I remember back when I was in high school and then college that Maybelline was not a good make up brand, they used to offer very few shades of foundation and they were mostly pinky and not very suitable for many. Fast forward a decade and it’s now one of my favorite brands, to say the truth I have never used a Maybelline foundation so I can’t really say if they are any good but I’ve used everything else, this will be an overview of my top things from this brand and why.
Let me start by saying that Maybelline is a Gluten Free brand; you can imagine how relieved I was when I found this out! So let’s give big hands to this brand!
My top can’t live without please don’t discontinue it is the Color Tattoo. So far they’ve delivered between 5 to 7 collections, some were limited edition some are stables of the brand. Recently they’ve release a nude hued line to accompany the Nude lipstick collection; I purchased three of the five colors: Nude compliment, Stroke of midnight and Caramel cool. I will soon be testing the black as a liner and shadow base and compare it to Mac.
I have tried Mac’s paint pots and I’ve always gone back to the Color Tattoos because I find them easier to blend and they don’t dry out as much as the competition, the first line came out a couple of years ago and it’s still as smooth as it was when I first opened the jar.
Second on my list are two recently released items: the Master Glaze blush stick in Coral and the Master Hi Light in Mauve. The first one gives you a subtle wash of color and a Dewey finish, the second one can pack a punch so use a light hand when applying ;-)
Third are the Vivids lipstick line, all the colors are highly pigmented, they go on smoothly.
Lastly the Instant age rewind concealer, this is a very good formula and it does a good job as long as you don’t use too much, then it can get messy.
I know I haven’t really talked about their mascaras but that’s because I don’t use them, I tried the Rocket but it did nothing for me. According to many You Tubers Maybelline has some great foundations my only problem is that we are not provided testers in the drug store so it’s very easy to buy the wrong shade. They also make good eye shadows, I own a couple of the Studio quads and enjoy them but this post is mostly about the Color Tattoos because I’m absolutely cuckoo for them.
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