Last Friday I started my day with a visit to the new Birchbox SoHo store at 433 West Broadway for a Birchbloggers breakfast with Marcelle Cosmetics. Our morning included a makeup demo which allowed us to get more familiar with Marcelle's products. My favorite Marcelle product so far has been the BB Cream in Golden Glow. It's great to use in the summer since it combats shine and oily skin.
Some of Marcelle's products that I am excited to try next are the 2 in 1 Retractable Eyeliner, BB Concealer and Monochromatic Pressed Powder. There were some great makeup tips we picked up during the demo:
Tip #1: Start with applying your eye makeup first, so that when your cleaning up any running eyeshadow, eyeliner or mascara, you aren't removing any other makeup you would have applied - concealer, foundation, etc.
Tip 2: When applying the BB Concealer, massage the roll-on from the middle, and then outward in a figure-8 motion to stimulate circulation and decrease any puffiness.
Tip #3: To keep your eyeliner from running, be sure to set your makeup with a powder. Apply Marcelle's Monochromatic Pressed Powder under your eyes.
Tip 4: To transform a day look into night, add a liquid liner, darker lip and a little bronzer.
Next we visited the Marcelle x Birchbox Gloss Bar to make our own custom-made lip glosses! The gloss in made in minutes just after you choose your base color (or mix two or three together), finish and special effect. The Lux Gloss comes out semi-sheer with a high-shine finish. I went with red/magenta and ultra violet shades for the upcoming fall season. In addition to the glosses we also got to leave with deluxe samples of the BB Cleanser and BB Cream and a brand new Make-Up Palette.
Thank you Marcelle Cosmetics and Birchbox for hosting such a fabulous Birchbloggers breakfast! Since it was my first time visiting the SoHo store, I spent my entire morning exploring the store and even created a BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox)!
Now it's time for a giveaway! I am giving away one of the Marcelle Lux Glosses I created in a Tangerine/Ultra Violet shade, Copper Finish and Drops of Jupiter effect. To enter, leave a comment below with your email address.
MARCELLE LUX GLOSS GIVEAWAY
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident. Contest ends on September 13th at 11:59pm ET. Fashionably Petite will determine (1) winner via random.org, who will be rewarded a customized Marcelle Lux Gloss. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Winner will be contacted by email. Giveaway sponsored by Fashionably Petite; Prize provided by Carmex.
Lux Gloss Giveaway! Enter to win!
Christina's final makeup look: flawlessly gorgeous!
My Marcelle Lux Gloss creations
Here's a look at the BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) I created. You are able to pick one sample from every category at $15 per box - Skincare: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit, Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, Body & Nails: RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelette and Nail Lacquer in RUFFIAN Naked, Fragrance: MCMC Fragrance Phoenix Eau de Parfum, and Makeup: Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. The samples that are available get changed up during the first week of the month.
There were three Birchbox Man boxes to choose from. This one was my favorite, since it comes with a gigantic deluxe sample of Davines Energizing Shampoo.
- Kim Weling