First Impression: New Maybelline Products

With the Maybelline contest that's currently happening on their Facebook page (I created one look for it) I got a chance to try some new products that also hit the store in the past few weeks. I was expecting much from some of them because they were so praised, but the overall impression was not that good. I'm actually used to that Maybelline produces much better products, or at least in the past I was more impressed by them as I am now. Read further to see which products I liked and which disappointed me.



The Nudes palette
I've heard pretty bad reviews about this palette. The pigmentation was so criticised that I thought I won't be able to pull an intensive look on my eyes as I planned. But I was surprised because eyeshadows applied really nicely and intensive on my lids. But, of course, the pigmentation defers from shade to shade and not every shade is nicely pigmented. Metallic eyeshadows have better colour payoff than matte eyeshadows. This palette contains six metallic eyeshadows that are nicely buttery and six matte eyeshadows that are a bit chalky. They dust and fall out big time. On my lids, these lasted a whole day without creasing and fading away. My favourite eyeshadow from this palette is shade 4, which is a gorgeous golden-brown shade. It turned out that this palette isn't as bad as I expected, although on the other hand I'm a bigger fan of colours so it's a question how much will I use it in the future.


Super Stay 24h Fresh Look Longwear Foundation
In the glass bottle packaging with a pump you get a light to medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish, that's easy to apply and blend into the skin and it doesn't emphasize dry parts on the skin. It feels very comfortable and lightweight on my face. I got the shade 28 Soft Beige, which is a bit darker yellow toned shade, but I already got some tan on my face, so for the summer, this will be a good match for my skin tone. It evens out the skin really nicely, but since it has a light coverage it won't cover bigger imperfections on the skin. When I swatched it it oxidized a bit, but on my face it doesn't become orange and it really blends nicely into the skin. It doesn't really last 24h hours as they say, but mattified with a powder it lasted around 9 hours on my skin. This is just the kind of foundation I like for my dry skin - lightweight, dewy, has light to medium coverage, evens out the skin tone and does not emphasize dry parts on my face. I just hope there are some brighter shades available by us.


Master Precise Curvy eyeliner
This eyeliner in the shape of a marker seemed quite interesting since the beginning to me. It's quite original and nothing that I've seen before. Also, its applicator is not a usual thin tip, but a curved flat tip. I was wondering if I will be able to work with it, but I figured it out immediately how to use it to do a line. The shade of this eyeliner is a nice black matte shade, while its formula it's on a drier side. While I was able to do a thin line for a swatch, it was harder for me to do a thin line on my eyes, because this eyeliner isn't that precise. I mean, I'm a fan of a thick line, but I know not everyone is. Otherwise, this eyeliner lasts a whole day on lids without smudging and it's easy to remove. Although it's oval shaped it fits nicely into the hand, it's lightweight and it's easy to hold it in your hands during the application. I like this eyeliner, but L'Oreal Super liner Superstar is much better and is still my favourite pen eyeliner.


Push Up Drama mascara without the drama 
Croatian and Serbian bloggers praised this mascara, and when I got it I expected a lot from it. Well, unfortunately, I have to say I was highly disappointed. I dare to say that this is one of the worse mascaras I ever tried. The plastic wand with small bristles is fine and I'm able to reach all eyelashes with it, but the formula of this mascara is just horrible. This mascara is just too wet and heavy and it takes ages for it to dry. Even though I curled my lashes before I applied it they felt down immediately as I applied the first coat of this mascara. I wiped it off before usage and applied thin coats, but it didn't help. Once it's applied it takes few minutes before it dries on lashes. When I first used it I immediately applied few more coats, but that meant that the mascara ended up all over my lids because it takes so long for it to dry. Next time I tried with one coat, then I waited for few minutes for it to dry and then I applied another coat. Anyway, it still applied clumpy and the lashes were stuck together, not to mention that it doesn't hold the curl in any case. It also doesn't provide much volume to my lashes. Unfortunately, I have to say that I don't find any positive thing about this mascara. I'll wait for some time to see if it'll dry more with time and work better, but for now, I can say that Maybelline did a bad job with this mascara.


