Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Excel Twist Lipstick in no.29 Review and Swatches

Ola girls,
How are you all doing and how is the winter treating you?I hear that the cold has been terrible in most parts of India and in the US too. It has been cold here too finally,the weather is not chilling cold but better than sweating in the summers. Coming back to the blogging business I shall be reviewing a Red lipstick from Excel - shade 29 of which I reviewed 2 lipsticks earlier.They are easily available here and I used to regularly use them at one point at work quite some time ago as I love the concept of these jumbo lipsticks/lip balms. Let us find out more about this shade in my review.





Ingredients: nothing mentioned.

Price: Rs. 120/- to 150/- 

Shelf life: mentioned.

Quantity: 2.8g





Availability: Check your local beauty stores they do stock products like these. In Mumbai they are available at many places like Beauty Shop, Kandivali and Alfa, Vile Parle.




The lipstick is a jumbo lip pencil with a clear plastic cap/cover to it.The lipstick is a twist up one which I like which means so sharpening and no mess. It twists up and down easily. The shade of the body/packaging matches to that of the lipstick more or less hence it is easy to choose what shade you want to go for if you have a couple of them. The cap unfortunately cracks up over repeated uses. I would not call it travel friendly if the cap is loose. Overall nothing great about the packaging just about OK.






The lipstick is a deep dark vampy red lipstick which is not blue based. It is hard for me to define this shade. According to Wikipedia it may be a Dark Red. The lipstick glides on smoothly on the lips without any tugging or pulling. It is very creamy and does not contain any shimmer. It is very moisturizing on the lips however exfoliating and moisturizing is always necessary before you apply any  lipstick however moisturizing it may be. There is no smell or taste to the lipstick however some may be lightly floral scented. Due to its creamy nature it does easily transfer also it may go outside the lips. However I do not use a lip liner. The staying power is not that great considering that it is creamy but lasts long enough as it is a dark shade. Once it faints it leaves a reddish tint on the lips. It may not suit all skin tones, also it may not be everyone's favourite shade to sport as it is dark. Personally I love it and it suits me a lot.

The Good:
Deep dark color.
Opaque in one swipe itself.
Creamy and moisturizing.
The packaging almost matches the shade of the actual lipstick.
No shimmer.

The not so Good:
Availability.
Ingredient list missing.
The cap is a problem as it may get loose or crack up on repeated use.
The shade may not be everyone's cup of tea (in my opinion)

Rating:4/5

The lipstick is surely good for the price leaving the cons apart.Considering the Indian market where lipsticks are very expensive this one is really good for the price. I wish our Indian brands also do sell affordable versions of these (ok I am dreaming :p). I highly recommend this lipstick if you may find it.It is surely worth a try.

I hope you liked this review and found it helpful. Please leave a comment below. I love reading them all.

Happy Makar Sankranti and Happy Pongal girls... :)

Until next time.. Buhh byeee

Love,








46 comments:

  1. The shade looks nice and cool lip swatches!

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  2. Every color looks so beautiful on u! Loved it <3

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  3. really affordable and nice shade.
    Well reviewed dear

    http://www.i-am-girly.com/

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  4. Where did you find such products.. this is super cheap :)

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    1. Shikha do check local shops in Delhi.. u may find it.. we have beauty centre in mumbai they have loads of amazing stuff always!!

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  5. OH MY GOD what a gorgeous shade <3 Nats I want some other shade :D ;)

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    1. Thanks Rads.. hehe. don't worry I'll send u if i find this in your type wala shade :* ;)

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  6. OMG!!! It's soooo pigmented and look at the price. superb.. I wanna have it too!! Loved the pics and review dear! :)

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    1. Yeah it is,,, chk ur local beauty stores in delhi u may find it.. thanks Niesha :)

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  7. Nats, gorgeous LOTD as always!! How do you do it??? :D :D This looks really good!!!

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    1. Awww.. thanks.. just like u review shower gels.. what say Esha ;)

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  8. Such a beautiful lip swatches dear ! the color looks awesome on you !
    Kisses
    Shreya

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    1. Thanks Shreya.. glad u liked it :)
      Kisses

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  9. the shade looks gorgeous and its very pigmented!

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  10. another affordably lippie .. woow.. u r surely saving s\ome bucks dear.. and it look so good!! :)

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    1. Yes I am for sure.. hehe.. Yes it does Poo :)

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  11. Stunning review .... Red is your color for sure :) 'No Shimmer' is good for me!!
    Thanks :) :)

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    1. Thanks Anupriya.. i dnt wear reds often bt i love this one and wear it sometimes.. ur welcome !

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  12. Amazing! Great review sweetie
    Lovely blog
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN?
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Margaret,, glad u liked my blog,,, I shall surely follow u there,,, :)

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  13. Hot shade I loved it ..Grgs lip swatches. .
    Hawt hawt...great review :*:*

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    1. Hehehe.. my darling Teju.. Thank u so much... Mmmuahh <3

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  14. Shade is beautiful dear, lovely on you:)

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  15. Hey Naasha, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog: http://jhilmildsaha.blogspot.in/2014/01/liebster-award.html

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  16. You always come up with gorgeous and affordable shades hun...But they are not available newhre :/ Gorgeous Lip swatch babe <3

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    1. They are available in my city.. Please check ur local shops u wont find it in a mall .. Thanks <3

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  17. This shade looks nice. Deep yet beautiful.

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  18. Happy Sankranti & Happy Pongal to you too girl!
    These Excel Lip pencils are so affordable & so good too...I am gonna check these out next time!
    Lovely Lip swatches & Review dear :)

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    1. Do check them out Richa for sure.. thanks a lot :)

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  19. lovey shade natasha....loved your lip swatches!!! u really have beautiful lips!
    http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.in/2014/01/Park-Avenue-Beer-Shampoo-Review.html

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  20. Hi dear Natasha! Very nice deep color and pigmented too =)
    Have a nice day,
    Kisses
    Marghe

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  21. This is a very pretty shade, lovely lip swatches as usual Nats :)

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