BRAND FOCUS: MAYBELLINE

Maybelline has to be one of my favourite brands of the moment. Some of the latest releases from the brand are absolutely incredible and there are some really reliable products in their range too. Here is the lowdown on all things Maybelline and my top picks when it comes to shopping the brand.

 

BASE
There are a few different ranges available from Maybelline that catered to different needs in terms of coverage and finish. I have to say I haven’t always been a big fan of Maybelline bases and I find them quite hit and miss. The newest release comes in the form of the Maybelline Better Skin Foundation & Concealer. I thoroughly enough the foundation and find it very smoothing, medium coverage and  it’s very easy to blend into the skin but the concealer was a major miss. I found it oxidised turning orange throughout the day which was awful! A concealer from Maybelline I would recommend is the Fit Me or the Dream Lumi Touch which are both products that I’ve purchased numerous times. As for the Age Rewind I find I’m the only person that doesn’t get on with this. Not only is the packaging rubbish but it also is so ashy on my skin making it look dull and grey. The last base I regularly reach for is the Maybelline Pure BB Combo/Oily Skin although this isn’t a perfect product I think it is a fantastic light coverage for days where you’re not going to be out all day but you still want to wear some sort of base.

 

EYES
We’ll start with cream eyeshadows and the Maybelline Color Tattoos are a firm favourite in my collection. Although when applied heavily they can crease when applied with a light hand they’re really long-lasting and the colour range when looking at the original and the metal collection is on point. I particularly adore Barely Branded as an everyday base.

Maybelline win over most other brands in Priceline when it comes to eyeliner with having just about anything you’ll ever need in their range. My most loved has to be the Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner because of the glossy finish, user-friendly applicator and longevity. For travel I’m always drawn to packing the Big Eyes Liner because the dual with the white and black comes in handy, particularly when creating a smouldering look. The Master Smoky by Eyestudio I personally think are better used as an eyeshadow base or blended out, for a crisp line it difficult with the applicator. One of my favourite products Maybelline have released to date is the Master Kajal Kohl Liner which are amazing for using on an able to quickly achieve a winged look. They can be blended out or kept as a crisp line but overall the design is fantastic and one I’m really enjoying using.

For eyeshadow I don’t actually own too many products from Maybelline but I do adore the Maybelline Big Eyes range particular the Luminous Brown quad. the warm hues are gorgeous and each colour really compliments the other. Of course the formulation isn’t going to measure up to Urban Decay or Stila quality but for something affordable, especially if you’re still toying around with different tones and colours these quads are a great way to start. A product I wouldn’t recommend in terms of shadows is the Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments I find these very hit and miss. They don’t transfer onto the lid and overall just aren’t very good quality.

Mascaras is where it’s at for Maybelline with alot of people swearing by the whole range. I particularly enjoy the newest release, the Big Eyes Mascara Waterproof because is really holds a curl but can be built up quite well. The other two I’ve found require a little bit more work for me to get the look I’m after is the Falsies Volum Express and the Colossal Volum’ Express. Both are fantastic for length and definition but I find that they require lots of building. For brows I really do enjoy the Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara however I’m a little disappointed by the poor colour range available.

 

CHEEKS
It’s been a while since Maybelline have released new products in the cheek department so I’m interested to see if they have anything coming out in the coming months. Regardless I’m a huge fan of the Fit Me blushes and I particularly love the Medium Nude shade which I’ve owned for a very long time. I love the formulation – it’s not too pigmented but very smooth and easy to apply. As for the bronzers I do really like the Dream Sun Bronzing Powder however when I am my palest this can throw a little orange on me. When I have a tan it’s a fantastic powder for a little added colour all over.

 

LIPS
I’ve been a big fan of Maybelline lipsticks for a very long time. I’m particularly fond of the good old Colorsensational line and I’ve repurchased the shade Coral Crush twice already. The formulation is smooth, comfortable and lasts well on the lips. The Bold Mattes and Strip Nudes are both newer collections but I do enjoy them both. From the nude collection Tantalizing Taupe is my pick and I thoroughly enjoy the glossy finish to these lipsticks. The Bold Matte range isn’t exactly a ‘wow’ collection of colours but each are still very beautiful and wearable colours. My most worn is the red which is MAT4 but I do think that every colour in the range is beautiful.

Away from lipsticks and the glosses that Maybelline do are fantastic. I highly recommend checking them out because they’re so comfortable and easy to wear. I only have two colours because I’m not a huge gloss wearer but the shades Luminous Latte and Captivating Coral are gorgeous. Luminous Latte looks amazing over just about any lipstick!

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25 Comments

  1. 1

    I love Maybelline. I’m loving their lip crayons at the moment and I’m a big fan of the fit me concealer and the better skin foundation too.

    Jenn
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    x

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    Loooove Maybelline! My faves are The Falsies mascara, BB cream for oily/combo skin and Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze =)

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    I love Maybelline lip products! I couldn’t live without the Age Rewind concealer, such a shame you don’t get on with it though (although I’m not a fan of the packaging either)! x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    The Hyper Glossy liquid liner is my favourite! I’ve got several liners from many different brands, but this is the one I always reach for! I really like the Color Tattoo cream shadows as well — Barely Branded is great for everyday, but I really like Bad to the Bronze if I’m in the mood for blue liner and mascara.

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      I love the finish of Hyper Glossy! It’s gives you a little something different… Plus it’s so easy to apply!

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    Maybelline is one of my faves! I love their colour tattoos, the BB creams are great for days when I just need the lightest cover and I absolutely love the nude lipsticks! Coffee Craze is better suited to my skintone, but I love Tantalizing Taupe too x

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    Maybelline seem to be pretty great all round, I know I love a lot of products from them! I do feel like there is something missing in the cheek department though, apparently the bouncy blushes are coming out here though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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      Oh really? That makes me super excited. I feel as though they haven’t extended their cheek range in forever so it’ll be good to see something new on the shelves.

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    I don’t like their powder shadows but I’m into the color tattoos big time; my fave lippies of the past few years have been the superstay 24hr – I’ve repurchased ‘Very Cranberry’ a number of times; plus I’ve got their gel eye liner in black & aubergine. Now that I think about it, yeah, I’m into Maybelline too.

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        Whoops! Should have clarified – it’s lipstick, not gloss. It’s slightly drying, but that’s not a problem for me, I love it’s durability.

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    I just recently did a brand focus on Maybelline too! I love their mascaras and the two foundations I have from them have worked really well on my skin too.

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    Maybelline has definitely stepped up their game this year! It’s one of my fave brands too. I’m particularly fond of the Fit Me Concealer, Falsies and Barely Branded x

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    Glad I’m not alone re Maybelline better skin concealer. I bought it because many reviews said it’s good but I’m not a fan. I have ‘light’, it hasn’t oxidised on me, but I think the coverage is almost non-existent

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      Oh thank god it’s not just me! I looked at my chin half way through the day and was shocked. It looked awful haha. X

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