Matte lipsticks that aren't matte
I was so excited because of this product. Matte lipsticks are my favourite, even though my lips tend to be dry occasionally, especially in winter. Some time ago I bought Berry Boost in DM. I tried it and it looked glossy on my lips. I thought maybe it's similar to Bourjois Velvet lipsticks, which apply glossy but dry matte after few minutes. Well, this Maybelline lipstick looked glossy even after an hour, but it became matte after around two hours when it wore off a bit. Then I received Rebel Red for the contest. The story was the same here, at the beginning the shade is glossy and it dries matte after an hour or so when it wears off a bit.
But the one thing I can believe is how different the formula of these two works. Rebel Red has a nice creamy velvety formula, while Berry Boost isn't so velvety and it's more wet and glossy (it's formula actually reminds me a bit of lip stain formula, but maybe it's just me). The colour payoff isn't bad, both are buildable, but what bugs me by Berry Boost is that on lips it looks completely different as in the packaging. While in the packaging it looks like a pretty darker berry shade, it looks completely pink on lips. For the swatch on lips (close-up photo) I applied it like I normally would wear it, I didn't build it up too much because I wanted to show you how different it looks on lips and in the packaging. These last around four to five hours on my lips, and while at the beginning they are very comfortable to wear, after some time when then wear off my lips tend to feel a bit dry.
Unfortunately, I'm one of those who's not impressed by these products. I'm not going to say that they are bad, but I  didn't get what I expected. If it says matte on the packaging I expect matte products, otherwise don't sell them as matte, Maybelline.


If I conclude - I expected I'll be more impressed by these new products. I do like foundation a lot, and I find palette and eyeliner okay, but the mascara and lipsticks disappointed me big time. They just aren't what I expected. With the exception of the lighter shade of a foundation, I probably wouldn't repurchase any of these products.

Have you tried new Maybelline products? What do you think about them? Thank you for reading!
*I received some of these products to create a look for Maybelline contest.

12 komentarjev

  1. Maksara je na žalost tudi mene razočarala, sem v objavi o prvih vtisih, ki sem jo zadnič enkrat imela na blogu, zapisala kako mi zlepi trepalnice in da ji bom dala priložnost,pa sem jo od takrat res nosila vsak dan, pa je obupna še vedno:), bom sicer počakala, da se malo posuši, ker opazim pri sebi, da bi rada neki ustvarila samo, žal, moj prvi vtis ni kej prida:)Imam mat šminkico, ni slaba, ni pa nič posebnega, meni je zelo udobna na ustnicah, pa kar dobro obstojna. Ampak mi pa tudi ni ravno žal za tistih 7 eur, nisem pa 100%, da bi kupila še kak odtenek, ni ravno neki ekstra vau odtenkov. Bi pa preizkusila paletko. Ampak ne glede na vse, je lepo, ker nam je Maybelline ponudil nekaj novosti, jaz verjamem,da marsikomu ustrezajo. Tebi pa look odlično pristaja, kot vedno:)**p.s ali imaš sedaj med nosečnostjo lepšo ali slabšo kožo:)

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    1. Jaz bom tudi malo počakala, da se posuši, da vidim, če bo kakšen drugačen efekt, ampak zaenkrat mi je grozna - slabše maskare še nisem preizkusila.
      Jaz nad šminkami ne bi bila sploh razočarana, če bi bile res mat ali pa jih ne bi prodajalo kot mat, ker sama formula je res super, tudi obstojnost. Tako da so to bolj izdelki za tiste, ki so jim všeč glosy finiši.
      Se pa strinjam, lepo, da so updejtali stojalo, po navadi zelo pozno ali pa redko dobimo zanimive novosti pri nas (je pa seveda odvisno tudi od znamke).

