Review of Marcelle BB Cream Anti-Aging SPF 20 by mariella99
Yay! FINALLY! I very much liked Marcelle's original BB cream but had serious concerns about it having no sunscreen/sun protection in it. I don't understand how a product can claim it's anti-aging, all-in-one or protects from environmental stresses when it has nothing to protect from the biggest aging/environmental stress we encounter. I contacted Marcelle about this and was told that they did have a BB cream with SPF "in the works". Well, it finally hit the shelves a few weeks ago and all I can say is I am very happy with this "improved" version. This is more like it!!!
This BB cream comes in 2 shades and I purchased Light/Medium. Like the original, it has good coverage and a nice, matte finish that looks good all over my face - the drier areas and those that are oilier and have larger pores (my nose!). While this covers my redness and broken capillaries, I find a touch of concealer under my eyes is necessary but then I'm good to go. After I apply this (usually with my fingers), I find that sort of pressing all over my face with my flattened palms helps the product really "bind" with my skin and look like skin rather than a layer of tinted stuff on my face. I might use a bit of mattifying powder (Rimmel or MAC Prep&Prime setting powder) on my T-zone if it's very hot or humid but usually that's not even necessary. The packaging is also excellent but I learned with the original product that you need to stand it on its end, as it's designed to be. If you lay it down in a drawer or on your counter, it will splatter and make a mess when you go to pump out the product after a use or 2.
This is a great product to simplify your life. A quick application, a bit of concealer and blush and my face is DONE. "Natural but better" results with the added protection of SPF20 and not a lot of fuss for a great finished look. If you liked the original but lament the lack of sun protection, by all means check this out. It retails for about 5 dollars more than the original version but that's a small price to pay for the protection it offers.