Weekly makeup basket recap!!!

1. Marcelle CC cream 12 in 1 benefits (which I won’t list here) but my favorite things about it include:  evens out skintone, controls shine, SPF 35, offers *better* coverage than most North American CC creams.
2.  Marcelle DD cream 10 in 1 benefits. My favorite things about it include: tightens pores, evens and smoothes skin tone, controls shine, SPF 25, improves radiance.  This is the product I used when I decided to brave the cold!
3.  Urban decay b6 vitamin infused complexion prep spray. I love this spray and a lot of people don’t.  I like it because:  it reduces redness, minimizes pores, and absorbs oil.
4.  Annabelle mineral powder blush.  Sadly, I don’t believe this product is made anymore?  I couldn’t find it on the website.  However, if you do some quick googling, you may still be able to find it for sale (ebay, amazon).  I do like it very much-haven’t used a loose powder blush in FOREVER.  It’s the right amount of pigment and the color is beautiful.
5. Annabelle eyeshadow quad in chai chai chai.  If you are a neutral lover, then this is a ‘must-have’ for you.  This quad looks amazing with any eye color.  The eyeshadows are very soft and buttery (I’d compare them to Urban Decay naked eyeshadow formula), and do NOT disappoint in terms of pigment and payoff.  Absolutely beautiful and high quality for a drugstore brand. VERY IMPRESSED.
6.  Annabelle twist up crayon in Absolute.  Even if you don’t like the color of this crayon, there are over 20 shades to choose from.  I’m a huge fan of crayons-mainly because they are super portable, and easy to apply.  I haven’t checked the entire collection out, but I have several of these and this is one of my favorites.
8..  Marcelle mascara waterproofing top coat.  This is a genius idea.  Now I can wear my favorite non-waterproof mascara and not have to worry about raccoon eyes!
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  • Jenn @ Scarlet Beauty

    I’m intrigued by that Urban Decay spray. Maybe I’ll pick it up if I can find a smaller size to test out.

    • meredith

      @Jenn I know Sephora did offer a deluxe sample size as a 100 point perk. I do recommend it however I know of several people (on YouTube, blog) that did NOT like it. To each her own, right?

  • Rebecca

    I am so happy to see nice makeup items we can all afford. I’d like to try the eye shadow, now that I have a gift card. Happy New Year, Meredith

    • meredith

      @Rebecca going through my makeup drawers is going to be a big focus for me this year. I have too much….and there are quite a few drugstore products that I REALLY enjoy with Marcelle and Annabelle being a big part of it. I think breaking up the recap of the products I used the week prior and the video of new products is a change of pace as well. Videos will now be short but not necessarily sweet! You got a gift card? Whoo hoo….what do you plan to spend it on?

  • Tamara

    I’m about to give the DD cream a whirl this week.. and can I just say that the mineral blushes (and bronzer) from Annabelle are amazing. Was so sad to seem them go. 😐

    • meredith

      @Tamara I really want to ask them WHY WHY WHY did you get rid of the mineral powder blushes….
      I do like the DD cream but will tell you it’s thicker than the BB and CC. Not that you asked (so feel free to stop reading if you’d like) but if I had to pick BB, CC, DD I would probably pick the CC for ‘everyday’ and the DD for days that I was going to be out in the elements. The thickness ….makes me feel better ‘protected’? Lame perhaps, but I’ll own that.

      • Tamara

        I didn’t get rid of them.. they’ve been discontinued. I’ve still got one of each left, maybe about half left. The finish is just everything.. LOVE them both!

        Interesting.. the BB’s make sense to me because of the pigmentation, but I’ll have to mix something into the DD because it’s too light on it’s own.

        • meredith

          @Tamara I know that….should have prefaced the reply with “in my letter to Annabelle”