Wow, long time no talk! Sorry I have been MIA for a while, Christmas had me all sorts of stressed! Not really in a bad way, just a really busy, hectic sort of way. However, I had a wonderful time with family and friends, and the break was much needed! I’m ready to get back to beauty though with todays post. I recently received a couple of brand spanking new items from Maybelline and I’ve got some pretty positive things to report!
First up, lets talk about The 24k Nudes Palette. This new gem of a palette is a mix of shimmery and matte shades (4 matte and 8 shimmer to be exact.) It has a mostly neutral feel (hence the name) but with a little extra flair. The majority of the shadows are soft and creamy with very little fallout. The shimmer ones faired slightly better in terms of application because 2 of the mattes were a bit patchy. This palette will be available in stores beginning this month and it is priced at $11.99.
Here is a quick breakdown of the shades:
– A shimmering peachy/pink. This one is a bit sheer.
– A warm, matte brown. Soft with nice pigmentation.
– A shimmering white. Also on the sheer side.
– A shimmering champagne that needs to be built up a bit.
– A stunning true gold. This was the knockout in the palette. One swipe opaqueness.
– A pale shimmering pink. This is a good highlight shade.
– A deep blackened purple with gold glitter.
– A brown/black with gold glitter.
– A matte black. This had to built up a bit to avoid patchiness.
– A shimmering copper.
– A matte black with gold glitter. This one had nice pigmentation.
The other brand new item for 2017 that I received is the Colossal Big Shot Volum’ Express Mascara. Now, I have fairly long, full lashes so it’s not often that I fall in love with a mascara. They are usually all pretty standard on me. So, when I got this I wasn’t expecting anything amazing but, I kind of love it! I really like the full, natural fiber brush, and the formula just goes on really smooth with hardly any clumping. I also didn’t notice any flaking after wearing it all day, so that’s another plus. This mascara is also be available starting this month and it will retail for $8.49.
Lastly, I also received the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner. I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet, but I’ll give you guys the scoop. This liner features a breakthrough super-sharp 0.4mm tip. The ultra thin thin tip is designed to help achieve smooth, perfect lines with no skipping. I did swipe it on my hand really quick so I can tell you that it has a super black formula that doesn’t thin out at all. It is only available in one shade (intense black) and it retails for $7.99.
Well, so far I am really digging the 24k Nudes palette and Colossal mascara! Here is a quick look I put together using the gold and matte black with gold glitter shades (both on the far right.) I’m not the best with eye makeup, but all in all, I think that this was pretty easy to put together. I am also wearing the Colossal Big Shot Mascara and Maybelline Elixir Gloss in Rose Redefined, which is one of my all time favorite glosses.
Are you feeling any of these new products from Maybelline? I highly suggest you try the mascara if you see it in store! (It’s also available in waterproof if you would rather that formula.)
CHEERS TO A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2017!