18 Aug 2009 12 Comments
At the end of July, I was given an opportunity to get a sneak peek of some products from Marcelle’s Fall Collection. Marcelle is a Canadian makeup line that is part of Groupe Marcelle, which also owns Annabelle Cosmetics.
The Marcelle Wet & Dry Eyeshadow quads include Blue Moon, a gorgeous set of four matte shades including a white highlight, greyish blue, light blue and dark blue shadows; and Nude Attitude, a very pretty neutral palette. The eyeshadow duo in Chic Plum is Fall-friendly containing a pink and dark purple, both with a hint of shimmer.
I must admit that I haven’t paid any attention to this Canadian brand at all in the last few years. As I mentionned previously, I was focused on MAC and other department store brands. But I think that based on my experience with these shadows, I will have to take a closer look at what else is available from this line as I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked these. Here’s a summary:
- matte shades were smooth and not chalky. I LOVED the blue palette as I thought the colours in this palette were not typically the shades I go for in the fall. The navy blue was amazing used as a liner when wet (apologies for not doing a FOTD, camera has been very finicky lately)
-when the shadows were applied wet, they were even more pigmented
-price points are affordable $14 (Canadian)
- long-lasting – even with my long days, the colour stayed put all day especially when used wet
-creasing was minimal when used with a primer
- while the Chic Plum was pretty, I didn’t think the combination was that unique
- not necessarily a con for others but for me the Neutral palette tended to blend in with my skin tone (NC35 in MAC terms). I used the palette mainly as a base.
-I would suggest using a primer or other eyeshadow base to limit creasing
Swatches – Blue Moon Duo (my favorite of the three)
Swatches (Nude Attitude Quad)