I'm happy to say that after having a terrible experience with Marcelle's Anti-Aging BB cream, this cream-to-powder worked fairly well for me.
I think I paid around $20 - $25 for it, which isn't too bad but I wouldn't mind paying a bit less for it especially since you really don't get much of the actual product.The packaging is nice. It fits well in my makeup bag, has a nice little compact mirror, and there's a divider between the actual product and the applicator puff.
I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to proper foundation application technique (I've never really been one to wear the stuff regularly), but this stuff blends fairly well. You'll definitely want to apply a moisturizer first as this is a powder and will stick to any dry patches.
My biggest issue with this product is how greasy my face got, particularly my nose and chin, just within an hour or so of wearing it. But I've found that if I apply Marcelle's Pressed Powder over it it doesn't get as greasy as fast. I definitely keep my pressed powder on hand for when my face does start to get a bit shiny in spots. But the combination of the two products works well for me on days when I'm flushed/splotchy and feel like wearing makeup.
I probably won't be buying this consistently because I don't wear it often. But it's nice to have in the makeup bag for when it's needed.
I got this in a holiday deal pack with the liquid BB. But I just like the consistency and ease of use with the cream to powder and having been using this exclusively for the past month. It feels so nice and gives a smooth light finish. It obviously isn't heavy coverage, but it isn't meant to be. I really love how nicely it goes on and am amazed that with only two shades, one of them (the lighter one) looks so great on my very fair skin.
My big HOWEVER is that this stuff goes quickly! I think I've had it for about 4 weeks max and I have not used it every day and I've already hit pan! I'm not too disappointed because it was on sale and basically half price but I am guessing I will be finished the product in another month. So at regular price (around $25 at SDM) it would cost about $150/year.
I can think of better ways to spend $150. (Latte factor anyone ;)
I've only had this product for a few days so maybe its too soon to tell, but so far i love it. I've been using MAC studiofix concealer for years now and wanted something light that would still provide coverage as well as skin-benefiting ingredients, and this is it. Its so light and fluffy, doesn't feel like you're wearing stitch of makeup. Although the coverage isnt as great as MAC concealers and foundation, it still covers redness. Plus since its oil free, paraben free and perfume free it can only improve your skin. absolutely would recommend!
This is an all-new product to accompany Marcelle's original BB Cream (sans SPF and anti-aging ingrediants). This 8-in-1 product is basically the cream formula with a new texture/finish. It is housed in a white/clear plastic compact, complete with mirror and puff for touch-ups on the go. It can be used alone or overtop the original for more coverage. Not only is this hypo-allergenic, it is also perfume-free, paraben free, oil-free and non-comedogenic. Available in 2 shades (Light to Medium, Medium to Dark) and priced at $22.95.
So, what do I think? I was skeptical on the idea of a BB cream in a compact. I had never heard of such a thing but as soon as my fingers touched the cream it was pure heaven. This cream, once blended onto your skin transforms into a velvety powder. It blurs the imperfections and covered my pores as well as redness around my nose. My skin felt soft and smooth to the fingers, probably due to the silicones in it. The shades matched quite well to my NC25 skintone, but I'd imagine this will be too dark come winter. This supposedly has self-adjusting pigments, but I don't know how this would get any lighter once I lose my summer tan.
I have not actually used this allover my face, but rather as a spot concealer overtop sunscreen (under the eyes, around the nose and on large pores on my cheeks). I then add my blush, bronzer etc and am good to go. I do not find this to transfer, add shine or wear off throughout the day. It does appear a bit dry by the 6th hour, but nothing that a spritz of MAC's fix + can't handle.
While I like this product as a concealer, I can't help but see this as a marketing gimmick. It seems like companies nowadays throw out the term BB cream on just about anything...If you truly want something that is more like an Asian BB cream but at a drugstore price, try Marcelle's newest BB Cream with anti-aging ingrediants and SPF 20 (fuschia label) or Annabelle's BB Cream Multi-action beauty balm with SPF 15.