I was already pretty flattered to be invited as one of the selected few to the Marcelle Women event at Le Crystal Hotel but my excitement doubled when I found out the motivation behind this beauty event. For the first time ever Marcelle targeted non-Caucasian women when they created their new product, Ideal Skin Perfector. Isabel Picard, PR Manager at Marcelle, explained to me that “the concept was to formulate a skincare base which would be suitable for women of all ages, all skin types and any carnation; a product to perfect and correct the appearance of uneven skin tone, darks spots, pores and fine lines.”
As a woman of colour, I too often find that companies, whether in makeup or skin care, forget about us and all the beautiful shades we come in. So I was pretty happy to hear about this initiative and the fact that the guests at the event included such a divers group of influential women. It was a lovely event with, h’ors d’oeuvres, open bar and hosted by actress Karine Vanasse.
The generous people at Marcelle sent me a few items including the Ideal Skin protector and I can confirm to you all, as someone with sensitive skin, I have had zero irritations. The products are great and actually feel gentle, even the soap! I know everyone claims to have sensitive skin but seriously mine ranges from eczema to photosensitivity, so the fact that I can use these products is pretty awesome. I particularly enjoyed the Lux Gloss. It has got to be the most lasting gloss I’ve ever had. As I write this article, I’m realizing that I’ve had it on for about 6 hrs. The gloss is gone but the colour remains and still no allergic reactions (I have given away many newly purchased glosses and lipsticks due to bad reactions)!
Ok enough about me, try the products for yourself and let me know what you think. Their products are sensitive, hypo allergenic and perfume free so enjoy