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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.
YES I REALIZE I MISSED 7.  GAH!
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!

My favorites from…… Marcelle!

Marcelle was one of the very first Canadian cosmetics brands I was introduced to.  I’ve been using it for almost the entire time I’ve been in Canada (just over 5 years). Marcelle also offers skin care but I am out of most of that at the moment so I’ll have to save it for another post.

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I’ll have to start with my Marcelle BB, CC, and now DD creams which I’m in love with!  I had heard of BB creams before because I was stationed in South Korea for 2 years while serving in the U.S. Army.  When Marcelle revealed their BB cream, I was definitely impressed.  It had the coverage of an “Asian” BB, without the typical grey cast.

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I have a review posted (or will have one shortly posted) about this CC cream so I won’t go into too much detail here only to say that I am enjoying using this product.  It’s infused with 24k gold and glides on the skin.  It’s also supposed to reduce the appearance of dark spots, a big selling point with me due to my hyperpigmentation.

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Imagine my surprise when I walked into my local rexall and saw this on the Marcelle display.  Had no idea it was coming out, didn’t know what to think of it.  So I tried it out at the store and was immediately sold.  Great coverage, with broad spectrum protection from UVB rays? Sold! Look for an upcoming blog post on this product.

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Just the color of this pencil made my mouth water….and I was even more pleased with the creamy application.  This is a waterproof pencil however, it is so easy to blend and is so intensely pigmented.  What more could a girl ask for?  Oh how about 16 different shades?

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You know how I feel about the twisty Dalton cosmetics mascara…..well, this version from Marcelle (Twist-push-up) is quite a bit different.  This wand was designed to literally ‘push-up’ your lashes.  Don’t believe me? Give it a try…then twist the brush to pull the bristles together, and apply a 2nd coat for volume.  It’s really not too good to be true….it works.  Brilliant!

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Not sure if this is available (yet) as it was sent to me for review but boy oh boy, ladies-get your hands on one of these crayons as soon as your can.  This is also a twist up and the color you see in the photo is what you are going to get on your lips.  If you like high pigment/color payoff and easy, hydrating application, this ones for you. I love a good red lip but hate the process with the lip liner, the color, the powder blot.  This is a product that will go easily into any handbag, even the smallest clutch so touch-ups aren’t so tedious.

If you haven’t tried Marcelle, you should! Enough said!

 

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Review! Marcelle CC cream

BB, now CC! Yes it’s true-Marcelle has come out with a CC cream.  I picked this up at  my local Rexall and have used it several times.

From the box:

Infused with pure 24k gold, CC cream is a lightweight texture tinted cream that diminishes the appearance of dark spots and skin tone imperfections that can be caused by sun exposure or the aging of skin.

CC cream can replace these products from your daily routine:

Powerful moisturizer: helps protect skin from dryness and improve its appearance.

Tinted corrector: corrects skin imperfections and evens out skin tone.

Make up Base: helps hold your make-up all day.

Sunscreen: protects skin from UVA and UVB rays.

May be worn alone, or after your day cream, and/or before your usual foundation for more coverage.

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Nice box and packaging-with a pump delivery system. The CC cream itself is a tad thicker than foundation but not ‘heavy’ if that makes any sense.  Here it is on my hand:

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This is a smooth cream that applies well to skin. I used it with a primer.  Coverage is light to medium. I used a pressed powder compact with SPF to add more coverage to my t-zone where I have hyperpigmentation.  The cream has a light fragrance but nothing heavy and it doesn’t stick around.  Here’s how it looks when blended.

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Overall I do like this product quite a bit.  It provides a decent amount of coverage and feels light on the skin.  Time will tell if my dark spots diminish over time but I’m not holding my breath and not concerned about it.  This product earns a thumbs up from me and I suggest you go pick it up or at least try it at your local drugstore!

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Why it’s great to remove your eye makeup in Canada…..

One of the things I absolutely loathe at the end of the day is taking off my eye makeup.  I used to feel like this particular “chore” goes on forever and that even after I am “done”, there’s still makeup there-taunting and teasing me.  Q-tip after Q-tip, cotton pad after cotton pad-I have found myself emptying the trash more frequently.

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Mascara-what’s your favorite?

I am a huge fan of lash extensions (and have talked about them several times on my blog) so I haven’t been using mascara since…..well probably July.  However, I have decided to let me lashes “rest” for a month or two and have gone back to using mascara.

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