Marcelle • Face Powder in Translucent • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My second ever face powder, and first loose one. Mostly, I was excited to get to use the big fluffy powder brush, but the product was great too!
I love that it literally keeps your face matte all day, and thats really good coming from someone who has had a super oily forehead her whole life. I like that it doesn't smell, and doesn't make my face cakey. It's a very very sheer coverage, but it's perfect to keep all your make up in place all day, while keeping the oily shine away!!!
The price was fantastic too! Shoppers Drugs Mart for $15. It's HUGE and seems to last forever, so you defientely get your money's worth.
Hope they don't discontinue!!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great price for such a big container! I actually was new to make up when I first bought this and I actually never heard of the brand name (actually even now i only know of the powders existence). It makes my skin matte really nicely!!
CONS: The only downside is that i always either have to shake or Turn it upside down for more powder to surface when I run out (with the lid on of course) This can get sometimes messy by accident and sometimes too much surface and when i swipe or dab mu brush into it I get a bit too much. It's actually not that big of a deal since with other loose powders we tap off the excess anyways. Just a little note to you guys out there, be careful not to apply too much because it can look cakey. (Well no one applies powder till its cakey anyways usually with any other powder)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Great loose powder that is great even for my dry sensitive skin. I pat on a very light layer on my Tzone and it really helps control any oil that I get. The shade is translucent so it just gives a very natural matte look. I got a huge jar of it at Walmart for $10 so the price is great. The packaging is ok although it tends to get messy but it's expected of loose powder. I think it would be better if the product is in a jar with smaller opening.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
HOLY GRAIL ALERT! I have never bought the same loose powder twice because I was always out to find the best one for my oily skin...and this is it!!! I will never buy another brand of loose powder!
I usually walk by the Marcell section because I assumed it was expensive and I didn't have any experience with the company. I stumbled on this at the drugstore and was afraid to look at the price for such a huge jar of powder. To my surprise - it was $14.50 for 2.4 oz...I bought it without even checking the reviews! The last powder I bought was at MAC Select Sheer Loose Powder at 0.28 oz for $29.00 - less than half the size of Marcell Powder for double the price (and I found the MAC powder made me really greasy halfway through the day)! Its really a no brainer here gals!
I accidently picked up the "Medium" one but its translucent so it still works as a setting powder without changing the colour of my foundation, tinted moisturizer, and BB cream. A little goes a long way with this product...I just turn it upside down, tap it lightly with my finger and it gives me the perfect amount.I put a light dusting all over my face with a kubuki or fluffy powder brush, adding a little more on my t zone and I'm done. After all day my skin is slightly oily but nowhere near what it normally is with all the other powders I have tried. I find this product very long lasting which is very hard to find! The jar is going to last me forever since the 0.28 MAC one lasted me for over a year! So the amount you get for the price is reason enough to go out and get this for yourself! I sit this on top of my makeup table for easy access and it looks great there!
The only single downfall of this is how huge the tub is - it's not travel friendly whatsoever and jar takes up a huge chunk of my makeup bag! With that said, I don't travel often so its not a huge deal for me (but it could be for other people). Maybe you can use an empty loose powder jar that is a smaller size and transfer some of the product into it for easy travel. This downfall doesn't deserve a full lipstick to be taken away so I still give it a 5 out of 5!
I will DEFINITELY repurchase for myself, purchase one for my client makeup kit, and highly recommend this to fellow makeup lovers out there!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product is the Best quality for the prices.
( please excuse my spelling mistake, my first language is french : )
I have dry skin and this product does not cake on me and it does not dry my skin.
It sets my foundation beautifully, controls the shine and looks natural for the entire day.
I put it on with a big brush made for loose powder, I go over the sink and bend my head over the sink, so that the extra powder does not go on my clothes and all over the floor.
Mac powders, loose or pressed, ages me 10 years.
ShiSeiDo translucent loose powder is similar than Marcelle, but every time I purchase the ShiSeiDo powder I then tell myself... why pay 3 times the price for the same results ?
