Monday, 20 May 2013

Marcelle: Eye makeups ~ Review

I'm always looking for great eye makeup products because I need my eyes to stand out and not remain hidden behind my eyewear.  I have oily skin so I need to wear primer to make my makeup last throughout the day.

Marcelle has this great velvety eye shadow and also a primer which comes in 6 colours.  This eye shadow states it "offers an exclusive creamy formula with ingredients that are safe for the delicate skin around the eye area."  This could be worn as a primer or on its own and it said it will last more than 12 hours.

I tried the Marcelle's rose velvety eye shadow + primer (4.5 ml, $15.95) and used it under my usual eye shadow since it was not bold enough.  It just blended into my skin and you could barely see it. I have worn it for half a day and am surprised by how much it held up my eye shadow.  It was not irritating and didn't melt from my skin.

To make my eyes to pop out, I use an eyeliner to outline my eye.  This Marcelle's Kajal Kohl (2.4g, $11.95) is the blackest of black and it made my eyes larger and more dominate.  This eyeliner is more chunky than usual liners and it has a long pointy tip that they proclaims allows for easy and extra precise application.

I did like the size since it is easier to hold than the skinny ones.  The liner is shorter so it allows better control when I am making the outline of my eye.  This eye liner is very black and there is no question how it made my eyes stand out.  I could make my eyes look like Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra.  It is waterproof and it said it could hold up for at least 6 hours on the waterline.  In order to maintain the long pointy tip is to use the special sharpener that is available exclusively online for $2.95.  I wish it actually came with the eye liner.  Not sure why it is sold separately.  It made more sense to make it a combo.  I was not watching the clock but the eye liner did held on for sometime without melting away.

I have tried many mascara over the years and there are only a few that do not irritate my eyes and one of the is made by Marcelle.  This twist push-up mascara (7ml, $13.50) is like a push-up bra but for your lashes.  It claims that it is design to "push them upwards to provide instant volume."  First apply the mascara in its regular position (extended brush) then tighten the brush by twisting the end of the brush and apply it as a second coat to add maximum volume.

I was amazed at how much I love this mascara.  It was easy to use and didn't irritate my eyes after wearing it for a few hours.  It is like owning two different mascara for the price of one.  It does appear to make my lashes more prominent.  I had no problem removing the mascara when I was using eye makeup remover.

After trying these eye makeup I knew Marcelle would not disappoint.  It is great to know a brand is watching out for people with sensitive eyes.  I like to stay away from blood-shot eyes from allergic reaction or raccoon eyes.  Marcelle makes a girl looks her best.

The eye shadow primer and the kohl eyeliner has antioxidant, waterproof, crease-proof, hypo-allergenic, perfume free, paraben free, and it was tested under ophthalmological control.

The mascara is hypo-allergenic, perfume free, suitable for contact lens wearers, and tested under ophthalmological control.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. Hello, HC.
    I enjoyed your review. As you mentioned, I am happy to see that Marcelle is looking out for people with sensitive eyes. This is nice to see with so many contact lens wearers and so many of us suffering from tired and dry eyes due to computer (tablet, netbook, laptop, etc.) eye strain. Thank you for this post, Happy Chinadoll.

    1. Thx, I know what you mean. Marcelle's is one of those few mascara that I could wear throughout the day without irritating my eyes. I guess we need to try many mascaras to learn which works best for your eyes.

  2. I love Marcelle products! They're great for my skin, and affordable (and underrated!).

  3. Push up bra for your lashes? lol! I loved that comment! :)

  4. awesome review, I must try the mascara

  5. My roommate in university loved Marcelle products. I can see why! Thank you for the review. I am going to have to try their products.

  6. Sounds like an eyeshadow I would love. Natural looking and light is my thing. I do however like eyeliner and mascara that pops.

  7. Great review! I really want to try the mascara! (My lashes are indeed in need of some lifting) lol

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  8. Thanks for the review! I have very sensitive eyes so I am always on the look-out for eye make-up that won't irritate my eyes. This sounds great!

  9. As a contact lens wearer my eyes can be sensitive to mascara so this one sounds great!