Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Maybelline and L'Oreal Speed Reviews


We'll call this the lightning round.

 Both Maybelline and L'Oreal have released so many new products. I've separately reviewed  several of them and  I've got a couple more individuals possibly coming, but for the rest thought I'd do a quick round up to give you  the scoop.

Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam  - The one miss out of all the new launches from them. They've got some good ones in there ( Color Tattoo eyeshadow, Dream Bouncy Blush) but this just didn't do it for me. It goes on more like a tinted moisturizer. Very barely there, after 3 layers I felt I had some coverage. If you like a very sheer look than you might like this. It goes on nicely, is light and the mousse foam is fun.  Tip - it needs shaken very well before use and a lot comes out at one time.

Ivory, Nude

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Higligher/ Concealer - A nice entry in the concealer category at the mass level. Many brands have these, more high end than low end. This comes in several shades, and runs very, very light so pick your shade accordingly. The Ivory was ghost white on me. Nude was much better . There is also Radiant, which is for many skintones  and is more of a  peach tone.  These have no shimmer and work nicely under eyes and around nose etc.

L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute Powder - Rest of name is Advanced Age Reversing Powder.  This powder has good coverage and can  be worn on it's own as well as over makeup. It's not matte but is a flat finish, no shimmer, no brightening and is a medium finish. It does a nice job of polishing your look and making things more flawless. Even though it has  good for skin ingredients like Vitamins C & E , aloe and copper, this is not in any way a creamy powder. As for me,  I like powder,  so I like this. It's going to be personal preference on this one. (Available in 4 shades)

Bronzed Taupe, Amber Rush

L'Oreal 24 HR Infallible Eye Shadow - LOVE these. They promise  long wear and they deliver.  They  may not last the 24 hrs of the name , but no surprise there. That they do last almost the day on me is pretty fab and unusual.  All but 2 shades are  pearl. They pack a  lot of shimmer, blend beautifully and look great on my eyes. Favorite shades are Amber Rush and Bronzed Taupe.
Beige For Good, Keep Me Coral, Timeless Crimson

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hr Lipstick-  Maybelline has done longer wear  while making it less dry  than most that we've seen. It's more satin than matte  and feels pretty  good on the lips. I can't help myself, I want to use  balm over it, but you don't have to . They wear nicely but not 14 hrs. But hey, I didn't expect that.  The pigments in these are deep. The lightest nude shade I can wear easily, the others have to blended or used with a gloss or balm. For those with darker skin or  who want a bolder lip,  these would be great.


Maybelline Master Shape by EyeStudio Brow Pencil -It's not easy to find light enough brow pencils anywhere and even harder at the mass level. When you're a blonde ( as The Mom is) or a redhead like me few ever seem light enough. We've had luck with Bobbi Brown and Lancome ones but now we have these new ones from Maybelline that are really nice. The Blonde shade actually is perfect for redheads as well. There is an Auburn shade and that almost works for me but is still a bit too deep. If you are red and have deep brows though, then it should be good. The shade selection also includes soft brown and deep brown.

1 comment:

Eli said...

Love the L'oreal infallible eyeshadows. Sadly, we have only a limited number of shades here :(