May giveaway: theNotice’s Holy Grail powder

After posting a rave review for this powder last week (or perhaps two weeks ago; I’m not sure anymore), I had a shuffle through my drawers to see if I could find the Marcelle powder that I had set aside to give away.

I believe you’ll be happy to hear that yes, I did find it :P

The giveaway

I didn’t want to just give away the powder, so I pulled out a sunblock, as well… after all, it’s that season again, yeah? (Oh, summer. I love how the city smells in the mornings, but can’t stand the heat!) I can’t give this one a go (there are a few silicones in it), but it sounds lovely! The Climatik line launched last March, and the products all feature a hearty SPF 30.

The winner will receive Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent Medium and Marcelle Climatik SPF 30 Protective Cream.

How to enter

As usual, there are a few ways to enter…

  • One (1) entry for following with GFC (the widget in our right-hand sidebar), or
  • One (1) entry for following @thenotice on Twitter.

Then, for additional entries (you have to do at least one of the above, first),

  • One (1) extra entry if you leave a comment stating your Canadian pride :P
  • Two (2) extra entries if you live outside of Canada & comment with which country you live in. (Marcelle’s a Canadian line, and I know it’s harder for you ladies to get your hands on these!)
  • One (1) extra entry if you leave a comment letting me know what the last powder you tried was (and what you thought of it).

This giveaway closes in one week (Thursday, May 26th at 23:59 MDT) and is open internationally. Good luck!

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  • Clare

    I'm from BC and i <3 Canada and Marcelle! Woooo!

  • Great giveaway! And I read your ravings about this powder! =) haha Yay! I love loose powders, they are wonderful during the summer.

    My GFC follower: samebrightsky
    Twitter following you: pink_lavenders

    I live in the US, particularly California! =p the last powder I tried is the bareMinerals foundation. It's wonderful as well, but it expires really fast! =p
    My recent post Review- Quench Bath and Body Natural Skincare

  • I follow with GFC as eRiN, on Twitter as @erinmacmahon, I live in the US, and the last powder I tried was a silica powder like the MUFE one … I dust it on lightly before I apply primer and it keeps me pretty oil-free for a good while! Too bad I ran out so quickly -_-
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  • Liz

    Please enter me:)
    i follow via GFC
    &live in the United States.
    The last powder I tried was Laura Mercier's loose setting powder and while it was a lovely finely milled powder I felt like it gave me a slight white cast in photos but other than that it's quite nice.

    Thank you for this love giveaway, Rae!:]

  • Following on GFC – sugar sugar.
    Folloring on Twitter – @saccharine_

    I am from the tropical islands of the Philippines! :)

    The last face powder I tried and still am using up to now is Paul & Joe's Face powder. It gives a nice coverage that's not cake-y and does help minimize the oiliness of my skin.

    Thank you for having this generous giveaway! =)

  • Jenny

    Hi Rae!
    I'm an GFC follower (freakyfluffyfishy), and I live in Australia so I've never heard of this line, but I was curious when I read your review. Sorry I have no Canadian pride, but my lecturer IS a proud Canadian – and he emphasises this fact every day.

    The first and only powder I've ever used is Maybelline Dream Matte powder, which surprisingly doesn't dry out my sensitive/dry skin and doesn't emphasize any dry flakes.

  • colleen b

    -i follow via GFC; collifornia (1 entry)
    -i follow @thenotice on twitter; @collifornia (1 entry)
    -i live in the USA (2 entries)
    -the last powder i tried was cover girl translucent powder and i love it. (1 entry)

    holliister at gmail dot com

  • GFC:ct1980
    twitter: @bastibony

    Fellow Canadian Girl here!! Beautiful BC (GO Canucks GO!!)

    Last powder I bought was MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth and Light..and I love it:)
    My recent post Makeup Storage

  • I am your follower via GFC /Elena/
    Follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

    I'm from Russia!