Since it is difficult to control the amount of powder when using it directly from the container through those little holes. I bought a small round plastic container from the Dollarstore, you know like small snacks or vinaigrette's sizes. I transfer some loose powder in it with a spoon.
I found it much easier to use, I dip my brush directly in the container,, and it is also a great size for the purse or for traveling.
When my makeup is done...
eye makeup, mascara and all, I spray on Mac Fix + ,
it instantly makes my makeup look natural and not powdery.
Fix + gives my skin hydration, glow and a flexibility that last all day. I use it now also Before I put on my foundation, I found that this way my makeup doesn't cake on my dry cheeks during the day. I also spray it on makeup brushes to apply wet eye shadows and pigments, it intensifies the colors and make them hold on my lids all day.
I highly recommend that you try the Mac Fix+ .
It is my new fountain of youth in a portable spray !
I simply can't live without it.
Peace, love & creativity : )
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Excellent product, using it more than 3 month and this powder did not break me out, love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great product! I have been looking for a setting powder for some time. I came across this after extensive research on MUA, several beauty blogs, and Paula Begoun's product review website.
You get quite a lot for your money: 2.4 OZ / 70 g for ~$14CDN. Marcelle now ships to the US, so you don't have to go to Canada to get it anymore! I have this in "Translucent", which is great for my NC20/25 skin. It goes on flawlessly with broad swipes of my giant fan brush (so fun!). I love using it to get rid of extra shine from my daily SPF sunscreen/moisturizer. It makes me look naturally enhanced, as if I'm not wearing anything. A little also goes a long way. Just one tap of the container against my countertop gives me enough to nullify my shine. I expect this will last me for a long time.
This product wears well on my combination/normal skin. It doesn't cake up or ever look chalky, even on my T-zone. However, keep in mind that I tend to use light sweeps of this product.
The packaging is straightforward: cylindrical container with a powder sifter. I just tap the base of the container against my countertop (with the top on) and the perfect amount comes out. I like the simplicity of the packaging. I'm a student so I need my money to stretch. I like how I'm clearly paying for the product and not for the packaging. (Not that the packaging is ugly or anything. It's functional, which is enough for me.)
I wouldn't take this product travelling as the container is quite bulky. I'm not complaining, because I'd rather get more product for my money. If I need to take this on the go, I'll just transfer what I need into a small travel sifter container.
I hope this review helps!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
THIS PRODUCT IS A GODSEND. If you are looking for a fairly inexpensive translucent setting powder, then this is for you. It doesn't add any build up like a lot of other powders, so you can still use a full coverage foudation and not look too overdone/cakey. I've tried more expensive loose powders like CoverFX, Dior, Smashbox and Lancome, and this beats them all out! My only compaint is that I wish the packaging was a teensy bit smaller. Marcelle is an awesome line for anyone with sensitivity issues because everything is hypo-allergenic.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i love this product and i would defiantly buy it again. it's super cheap, only about $11. it's translucent, so it goes with almost every skin tone including mine (which is so light i can never find makeup the same tone) i also love this product because i have very dry skin and it doesn't dry my skin out at all. i use this everyday and i would choose it above any other loose powder i have tried. the only downfall to this product is that the holes that the powder come out of are too large, so a lot of powder is in the main top part which i find is really annoying.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a great powder!
Since it's translucent it works for all skin tones.
I've seen a noticeable difference in the wear of my foundation if I set it with this powder.
It comes in a HUGE tub (2.4 oz), and it cost around 15$, which is really good considering other brands like L'Oreal ran for 11$ however it had MUCH less product.
I put some foundation to cover my dark circles and I've noticed that the powder lightens up that area even more.
My Covergirl Natureluxe liquid silk foundation lasts a while, however now it's unstoppable with this amazing loose powder.
A little goes a long way! This tub will definitely last you a long time.
My blush used to sort of vanish about halfway through the day, however with the powder it lasts the entire day!