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Marcelle Polar Wet and Dry Eye Shadow: review and swatches

Last Friday, in our off-white eyeshadow post, I somehow managed to miss one of my all-time favourites. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m guessing it’s because this is more of a recent love – those photos were getting pretty old!

Anyhow. I couldn’t go without giving it a mention, so without further hesitation…

The product: Marcelle Wet and Dry Eye Shadow in Polar

I had this for months before finally using it. I mean, a white eyeshadow, how interesting could that be?

Turns out, the correct answer was “pretty damn interesting.” The formula’s pretty average, and so’s the packaging, and even the just-off-white colour it has in the pan – it’s all just standard stuff. But (like a polar bear,) it’s all in the reflects: in this case, a warm yellow-gold that contrasts the super-sheer white base.

I also wanted to show off Polar against black, because the combination of a duochrome and a dark base really transforms both. In this case, the gold reflects translate a matte, pitch black creme liner into a deep khaki with gold shimmer – really different from each, separately, but absolutely gorgeous!

Marcelle Wet and Dry eyeshadows retail for $8.50, and I’d definitely recommend this one! The shimmer is just right; it’s quite versatile and (if buffed in well), would make an absolutely breathtaking cheek hilight as well.

Ingredients:

Talc, ethylhexyl palmitate, dimethicone peg-7 isostearate, boron nitride, zinc stearate, methicone, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben,  propylparaben, tocopheryl acetate. +/- colourants (see product page).

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7 Comments

  • Reply Rainy Days & Lattes

    I agree! Very nice!!
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    July 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM
  • Reply vijiis

    Oooooh pretty. I'm sorry I couldn't say something more articulate. xD
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    July 4, 2011 at 11:47 AM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    Polar seems as if it would be a good highlighter shade, it reminds me of NARS' albatross highlighter.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM
  • Reply Makeup Kismet

    Such a unique animalistic (made up words ftw!) white must belong in my makeup drawers.

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    July 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM
  • Reply Silhouettex

    Oooh this makes me want to try out all my pearly whites over a black base!

    July 5, 2011 at 4:05 AM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    I like it! A lot!:)
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    July 5, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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