Today I will be reviewing three new products to hit our stores here in Australia by Maybelline. Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation, Maybelline Big Eyes Eyeliner and Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Lash Mascara. Now to get the housekeeping out of the way before I get into the review, I picked up the foundation on special at Coles for $13.96 and the mascara and eyeliner as a duo for $15.96 on special at Priceline. This is the cheapest I can find these items for so I definitely recommend going to these stores and picking them up at these prices if their sale is still on. Now for my review..
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation – This foundation’s texture is creamy and luxurious, it feels like your applying a silky smooth primer rather than an oily foundation. It’s quite thick in texture but that’s expected for the medium-full coverage it provides. I definitely had my ups and downs with this product. From testing it during the week I noticed that it would oxidise quite badly and stick to dry patches on my face which is extremely odd with my combination-oily skin type but I boil that down to it being winter and me not wearing a moisturiser/primer under the foundation. After I corrected this I noticed a significant difference so be sure to moisturise/prime before applying. The foundation sat better on my skin and finally I was achieving the results I had heard about from other people who have reviewed this product.
I did test the lasting time of this product as per the 13 hours of recommended use and I believe it lasts the distance only becoming slightly oily around my t-zone by the end of the day. The foundation is meant to even out your skin tone after three weeks of continuous use and I have noticed a change in the appearance of my skin but I’m going to credit that to my new night cream I have been using. The only thing I’m not sold on is the colour range. At Coles, they only had three colours available and even the lightest colour (ivory) is quite orangey. However, I fixed this using a lighter powder and a lot of blending. Overall this is a great drugstore product. If you are a bargain hunter like me see if you can pick it up on sale otherwise this product retails for $21.95 at your local Priceline.
(after 11 hours use – slightly oily through the t-zone)
Maybelline Big Eyes Eyeliner – I loveee me some dual products. This eyeliner is dual ended with one end being black and the other being white and while I bought this product primarily for the mascara component, I am extremely pleased with this eyeliner. Both of the colours are creamy and easy to use/apply. I’ve been wearing the white colour on my bottom waterline all week and it does make my eyes appear larger. I’ve also been running the black through my upper waterline to accentuate my lashes and open up my eyes and in combination with the mascara by eyes have been on point lately. Would I buy this? Yes I would recommend getting it in the combination with the mascara deal, however separately probably not as Essence Cosmetics provides a cheaper alternative which works just as well.
Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Lash Mascara – HOT DAMMMNN MAYBELLINE!! I’ve been looking at Clinque’s bottom lash mascara for a long time now but the price of it was unjustifiable to me. So when I heard Maybelline was coming out with a bottom lash mascara I raced down to my local Priceline to pick it up. To be honest I didn’t even care if it had the top lash mascara part, I would have bought it solely for the bottom lash wand and hot damn this product is amazing! I’m always having to re-do my eyes because the lash wand I’m using is too big and doesn’t take to applying mascara to the bottom lashes well so to have this product is awesome! It’s a small, straight wand which is easy to use and I couldn’t say enough nice things about it. I am a big believer of coating both the top and bottom lashes finishes off a look nicely and this product allows you to do just that with ease and precision. As I said before, I bought this product solely for the bottom lash wand component but boy am I impressed with the top lash mascara! I have neglected Maybelline mascaras a lot lately to opt for my Benefit and Jordana mascaras but Maybelline has got me back in the game with this one and I will most definitely be stocking up while it’s still on sale at Priceline.
So there you have it guys, my review of some of Maybelline’s new products at the moment. Have you picked up any of these products lately?
Until next time..