It’s hard to believe that I’ve already begun featuring spring collections when winter is still in full-effect but a new year means fresh pigments and catchy trends. Today I’ll be sharing some fabulous eye and lip products from Marcelle along with the amazing cleansing pads that were my go-to makeup remover while on vacation last week.
The Rouge Xpression Velvet Gel Lipsticks are part of the Karine Vanasse Collection - a French Canadian Actress who is also the brand's new ambassador. The lipsticks are available in 5 shades with an ultra-lightweight texture that glides on smooth and silky for full-coverage, buildable color.
Like many of Marcelle’s products, the lipsticks are 100% hypoallergenic, perfume-free, gluten-free and tested under Dermatological control which makes them safe for everyone and ideal for sensitive skin. The first thing I noticed after marveling at the flattering hues was how comfortable the gel formula feels on the lips - almost like I have nothing on but a light layer of moisture to keep my skin supple and soft. Although the finish is classified as velvet-matte, the lipsticks have more of a satin effect with a hint of luminous shine and good longevity.
There aren’t a lot of colors in the collection but there is a nice range of neutrals, deep plum, classic red and a bright bubble gum pink. Both 755 Buff Nude and 855 Rosy Nude are very flesh tone and mellow on my complexion but every shade is very wearable. The lipsticks retail for just $11.95 each.
There are also many fabulous liners in the spring collection and the pencils from Marcelle have been some of my favorites for years. The Velvet Gel Waterproof Lip Liners ($11.95) have a smooth gel based formula, 8+ hours of hold and vibrant color pay-off. The creamy texture glides around the lip contour effortlessly for sharp definition that improves the appearance of application. The white pencil in the photo is actually a clear/invisible anti-feathering lip liner that can be used with any lipstick to keep pigment in pace and prevent bleeding.
Each of the lipsticks above matches the liner with the same name.
If you are looking for eyeliner that will last as long as your day does then you need to try the Velvet Gel Formula with 24 hour waterproof hold. There are 5 timeless shades including: Dark Chocolate, Deep Navy, Jet Black, Twilight Purple and Intense Grey. I absolutely love the rich, highly saturated formula and I even use them under my liquid eyeliner for neatness and line reinforcement. The pencils aren’t twist-up (as I’d prefer) but they are easy to work with and accentuate the eyes beautifully without skipping, drying-out, smudging or running.The deep browns also make great brow pencils because they don't fade. The liners retail for $11.95 each.
If you prefer anti-oxidant benefits in your eyeliner try the Kohl Collection deemed “the safest eyeliners on the market” and recognized by the Dermatology Association. These provide 8+ hours of coverage (or 4+ hours on the waterline), intense one-stroke coverage and waterproof hold. They retail for $9.95 each.
To remove all those amazing water-proof formulas, the new Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads work wonders! I took these with me on vacation last week to Punta Cana and just a few swipes quickly got rid of eye shadow, liner, mascara and even my eyebrow pigment which drastically cut down on cleansing time. The pads are soft, non-irritating and thicker plus I also use a couple to emulsify and loosen the top layer of my full-coverage MAC foundation. The jar contains 85 pads and retails for $9.95.
Marcelle Cosmetics can be found at major drug stores including Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and online at marcelle.com.