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Review: Finally in Canada - Marcelle BB Cream!

Hi Girls!

There has been a great amount of online buzz about the introduction of some of the first BB ("Beauty Balm") creams in Canada and now it looks like quite a number of brands have emerged with their own version. I know BB Creams have been around in Asia for awhile now and from what I can gather, the Asian BB creams still reign supreme. I'm only going on reviews I've read though, not personal experience. I have to say though that my experience with the Marcelle BB Cream has been pretty awesome! 

There are two different shades of the Marcelle BB Cream: Light to Medium and Medium to Dark. I guess the idea is that you can blend until you have your desired shade, but I can't imagine being African American and being able to use the Medium to Dark because it's really not that dark...I know it says there are self-adjusting pigments but still...anyway, I was a Medium to Dark which I figured out from finding out what the Asian model in the ad was wearing! This BB cream is great for all skin types, hypo-allergenic, paraben free, perfume free, oil free and non-comodogenic. What I really love about this product is that it pretty much sounds like a "renaissance cream". It does everything (except provide SPF coverage. Grrr!) and when you're in a rush or just feel like keeping thing simple, it can act as a lightweight moisturizer, tinted skin corrector and makeup base. Today I wore it alone with my daily moisturizer and it kept my makeup in place and shine in check for my 10 hour day! 

Upon application, I felt like my skin was a little brighter looking and just more even in colour. You can use your normal foundation on top of the BB cream for more coverage, but I really wanted to see how it would fare alone and boy was I happy! It also has a really cool hybrid pump/tube bottle that I'd never seen before.

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You can kind of see in the BEFORE and AFTER shots that my skin is a less red and more even in colour once I've used the BB cream. It also blended perfectly with my skin tone.

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A part of me didn't want to buy this at first because I had just gotten my new Stila foundation to try, but I realized that this morning when I was just a little short on time, I found the BB cream to be my everything for the day acting as a light concealer, skin brightener and skin tone corrector. My makeup looked great on top and didn't budge all day. When I need more coverage then I'll go back to Stila or real foundation, but this Marcelle BB Cream has really impressed me! I love finding stuff I love! 

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  1. That stuff looks really good! I am always on the look out for a good very light weight primer!

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    1. I don't like to wear heavy foundations, so this BB Cream was a perfect solution. I hope you get a chance to try it out!

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  2. I just bought a BB cream and hope to review it soon! Glad you liked the Marcelle - I've heard a lot of good things about it, especially since you don't need foundation if you don't feel like wearing it.

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    1. Exactly, it's just nice and lightweight but still has the properties of a foundation. Which BB cream did you get?

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  3. Thank you for doing a review on this product! I have seen it many times and thought about trying it but never ended up buying it. Now I can buy it knowing its a good product! :)

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    1. oh, you're welcome! I was just so excited about it that I had to share!

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