I hope you had a wonderful weekend--mine had an extreme lack of snow (boo) but lots of ice (scary) and watching the Golden Globes (fun).
Let's get into what's new at Maybelline! I was sent these a while back, and now that everything is in stores, I had to share it with y'all!
First up, Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon: a scented oil balm with a pop of color. These are very moisturizing, the color stays for a bit, they each smell differently, but I wish they had more shades.
Next up are the Maybelline Brow Precise Highlighters (swatches will be a few pics down). These are essentially stick concealers used to highlight around the brow. They work and I like the rectangular shape to them, but if you're already using something else you love, this isn't a necessity. There are 3 shades.
Speaking of concealer, there are 6 shades in the Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer. They're creamy, easy to blend, but definitely more of a brightening concealer than hiding my dark under eyes.
Pictured above are swatches of the Maybelline Brightening Concealers and the bottom three are of the Brow Precise Highlighters.
One of my favorite Maybelline products are their matte lipsticks, so I was so happy to see the Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes line. These are so pretty.
These are fabulous, and I recommend them. They remind me of my beloved Bite Beauty lip/cheek products, and the closest almost-dupes I've found.
I had to mention two new shades from the Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks in daring colors--swatches in a few pics below and see my review on these here. Not the shades I'd choose, but many of you would rock 'em. There are ten new shades total.
And now for more color! I couldn't wait to try these Maybelline ExpertWear Eye Shadows, since I am so bad at using single shadows. But look at these colors! Twenty shades from matte and shimmer. The mattes I liked, the colors diffused, and the metallics (minus the blue) worked well. Swatches below.
I didn't swatch all of them, but wanted to give you a range--the swatches look blurry, but they are in focus, that's how they swatched. The purple was my least fave, swatch-wise/wear-wise. And the Liquid Lips are up at the top.
I do love a highlighter, so I immediately went on a swatch-a-thon of the Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter. It comes in three shades. I tried this as a primer, but liked it best as on top of makeup as a finishing touch. The middle shade--I had to really work to get a good swatch. It disappeared pretty quickly. I liked the light shade the best.
Finally, the most-asked and searched for query of the new year: Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation. This gives luminous coverage in 8 shades. I will say it's kind of hard to find what shade worked for me. I could easily build this to a medium coverage with a brush (as opposed to the included puff).
This did bring out my lines, and I had to wear a primer beforehand on my super dry skin. And those who who are anti-cushion foundations because of bacteria, I tested one after a month of use for bacteria compared to a freshly-opened one (hence why this is going up in January as opposed to last month when I got all the products) and saw none. I am considering testing it in another month or so.
Would you be interested in a comparison of this against L'Oreal's cushion foundation?
And here I am with everything mentioned above on! I have the Cushion Foundation, the Brightening Concealer (I used shades to highlight and conceal as well), 3 shadows, the brow highlight, Big Shot mascara, highlighter, and the matte lipstick.
I preferred wearing a primer with these. I plan on retaking this pic to give a better idea of the shadows.
And here's my makeup at the end of the day. I switched to the Baby Lips crayon maybe 20 minutes before this pic. The glow is from the highlighter.
MORE new Maybelline releases to look out for:
- Camo Color Correcting Kit
- Master Blush & Highlight Kit--1 highlight, 3 blushes per palette
- Lip Contour Palette
- 24 Karat Nudes Palette
- Shaping Lip Liners
What interested you from these new releases?