Foundations

Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation & Mist

I find it so hard to find foundations that I like and that actually match my skin tone. I’m pale, and by pale I mean vampire pale so most brands tend to not have my foundation within their range. I have been using those colour correcting drops in white to lightening most of them but it is nice when I can just use the foundation as is without having to add anything to it.

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This is exactly what the new Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation does for me. I can pick up the bottle, pump out two pumps, apply it and be done. The match is perfect as it should be seeing as they have released a whopping 22 shades within the range. Major pat on the back to them for that. The shade that I’m using is 03 True Ivory and for once it’s actually not the lightest shade, there are two others before it.

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Formulation wise I find this foundation to be quite gel-like in consistency. It’s thick to apply but not heavy whatsoever. It gives really high coverage but I found you can definitely sheer it out with a sponge or if you want it lighter still, add a drop of your fav moisturiser to it and you’ve got the perfect BB Cream. I found the finish of it to be semi-matte. By that I mean it looks and feels matte but it doesn’t make you look flat at all.

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Maybelline has also very cleverly released a Dream Satin Mist as a company product to the foundation. The mist has a luminous finish to it so when you spray it over the foundation it makes the foundation have a dewy finish instead of a semi-matte one. I love the sprayer of the bottle, it disperses a really fine mist all over the face. I don’t like the smell of it however, it’s a bit chemically for my tastes but that won’t stop me from using it.

The foundation retails for 12.99 euros and the mist for 10.99 euros but you can definitely find these on a buy one get one half price offer in Boots. That’s certainly how I got them. Let me know what you’re current fav foundation is :0

-Talk Soon xx

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All of the Maybelline New Releases

Over the past couple of weeks/months I’ve been buying and reviewing a bunch of new releases from Maybelline simply because they seem to be on the ball with all the great stuff their bring out. I personally want to try it all!! And I have, so this post is simply a quick one to direct you guys to all the links for reviews of those products in case you haven’t already read them. I hope you enjoy the read.

Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Paints

Maybelline Bricks Bronzer

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick

Maybelline Master Precise Skinny

There are some of the products I didn’t bother picking up because I know I won’t get the use out of them if I’m honest. They are the following:

  • Maybelline Master Contour Face Stick
  • Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Eyeliner
  • Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara
  • Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

There are still a ton more coming out but these are the ones I managed to get this year so I think I’ll end with this post. Should I happen to find more of their new releases be sure I will have reviews but they seem to be impossible to find until the new year for now.

-Talk Soon xx

 

Eyeliners, Eyes

Maybelline Master Precise Skinny

To follow on from my never-ending Maybelline purchases of their new releases is their Master Precise Skinny Eyeliner. I think I picked this up when I purchased my Maybelline Master Strobing Stick from Boots and have been using it as my inner waterline eyeliner ever since. The great thing about this liner is that it’s surprisingly inexpensive in comparison to what it actually is.

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True to it’s name this pencil has a very small and very precise nib to it that makes it perfect for lining the lower and upper waterline. The actual formula of this pencil is in fact gel, no cream to powder formula here. It’s instead a really intense black gel liner compacted into quite a precise applicator. I love that they create a air-tight lid to the pencil as this stops it from ever drying out. Also the pencil twists up so you never have to worry about whether or not you’ve remember to pack your sharpener.

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sam_2051Pigmentation is really rich and intense and though they don’t indicate on the actual pencil whether or not it’s waterproof I found that it does smudge nor flake when it’s on the waterline. The price of this pencil is just 4.95 euros and for a gel liner in a easy to use pencil form that is just a bargain waiting to be discovered.

-Talk Soon xx

Face Powders, Highlighter

Maybelline Bricks Bronzer

So I may have mentioned in my review of the Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Paints that I’ve been seeing so many releases from Maybelline online it’s not even funny. The only problem is they take forever to reach here in little ole Ireland. So basically I’m reviewing them as I find them. Today’s winner is the Maybelline NY Bricks Bronzer

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Packaging is boring as hell, simple plastic compact. The only fancy thing about it is that it’s rose gold in colour. I like that the lid is see through so that you can see the product through the packaging. The shade that I have is 01 Blondes and it’s , as far as I know, the only shade that this product comes. The fact that is has 01 in front of it’s name though indicates that Maybelline might be working on darker shades to be released in the future but don’t quote me on that.

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Inside the palette you get a very generous amount of bronzer and a not so generous amount of highlighter which drives me crazy about this palette because I love the highlighter more than I love the bronzer.

