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Monday, 6 March 2017

New In Beauty | Maybelline Spring Launches and First Impressions

A few weeks ago I got yet another exciting parcel through the door from Maybelline with all their fabulous new Spring launches. Maybelline is one of my favourite drugstore brands and they always seem to surprise me with their new and innovative products. You may have already spotted a few of the new releases in your local Boots or Superdrug as of late but I thought I'd get you up to speed with them anyhow.
Maybelline Spring Launches and First Impressions
Let's talk palettes first of all. There are two new palettes, the Color Drama Lip Contour Palette(£9.99) and Master Camo Corrector Palette(£9.99). The Colour Drama Lip Contour Palette includes a lip primer, three lip liners, three lip colours and a highlight along with a handy lip brush. As you can tell there are four different steps to contouring your lips, prime, line, fill and highlight. I have the Crimson Vixen palette which is quite a bold, vampy option as opposed to the Blushed Bombshell palette which is more of a play safe, subtle palette with various shades of pink. It's travel friendly and certainly handy to have if you're struggling with lip options.

As for the Master Camo Palette, I knew this was on it's way to UK shores. I have had my eye on it ever since I spotted it on Maybellines Instagram a few months ago. It's available in a variety of three shades, Light, Medium and Dark to suit different skin tones. I have the Light palette which includes two corrector shades, two concealers and two highlighters. It also has a little brush with it too but I find it to be a bit useless. The overall idea is to use the green corrector to counteract redness and even out the skin tone, the yellow to correct dark circles, the concealer to conceal imperfections and then finish off with the highlighter on the highest points of your cheekbones and cupids bow. I find myself using it a lot when I am doing a pretty quick and simple makeup look as I have all the base products I need in one kit, with the exception of foundation.

For the eyes, there is another new mascara, The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara(£7.99). I know we're only in March but it's become a staple within my routine ever since I received it. It has a curved, spiky wand which makes it super easy to separate and lift the lashes, delivering a soft fluttery look. It works so well on the bottom lashes as well as the top which is a huge plus too as some mascaras can be relatively difficult to manouvre along the bottom lashes without making a mess

Now finally onto the lips. There is actually quite a few new lip launches this Spring. First up are the Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners(£3.99) which are said to be completely budge-proof and long lasting. Rather than your basic pencil lip liners these have a twist-up mechanism which I find to be much easier to line the lips as they glide onto the lips rather than tug. They have a lovely creamy finish to them too. As far as I can tell there are a total of 13 different shades in the range, including one that's clear. I have the shade Palest Pink which I find to be a strange name for a colour that appears to be more of a medium pink. With a shade name like that I'd expect it to be more of a baby pink shade, but that aside I absolutely love it, and I shall be buying some more colours from the range soon.

Maybelline have also launched another lipstick range called the Inti-Matte Nudes Lipsticks(£6.99) which are part of the Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Collection. I am currently unsure as to how many lipsticks are part of the Inti-Matte Nude range but I shall update you on that soon. I have the shade Purely Nude which is just way too light on my skin tone unfortunately but I absolutely love the formula of it. It's really creamy and comfortable on the lips but if you have dry lips I suggest you use a lip scrub and balm first as they can accentuate the dryness which just isn't such a pretty look. 

There is also the Superstay 24hr Dual Ended Lip Colors(£8.99). They have been on Maybelline stands worldwide for what feels like years but I have just not seen the appeal, even when the liquid lipstick trend picked up. This Spring they have launched new Super Impact Colours which quite frankly pack a good ol' punch of colour. I have two shades, Pink Goes On and Eternal Cherry. Pink Goes On is a bright fuschia and Eternal Cherry is a Cherry Red. You apply the liquid lip colour first of all and then once it's dried you switch to the other side and apply the balm to seal it in. They leave my lips feeling lovely and soft throughout the day without any sign of fading or crumbling. I wish I hadn't dismissed them in the beginning. 

Last but not least are the Baby Lips Color Balm Crayons(£5.99). You may have spotted these in your local Boots already. They seem to be going down a storm with many people right now. They give the lips a sudden dose of hydration while adding a burst of colour to the lips, leaving a beautiful glossy finish behind. I have the colour Playful which is encased within the most vibrant purple packaging. As you can guess it is in fact a lovely bright purple which isn't the kind of shade I have in my lipstick collection, but it's sure a welcome addition. 

So there we go, that's all the new launches that have arrived or are arriving this Spring from Maybelline. Which launch are you most excited about?

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