Maybelline New York was probably one of the first few brands I tried when I started with makeup. And whenever I see a newly launched makeup product from Maybelline, it's like a Must Try and the brand has now become 'the makeup equivalent' of Comfort Food. So no matter, how many luxury brands I try or work with, sometimes you find comfort in going back to this easily accessible, pocket friendly brand that gives unbelievable results.
In so many years, there are few Maybelline products that have become a must have for me and I recommend them for any makeup enthusiast or a newbie...
Let me come directly to my list of products
1. The Nudes Eye shadow Palette (Price- ₹899)
This palette is no less than a dupe for UD's Naked Palette... just like some pretty shades picked up from Naked and Naked2 palettes and put together in this one. If you are not willing to spend close to 10k for 2 Naked palettes, this one is for you... in less than 1/10 cost.
The color payoff is pretty good. It has a mix of matte and shimmery shades, the colours range from chalk, flesh, gold, bronze, taupe, dark brown and charcoal. It is a one must have palette for any one!
2. Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner (Price- ₹525)
An eyeliner that doesn't budge from its place till you take it off using a makeup remover. I love to use this one as an eyeliner and also on the waterline as kaajal.. and it does stays put... even after 10 hours. Also it is super smooth and glides very well with the brush that is included with the liner. Comparing the price with M.A.C Fluidline, it comes at almost 1/3 the price.
3. Volum' Express The HyperCurl Mascara (Price-₹325)
Since Mascara is one makeup product that has to be discarded every 3-6 months to prevent any kind of infection in the eyes, a lot of people I meet are not very comfortable splurging on a Mascara that they won't be using much and will have to discard soon.
So this HyperCurl Volum' Express comes to the rescue. At 325 bucks, it gives a decent curl and volume to the lashes without being clumpy... what else anyone asks from their mascaras??
4. Color Sensational Lip Gradation (Price- ₹500)
So Lip gradation lipstick can be used to give a shaded effect on the lips as it comes with a spongy applicator. What I love about this lipstick is the smooth texture. It comes like a retractable crayon and gives high intensity color in one stroke. It stays on for the whole day and the only problem I have faced is that after 5-6 hours, it starts to dry my lips. So to overcome this, I have started slathering my lips with lip balm before I start with my makeup and by the time I dress up and come to applying the lipstick (it takes around 10-12 minutes), most of the lipbalm is already absorbed and your lips are soft, smooth and supple.
It comes in 2 shades of Red, 2 shades of Pink, one orange, one fuchsia, one coral and one mauve. My Favorites are both Pinks, Pink1 and Pink2 and Red1.
5. Clean Express Total Clean Makeup Remover (Price- ₹300)
Cleaning off the makeup is very important part of skincare regime. Again, a lot of people do not want to splurge on a makeup remover. So this makeup remover from Maybelline is a beautiful product that help to takes off all the waterproof eye and lip makeup. It is also very gentle to eyes. This was my first makeup remover and is still a favorite.
Where to get these products?
All the products are available at the Maybelline New York counters at various department stores. One can also get these online from Maybelline India website (https://www.maybelline.co.in/) or from Nykaa (http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-brand-store?intcmp=brand_menu|most_viewed|maybelline)
Have you tried any of these products? Which ones do you like? Do comment and share.
Signing off for now