Marcelle BB Cream: My Current Favorite Base


I've wanted to try Marcelle's BB Cream ($22.95CDN) for years, so you can imagine my excitement when my mom surprised me with a tube (thanks again mama ^‿^)! I've been using it for quite a while now and it's since become my current favorite base.. Before I share my thoughts with you here's what Marcelle has to say about it on the back of the tube:

"The ultimate multi-tasking skin enhancer: lightweight moisturizer with adaptive pigments to even out and brighten skin tone, formulated with powerful antioxidants, aloe vera, and chamomile to help protect and improve skin's appearance."
 
This BB Cream is also hypo-allergenic, perfume free, paraben free, oil free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist tested; on top of all of that it also claims to do the following:
 
*Evens out skin tone
*Offers immediate and long-term hydrating benefits
*Protects from premature aging and environmental stresses
*Promotes skin regeneration
*Controls shine
*Soothes and calms
*Reduces the appearance of imperfections
*Provides anti-dull radiant complexion
 
Phew, that's a lot.. haha. As for my thoughts, let's start with the packaging.. It comes in a fairly simple tube with a pump and contains 45ml of product (most foundations and such have 30ml so you get a little extra). It's not the most eye-catching packaging but I like it anyway.. it's convenient and it works! Onto the actual product.. The consistency is a slightly thick cream that's really easy blend out (I use either my hands or a brush). It has medium coverage that I was quite impressed with, and most of the time I find that I'm able to get away with skipping concealer which is great. It has a natural, slightly dewy finish and it looks and feels as if I'm not even wearing anything. I do recommend setting it with some powder though, because although it wears well all day for me I do find myself getting a little shiny after about six hours despite its claim to control shine. As for the shade, I use 'Light Medium' which is actually a pretty great match for me. Overall, I'm really enjoying this BB Cream.. it's definitely becoming my go-to base for the summer!

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