If you know me, I’ve mentioned numerous times on this blog that I don’t like loose powders when it comes to makeup. However, the opportunity came up and for the love of beauty, I am trying Marcelle’s Face Powder in Translucent Medium.
A Stay-at-Home Powder (The Outside)
The packaging is a huge plastic container with a sifter, approximately 3 inches in diameter. The wide diameter is great for swishing a brush around. The container is quite heavy and very well constructed — no cheap plastic packaging here. For this reason, I would not take this for travel. I love it for this actually, because I already have a powder compact to take with me on the go.
Extra Smooth, Extra Smooth (The Inside)
Now let’s talk about the contents shall we? This hypo-allergenic and perfume-free powder is so silky smooth, you can’t feel it on the skin. In fact, after application, the Translucent Medium blends in perfectly onto my skin. Can a powder be both mattifying and naturally glowy? Because this is how well Marcelle face powder works. Check out my Very Toned Down Hollywood FOTD; you’ll see what I mean.
The staying power is fantastic. I usually wipe off my face (LOL!) around 11:00 pm and all my face makeup applied from the morning gets wiped off. Oh, and you know what else? Because it is not chalky, this is perfect for setting my creamy under eye concealer!
This is the only powder I use at home now, and I love it as much as my MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural (which I now only use for travel and touch ups). If you don’t have a loose powder that you already love, I highly recommend this one. As someone who has a strong dislike for loose powders, I have absolutely no complaints -- it is total perfection! Rating: A+.
Disclosure: This product was sent to me for consideration by Groupe Marcelle.