      A veš, da nekih drastičnih sprememb ne opažam. Malce je bolj občutljiva na licih in zaradi slabokrvnosti sem imela en čas čisto izsušeno kožo, drugače pa je, odkar jemljem železo, stanje boljše in hb nimam dosti slabše kože. :D

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    2. Jaz bom tudi malo počakala, da se posuši, da vidim, če bo kakšen drugačen efekt, ampak zaenkrat mi je grozna - slabše maskare še nisem preizkusila.
      Jaz nad šminkami ne bi bila sploh razočarana, če bi bile res mat ali pa jih ne bi prodajalo kot mat, ker sama formula je res super, tudi obstojnost. Tako da so to bolj izdelki za tiste, ki so jim všeč glosy finiši.
      Se pa strinjam, lepo, da so updejtali stojalo, po navadi zelo pozno ali pa redko dobimo zanimive novosti pri nas (je pa seveda odvisno tudi od znamke).

      A veš, da nekih drastičnih sprememb ne opažam. Malce je bolj občutljiva na licih in zaradi slabokrvnosti sem imela en čas čisto izsušeno kožo, drugače pa je, odkar jemljem železo, stanje boljše in hb nimam dosti slabše kože. :D

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  2. Jaz sem sprobala podlago, sicer v drugem odtenku in sem jo mešala še z Bourjois Air Mat, tako da ne morem reči kako je sama po sebi. Kupila je najverjetneje ne bom, ker ni ravno za mojo mastno kožo. Drugače pa mam maskaro vodoodporno, in mi je fajn, res je odporna in mi lepo poudari trepalnice. Navadne pa še nisem sprobala. Šminka mi je tudi fajn, mam odtenek 45 possessed plum, ful je dober odtenek, lep stain pusti, ko gre dol. Ni pa čisto mat, to pa res ni. Ampak mi je odtenek super, tako da me je navdušila... senčke sem tudi sprobala, pa mi niso ne vem kaj, pač ok, ampak niso vredne 12e al kolko stane paletka. Imam raje MUR potem za ta denar. Se pa strinjam s tabo, da je najlepši odtenek v paletki tisti 4ti. :P

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    1. Saj, ko mešaš, je itak drugače. Poskusi ga samostojno, čeprav ti imaš drugačen tip kože kot jaz, me zanima, kakšen bo tebi.
      Meni je pa ta paletka nekaj istega kot MUR. Sama bi pote že raje izbrala Sleek, mi je njihova kvaliteta dosti boljša. :)

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  3. Jao, jao, res škoda denarja :( Sem šla pa nazaj gledat svoje swatche paletke in izgleda tvoja črna bistveno bolje, kot moja - ful zanimivo. No ja, ena srednja žalost pač, ne? Pa maskara tudi izgleda grozno, meni bi se zmešalo, če bi si naredila tak fajn look in bi mi potem maskara naredila kaj takega. Več sreče prihodnjič :) :)

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    1. Meni so šla senčila prav lepo poswatchati, sem bila prav presenečena, ker sem videla kar dosti ne tako močnih swatchev, pa sama nikoli ne uporabim primerja spodaj. :o Hjoj, maskara pa groza - mi je bilo težko, ko sem jo nanesla, ampak ker je bil look za tekmovanje, nisem smela uporabiti druge maskare.

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  4. Uh, sem hotela Matte šminkice kupit, ampak tole ni mat.. sem prav vesela tele objave, spet so me embalaže skoraj kupile :)

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    1. Ne, tele šminke niso mat, tako da moramo vse ljubiteljice mat šmink poiskati druge opcije. :)

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  5. O maskari sem jas tudi večinoma slišala same bad reviewe kjerkoli, večina ljudi se je pritoževala nad tem kaj si ti opisala. Me pa mika matte šminka v odtenku nude flush, čeglih ni mat. Ampak bo verjetno ostalo samo pri temu, ker me ne prepriča dovolj :)

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    1. Uf, si prav želim, da bi brala iste ocene kot ti, ker jaz sem pa slišala kar precej pozitivnih ocen.
      Meni je že kar žal, da nisem vzela nobenega nude odtenka, mislim, da bi me pri njem manj motilo, da ni čisto mat.

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  6. Jooj kaj je s temi push up maskarami? Sama sem v nagradni igri prejela Bourjois Push up maskaro in me je tudi precej razočarala iz enakih razlogov kot tebe Maybellinova, pa sem upala, da je tale vseeno kaj boljša.

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