Saturday, September 7, 2013

EXCEL TWIST LIPSTICK IN NO . 38

Hey girls,


Finally the weekend is here.And this is going to be a great one here in Mumbai. Bandra Mount Mary feast is on the 8th and Ganesh Chaturthi on the 9th of September :) Weekends are always excuses to try the bright lipsticks and eye shadows which otherwise you will not be able to use if working or studying. The lipstick I shall review is called the EXCEL TWIST LIPSTICK in no.38. Yes these lipsticks do not have a name. Let us see how good they are...




Ingredients: Sadly nothing mentioned.

Price: I got it for 60 bucks on sale. Actual price is between 120 to 150 bucks.(Still cheap right?)

Quantity: 2 gm






It has been almost a year since I have been hearing about these jumbo lipsticks, lip balms, balm stains in the market. In the US every brand has one of these. We also did have Revlon launching them some time back of course price being on a higher side. OK so what will you do if you don't have that  much to spend or do not wish to spend that much?? I would suggest that you try these if you can find them. I have been using them for many years and I had first discovered them at my local shop. Since they expired I threw them out. Few months back I spotted them at a beauty store and tried grabbing some colors.Greedy me.. :p Lol







Coming to the packaging it is a jumbo lipstick in a crayon form which does twist up and down like any other normal lipstick. There is no need of sharpening which I love, as sharpening leads to product wastage. The cap is a clear plastic one which overtime sometimes cracks :/  Overtime it may get loose and open up in your bag,hence I would not say that it is travel friendly. The lipstick is very creamy and glides comfortably on the lips.In the picture above I have applied the lipstick with a lip brush. There is no shimmer which is nice. It is always advisable to exfoliate the lips before using any red lipstick and this is no different. The shade is a blue based red with a hint of pink to it. The smell is a bit like crayon but still OK. Somehow I have noticed that all  of them I own do not smell the same though. Due to its creamy nature the lipstick has average staying power and once it fades leaves a stain on the lips.


The Good:
Beautiful shade.
Creamy.
Inexpensive.
No shimmer.
Twist up format.


The not so Good:
Staying power.
Availability.
Ingredient list not mentioned.
Not travel friendly.

Rating: 3.8/5


I have a couple of these and I find the jumbo twist up pencil really cute.These are really inexpensive and nice. Hence if you find them, do try them for sure.

I hope my review was helpful to you. Please feel free to comment below.

Thank you for taking time to read my review.

Regards.







DISCLAIMER: The product has been purchased with my own money. My opinions are honest and based on my experience with the product. Please note what may work for me, may not work for you and vice versa.

26 comments:

  1. Grgs shade it is...pretty lip swatch..:*:*
    and quite affordable too...

    nice review <3

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    1. Thank u Tej :-* <3 yes it is affordable....

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  2. wow! Awesome it s a lovely shade. you are lucky dear, you get to find such good product at affordable price. I am still searching Miss claire. :)
    You have really beautiful lips! :)

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    1. No dear m nt lucky yaar.. i think these companies who make these products are in Mumbai hence it is easily available here .. m sure u wud be getting in delhi as well... Thanks Niesha <3 i just have normal lips like u ;)

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  3. Wow Nats awesome products :) you are getting send me some ;)

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    1. Hehe i know.. Thanks.. in future someday will try and send u some Radha :)

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  4. wow Nats! :D lovely red re! :* as usual nice review... n i love this more more for its pocket friendly nature.. humare yahan kyun nahi milta :( i wd have bought a red, a fushia, a mauve, an orange and wait lemme think.,, an MLBB shade too :D

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    1. Thank u Aps... yes it is very affordable... these companies are based in Mumbai that's why we get them easily... will talk abt this on fb ;) okies... :-* <3

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  5. This sounds really nice. Never heard about this brand. The shade is looking stunning on ur lips!

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    1. Thanks Megha.. <3 it has been available since many years here.. its a local brand kind of :)

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  6. Pretty shade this is. Looks great on your lips. Nice swatches :D

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  7. Beautiful lip swatches dear.. the color is really nice.. never heard of this brand though!!:) :)

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    1. This brand is only available in Mumbai not sure about other cities :(
      Thank u Poo m glad u liked it :)

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  8. Its such a gorgeous shade <3 and looks stunning on your lips sweets :)
    But staying span and not so travel friendly packaging is a big dud :(

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    1. Thanks Vipra <3 :) Inspite of the cons I still love it.. i don't mind re applying :)

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  9. wow.. a great find nats ;)
    lovely review :))

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  10. Nice color .. looks super cute

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  11. that's such a good deal and it's really lovely on you

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  12. Nice shade. .lovely blog.. will I get it at beauty centre or alfa market in Mumbai?

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    1. Thank u Aiman :) ... yes u get it at alfa & u can try beauty centre khar or beauty shop kandivali... hope this helps :)

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