If You’re Headed to the Drugstore . . .


Showing a little [or rather, a lot] of love for Maybelline today. Over the past couple weeks I picked up the above three products, and have been testing them out here and there. And, you know what I’ve come to realize? The more I use them, the more I love them. A gorgeous twist on a neutral palette; a perfect velvety matte nude-pink lipstick [that may or may not be a Gigi Hadid go-to color]; and a crazy volumizing mascara. All good things here.

Blushed Nudes Palette – I had been eyeing this guy for a few months until I finally gave in and brought it with me to the register. And guys, I am so glad I did. Some shades may not have the best color pay-off, or be the most finely milled shadows I’ve ever come across, but hey, it’s $10, and it’s gorgeous. My current favorite super quick look to create is to take the matte mauve shade [top row, fifth in from the left] and sweep it all over my lids up to the crease, and then to add the sort of rose-bronze [bottom row, most-left shade], and take that into the crease and outer corners. It’s super pretty, and lasts all day long. I can’t wait to create more looks with this perfect-for-fall, affordable product.

Colorsensational Matte Lipstick in Daringly Nude – I’ve always been a fan of Maybelline’s Colorsensational line, and I may like the mattes even more. Daringly Nude is a really nice everyday warm pink-nude [obviously] that feels really creamy and light-weight, doesn’t dry out my lips, and lasts for a solid 5 hours.

Lash Sensational Mascara – if you want a bold lash look that packs serious volume, then this is your guy. It does provide a bit of a spidery effect, so if you’re not in to that, this mascara may not be for you. That said, I find that it doesn’t go clumpy like other spider-lash mascaras do.

Have you guys tried any of these products? What are your favorite things from Maybelline?



  1. October 6, 2015 / 2:47 am

    I’ve always loved the Maybelline Matte Lipsticks because they’re not overly drying and they wear nicely throughout the day. I’ve been wanting to try out the Blushed Nudes palette. It looks beautiful!

    Amy | http://amypham.me

  2. October 6, 2015 / 3:37 am

    OOH I really want to try that mascara so I will when I run out of my current one!

  3. October 6, 2015 / 6:59 am

    the lippy looks fab and so the palette 🙂

  4. October 6, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Ooh that palette looks gorgeous, that gold color on the bottom left of the palette is calling my name! Thanks for the rec of the mascara, been wanting to try some drugstore ones but didn’t know where to start!


  5. October 7, 2015 / 2:42 am

    I’ve also been eyeing that Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette, but the last drugstore palette I bought (spent $20!) was a total bust so I’m not 100% ready to plunge in just yet. I wish drugstore makeup had samples so you can mess around with it BEFORE you decided to purchase. It would be a lot more convenient than me secretly and awkwardly opening packages and swatching…ssshh don’t tell anyone I do that! xx, adaatude.com

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