    Last powders I've tried were from Mattify! Cosmetics. I tried Mattify! original, Mattify! ULTRA and Mattify! Sensitive skin. great powders, but my face gets oily nevertheless(
    My recent post OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum Collagen Booster -Review-

  • Vesna

    Oh my, you're giving away this powder I SO wanna try! :excited: :D

    So, here are my entries:

    – GFC – the redhead crafts
    – twitter – beautyaddictnet
    – I live in Croatia, a small country right next to Italy with so many beautiful things to see. You should visit it one day :)
    – Hmm, last powder? I think it was Catrice Compact Mineral powder. Actually, I've been using that one for quite some time and I love it. Unfortunately, it's now discontinued but they launched a new line so I was thinking of trying those too to see if there's a difference. I really love this one because it's way too cheap ($6) and it's good as any other high-end compact powder. <3
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  • Jen

    Hello! Wonderful giveaway, I was so keen on getting my hands on this powder after you mentioned it. I'm a pretty big fan of powder, I rely on it a lot, so would love the chance to wear this! :)

    I'm from Perth, Australia. We're hitting into the colder months, but…. Australians need SPF -ALL THE TIME-! Especially Perth, so, anything with SPF in it I am instantly eager on also. ^.^

    The last powder I used was Covergirl Trublend Microminerals. This powder is okay, it does the job for me and adds a little bit of -slight- shimmer, enough to be flattering. However, the packaging is awful (no top for it unless you want the added bonus brush on top of it – adds to bulk) and tends to be a little "clumpy" or "cakey"if that is the right word, so I have to be very careful in application. Sometimes it is so obvious I am wearing a layer of powder, other times I get it right.

    Anyway, enough rambling. Good luck to everybody in the giveaway! ~ :)

  • follow via gfc – prettymom
    follow twitter @_prettymom

    i'm from australia.

    i've been using shu uemura translucent loose powder for years. i got a big tin and it seems bottomless!
    My recent post part of my eyebrow pencils collection

  • Danielle

    My GFC follower: Sweet As Honey
    Twitter following you: @FrenchGirl20

    I live in the US in Pennsylvania. The last powder I used was the NYC Translucent Powder.

  • shadab

    gfc follower as shadab and also following on twitter @jozeeandleeb.
    i live in malaysia.last powder i tried was MAC magic cool.i think best ever i had.i love it.
    shadab_muslim at yahoo dot co dot in

  • I follow of GFC (Jessica Goreham-Penney) and on twitter (I'm @jgoreham)

    I'm a proud Canadian and Marcelle cosmetics user :D I'd love to try the powder and sunblock, I was agonizing over if I should pick up the sun block the other day at SDM.

    Can't remember the last powder I tried- I had a pressed powder from H&M when I lived in England that I liked all right.

  • I follow with GFC and Twitter
    I'm Vijaya on GFC
    I'm @fiercenerditude on Twitter

    I live outside of Canada: I'm from the U.S.
    The last powder I tried was UD's DeSlick. It was a good powder, but it was more white-ish than I'd have liked.
    My recent post Final Fantasy Inspired Look- Leblanc

  • I follow via GFC as Denise..! :)
    (and on Twitter as @cuppytoast)

    extra entries:
    I live in Greece.
    The last powder I tried was the Korres Multivitamin Compact powder and I really liked the texture of it, the color was perfect, no detectable scent but I think it broke me out. haha :)

    thanks, good luck to all! *O*
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  • SuperHotFemale

    GFC SuperHotFemale
    From Finland
    The last powder I tried was MAC Select Sheer pressed powder. I suppose it's okay but nothing phenomenal…

  • Glogirl

    I follow via GFC as Glogirl.
    I follow on Twitter @glogirl3

    I'm Canadian and proud to live in this great country!!

    The last powder I tried was Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation. It is a great light weight powder foundation and provides great coverage.

  • Liene

    I follow via GFC as Liene.
    I live in Latvia.
    The last powder I've tried (and I'm still using it) is Air Soft Powder by Oriflame. I find it quite good for the price. The powder gives nice matte finish and never looks heavy, but at the same time it is nothing very special.

  • Ana Belén

    Enter me please!
    Following on GFC (fisiwoman) and twitter (@Fisigiawa)

    I'm from Spain!!
    The last powder I tried was ELF mineral powder!

