Maybelline Haul!

Thursday, 21 May 2015



If you are a long time reader of my blog then youll know that I cant get enough of Maybelline! They have been my favourite make up brand for some time and have recently had some fantastic releases which I am enjoying very much.
One thing I do find with Maybelline, though, is that they have such a wide range of products which are only available in certain areas of the world. So, I have done a little research and picked up a couple of pieces from around the world, as well as some of the new UK releases!





Since trying the Maybelline better skin foundation some time ago and not really liking it, I have pretty much avoided Maybelline foundations, however, I was super tempted by the new Dream Flawless Nude Liquid FoundationAs shallow as it is, I think I was most drawn to this foundation because of the beautiful ombre bottle. It graduates from a beautiful pearl pink to the colour of the foundation within and is just so striking! I'm not sure about the dropper applicator for this as I don't find it all that effective, but once I have applied a few drops onto my Bella & Bear 'The Lynx' flat kabuki brush and blended it over my skin the result really is flawless. It is so lightweight and breathable, yet the coverage is good enough to give that flawless finish and it lasts on my skin all day.
The original Maybelline Baby Skin primer is also something I have tried before and, even though I liked the overall effect I was just a little unsure on the texture. I had heard great things about the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant fatigue blur but just couldn't find it anywhere so stuck with my Benefit Porefessional instead. So when I heard that Maybelline had released the Baby skin Instant fatigue blur in the UK I snapped it up and have never looked back. I always buy this on eBay as it is half the price of instore (I only pay £3 a tube brand new). I love the look and feel of this product so much. It has a gorgeous pastel pink colour and when applied it is just so light and refreshing. It doesn't give the clogged up feeling that a lot of pore erasers and primers seem to and it really blurs my skin to give it a soft and smooth appearance.
Something exciting and different which I also picked up on eBay is the Maybelline Jelly Glow blush. This is sold in Japan in 2 shades and I decided to try shade 2 'Fresh Pink'. This cost me a tiny £2.20 and although I wasn't sure what to expect, I just love it! The colour is really buildable and the feel of it is just so delicate and soft. In the palette it is springy like jelly but almost feels whipped like a mousse! I really hope Maybelline decide to bring this out in the UK as it is something I have really come to love and I'd love to try some more shades!



I'm not afraid to admit that I am totally addicted to mascara. I have a huge collection and I am on the hunt for the perfect one! I recently picked up the new Maybelline 'Lash Sensational mascara' and I have really grown attached to it. The brush is an all new 'layer-reveal' design and I believe it really does work! I like to use the curved thinner side of the wand to fan out and separate my lashes and then I go in with the thicker side to darken and volumize my lashes, and they always look amazing! I find that this mascara never clumps and really lasts all day - also, the tube is a pretty, pearl pink too ;)
I also recently picked up a tube of the new Maybelline 'Great Lash Big mascara'. The original 'Great lash mascara' was the first mascara I ever used and I had hoped that this would be every bit as good, but unfortunately it was not that at all. Although the wand applies the product nicely, I just found that it dried and flaked and ended up leaving black marks all over my eyelid. Sorry Maybelline, this one just wasn't for me.



Although I love my Collection Eye definition liquid liner, I have found that the last couple of tubes I purchased weren't quite as good as they used tobe, they seem to flake easily and do not last all day. So, I decided I would try out the new Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner. The fact that there is no fiddly brush, just a precise felt tip applicator appealed to me as I don't have the steadiest of hands. This liner is wonderful; it applies so smoothly and cleanly and is intensely dark. Although it is a little more expensive than I'd usually pay for an eyeliner, the results make it worth every penny. I find that this stays in place all day,too.
After using and enjoying the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo eyeshadows previously, I was very happy when Maybelline launched a few new shades here in the UK. I picked up shade 6 5'pink gold'. I love using this to highlight the inner corner of the eye as it is very brightening and has an eye-opening effect! These shadows are fantastic as they apply and blend smoothly like a cream/gel shadow but do not crease and appear as a powder shadow. I also like the fact that they can double as a gel liner, so you can create endless looks!


We've all come to know and love the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms. Although some bloggers claim them to be overrated, I personally cant get enough of them. Okay, they don't *quite* make the 8 hour hydration they promise, but its not really much effort to re-apply some lip balm every couple of hours, is it?! I had been eyeing up the Maybelline Baby Lips DrR Rescue lip balms for quite some time - heck, I was even considering paying £8 for one from America, as they weren't yet available in the UK. But, it seems someone answered my prayers when I spotted them on the shelves in Superdrug recently! I picked up shades 'Too cool' - a translucent balm, and 'Coral Crave' - as the name suggests. a sheer coral tint. They have a wonderful minty scent and make the lips feel so hydrated and soft. I like to apply these before my lip pencil and lip stick as they make my lips soft and smooth! A definite winner and handbag staple!
Anyone who knows me will know that I'm obsessed with anything watermelon. So, I was super happy when I came across the Maybelline baby lips SPF20 in watermelon on eBay. This is available in Thailand and it is just so yummy. Of course I'm not saying that I sit and eat it but the scent and the feel is just so refreshing that I have easily become addicted. I sure hope that Maybelline decide to release this line in the UK soon!
On a never ending quest for the perfect nude lip, I decided to pick up a Maybelline Colour sensational shine gloss when I saw it on offer in Sainsbury's for just £2! I chose shade 'Mocha Glaze' and although it is a wonderful nude colour like I had hoped, I just cant get used to the feel of it on my lips. I have never been a big lip gloss fan, and even though this is one of the less gloopy or sticky ones I have tried, I just don't see myself using it regularly. If you enjoy lipglosses then I would recommend these as the doe foot applicator is so soft and easily applies an even amount of product across the lips, and it does stay in place for a good few hours, too!

Overall, a pretty good haul! Have you tried any new products recently?

6 comments:

  1. Ooh what a haul! I love the Pink Gold Colour Tattoo and Lash Sensational is my drugstore mascara holy grail :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Haha I'm with you on that, I'm totally addicted to it!
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  2. I really want to try Baby Skin, and I love the babylips lipbalm, always works so well!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. Ooh you so should Tegan! Superdrug are always running offers on it, so its definitely worth picking up a tube! Hope you like it!
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  3. I love Maybelline! But I don't think they sell a lot of these products in Spain (or Belgium), which is a shame because they look amazing and I really want them now!!!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. That's such a shame :'( Let me know if you'd like to do a beauty swap box some time though and I'll send some your way! If not you could always check out eBay for some of the products :)
      Xx

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