Hey all! I think I have found a new mascara that I love. It’s Canadian, it’s relatively new and it’s AMAZING. I am talking about the Marcelle Xtention Plus Curl mascara**. Now, I have talked about this mascara several, several times before but the more I thought about it, the more I was aching to give it its own separate review. Why? Let me tell ya.
First off, how often do you find a total mascara gem at the drugstore? This product is Canadian, cruelty-free, inexpensive and virtually flawless. It fights a lot of issues that people seem to have with their lashes: it curls, it lifts, it is pretty black but not clumpy, it separates, lengthens, defines and it stays put. For me, I am a length and lift lover. If my lashes aren’t close to touching my brow bone, I am not happy. But this does that and not with a whole lot of layering or effort either (I am not about that life).
Something else I will address is the wand because I haven’t used anything like it before. It’s not unique but it isn’t my usual preference. The wand itself is pretty dramatically curled and has rubber bristles. I usually am anti-rubber because they can be pretty painful but the shape prevents all contact with your skin while allowing the bristled to get right into your lashes. Root to tip.
The formula of this mascara isn’t usually what I go for either. It’s not super wet but it also isn’t dry. It’s almost like Marcelle figured out a way to get the wet-mascara-after-a-few-uses-and-it’s-perfect formula down pat. It works well but also doesn’t get all over the place like some of my favourite mascaras do.
The one flaw that is easy enough to deal with is the packaging. It is a little ugly and I think there is potential for it to start looking dingy since it has a peel and stick label on it. I don’t know why Marcelle didn’t put that extra effort into the packaging but hey, it’s what’s inside that counts.
I am pretty lucky and do have length and curl to my lashes so this may not totally be putting the mascara to the test, but if you’re in a similar boat as I am or just interested in what the mascara will do for you, I really think it’s worth the try. Let me know if you have tried any of the Marcelle mascara’s lately! This is my first but certainly not last.
Til next time, ttfn x