my way. I can totally see why Paris Rose is your favorite, too!

  • Teri

    Wow, Tracy sure did a great job with choosing the right colour for you, it’s spot on! And you look lovely with it, I like how soft the shade is, very wearable for sure ^^.

    • Sunny

      I know!!! Tracy is a true pal! This is something else I can carry around in my purse!

  • Rabbit

    Beautiful colour!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Rabbit! I still can’t believe it’s 9 euros!

  • ValleyDoll

    What a gorgeous shade ! Looks great on you. Must plan a trip to Canada soon 😀 !

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Eva! I know!!! That or I can look at my Canadian friends with puppy eyes LOL

  • Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    very nice coral! It also looks like it’s brightening!!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Jenni! This one is very easy to wear because it’s more pink. I can wear pink corals with minimal makeup, but with orange corals I definitely need some blush at least.

  • Sara_beautime

    You meant coral-loving heart? 😉 looks gorgeous on you! I wonder if we have this brand in Germany but probably not…

    • Sunny

      Hey Sara, yup it definitely found a place in my coral-loving heart 😉 I think Marcelle is only available in Canada, and the website ships to the US but that’s about it for the moment. Sad, I know. You just have to make some Canadian friends!

  • Claire

    ok, first: I want this beautiful coral :O it looks so smooth and pigmented. I am going to canada soon and this is on my list 😀 must try it for sure, looks great for summer >.<

    • Sunny

      Hey Claire, I’m so jealous you’re going to Canada soon! You should definitely grab Paris Rose and take a look at everything else while you’re at it!

  • beauties

    coral is soooooo your colour 😀

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Eva! It’s so effortless!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    It looks so pretty! Subtle and soft, but goooorgeous. I like how you took the photos with that matching bracelet. Great prop choice, hehe :-)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Melissa! I picked the bracelet because it’s coral. Will totally go with so many lipsticks I own 😉

  • Carina

    Whoa, that is SUCH a beautiful color, and I agree—coral is definitely your color! :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Carina! This is another lipstick in my everyday lippie arsenal!

  • Ziba

    This lipstick is more like something that I would buy! Great everyday pink color, plus probably pretty affordable too!

    • Sunny

      I know, right? It’s a really solid product all around!

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny, this looks beautiful on you! I really like the liner color you’ve paired it with too :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Dovey! That’s Dior Aqua Green from Bird of Paradise!

  • Kristen @ Glambunctious

    This is such a pretty corally pink and looks beautiful on you! Tracy knows you well! :) Did I miss your birthday?!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kristen! Oh my birthday was last week. I might have talked about it on Twitter but didn’t broadcast here :p

      • Kristen @ Glambunctious

        Ah ha! I’m not on Twitter too often, so I definitely missed it! HAPPY {belated} BIRTHDAY, doll! 😀 😀 😀 I hope you broke out the party hats and have a very special year!

        • Sunny

          Aww no problem, Kristen! I had a great day indeed!

  • Michele DiCola

    where do I get that lipsick in NJ?

    • Sunny

      Hey Michele, as far as I know the Marcelle website ships to the US! Hope this helps.

  • Perilously Pale

    I am ashamed to say that I haven’t tried these yet. I need!

    • Sunny

      Hey Christa, you should! The formula is solid!

  • Caise

    it looks like a perfect shade for you!:)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Caise! Tracy has a good eye!

  • Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    What a beautiful shade. Definitely my type of color for summer. I have yet to try this brand but I’m interested.

    • Sunny

      Hey Angela, you should definitely take a look at Paris Rose if you have the chance. It’s a great shade for spring/summer!

  • Liz

    I don’t have one now but one of my first lipsticks was a Marcelle that I stole from my mom. :) Paris Rose is lovely on you!

    • Sunny

      LOL now that’s a great story. Thanks, Liz!

  • Ruby

    You look radiant with this shade and the pigmentation looks real good. :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Ruby! It does pack a lot of pigment!

  • Annick

    I love the Marcelle Lipsticks! A couple of them are some of my favorites! One of the shade is a perfect dupe for Estee Lauder’s Crystal Baby!

    Glad you like them too Sunny :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Annick, glad to hear you’re a fan too! I definitely need a couple more of these :)

  • Icaria

    Oooh this IS a pretty color and It’s perfect on you! I’ll definitely get one. Next to try, their powder. I purchased a compact a little while back and I’m pretty impressed by it. I actually like it better that the Laura Mercier I got recently.

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, you should! Now that powder sounds amazing! Need to look more into Marcelle and make a wish list :)

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    Gosh, this is such a gorgeous day to day color :) I love it on you. So pretty!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Jen! You should see if you can lay your hands on it!

  • Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    How ironic is it that a brand that is supposedly from Paris isn’t available anywhere in Europe :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Mariella, the brand is Marcelle and the lipstick is called Paris Rose! Sorry if I didn’t make that clear :p

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Oh my gosh. I’m in corally peachy orange heaven right now! I hope Marcelle becomes available in the US soon.

    • Sunny

      I think the website ships to the US (and the free shipping minimum isn’t high), but I know what you mean: it’d be so cool to swatch them all before making the decision!

  • Larie

    Tracy definitely picked your coral! I like these lipsticks a lot, too.

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Larie! I can totally see they’re raved about for a reason!

  • MIchelle

    Such a great colour on you! It is one of my faves — so glad you had a chance to try one of Canada’s best beauty brands :)

    • Sunny

      Yaaay thanks, Michelle! I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more great Canadian brands I haven’t tried!

  • VickyM

    Very pretty lipstick but unavailable here. I don´t really go do the drugstore anymore due to some bad experiences but I´m still curious about the brand bourjois, but this is the first time I hear about this brand. Though when I buy cheaper make up that tends to be Mac.

    • Sunny

      Hey Vicky, Bourjois is actually a pretty nice brand overall. I’ve just heard so many good things about Marcelle it’s nice to finally try something, and it really didn’t disappoint me!

  • Lily

    I’ve read so much about Marcelle, thanks to our Canadian blogger friends, and I’ve been curious! See that you enjoy it too. It really should think about marketing the brand overseas :-)

    • Sunny

      Hey Lily, I know! Well their Twitter handle said hopefully in the future. Let’s hope that day will come soon!