  • sara

    i follow on gfc (selecu) and twitter @sarelile
    i'm from the us o' a!
    aaaaand…i can't remember the last powder i bought because i use coty airspun pretty much every time i need a loose powder. i did just buy the pf happy booster pressed powder today and can't wait to try it out!

    thanks for the giveaway, rae, love you! xox

  • I follow on GFC (CinnaBunnie)
    I follow on twitter (CInnatweetie)
    I'm from Canada! ^^
    I like maple just completes my pancakes! eh?
    The last powder I tried was the physicians formula organic wear finishing powder in translucent

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Hope you enjoy your victoria day !
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  • Mindy

    I follow via
    GFC: Mindy Loo
    Twitter: @mercurysmile

    I live in Canada aswell, that's how I started reading your blog (oddly enough I had to re-follow your blog to comment). I reside in the nations capital only about a 10min walk from Parliament Hill so I feel rather patriotic living here!

    The last powder I tried was Covergirl clean pressed powder (fragrance free). I needed a pressed powder, it was on sale, and it had a snake print design… needless to say I was suckered in. Overall I think it's relatively standard nothing to write home about. Eventhough it was fragrance free it smelled kind of noxzema-ish, all in all not really inpressed.

  • Roxanne

    I follow with GFC as robobun and on twitter as robotobunneh!

    I'm a Canadian, and yay Canada! While there are things that I don't agree with in this country and how it is run, I don't think I'd want to live anywhere else. We all have this amazing neighbourly spirit, no matter how big the city is, and I feel like this country really respects the rights of its people.

    The last powder I tried, and am still using, is Mac's prep+prime translucent powder. It's fairly good, but I feel like it shows my dry skin a little too much and I wish it weren't so matte.

  • Kate & Zena

    I follow via GFC under Katie.

    I live in the USA in the lovely temperamental Midwest where it's currently have fall-like weather. Excuse me? It's not fall! It's, like, SUMMER!

    Last powder I tried was Bare Escentuals. I got a nasty rash….so how do you think I felt about it? I DESPISED it. I. Don't. Like. RASHES.

    I don't have a twitter so no twitter. :)

  • Kaley B

    GFC: Kaley Brown – princesskaley13
    I live in the US.
    The last powder I tried was Coty Airspun Illuminating and I love it! It has a slight shimmer (no glitter!) and its wonderful it you mix it with another loose powder. It gives a great glow while not making you look like a disco ball.

  • I'm following via GFC (Kari) and Twitter (isabelladereims)!

    Also, I am from the Philippines. :) Marcelle is definitely not available here!

    I'm currently trying out Skin Food's Carrot Pact. While it does give me a polished look I have to be careful not to apply too much or I'll end up looking like a ghost. Also, no matter what I do there is a white cast. :(

  • I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy) :)

    I'm from outside Canada, I'm in Australia +2

    kate1485 at
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  • Ciambella

    I'm on GFC as Ciambella! American (woohoo), and would love to try the Marcelle face powder. The last powder I tried was Ben Nye's Banana Visage Powder, and I like it a lot. It does a very decent job at controlling the oils on my super-oily face and makes me look airbrushed and generally enlivened. It sometimes pulls a bit sallow on my skin, but not always!

  • Sadi

    Enter me plzzz

    My GFC follower name : Sadi

    Twitter following you: @Sad20ful

    I live in Pakistan.
    The last powder I tried was ELF mineral powder!

  • Stormayhlegj

    I follow with GFC and Twitter as Stormayhlegj. I'm from Finland! The last powder I tried was Maybelline's mineral foundation powder. It makes my skin very flawless and doesn't dry it out. BUT my skin is very red and has lots of impurities, so i have to use concealer with it

  • Irina

    hy there! i follow your blog with GFC as Irinoish :P

    I'm from Romania (eastern europe), so i've never heard of this brand and i'm really curious to try it :D I've tried some powders from oriflame and avon, but i didn't like any of them, they seem to turn really cakey on me after a few hours. I would love to try Laura Mercier translucent powder, but it's hard to get at a reasonable price :P I would really like to try the Marcelle powder after reading your review, sounds like the type of powder that would suit my oily skin.

    Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day :)

  • Ana

    I'm following you both thru GFC (spider girl) and twitter (@techspidergirl) :)

    Loveeely giveaway!!
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  • Nikki

    Following via GFC

    I'm from Ontario and currently living in the beautiful British Columbia! Woo Canada! It's so nice to find good Canadian blogs!

