November 15, 2011

Marcelle/Annabelle #Avant1reBeauté Event

Last week, I had the chance to attend Marcelle/Annabelle Spring 2012 preview party at Philips Lounge in Montreal. It was the first blogger event I ever attended and let me tell you, I was so excited! But I wasn't the only one, everybody on Twitter was talking about it so much that the event was even given its own hashtag: #Avant1reBeaute!

First, let's start by my FOTN. Of course, because - as you all know - I have time management problems, I didn't have the time to properly do my makeup or take pictures. I finished work at 1:00 and I was meeting Mélanie at 5:00 at the subway station, and I told myself, "Oh, I still have plenty of time to chill and read blogs with a cuppa"... but by 3:30, I realized that I had to be at the subway station for 5:00, not leave at 5:00! So I rushed to do my makeup, and I didn't have any time left to do my hair so I resorted to dry shampoo - story of my life. The only picture I have of my FOTD is one I took when I got back from the party, so sorry if I look tired.


Benefit The POREfessional*
Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation FPS 15 - Bisque*
OLAY Regenerist Eye Touch of Concealer Eye Regenerating Cream*


L'Oréal Voluminous False Lashes - Black*
ELF Eyelid primer - Champagne
Wet n Wild Coloricon Brow & Eye Liner - Taupe
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner - Onyx (upper lashline, waterline and smudged on lower lashline)* 
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette (Honey Pot on the lid and inner corner, Cocoa Puff on the corner corner and Silk Teddy on the browbone and inner corner)


MAC Frost Lipstick - Angel (in the picture, I have lipbalm over it)

As for my OOTN, I wore the yellow dress from Winners that I wore to my friend Geneviève's wedding with some nude heels from K-Mart that I showed you in this post. I have borrowed the earrings from my mother and the key necklace that I wear on a daily basis is an amazing find from Etsy. On my nails, it's Deborah Lippmann Shake Your Groove Thing - but I'm not showing it to you yet =P

After taking the wrong subway exit and getting lost, Mélanie and I finally made it to the event around one hour late. I'm glad I was with her as I would have probably never made it to the event by myself with my legendary sense of direction and my awful heels that I had to remove before and after the event.

At the event, I had the pleasure to meet some amazing ladies such as the ever so lovely Isabel from Marcelle, Josy-Anne (that girl is seriously insane, I love her so much already!), Hélène, Fatou, Hélène-Manon and even Andrée Watters, a country-rock singer from Quebec!

We had the opportunity to make our very own Annabelle Big Show custom lipgloss! We had to choose four shades that were going to be mixed together to create the perfect shade. I wanted something baby pink but it's hard to achieve when there's no real pale pink shade in the lot - I'm still pleased with the results though, and as we received two tubes of our glosses, Mélanie and I swapped ours to have two different shades (:

The Big Show lipglosses are light,  moisturizing, sheer, non sticky and way more shiny than any of the previous Annabelle lipglosses. They come in a wide variety of colors and I don't think they have a scent - well I couldn't smell anything!

Something I'm very excited to test and review is the new Marcelle Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara. Just look at the packaging, isn't it super sexy? I must say I'm not usually a fan of those hard plastic brushes but still, with such a catchy name like that, I can't wait to put it to the test!

Another product that instantly catched my eyes is the new Marcelle Renforcils Waterproof Makeup Remover with Lash Fortifying Complex. At first I thought they had just redesigned the tube of Marcelle Essentials Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover Gel, but no, it's a totally new product that will allow you to remove your makeup while fortifying your lashes, how neat is that?

Marcelle Gene Youth collection - it's not only for older ladies, you can use these products at any age! They have a day dare, a nigh care and an eye care.

I totally missed the Glitterama and the Smudge Paint bars because the place was crowded and I was having too much fun anyway so I completely forgot about these, but from what I saw, there will be tons of fun new shades!

And now, for the big surprise...

Marcelle will be launching a BB Cream! I couldn't believe it, I can't wait for it to be officially launched!

Josy-Anne, Isabel, me and Mélanie

Me, Hélène-Manon and Mélanie

Of course, we all received a goodie bag!

Here's what mine contained :

  • Marcelle Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water
  • Marcelle Hydra-C Energizing Hydrating Gel
  • Marcelle Multi-Colour Powder Blush in Pink Fusion
  • Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Attitude (cream)
  • Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara in Black
  • Marcelle Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Very Black
  • Marcelle LUX Eye Dust in Bronze Millionaire
  • Annabelle Smudge Paint in Muddy
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Melonade
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Cocoaloco
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Acaidasiac
  • Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Black
  • Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Violet
  • Annabelle Big Show Custom Lip Shine made by me (sheer pale pink)
  • Annabelle Big Show Custom Lip Shine made by Mélanie (shimmery pink)

A huge thank you to Isabel and to the Marcelle and Annabelle team for such a wonderful event!


  1. Yes it was a fab night! :)You looked like you had just rolled out of a beauty salon, what are you talking about!? :)

    But, no picture of your overloaded pockets? LOL Now I am disappointed!

    Great post Gaby. Hopefully we can do this again soon (more events to come!) Yay! :)

  2. Yay pour ton premier blogger event :) C'est cool que vous ayiez pu faire vos propres coleurs de gloss! Chanceuses!

  3. looks so fun!! you look gorgeous too!
    and I LOVE your xmas style header haha!


    LoveFaye xoxo

  4. Ahhhh! J'ai tellement manqué l'événement de ma vie :( J'espère qu'il va en avoir d'autre et que je vais pouvoir y aller!

  5. Wow!! So jealous, how did you find out about the event??

  6. Nice! I love Annabelle (haven't tried Marcelle yet, but I mean to!) A Marcelle BB cream?!?!? Omg, so excited. I can't wait!

  7. @Macbella2 : Ahhhh j'ai complètement oublié ahahah! J'avais pensé mettre la photo de mes pieds sales ahah mais j'ai oublié aussi!!!

    @ JosianneL1507 : C'est sûr qu'il va y en avoir d'autres! (:

    @Kisti Belle : It was invite only!

    @eight : I know, it's going to be AMAZING!!!

  8. Awwwwww that looks so much fun!!!!... U look beautiful gaby!!

    I love customizable makeup!!!.. I think U will like Motives, we customize liquid n loose mineral foundations, bronzer, blush n lipstick!


  9. You looked gorgeous and it looks like you had a great time! :) I'm always on the lookout for new BB creams, so if you do get to try their new one, please do a review! :)

  10. ooo vraiment chanceuse! je ne savais pas quil y avait un blogger event =(

  11. Wow what a fun night!!! I wish so much i could have gone to this it looks really amazing!Love your dress it's so cute!!
    I agree the packaging on pretty much all the products look very nice! Can't wait to see what you think of the mascara!
    Omg your own lip gloss how freaking wicked is that!? Ok now I am jealous lol.
    The goodie bag looks wicked too!
    I am excited already for the bb cream!!
    Looks like you guys had a good time :) I am glad you had some pictures to show us!

  12. The eyeshadow colors are so wearable, but also great for a night out :) I love your yellow dress!

  13. Lucky girl!! J'adore ces deux marques!

    Tu étais super belle dans ta robe jaune!