maybelline bold matte lipstick

Matte lipsticks have long since been my jam. I’m talking, Stila’s All Day Liquid Lipstick, Nars’ Velvet Matte Pencils and Shu Uemura’s My Dear Matte Lipsticks – all offering a prestige pout that’s stamped with a colourful approval.

Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balms brought me a ton of joy with their silky finish and bold, beautiful colours but now their’s a new, affordable collection in town and I’m all swoons.

maybelline color sensational bold matte lipstick

Enter Maybelline’s new Creamy Matte collection and boy are they just that. Creamy lippies in the most insatiable range of colours. I often say this when I’m really loving a product — these are so freakin’ good I want to eat em’.

Canada’s been graced with eight shades of pinks, nudes and reds (gutted the wine shade isn’t available here). Check out my absolute faves below.

touch of spice bold matte

Lust for Blush

maybelline touch of spice lipstick matte

 maybelline bold matte daringly nude

 

Daringly Nude

daringly nude maybelline bold matte

 

Do you even know how hard it is for an olive skinned girl to find a nude lipstick that doesn’t wash her out? This shade is effortless on any complexion. So much love <3

 

maybelline matte lipstick mesmerizing magenta

Mesmerizing Magenta

maybelline siren in scarlet

Siren in Scarlet   

maybelline bold matte lipsticksiren in scarlet
Of course red is always my lipstick wardrobe of choice and this shade is pretty perfect.

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revlon colorburst matte lacquer balms

{Revlon Colorburst balms}

There comes a time in every beauty addict’s life when she meets a product that supersedes her expectations. I first spotted the incredibly vibrant, pink and matte shade, Unapologetic on Deanne from My Fash Avenue. Seriously the girl couldn’t have looked any more fly in this lippie. Naturally, a bold shade like that sparked my curiosity.

revlon colorburst balm swatch swatches

{Revlon Colorburst swatches}

 Just look at the pigment on these babies. I’m usually a matte lady but even the lacquers had me lusting for every shade. I’m finding that on the days I’m indecisive about which lippie to pick, I’ll reach for one of these. They just always get it right. Containing a triple butter complex of sheacoconut and mango butters you’ll never be left with cracked lips even with the matte formula.

For those of you (often like me) who need a little more luxury in their products – don’t stop reading just yet.

This product compares so closely to the Rouge Allure Velvet texture by Chanel. Say whaaat? True story. I know, I know. You just wish this was a sexy ‘Mercedes click’, black case as well.

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{Matte – Audacious}

A warm coral that’ll see a lot of sun this season – It’s a ‘play-it-safe’, pretty shade that’ll look good on every skin tone.

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{Matte – Standout}

Standout is a saucy little shade that appears to plump the lips up for a sexy, burgundy pout. I couldn’t help but wear it for an entire work week and that’s a lot for me…

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{Matte – Mischievous}

This light lovely is wearing a little warm after swatching the other shades but you can still see the lighter, cooler hue of coral in it’s pigment. With my ‘pale’ skin I can get away with it now but it may look strange in the summer when I’m sporting a tan. Will keep you posted!

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maybelline hi-light master glaze blush stick highlighter

maybelline hi-light master glaze blush stick highlighter

February seems to be the month of blush — who am I to complain? If it’s not a bold lipstick I’m cooing over it’s a brightly pigmented blush. I’m a sucker for colour. Maybelline’s on a roll with it’s offerings and this round of blushers is a shining example.

maybelline hi-light blush light bronze review

{Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Light Bronze}

Oh hello gorgeous and glittering higlighter/bronzer hybrid. If you’re a beauty nerd you’ll know how iconic the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is for what it does to your cheeks. The Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light blushes offer a variety of packed powders in one palette for poppin’ cheeks. Warm Nude is a blend of illuminating pinks and shimmering golds — the light catches the product perfectly on your J-Lo-esque cheekbones.

maybelline hi-light blush review pink rose

{Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Pink Rose}

The shade Pink Rose I would accept as more of a blush than a bronzer or highlighter – it might be a little too intense to sweep this over your forehead and chin so I’d recommend saving this for a multi-dimensional, romantic flush instead.

maybelline cream blush stick master glaze

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks}

If I had to be selective about the formula of my cheek colour I’d choose a cream blush over a powder any day. That is if I’m judging entirely on the finished effect on my cheeks. There’s something about a cream that allows for a much more natural flush. Wouldn’t you agree?

maybelline master glaze face studio blush stick warm nude

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Warm Nude}

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{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Make a Mauve}

Maybelline review face studio master glaze pink fever

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Pink Fever}

maybelline hi-light bronzer face glaze blush stick swatches

{Swatch party!}

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Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Pink Rose

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Light Bronze

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Make a Mauve

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Warm Nude

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Pink Fever

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maybelline crayon kohl liner by color show review

maybelline crayon kohl

{Maybelline Kohl Liner by Color Show}

Oh hey there set of gorgeous pencil liners that are beautifully pigmented. I mean not that I’m surprised but Maybelline’s releases over the past year have been knocking it out of the beauty ball park and I’m all over these.

maybelline crayon eyeliner swatches

{Swatch shop}

These pencils glide like butter over your skin so you won’t need to press down too hard on your lids to get that opaque coverage. Whether you’re enhancing your eyes with Graphite Grey, elevating your smokey eye with Ultra Black or adding a little Edgy Emerald to your beach babe look, these pencils will add impact with very little work.

From left to right

Edgy Emerald, Green Envy, Beauty Blue, Vibrant Violet, Chambray Blue, Turquoise Flash, Chocolate Chip, Graphite Grey, Sparkle Grey, Barely Beige, Marvellous Maroon, Ultra Black.

maybelline crayon kohl liner by color show review

{Pretty Pencils}

I’m a little too excited to play with the shade Chambray Blue (baby blueish), maybe I’ll wear it above a black liquid cat flick…

maybelline crayon eyeliner edgy emeralgreen envy, marvellous maroon, graphite grey

{My favourite shades}

Green Envy, Graphite Grey and Marvellous Maroon (over Chocolate Chip it creates a total Teddy dupe…) are my favourite day-to-day shades that pack a helluva punch. I can’t help but have a mad weakness for this deep green shade. It’s SO beautiful right?

The pencils are available at mass retailers from next week and they’re ONLY $5.99. I can’t even. The value  is beyond awesome. These were a press send, but I’m going need to a back up of my favs…

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