    The last powder I tried was MAC Select Sheer pressed powder and I actually really liked. I do need a great loose powder though!


  • Sharon M

    GFC: SunKitten
    Twitter: SharonLynnM

    My Canadian pride… the fact that we have such a variety of scenery, depending on where you are. I'm in Southern Ontario, but adore (and plan to move to, within the year) Vancouver. Mountains and ocean in one place…. ahhhh….

    The last powder I tried was actually given to me. It's Bare Minerals' Mineral Veil, and while I like it, it hasn't achieved HG status for me.

  • Would love to try this powder! Mahalo for the contest.

    – Following as Soos with GFC
    – Live in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    – MUFE HD powder – doesn't last long
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  • GFC : Ling Twitter @xyling
    I'm a British born Chinese female living in Melbourne, Australia.
    The last powder I tried was by Shu Uemura – love it because it banishes all the shine on my oily T-zones :D
    My recent post Trilogy Botanical Body Wash

  • I follow via GFC as jadey-lou15 and on twitter as @imonthelash, my email is
    I live in England and although it is pretty badly run, there is a whole freedom of speech hoo ha at the moment and the summers last for about 6 days I still love it!
    I am using a sample of Fyrinnae's Fluff powder at the moment and I quite like it! Probably my favourite so far, my face looks cakey even with little product but this just disappears, I'm just sad I only ordered a tiny jar :(
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  • Love your blog and Marcelle giveaway! I've never tried Marcelle products before, though it sounds like a great brand! I absolutely love products which contain SPF 30 =)
    *I follow with GFC as Rose.
    *I'm from Aussie Aussie Australia!!
    *Christian Dior Diorskin Forever Compact was the last powder I've used and so far it's been one of my faves! Leaves my skin looking matte and keeping the shine at bay!
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  • Joy

    I follow on GFC.

    Love all things Canadian and I'm always interested in the perfect powder.

  • Ambassador

    Hope I followed correctly, I’m Ambassador Ordonez.

    I live 3.5 hours south of Vancouver, in Washington state, USA. I loooooove Canada (go Cactus Club!). I don’t get to go too often, but I love hitting up the Mac Pro store.

    I am a powder fiend as my skin is tremendously oily (even with the best primers and mattifiers). The last one I purchased was from Fyrinnae which supposedly acts to mattify and blur fine lines. It’s decent. The price was nice. I like that it leaves a matte look. Most gals go for dewy or a soft glow. Not me. Give me chalk! When you’re extremely oily you just want to look like the Sahara.

  • Alison

    this looks incredible! i follow via GFC (Alison Wood) and on twitter as @lyface (:

    i'm british! and the last powder i used was the elf HD powder… it's alright, but it makes me a little chalky and also just flies everywhere whenever i open it up haha.

  • Great Giveaway!!

    gfc: stephanie cummins

    twitter: stephmcuk

    Hi i am in the uk – England

    Thankyou xox

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  • Hofken

    I follow via GFC – Cynthia Richardson

  • Hofken

    I live in the USA

  • Hofken

    I live in the USA

  • Hofken

    I use Makeup Forever and love it

  • I follow with GFC (jilliancad)!

    I live in the US particularly Washington, right now!

    I just tried the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Protector Finishing Powder with SPF 25. I actually really like it! I have had problems with powder with SPF in them clogging my pores in the past but this one hasn't done that! Yay!

  • Sylvia

    i don't have a google account so im following you on bloglovin' and on twitter!

    im canadian, from the beautiful province of british columbia! vancouver to be exact :) if you haven't been here, let me just say, you're missing out!

    the last powder i tried was rimmel's stay matte, which i am still using and loving so far!

  • Marcy

    GFC = maashi
    Twitter = maashimallow

    From New Zealand, i.e. no Marcelle :(
    Can I get an extra entry for having a Canadian significant other? (Born in Calgary, I can provide a birth certificate to prove it LOL)

    My last powder… Scott Barnes Loose powder in translucent, extreme matt finish which I like (I hate an oily face), but does photograph white, so not all that happy. Want Marcelle!

  • cheshire.glow

    Woo! I've been dying to try this since you reviewed, I can never find decent face powder.
    I follow you on here through GFC as cheshire.glow, and on twitter as @Sylvestrix.

