May 7, 2014

Miscellaneous Maybelline Review

This post is about as miscellaneous as you can get. Lip products, face products, eye products. There are no rules up in here right now. I hope you've prepared yourself.

Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches ReviewMaybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
Color Whispers are advertised as "translucent color washes" but this one is more like a color shout. It's a bright magenta that looks glossy, yet still feels light, on the lips. It feels  pretty moisturizing on, too, and kind of stains your lips after you take it off, as if you've been eating popsicles all day. I really love the in your face color combined with the subtle, soft feeling on the lips.

Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
Do you have a moment to learn about the gospel of DreamLumi Concealer? I think this is easily the best drugstore concealer in existence. It's illuminating so it does a great job of hiding my hereditary undereye circles. I also love it's click up pen form, not dissimilar to Stila's Lip Glazes. It makes it super easy to throw in your purse and go. However, it can make you a bit accident prone if you've had a drink or two:

 Not that I would know.

Finally, in my mind, this concealer is great because it comes in both pink and yellow undertones, a feat that's apparently difficult for most drugstore brands to accomplish. It's really a blessing to have the option to spend $8 on a concealer if you're as yellow toned as I am. I feel included.
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review

The one downside to this product is that you pretty much go through it like toilet paper. It's sold in 0.05oz tubes which never last me more than a month. The above picture is a brand new tube vs one at the end of its life which wasn't that long.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
I have warm, olivey toned pale skin but I threw my hands in the air like I just didn't care and bought this frosty pink cream shadow anyway. This looks a lot like the Revlon cream shadows I'd smear all over my lids in 8th grade when I was troubled and knew nothing about makeup. In my mind, if it worked for my blonde, blue eye friends then it would work just as well with my coloring. Fast forward a decade later and I'm using this as a base for purple or red toned shadows to enhance their color. It works great as a base under most of the colors from both the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and Urban Decay's Naked 3. Word to the wise, if you're 12: don't smear this all over your lid alone. Also, sending boys Simple Plan lyrics over AIM is a bad way to get them to like you. You don't even know what AIM is, you're 12. God, I am old.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipstick in Berry Ready Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlightening Concealer in Ivory Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Swatches Review
I'm going to give you this upfront: there's a lot of reasons this product could not work for you, the main reasons being:
1. Your skin is oily. This product has a greasy formula and will turn your face into an oil slick and probably turn you into a bit of a pizza face on top of it. I have dry skin so I haven't experienced any kind of breakouts. Yet. Sounds ominous but I don't want to jinx myself into a zit. That's the worst kind of jinxing yourself.
2. Your foundation is water based. This product is silicone based and needs a silicone based foundation to go on top of it. Otherwise, you'll end up with separating foundation and it's going to look like shit. Luckily, my foundation (Make Up For Ever HD which I will praise until the end of time) works well with it. Just make sure to double check the ingredients so you don't get fucked out of your $7.

If you fall into the none of the above category, I recommend checking this primer out. It's a supposed drugstore dupe of Benefit's The Porefessional. I haven't tried The Porefessional because of its pinky tone that's almost synonymous with Benefit that's sure to make my yellow toned skin look dirty and sickly. I like this clear formula a lot better, especially since a little goes a long way. It definitely "blurs" my gigantic pores just enough for the effect to be noticeable. I also don't know of a primer with a better price point which is good enough for me for the time being.

That's all I got. All of these products are pretty top notch, and not just for a drugstore brand. Maybelline is really solid these days and worth your dollars, in my opinion.

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