Known as one of the makeup brands that bring New York trendiness to Filipinas, Maybelline New York has long been the partner of New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in creating makeup looks that set the trend from the runways to the streets. And with their newest celebrity ambassador of Maybelline New York Philippines for 2016, Georgina Wilson, is determined to bring the latest makeup trend from NY to PH.
On the #MaybellineNYFW runway: Maybelline White Superfresh Powder Foundation, Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Leather Cuir, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner and Maybelline Bold Matte Lipsticks by ColorSensational
Maybelline White SuperFresh Powder. Oh, you know how this product became one of my everyday essentials. I’ve been using this ever since it came out and emptied about 4-5 pans already. Maybelline White Super Fresh Powder is a finely-milled powder pressed in a small compact for convenience. It isn’t too chalky plus it doesn’t look cakey as it is able to absorb oil. I prefer using it as a setting powder so I apply it sparingly with a fluffy powder brush focusing on areas that get really oily mid-day. It doesn’t offer much coverage this way so if you’re after good coverage, I suggest you use a separate base product (foundation/concealer) for that.
Bottomline: I like how the White SuperFresh is still able to provide a bit of coverage while still preventing oil build-up on the critical areas a.k.a T-zone. Read HERE for the complete low-down on this product.
Maybelline 24Hr. Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige. I’ve been using (and abusing) the 24Hr. Color Tattoos in ‘Bad to the Bronze’ and ‘Barely Branded’ I bought a few months ago. You can see it both on my #MUSTcara Neutral Everyday Look and One-Brand Makeup. But as much as I love their consistency and staying power, their metallic finish makes it a bit tricky to use for the office. Thankfully, Maybelline finally came up with a matte version!
Much like the previous two, Creamy Beige is also housed in a thick, glass pot that is both heavy and inconvenient to tote around. It comes in the same creamy consistency, but sans the tiny glittery specks, this matte shade is a bit smoother. Thus making it easier to apply and blend using only my fingers. The pigmentation and staying power is impressive as always. It stays on for hours without primer and it needs very little effort to pull off.
Bottomline: The new matte shade is very work-appropriate! Perfect for everyday makeup. I love how it doesn’t crease in spite of my oily eyelids. Not only is it easy to use but it’s also a big time-saver! If you’re an office girl like my who’s always in a hurry in the morning, you’ll love this!
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Brown. Black, like most girls, is my usual go-to color for eyeliners, but I’ve been hearing quite a lot of good things about this particular eyeliner so I gave it a shot. I’m glad I did because as it turns out, brown liners look more subtle and less intimidating in the corporate world. I always worry that I look too made up for the office but with this, I am still able to do my eyeliner without looking over the top for work everyday. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner comes in a sleek, square plastic pot. It is a tad lighter and slimmer than the Color Tattoo pots which makes it that much easier to carry in my makeup kit for retouch – not that I need to, though. It also comes with a decent brush. I would’ve preferred a slim angled brush but this one works just as well.
There’s no question when it comes to its pigmentation. The color is build able, although a single layer is already very rich and solid. Some gel liners are dry and they tend to drag on the lids, but the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner is incredibly soft and creamy so it glides on the lids effortlessly. It takes a minute or two to dry but once it does, it is budge-proof and water-proof. It stays on for hours! For such an affordable product, that’s very impressive.
Bottomline: Did you know that this is one of the products Toni Gonzaga used for her actual wedding? That speaks volumes about the quality of the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, and it did not disappoint. Well, Maybelline rarely does. I have a nasty habit of scratching and tugging my eyelids and somehow, this gel liner doesn’t smudge. And just for that I love it to bits!
Maybelline Bold Matte by ColorSensational. What do you expect from Maybelline lipsticks? Intense color payoff, of course! Not only are they pigmented, they are also moisturizing to the lips. They’re smooth like butter on the lips but contrary to what they’re called [Bold Matte], these lipsticks actually have a nice sheen finish. They’re not totally matte, but the colors are still nothing short of being gorgeous. The shades are obviously attention-grabbing seeing as they are quite bold and loud.
Bottomline: Their finish might not be as matte as one would expect, but the pigmentation it offers is more than enough to make up for it. The shades are indeed bold, vibrant and completely opaque. Still a great steal given their price tag!
What’s a blog review without swatches, eh? 🙂
Maybelline Bold Matte by ColorSensational MAT1 is a bright pink shade with a distinct blue undertone. From the tube, MAT4 and MAT5 looks the same but when swatched, MAT4 is actually a vivid orange color with a slight red tinge whereas MAT5 is a cherry red shade with a cool base. Like I said, all three shades are highly pigmented. <3
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, on the other hand, is a rich dark brown shade. The depth in the color gives emphasis to the eyes without looking too harsh. The 24Hr. Color tattoo is my favorite! It is a lovely light brown shade with a bit of a taupe. It looks natural on my morena skintone which makes it all the more appealing to me.
GIVEAWAY TIME! To join, head over to my Instagram account. Follow me (@celline08) and regram my most recent photo (same photo as the first one on this post) with the hashtag #MaybellineNYFWxCelline08. One (1) lucky winner will win a special Maybelline gift pack worth Php1,000. This giveaway is exclusive on Instagram, starting October 10, 2015 until next week, October 17. Announcement of winner will be on the Instagram post. <3
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