maybelline the loaded bolds gone griege

maybelline the loaded bolds gone griegeMaybelline sent me a box of amazing new products during the summer when I was on my hiatus, so I am doing my best now to get all of my reviews up! Last week I talked about their amazing Skin Transforming Powder and today I’m showing off one of my favourite (not so new now) lipsticks, Gone Griege from their Color Sensational Loaded Bolds line.

Hypercolor pigments and an opaque, creamy clay base deliver one-stroke intensity. Sumptuous honey nectar leaves a creamy finish. Maybelline’s Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds is available in a range of pigment-loaded shades from deep plums and electric blues to vibrant reds and natural nudes. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested.

I knew I needed this from the moment I saw it. It’s a beautiful shade that is wonderful for the fall. The quality of this line is amazing, and reinforces my belief that drugstore makeup is far better now than it was when I was growing up… which is great for my bank account. It is so creamy, applies beautifully, and stays in place for 3-4 hours before I felt like I needed to put something on my lips.

My favourite way to wear Gone Griege is paired with another one of my drugstore favourites, the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette. I’ll have reviews of the other two shades up, as well as the rest of the fabulous products they sent, over the next few weeks. ♥

INGREDIENTS:
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, OLEYL ERUCATE, SILICA, CERA ALBA / BEESWAX, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC WAX, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL / SESAME SEED OIL, PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER, PARAFFIN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, KAOLIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DIMETHICONE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, ALUMINA, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, MEL / HONEY, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TIN OXIDE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, [+/- MAY CONTAIN MICA, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 75470 / CARMINE, ] F.I.L. D166274/8

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maybelline skin-transforming powder

Maybelline Better Skin Skin-Transforming PowderI haven’t used powder foundation in years… Any that I’ve tried have always left my skin looking very… well… powdery. So I wasn’t expecting much when I first tried the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my skin has some hyper-pigmentation from my pregnancy with Cordelia which thankfully has started to fade, as well as some redness and acne scarring. I was sent two shades: 80 – Rich Tan and 20 – Classic Ivory. Classic Ivory was almost a perfect match for my summer skin tone.

The packaging is perfect for tossing in my purse to do touch ups throughout the day, though I really don’t need to unless I am touching my face a lot. The sponge applicator works great and applies the powder wonderfully… and I’ve been able to wash it multiple times without it losing shape or falling apart.

The powder is oil-free, and containes salicylic acid which they say will help you achieve better-looking skin in just three weeks. I can’t say that my skin has improved from using it, but I also haven’t had any real breakouts so maybe it has. As you can see in the shots below, it does eliminate shine and unevenness, and gives a nice matte finish. It doesn’t completely cover everything, so on the darker hyperpigmentation (left side of photo) I usually apply some Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer before applying the powder.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder is Dermatologist and allergy tested, non-comedogenic, is suitable for sensitive skin and all skin types, and comes in eight shades.

My skin feels like I’m not wearing foundation at all when I have this on and it’s still in place at the end of my work day. It really is amazing. I have already hit pan on this one, so I’ll be picking up another soon!

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Eyes: Too Faced Peach Palette | KVD Tattoo Liner | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara | Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil
Face: Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder | Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette | Too Faced Champagne Truffle
Lips: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

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maybelline face studio master contour palette

maybelline master contour paletteAs someone who is still intimidated by contouring, I love products that make it easy – like the new Maybelline Face Studio Master Contour Palette. It covers all the bases… highlight, blush, and contour. It’s available in 2 shades – the one that suits my skintone is the Light to Medium, but it is also available in Medium to Deep.

Master face contouring on the go with this all-in-one palette – contouring brush included. Define and highlight in a New York minute with this effortless 3-step face contouring kit. Pro palette with three color shades – the contoured face … now made easy

Step 1. CONTOUR – Use narrow side of brush. Blend bronzer in a “3” shape along the hairline and jawline and under the cheekbones.
Step 2. BLUSH – Use wide side of brush. Apply blush onto the cheekbones above bronzer and blend.
Step 3. HIGHLIGHT – Sweep finger above cheekbones and on center of forehead, chin and bridge of the nose.

Ingredients
Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Silicate. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 73360 / Red 30 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

The highlight shade is quite subtle, which is wonderful for when you just want a bit of a glow. The blush is a beautiful light pink shade with a hint of shimmer that builds nicely and blends beautifully. The contour shade can be applied subtly, or built up for a more intense contour – I prefer to keep it light, and find that just a swipe with the brush and a bit of blending works for me.

It does come with a brush which is perfect for placing the contour shade. I find it a bit too small for blush, but if I was traveling and didn’t want to bring a lot of brushes with me it would work. I reach for this a lot because it’s easier than digging through to find multiple products in the morning. If you are looking for a foolproof cheek palette, definitely check this out!

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