    I'm a Scots girl, Glasgow specifically- I pine for all the awesome products I have to beg people to post to my island-bound self!
    My last powder (and the one I'm still using!) is actually a supercheapo, but sadly not one I'm impressed with. It's collection 2000 sheer loose powder, and it's not particularly sheer, nor particularly good at sticking to my face! I must be saved from my powdery woes =3

  • Piper

    I follow via GFC as Piper – nettysgirl AT

  • Piper

    I live in the US and would love to try this. Piper – nettysgirl AT

  • Piper

    the last face powder I tried was bare escentuals mineral veil with spf which is nice enough, but I feel like there is room for improvement. Piper – nettysgirl AT

  • Anne

    I follow you on GFC as TheRoseLady

    I follow you on Twitter as The_Rose_Lady

    I live in the US of A

    Last powder I tried is from BE. It's okay, been using it for awhile. I have one from Rock & Republic on it's way.


  • Anna

    I'm following you on twitter @annayuen
    I'm Canadian :D
    Do pressed powders count? I'm using Stila Sheer Powder. I think it's just ok. I've hit pan on it, so it's not a complete dud.

    I've been quietly eyeing the Climatik line in stores. Mostly the $7 SPF 30 lip balm. If I weren't so in love with Jack Black's (and didn have an extra backup), I would probably find an excuse to get it sooner than later.

  • DRTVrMoi

    I follow via GFC as AMC.

    I live in the USA and only get to Canada via my husband's business travel. He's not good with beauty shopping.

    The last powder I tried was Smashbox's Halo. I purchased it when it launched and I've been using it ever since. I like it so much that I own several shades to match my skin across the seasons.

    Thank you for the contest.

  • Kammi

    I am a subscriber of The Notice

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  • Kammi

    I would like to get tan shade of Powder. Sunscreen lotion would be perfect since I am from Hawaii. It is perfect for the summer.

  • GFC: Jer
    Email: jaekayy@gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @themoobinator

    I'm from British Columbia! ;D
    The last powder I tried was a Physicians Formula one. I'm not sure about the name, but it wasn't that good, not much coverage.

  • Huguette English

    Following via GFC (Huguette E.)
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  • Huguette English

    I'm a proud Canadian and happy to have this Canadian blog :)

  • Huguette English

    The last powder I've tried is Pure Mineral
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  • i was using averine, dint have spf, so changed to shu uemura, also dint have spf..i just got my 1st elf mineral powder..its not that great in oil absorbtion xoxo @Wifluvelle
    gfc & twitter : wifluvelle
    country: malaysia
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  • I'm following you on Twitter.

    Hi! I live in the U.S. I'm a proud Texan!

    The last powder I tried was the Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust. Although I at first thought I would prefer their kaolin clay powders aimed towards oily skins, I was surprised to find how much I enjoy this product. I would recommend it for people with less oily, more normal or dry skins because I love the baby-soft texture it gives.

  • baobeimonv

    GFC follower name:baobeimonv
    My twitter name:@Feliciang0809
    I live in Malaysia~~Place with summer all the year~
    The last powder i tried was REVLON® COLORSTAY™ MINERAL FINISHING POWDER~I feel that its suit my skin,this powder make my face less oily and i will continue to use it~

  • ElaineMary

    I'm a GFC Follower! My Canadian Pride is that I can sing our fantastic national anthem in BOTH official languages :) and The last setting powder I tried was Mac Prep and Prime, and I quite liked it!

  • GFC:- Stephanie Taylor

    Hey! I'm from the UK. The last powder I used was Benefit's Get Even, which I actually really liked, though cannot afford at the moment!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! xxx

  • Isabel

    Wow! It's amazing to think our product may travel to Australia, or Philippines or Finland or Malaysia! This was a very original idea for a giveaway ;o)
    -Isabel from Canada and… From MARCELLE! =)

    • I know! It's pretty crazy, isn't it? :) Glad you're not internet-dead, Isabel! :P

  • I follow on Twitter as @pileonglitter! I like to visit Canada but I live in the U.S. :) The last powder I tried was Maybelline Dream Wonder powder – I didn't like it, it was too dark for me (this probably would be, too, but I'd give it to my mom if I win, I'm really fair but she is darker).

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