New Maybelline Products
The Colossal Big Shot Express Mascara, 24Karat Nudes Palette, Master Precise Liquid Ink Pen Eyeliner
This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.
Hello, class! Today we get to take a peak at some new Maybelline products that I was lucky enough to get to play with. As you know, I consider myself to be a “high-end” product aficionado, so the chance to experiment with “drug store” makeup and review it for you was a real treat.
Let’s start with the mascara. The Colossal Big Shot Express Mascara is a volumizing formula that is meant to lift and separate in one coat (I guess that’s the “express” part!) The brush is really unique – it has little dips and wavy bristles to maximize the application of the formula to the lashes. I loved the shape of the brush and the fact that this mascara did not clump at all!
Next, we’ll talk about the Master Precise Liquid Ink Pen Eye Liner. This features a “breakthrough hyper-sharp 0.4mm tip” to allow for precise application against the lash line. I loved the opacity of this formula – one swipe was enough for a deep black line. The felt tip was also fairly easy to use in comparison to many other liquid liners I have tried.
The most exciting product of the new releases is by far the 24karat Nudes Palette. This eye shadow palette has 12 shadows ranging from shades of soft linen to deep black. Some of the shadows are matte and others have shimmer. For me, the highlights of this palette are the gold shade, the purple, and the black with shimmer. I love that the back of this palette has suggestions for its use, including quads, trios and duos. Or, you can just mix and match as I did.
I used all three products in this post for an eye look, so you could get an idea of their performance:
As you can see, the shadows apply and blend fairly well. They performed better than I expected for a “drugstore” palette, but not as well as my palettes that would be at least three times the price. The mascara is phenomenal for my teeny tiny lashes and I would consider purchasing it in the future. The liner is bold and precise, though it did take my wobbly hand a couple of tries on my right eye (there’s always an issue with one eye, amiright?!)
All three products – 24k Nudes, The Colossal Big Shot Express, The Master Precise – are available as of January 2017 at major retailers.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions about these products!