I had some CVS Extrabucks, and CVS had a couple of great 30% off coupons since the beginning of March. So I took advantage of the situation and purchased a couple of items I needed and a couple I wanted to try.
Maybelline has really been rockin’ it IMHO. It was the first brand of makeup I ever used (by stealing my mother’s mascara), and it really has been creating makeup that lots of us want to try. Definitely value and beauty in the drugstore.
I picked up four Maybelline products: a replacement for a product I used up, a new shade, and two are new products.
Dream Wonder Powder
Dream Wonder Powder is the one that I used up recently. It lasted a long time, but I used it all up! I never did a full review on this lovely powder. I use it to set my foundation, and I love that it’s not cakey, and it doesn’t settle into my lines. Yay. The compact contains 0.19 oz/5.5 g. It’s priced around $8.99.
Color Tattoo Limited Edition
I love cream eye shadow, so I have a big collection of Color Tattoos. I picked up Rose Riot, a cool-toned pale pink shimmer shadow that just came out as a limited edition. This shadow is very pale pink that’s almost sheer. It catches the light, but it doesn’t have strong color. And it looked so pretty in the pot. I love the creaminess of this shade because it’s much easier to apply than some of the stiff Color Tattoos. I’m just not sure if there’s enough color payoff with this shade to make using it worthwhile. It may go back to the store, boo hoo. It was priced at $7.49.
I read a review of Master Conceal, the new concealer recently added to the Maybelline Master series, and it sounded like a must try. It is. Although they have quite a number of shades to choose from, I had a bit of a hard time finding a good match. I chose Fair, and it’s a shade too light for my skin. But the next shade up is too yellow for me. When I rub or brush it in, it works and under my eyes gives me a bit of a highlighted look. A little goes a very long way with this full coverage concealer, so it’ll last me forever. The tube contains 0.4 fl. oz/12 ml. The price is around $8.99.
Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipcolor
Mattes are everywhere this year, and Maybelline is no exception. I tried one of the new shades that I found in a new LE-looking display on the Maybelline wall at CVS along with nail color. The lipstick is part of the Color Sensational line, and the “Creamy Mattes” include 10 shades.
I found this matte lipstick to be extremely comfortable to wear, not drying to my sensitive dry lips at all. It is quite long-lasting, but I haven’t timed the length of wear. It goes on quite easily but it is not opaque in a single swipe. It requires two or three swipes for full opacity.
I like the shade I chose, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor Craving Coral, because I was craving an orange shade. I really wanted full-on orange, but they didn’t seem to have one in this line. The pretty red-orange will have to do for now. I like it! It’s priced around $5.99.
Here’s are the swatches of my new purchases in daylight and in direct sunlight.
Also, here’s a quick pic of me wearing the new Rose Riot and also the Dream Wonder Powder. I applied the Rose Riot in the inner corner and middle of my eyelid and I used Color Tattoo matte Vintage Plum from Fall 2014 in the crease and V. The closeup below is without mascara so you can see the shadow color better. BTW, the lipstick is Milani Color Statement Matte Orchid. I was going to wear the Maybelline lippie but orchid looks better with the eyeshadow than red, don’tcha think?
What do you think? Should I keep or return Rose Riot???