These days it's glamourous to go retro. Canadian beauty brand, Marcelle Cosmetics, wants to make you fall in love with this season's vintage glamour. The decadent gold packaging is reason enough to make any woman swoon. Marcelle was one of the brands I used to stock up on in my early makeup days so it was a nice treat to try the products again.
Vintage Lipstick, Hollywood Beige: This warm beige lipstick has a satiny finish. I was really surprised by the coverage. Swipe it on once and it gives your lips a sheer finish and apply another layer the effect is full coverage. There's no weird waxy smell either. This is a great neutral to compliment any look for this Fall.
Vintage Lipstick, Rouge Broadway: Wow - this one caught me by surprise! This brick red is deep and gorgeous. I applied directly from the tube then softened the edges with my finger for a stain effect. Layer more on for intensity and pure drama.
Blush Vintage Blush, Timeless Beige: The perfect neutral to compliment both lips. The colour actually reminds me of M.A.C.'s popular Prism blush. The formula goes on velvety and is long-lasting. I love the "M' design in the blush also. The clever thing about the packaging is that you can push in the compact and the mirror/lid pops up. When it's closed, just turn it around and touch up your makeup using the exposed part of the mirror! Convenient and oh-so-chic!
Vintage Face Powder: This translucent powder finishes your makeup and gives you a luminous finish. You still get that velvety matte finish and radiant glow in all the right places. When you open the case, a sponge is attached to it making application easy. The sponge is soft on the skin but I found it made my skin flake. I prefer using a powder brush. The lovely casing will dress up any vanity.
Available in drugstores across Canada.