Hiiiii guys! I know it has been a hot minute since I've talked to y'all through my blog space, so I figured why not hit the refresh button from last year, and start off this year with a light post, and share some of my favorite makeup products from one of my favorite drugstore brands! Now these products are all obviously from one brand - Maybelline - and it is one of my ALL TIME favorite drugstore brands. It's the first makeup brand I ever used, and I can remember being about 7 years old, sneaking into my Grandma's bathroom, and grabbing that iconic green + pink tube of mascara off the counter. I just remember feeling so unbelievably happy with hearing that pop as soon as you open a tube of mascara. You know what I'm talkin' about. *insert slight smiley faced emoji here
Of course, it ended up all over my eyes, and inside them a lil bit, but I fell in love with it instantly, even if I wasn't very crafty with my hiding my makeup skills from my Grandma or Mom.
But I can remember finally turning 10, and walking into Rite Aid with my Mama, and her taking me into the beauty aisle, and her allowing me to buy my own tube of mascara. She mostly gave in because I kept stealing hers and losing it all the time - ha, whoops, but I mean it worked out for dis chick soooo.
Now, 15 years later, and Maybelline is still my top brand. Hell, I'll say it - I even tend to go towards it over more of the higher end brands. Now don't get me wrong, there are TONS of other drugstore brands/products that I absolutely love, and are my ride or dies - Maybelline is just the one brand I lean towards the most, and have a special love for.
MASTER CONTOUR |
This one was a new find for me. I started using it a couple months back and I really do love it. The contour powder is on the cool side which I like because I am super fair, and I find that if I use more warm shades it can turn out to make me look a bit orange. That ain't cute. The blush I find is a bit on the pinky side, but it's not an overbearingly pink shade. It's more of a pretty pink. The highlight on it is definitely on the more natural side, which is super beautiful, and nice when you are going for that look. I mostly wear the highlight + blush shade when I am just doing basic/natural makeup look, and I want a more luminous look with some color to my cheeks, but the contour shade I use frequently.
LASTING DRAMA WATERPROOF GEL PENCIL LINER |
Shades: Multiple Different Options
(Ones I own are - Sleek Onyx + Soft Nude)
These are just beautiful pencil liners. I love them because they don't transfer which is amazingggg! Especially, when I am putting the black one just on the top waterline, and the nude one on the bottom, and it stays where it's suppose to. It's bomb guys.
THE FALSIES FLARED |
Shade: Very Black in Waterproof
This mascara is definitely in my top five of favorite mascaras. I love it because it has the little tiny fibres that lengthen your eyelashes, and make them appear thicker and fuller. Which is definitely something that this mama NEEDS in a mascara.
FIT ME POWDER MATTE + PORELESS |
I dig this powder when I'm going for a full glam / full coverage / full cover this isssh up look. It's a beautiful powder that doesn't cake up on my face at all which is nice. My favorite way to apply it is with a damp beauty blender, or with a bigger fluffy brush (ex. Real Techniques - Powder Brush). I usually use the lighter shade for under my eyes, sides + bridge of my nose, and chin, and then the light/medium shade for all over my face. It just sets in so flawlessly, and doesn't settle into my fine lines or pores. It's a beautiful product.
MASTER PRIMER + BABY SKIN |
Shade: Blur + Illuminate
These primers are so beautiful! The Baby Skin I mostly use in just my T-Zone area - nose, forehead, chin, etc - and then I use the Master Primer for all over. It truly does what it says it does - blur + illuminate. It gives this very subtle glow, while also blurring out the pores and texture. LOVE.
MASTER CONCEAL |
This concealer - ohhh my gosh. Can we just take a moment for how truly magnificent this concealer truly is? Like, I can't even begin to describe my love for this product. It is so flawless and beautiful, and just melts into your skin with the most flawless finish. I love it completely. It doesn't crease on me - which is a miracle in itself. But seriously y'all, it conceals up my struggles like a true homie would. She ain't no snitch, and has my back through and through. I apply it using a damp beauty blender wherever I need it the most - so under my eyes, nose, chin, forehead, + texture areas, and then I use setting powder after it's all blended.
COLOR SENSATIONAL LIP COLOR |
Top Fave Shades: Gone Griege, Lust for Blush, Touch of Spice, Espresso Exposed, Honey Pink, Brown Blush, Warm Me Up
These lipsticks are some of my favorite formula as far as drugstore lipsticks are concerned. They are pigmented, creamy, and are just beautiful. Their color range is pretty amazing too. My top fave is Gone Griege. Ugh, it just speaks to me on another level y'all.
Now, I will add in a little side note - they do also have their Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks which are also pretty amazing too. My favorite shade from that collection is the Nude Flush.
BROW PRECISE MICRO PENCIL |
Shade: Soft Brown
I was pretty pumped when I saw that they came out with a micro brow pencil. I love micro pencils for doing my eyebrows. They are my favorite! But I do love how easy this applies to my brows, and how natural I can make them look. I can get super precise with my strokes so I can give the empty spaces in my brows the appearance of having actual hairs there. The spooly is very important to me when it comes to a brow pencil because well, that's a huge part of getting it all blended and making it look like your natural brow, and this spooly is booomb! I always say that spooly's get better the more you use them, aka. the more product that build into them, because to me it just adds that lil extra to help blend everything that much easier, and faster.
EYESTUDIO GEL LINER WATERPROOF |
Shade: Blackest Black
Imma just say this real quick - put this on the record - this is the BEST gel liner in my personal opinny. Seriously, it is. I've used sooo many different smudge pots in my few years of doing/wearing makeup, and nothing can compare to this. And y'all can either try and clapback to that or approve, but I will forever be loyal to my Maybelline gel liner pot. It honestly gives me the blackest liner imaginable, and helps me create that perfect wing EVERY. DAMN. TIME. It doesn't flake away, or dull throughout the day. It literally just stays black all day long, and doesn't smudge. I don't necessarily enjoy the brush that it comes with, but I do like it for when I use this on my waterline. But I use just an angled brush, any angled brush will give you that fierce wing (ex. Sephora Pro Angled Brush #22)
FIT ME LIQUID FOUNDATION |
Shades: Matte + Poreless in 115 & Hydrate + Smooth in 125
Now the Hydrate + Smooth use to be Dewy + Smooth, but they just changed the name, and I am 100% okay with that. Either way, I love both of these foundations separately so incredibly much, but when I mix them together it's like this beautiful, flawless, perfecting concoction that I LOVE completely. These hands down are my favorite Maybelline product. I am constantly reaching for these foundations when I am doing my makeup, and they have never disappointed me. They give me that flawless, airbrush like finish. It's nice because the Matte + Poreless one does mattify your skin, but it's not a drying foundation. Meaning that it doesn't cling to your dry areas which is nice for my skin because I am definitely on the dry side. The reason I mix them together is so I get the mattifying and extra coverage from the one, and also the luminosity from the other. But both of them are just amazing, and when their powers combined.. well, you know.
Now I want to know what YOUR favorite Maybelline products are, or what your favorite go to Drugstore brand is! Tell me all your deeets, and what products you think I have to try out!