Marcelle Spring 2016

So we survived another blizzard 🙂 Tons of snow to shovel this morning and more tonight still but the sun is out, I won’t complain.

Continue with the positive streak, I am showing you exciting new Marcelle Spring products today.

This Volum’Xtension Magnetic mascara is very easy on the eyes with chrome silver tube in black and red accent.

The name does strike some curiosity, doesn’t it? The mascara has a flexible wand with 3 different levels of polymer bristles (see closeup below), meant to offer length, volume and definition to the lashes.

I normally don’t like flexible wands as they are hard to control, but this wand is flexible so that it does not hurt my eyes at close contact. The stopper on the tube is tight and wipes off a lot of product when the brush is pulled out, which explains how well it separates my lashes, without any clumps or flakes. 

It does a good job in giving my lashes some length, but not much on the volume side. For that reason, I use the mascara on days I want natural looking lashes, or layer it with another mascara on days I want a more dramatic look.

Marcelle eye products are always safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens  wearers, if you are wondering.

The tube retails $12.95, currently on Buy more Save more promo online.

I am going to say this without much exaggeration that my brow game has changed for the better with this little tube of Perfect Brow.

It is a sculpting tinted brow gel with natural hold, applied with an interesting-looking angled brush.

Before this, my normal process includes a slim brow pencil to shape, a chubby pencil to fill and then clear brow gel to set. Perfect Brow now does the shaping and setting job, plus tinting the brow hair for a fuller look.

The flash makes the tint look lighter than it is, so believe me, the Medium to Dark shade works perfectly for brunettes.

I am loving the angle brush, so easy to glide along the browse. Its small size offer precise application, and any mistake is easy to wipe off the skin. 

The tube is perfume free, with 0.13oz/ 4ml of product, $12.95. Also available in Light to Medium, and Clear (with ProLash Growth complex, for both brows and lashes).

A little tip: Not that Perfect Brow cannot do it all, but the tube is small, so save the filling job to a chubby brow pencil to lengthen the life of the tint 🙂

Lastly, I finally tried Instant eye makeup remover pads – the waterproof version. This is a dual-phase oil-free formula, enriched with Aloe Vera, so it does leave a sheen on the skin afterward, but not an oily residue.

Knowing how well Marcelle does their makeup removers, I expect the pads do the job nicely, and they do. They wipe off all my eye makeup, mascara and brow products, do not tear nor feel scratchy in the process.

The brand does recommend a gentle rinse with warm water after, so I do that when I cleanse my face.

Note: for someone who loves using micellar water and fluffy cotton pads, the pads in this jar feels a lot thinner. I personally see myself saving the convenience of these pads for lazy nights and for traveling when I don’t want to worry about a liquid makeup remover.

Ingredients: Water, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Myristate, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Poloxamer 184, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

There are 80 pads in the jar, which retails for $9.95, also on Buy more Save more promo. Paraben/ perfume free.

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