Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent

Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent

4.5

47 reviews

91% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: TALC, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BHA, May contain: ( TITANIUM DIOXIDE , IRON OXIDES, METHICONE, ULTRAMARINES, )


on 2/19/2016 9:08:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm starting this review by letting you know I'm an idiot. I'm an idiot because I've known about this powder for years and snottily walked by it, opting for the more expensive powders at Sephora so I can keep my VIB account in good standing. Not sure what made me buy this. Maybe it was on sale and I thought why not? Why not indeed. This is the best powder I've ever used. Ever.
I've got crazy oily skin and I know nothing is going to keep it completely matte. This powder goes on around 6:10am and I'm blotting around 11-11:30am. Not bad.
It's a giant-sized jar with a shaker top. I give it one shake, open the lid, dab my powder brush inside and buff into my face and keep going until I'm satisfied.
Been using it since September, almost everyday (I usually skip makeup on the weekends) and I've still got more than half the jar left.
No break outs. Doesn't oxidize. I used it over Marcelle's Matte BB Cream. Will repurchase.

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I do like this translucent loose powder. I sort of feel like I'm obligated to like it, considering the size of the jar (2.4 oz...just trust me, it's a lot). So yeah, Marcelle gives you a ginormous amount of product, which is cool of them. The powder itself is not quite translucent, in my opinion. There is a hint of color to it, it's very neutral but it's there. It sets my makeup very nicely but I don't agree with Marcelle's claim that it "absorbs excess sebum"...if I don't use my Ben Nye Neutral set on top of this powder then my "excess sebum" definitely comes through my makeup after a couple of hours. It goes for around $15 I believe so not exactly cheap, but not too pricey. I'd recommend this especially for someone who is a beginner with loose powders and wants something that will simply set their makeup and give them a nice matte finish for a somewhat decent price.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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on 1/28/2016 1:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This powder is amazing - if you're not too pale with yellow undertones! It's definitely on the pink side and even though it says translucent it looks like I've washed a bit of orange underneath my eyes every time I try and set concealer with it

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


on 1/28/2016 1:12:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Kinky, Other

Eyes: Brown

This powder is essential to me and I use it every single day. I purchased it for $10 at Walmart which may seem expensive but the jar is absolutely huge and comes with 70g of product. I've had this powder for about six months and with daily use I've barely made a dent in the amount of powder.

I actually enjoy the shaker, but I find too much product can come out of the shaker. I taped half of the holes shut to limit the amount of powder that comes out.

I have NW45 skin and finding a translucent powder that doesn't give my skin a white cast is really hard. Thankfully this translucent powder is actually translucent and doesn't show up at all on my skin.

I love how light this powder feels and how smoothing it is on my skin. When I apply it over foundation it just smoothes and mattifies without making my skin look cakey. This is a great powder to set foundation with as I find this along with primer really bolsters the lasting power my foundations. This powder makes my skin look and feel as smooth as silk. I even enjoy using it on my bare skin as it leaves my skin with this beautiful, mattified, soft focus finish.

I really love this stuff and I'm glad I decided to try it. This is my HG setting powder, and I'm glad my search has finally ended!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 10/29/2015 8:50:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love love love this. Bought it years ago when my drugstore had it on sale for $7CAN. I have used it ever since. You get a huge container of it too, it lasts a very long time.
Perfect setting powder, not cakey at all, and lasts all day.
Packaging could be improved, but it's a typical loose powder packaging where you have to shake it a lot... guess there's not much they could change it to.

I have tried other loose powders, including ones from sephora, and have always come back to this one.

Absolutely the best, and you can't beat the price!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 10/14/2015 2:23:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I absolutely love this powder
I don't have a Sephora that's close to me (hour and a half drive) so I looked online for a good dupe of the Mac studio finish.
I was blown away, I stay shine free all day and never have to reapply.
I have acne prone skin and this hasn't broken me out after over a month of use.
It also covers pores faulty well.
If this ever runs outs, I'll repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Finally finished a container of this powder. It took me forever to use it up as the container is so big as others have mentioned. I was pretty impressed at how long a container lasted, despite being on hiatus from it for a short time just to try something different.

My only issue I really have, and its not just with this brand, is I am not a fan of the shaker style container liner as I find I usually have to yank it out to get a decent amount as opposed to sprinkling it in lid, brush, etc. I like it for travelling, siphoning and containment, but call me old fashioned I like to dip my brush in the powder and get a decent amount then dab the brush in lid or liner to get rid of the excess.

Translucent is decent for setting makeup, but did find certain blushers or bronzers sat on the surface a little more streaky than I would have liked and required extra blending if you applied after the powder. Pretty much scent free if certain smells annoy you in loose powder and hypo allergenic. All in all a good product and any company that doesn't test on animals scores well on my list,

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Does everything a powder should do. Sets makeup, absorbs oil, blends well, gives your skin that matte, "finished" look, keeps shine at bay. Even helps to conceal zits if applies with the fingertip (overtop a concealer). Unscented and non-irritating. Doesn't dry me out. Dirt cheap for the HUGEST JAR of powder EVER. No annoying chunky glitter or shimmers.

Marcelle is cruelty-free, and originates from my home country of Canada. :)

No complaints, and no reason to stray from this powder. I've recommended and would repurchase.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


on 5/17/2015 11:26:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love the way this looks on my skin. I love how it makes me look polished but not too "makeuppy". I love the cheap price for the huge whopping size. But it makes my skin feel a little bit dry. And after a week of using it every day...it makes my skin feel REALLY dry. So torn....

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

after basically falling in love with their BB Cream, I read reviews about their powder because I desperately needed a new one after the covergirl one i bought (which did not satisfy me at all). This product is just absolutely amazing. I can pack this powder in my face and not look cake at all. it sets my make up amazingly and is so fine. bought it for $10 CAN which is an amazing price for this. Def repurchase once I'm out which might take awhile considering how much product you get.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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