{HAUL}: MAC Cosmetics


Pro Longwear Concealer – “NW30”
Concealer that provides a medium to full coverage; claims to last 15 hours

  • I bought this to cover the darkness under my eyes. My foundation is usually “NC42″ but I got “NW30″ to correct and brighten the darkness underneath my eyes. This was highly recommended to me by one of my make-up artist friends. I got a little sample and tested it for a few days and loved the coverage and finish. This concealer did not look drying underneath the eyes and if definitely did not enhance my usually-subtle wrinkles which other concealers have done.

Lipstick – “Russian Red” (matte) & “Ruby Woo”  (retro-matte)
Intense & vibrante blue-red  shade

  • I have wanted both shades for a very long time and couldn’t decide on which shade to get, so I bought both! They both look very similar in the tube, but when I applied, one is more matte than the other and one is more bright in shade.

Pro Longwear Paint Pot – “Soft Ocre”
Long-lasting, pigmented cream shadow

  • I’ve been using “Painterly” Paint Pot for years. But noticed that it’s sometimes too light for my clients. I have always wanted to try “Soft Ocre” as it’s a bit darker and more yellow. I use this as an eye primer to act as a good base before applying eye shadow.

Can’t wait to use these products! Have you tried any of these?

Bye-Bye Pores!

Introducing magic for your pores…

L’OREAL Paris just came out with … YOUTH CODE Pore Vanisher which helps you achieve perfect looking skin!

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Dermatologist tested for gentleness
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Shine-free, oil-free
  • Fast absorbing
  • Can be used under make-up
1.4 FL.OZ. (40 ml) – SRP $29.99 CDN

How to apply:
Smooth over your entire face or areas where your pores are visible (commonly on the nose and cheek area). Apply in the morning and at night for better results. Can be worn alone, underneath your foundation or the last step of your skin care routine.

{L’OREAL claims this product}:

  • instantly transforms your skin for a refined, smooth, look; feels freshly hydrated
  • absorbs excess oil for a shine-free, matte finish
  • overtime will actually reduce the size of pores due to its active ingredients


  • minimizes the size of pores (very noticable difference on my nose)
  • reduces shine
  • matte finish
  • feels silky smooth, grease-free 
  • skin looks flawless under foundation
  • foundation looks better hours after application than without the Youth Code Pore Vanisher
  • the product has a bit of colour in it, but when you apply it, it is colourless
  • this product has a scent to it, but it is very mild
WARNING!!! Here is the big reveal … close up of my face! 😛 jk
My before & after, a few minutes after applying the product on my nose and cheek area.

Would I recommend this product?
Yes! It acts like a great primer for under your foundation and it treats the skin to minimize your pores overtime.

Comment below and let me know if you have tried it and how it worked for you.

    COMING SOON: First Canadian-Made BB Cream!

    BB Cream has been the talk of the cyber-world for a while now amongst make-up artists and beauty-lovers alike.

    For those of you who haven’t heard of it yet, BB Cream apparently works wonders for your skin. {I say apparently because I have yet to try it for myself! 🙂 }

    No, BB doesn’t stand for Blackberry (in this case lol)! 😛
    It stands for Blemish Balm (or Blemish Base, Beauty Balm — there are quite a few different meanings).

    First developed by a dermatologist in Germany,  BB Cream was created to treat and soothe the skin of laser-surgery patients as well as to help cover-up scars and blemishes. It then made its way to Asia where many Asian celebrities have been using  this product to achieve flawless looking skin — this is how the BB cream craze skyrocketed. 

    Now, BB Cream has made its way to our side of the world! Sold in specialty stores in the United States, BB Cream will soon be easily available to all you Canadians at a drugstore near you.  

    MARCELLE will be introducing the first Canadian-made BB Cream available in-stores on  
    February 6, 2012!
    Retails for $22.95 (45 mL)

    There are different BB Creams out in the market right now some have skin whitening attributes, anti-aging properties, SPF protection, etc.  The skin whitening and brightening attribute is more popular in the Asian market as they find lighter skin is more beautiful and relates to success. However, in Canada and the US, skin whitening isn’t as important as skin treatment. So you’ll find BB Creams will have more anti-aging and SPF properties.

    What benefits does the Marcelle BB Cream have?

    It’s a moisturizer, foundation, and primer in one!!

    Here is some information from the press release I received for Marcelle’s BB Cream:

    • Perfect for any age and suitable for all skin types
    • Comes in two shades but has self-adjusting pigments that transform and adapt to your skin tone.
    •  Oil-free and paraben free
    • Perfume free
    •  Non-comedogenic and hypo-allergenic
    8-IN-1 Multi-Benefits
    1. minimizes the appearance of imperfections and pores
    2. evens out skin tone
    3. provides an excellent make-up base and replaces primers
    4. matifies skin and controls shine
    5. offers immediate and long-term hydrating benefits
    6. soothes and calms skin
    7. protects from premature aging and environmental stresses
    8. promotes skin regeneration

     For those of you who are interested in ingredients, the KEY ingredients are:

    Hyaluronic Acid: improves skin elasticity, hydrates skin, and helps minimize wrinkles
    Auaxyl: moisturizes and helps correct imperfections
    Glycerine: hydrates
    Vitamin E: anti-oxidant to protect skin
    Aloe Vera: soothes and hydrates
    Green Tea & Camomile: stimulates, reinvigorates and soothes skin
    Soft Focus Powders: light-reflecting, enhance complexion

    This is a multi-use product:

    • You can wear it alone for a quick and easy morning application since it can act as a moisturizer, primer and foundation
    • You can wear it over your moisturizer as a foundation
    • You can wear it under your current foundation as a primer to get an even better coverage 

    I know most of you are pretty excited for this launch! For those of you who can’t wait, you can get your hands on Marcelle’s BB Cream even earlier than February 6th! 

    Marcelle’s BB Cream is available to order online www.shop.marcelle.com starting on January 16, 2012! It will be $22.95 with FREE shipping if you spend over $25 before taxes.

    Thanks Marcelle, for sending me the test product! I can’t wait to try it!

    Have you tried BB cream before?