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That being said the bronzer isn’t bad, it’s got a great buttery formulation that is super smooth when applied and the pigmentation is pigmented enough that you get something applied onto the skin but it’s not too pigmented that you get an over load of product. As Goldilocks once said …It’s just right.

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The real star of this palette though is the highlighter! You can see fro the palette that it is very similar to the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks (I’ve never owned them but I have swatched them and I think this is nicer) The pigmentation on these is so beautiful and rich and super glowy on the skin. This is the highlighter for you if you’re looking for the JLO Glow.

My only complaint is that I wish there was more of the highlighter in the palette because I’m going to run out of the highlighter and still have a ton of the bronzer let 😦 other than that it’s a great new product from Maybelline and I can’t wait to get my hands on the other new releases they bring out. Oh this retailed for 8.49 euros and I got mine from Boots as always

-Talk Soon xx

 

Eyeliners

Maybelline New York MasterInk

Finding hidden gems at the drugstore is not something that happens everyday and when it comes to glitter eyeliners it never happens because unless a glitter eyeliner is above 20 euros (like the Urban Decay Heavy Glitters-review coming soon) they will only apply with one or two glitter pieces and the rest is just clear sticky gel. Maybelline however have just hit the mark with me with their version of a glitter eyeliner. This is the Maybelline New York MasterInk in the shade 20 Black Gold and as the name suggests it’s a black liquid liner with intense gold glitter integrated in with it. 

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Before I get to much into it I will mention that they have also released a regular glitter-free version of this for those of us not into glitter liners and they have also released a matte version of the same thing for those who don’t like the shine look to their liners. The packaging of this product is your traditional liquid liner packaging. I like that they made the lid handle nice and long as it helps with application. The actual applicator is a felt tip brush that comes to a very fine tip. Perfect for precise application.

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Formulation wise this product doesn’t smudge, smear or transfer onto the lid area whatsoever. I wore this for 8 hours straight and I didn’t even need to reapply and there was no sign of flakiness that normally is associated with glitter liners.

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The glitter in this product isn’t chunky, it’s rather fine so you don’t feel it on the lids whatsoever. It really does feel like you’ve got normal liner on. In my search for glitter liners I also found the Collection glitter liners and I will be doing a review on them soon enough. This retailed for 6.49 euros and I picked mine up from Boots

-Talk Soon xx

Lip Products

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush

The whole Baby Lips trend that has been happening these days with the release of the many “Baby” named products from Maybelline really hasn’t been my thing! I didn’t like their original formulation that comes looking like a chapstick. I found it too waxy. I didn’t like the primer, way to much silicone (It is a dupe for the Benefit Porefessional but I don’t like that primer either). They then came out with the Dr. Rescue range which I thought did no rescuing whatsoever for my lips. Now they’ve finally hit the nail on the head with their formulation for these “Baby” lip products for me with this release of the Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush.

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There are three in the range and initially because of my lack of love for the range I only purchased one in the shade 06 Shimmering Bronze. However after falling in love with the formulation of this shade I went back and picked up every single shade and hence I have all three to review for you guys today.

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I’ll begin with my favourite and the first one that I bought and that’s 06 Shimmering Bronze. I love the packaging, it’s super cute and small making it very compact for the purse. The applicator is both the lid of the product and the actual product itself. I love that it has a dome shape because it makes it so easy to apply onto the lips without a mirror.

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These products are super pigmented but this shade is the most sheer of the three. It’s also the only one that has shimmer running through it but the shimmer is very fine and when applied to the lips you really can’t see it unless your in certain lighting. I find this shade to be the perfect nude especially when you don’t want anything high maintence on the lips.

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The second shade is 05 Booming Ruby and this is the cherry red shade in the trio. It has the same story as the bronze shade except this one is more pigmented and has not shimmer running through it. I personally love this shade for layering under a matte red lip like MAC’s Russian Red so that the lipstick doesn’t dry out your lips with it’s matte formulation.

The last shade is called 02 Flirty Pink and to be honest I’m nota fan of the shade colour. I was expecting it to be a bit more sheer than it actually is but on the lips this goes on rather a pigmented pink and I just don’t do pink lipstick I’m afraid. It’s great for those who do though because it does have the same great formulation as the other two above.

I know I bought these as separate purchases but Maybelline is great for doing 3 for 2 offers on it’s range so I would wait until they do and grab all if three if all three is what you’re interested in. If not these retail for 6.49 euros a piece and are great for on the go!.

-Talk Soon xx