Archive for the ‘Maybelline’ Category
I made myself another sassy little San Jose Sharks shirt yesterday to show support for my boys on ice, and decided a matching eye look was in order. I’ve been looking for an excuse to use my Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow anyway, and let’s face it, my boys can use all the team spirit they can get after the way they’ve been playing.
I decided to smoke the teal out with a little brown since it was supposed to be a daytime look, but now as I examine the pictures I think black would look better. I like the colors, but I feel like the brown makes it look a little more like a peacock inspired look than a Sharks one. It’s a great start, but definitely needs some more work before I can make a tutorial out of it.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow – Tenacious Teal (lid)
theBalm Overshadow Sexpot Series – If you’re rich, I’m single (crease)
Disney Cinderella Storylook Palette – A Wish (cream color, highlight)
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Eyeliner Pen – Blackest Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner – Zero (waterline)
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
I’ve been on a mascara kick lately because I’m getting kinda tired of having to deal with gluing falsies on every time I wanna film a video. Don’t get me wrong, I loooove putting makeup on, but dealing with all the extra fuss can get a little taxing sometimes – not to mention it’s taking a toll on my real lashes.
So I’ve made it my goal to find a mascara combination that makes my lashes look dramatic enough that I can forgo the fakes every now and then. I’m happy to report this Mega Plush mascara has gotten me one step closer.
I had high hopes for this one so I’m really glad it didn’t disappoint – and in my humble beauty guru opinion I think Maybelline may really be onto something with this new gel-mousse formula. It’s probably the silkiest, softest mascara I’ve ever used and it gave me an insane amount of volume without making my lashes look all chunky and gross.
Though it’s too soon to tell, I also feel like this mascara is better for the general health of lashes because it’s so easy to remove. A lot of volumizing mascaras tend to require some pressure to remove, while this glides right off.
I la-la-loooove the way the flexor-brush delivers a healthy dose of mascara to lashes with no clumps whatsoever. Each individual lash gets completely coated resulting in the most dramatic volume I’ve ever gotten from a drugstore mascara – and it’s not stiff or sticky. The wand itself is impressive in it’s own right – the flexor part makes it easy to reach the micro-lashes in the inner tear duct gently, with an almost springy feeling. I’m aware that sounds weird, and no I’m not drunk as I write this – it really does feel springy! Dude, just try it and you’ll see what I mean.
Final Verdict: LOVE IT!!!
Get it: drugstores, Ulta stores
Good lord that’s a long name. Just typing that into the title wore me out.
Whew, OK. Now that I’ve had a break, let’s get into the good stuff. This is one of Maybelline’s newest concealers- and it came not a moment too soon cuz let’s face it, they needed to redeem themselves after discontinuing my beloved Dream Mousse Concealer. This formula is a part of their Instant Age Rewind line, which is meant to cover, fill and smooth fine lines.
Though I don’t have any serious wrinkles thanks to my nightly skincare routine and water drinking regimen, I do still have a few little lines here and there I’d like to cover. Mainly just a few under my eyes and of course, the crows feet I have coming in despite my best efforts to prevent them. And since these pesky little lines started developing I’ve found that some concealers tend to settle into them as the day goes on, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that didn’t happen with this.
The first thing I noticed when I first opened the package was the applicator looks more like a bingo marker, or maybe even the spiky hairstyle seen on douchbags, degenerates and Jersey Shore enthusiasts across America. Strange looks aside though, this thing is kind of ingenious. To dispense the product, you turn the dial at the base of the applicator until the amount of product you want comes out. It offers the perfect amount of control, so you don’t end up dispensing too much product, then wasting it if you can’t get it back into the container.
The best part, however, is it makes for a very gentle application that’s easier on the skin than dragging a stick concealer across the delicate under-eye area. With this spongy applicator you can dab the product under the eyes, leaving the skin undisturbed so as not to cause any future wrinkles.
Though you could sweep this across your skin like normal concealers, something about the light formula makes it look streaky unless you dab it. If you look at the photo below, you can see how the concealer on the right looks spotty while the one on the left looks even. Coverage wise, this is surprisingly good for something so light. It pretty much covered up my dark circles entirely and has pretty decent staying power as well.
My only issue is the color choices are very limited. I got the darkest shade (Honey 140) and it’s barely dark enough for my olive/tan complexion. If I get any darker, which will happen over the summer I won’t be able to use it again until the fall.
I like this concealer a lot, but I would like it even more if they would expand the color selection so I could have decent fine line coverage and still get a tan.
Final Verdict: Love it
Get it: Drugstores
To me, nothing sets off a glamorous look quite like big, bold lashes. So when choosing a mascara I always look for volume and lots of length, hence why I love fiber mascara so much. Imagine my excitement when I found out Maybelline release their own take on fiber mascara – and my disappointment when I tried it and realized it sucks.
Not that it makes a difference, but I really like the packaging. Why? It’s hot pink, fuchsia and black. Look around this page for a moment. Clearly it’s a color motif I can stand behind
I’m sure they were trying to accomplish something with this thin, spiral wand but whatever it was, it fell short. I also can’t help but notice that for a fiber mascara, there really aren’t a whole lot of fibers on this brush.
All-in-all, I’m pretty disappointed with this product – especially for the price. At $8.99 it costs about the same as L’Oreal’s Voluminous False Fiber mascara and isn’t nearly as good. Save your money on this one beauty lovers.
Final Verdict: Hated it.
Get it: Don’t. Get the L’Oreal version instead.
I decided to do a full on video review of this product since so many of you asked. Not to mention everyone knows I’m obsessed with eyeliner and am therefor an expert in my field =) Watch the video below to get the low-down on why this is a great alternative for those who don’t feel like spending upwards of $20 for an ink pen eyeliner.