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When the MARCELLE released their original 8-in-1 BB Cream earlier this year, a lot of Canadian beauty junkies went wild.  It has gotten a lot of high praised in the blogosphere (including here).  So when we were told that a newer version, with SPF, is going to be released in July 2012, we were all excited about it!


The new MARCELLE Anti-Aging 10-in-1 BB Cream SPF20 looks almost identical to its sister.  Except instead of a metallic silver label, it’s got a metallic hot pink label (which is not shown here, unfortunately, because I got a prototype press sample).  Instead of having 8 beauty benefits, it has been powered up to 10 benefits:

1.     Gives skin a lifted appearance
2.     Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
3.     Improve skin tone
4.     Offers immediate and long-term hydrating benefits
5.     Protects skin from environmental stresses
6.     Strengthens the skin
7.     Controls shine
8.     Soothes and calms dry/damaged skin
9.     Reduces the appearance of imperfections
10.  Provides anti-dull radiant complexion.


The packaging is identical to its sister, the original MARCELLE BB Cream.  It also comes in a tube form with a pump and a cap.  I love the pump packaging because it's sanitary.  This pump is also a very high quality one that will not dispense too much so that product goes to waste.


This new Beauty Balm is available in two shades: light-to-medium and medium-to-dark.  Both colours tend to go a little more yellow, which is perfect for counteracting redness, and perfect for those with neutral/beige/olive skin tone.  With pink skin tone, the yellow tone in it will brighten your face, but I can’t say for certain that it will match your skin.  It doesn’t have the highest coverage, so it’ll be easier to blend in with your skin tone, but then again, I don’t have pink skin tone so I cannot say for sure,

PRODUCT (coverage / soft-focus effect / texture / staying power)

The major difference of this BB Cream versus the original one is that this one got SPF 20.  And true to its claim, it does provide a little more hydration like most anti-aging products do (creams, serum, whatsoever).  It claims to give you an instant lift, which I can’t say it’s true or false because I don’t need that yet.

MARCELLE BB Cream Anti-Aging + SPF20 Does it ALL | Month of BB

August 3, 2012 • 15 comments
It has been a busy Summer in the office the past month...

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When I say busy, I meant staying over time every single day.  But being busy is better than not busy at all, but that means something else will have to compromise, and in this case it's my blog.  The good news is that part of it is over, no more staying overly late every night, some nights, but not all.  Well, I can't say for sure for the next two weeks but we'll see.  I want to give a little update and let you guys know that I'm still here and I'm not abandoning my blog.  It is taking a hit right now, but it's inevitable.

On to some beauty related note, this month will be a month of BB Cream!  I'm kind of a BB Cream hoarder...  I don't collect them but I do have a soft spot if the product seems like it'll do a good job.  Having tested out so many different kind of Asian BB Creams, I have a good sense of what I'd like to look for whenever I try a new one.  American high-street and high-end brands have jumped on this bandwagon since last year, almost every brand now has a BB Cream, so it's time for me to test out some of them that are out in the market.  I'm going to focus first mainly on western drugstore BB Creams first because I believe that's more readily available for you guys.

Can you guess what which one I will be reviewing first?  Here's a hint...

This should be an easy guess...

x Rica

It's August and it's the month of BB Creams

August 1, 2012 • 0 comments