Yoohoo! I'm back with Part 2 of my Maybelline Makeup post as promised. This time, I will be reviewing two products that I got from the OnlyBeauty sale here which are the Maybelline the Magnum Mascara and L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows, and try to complete a makeup look with my limited skills and resources. XD Oh yeah, it might not look obvious because I just recently learnt that the camera takes away 50-70% of my makeup colour lol! -_-
In case you're curious, I reviewed the Maybelline BB Mousse and Maybelline Colour Sensational lipsticks HERE.
Anyway, here's what I'll be using for this look. As I said, there's no shame in loving drugstore makeup as some of them are really good and not to mention, affordable! Especially for students and makeup beginners, it's better to start off with low-end range products to test it out and once you get used to it, you can invest in the higher-end products.
Maybelline BB Mousse // Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in #105 Pink Wink // Maybelline The Magnum Mascara // L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow in Naughty Strawberry // Maybelline Blush'em (used as blusher and bronzer) // Maybelline Hypersharp Liner // Maybelline Super Liner eyebrow pencil // Maybelline Pure Mineral Concealer
***Maybelline Volum' Express Super Film Magnum Mascara***
Let's look at the much raved about Maybelline Volum' Express Super Film Magnum Mascara. Mascaras have a short shelve life, so it's totally fine to invest in a cheaper one. But then again, Maybelline mascaras are said to be one of the best around! I got this from the sale by filling up an application form prior to the event and just showing and SMS to redeem.
There are a few Magnum Mascaras around and I got this one in red wordings. Not really sure about the difference as I'm not really a mascara person, but this mascara claims to possess incredible volumnizing powers, with 9 times the effect. It is supposedly smudge proof and resistant to sweat and tears and comes off easily in the shower with warm water. Does it? Very simple and lightweight packaging, and I like the red accents. Although the bottle is a little plump, it still fits nicely in my makeup bag.
Comes with the Magnum Brush which is a slightly curved brush to cover your entire lashes in one swoop. I love the shape, but just wish the bristles were a little more separated to avoid clumping.
Directions to use:
This is how I use mascara. Correct me if I'm wrong? To use, just brush the mascara in a zig-zag motion from the root to tip of your eyelashes. Then, apply the product on the top of your top lashes so that it is fully coated. Lastly, give your bottom lashes some love and coat them too!
As you can see, the lashes on the right are slightly longer and thicker than the one on the left. However, there doesn't seem to be much difference in length to me..
It does curl my uncurl-able (is that a word? XD) lashes a little bit. Yayyy. However, the curl does not last long because it is rather heavy on the lashes... Booo.. Also, my lashes do clump up a little due to the formula ><
Is it just me or does my eye makeup never look obvious in pictures? -_-
I quite like this mascara. For it's price of RM 35.90, I think it is really worth the money. What you pay is what you get, so do not expect to be blown away by it. Also, it did not deliver the 9X volumnizing effect as promised.. Because the effect is not so noticeable, it will be good for everyday makeup. It doesn't smudge much for me, but leaves some black debris on my lower lid as the day goes by. Maybe I need a mascara fixer.. I've also tried removing it with warm water, but I don't think it's as easy to move as it claims to be.. Psychologically, I still feel my lashes are dirty and needs to be cleaned with proper eye makeup remover. XD
***L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow***
I also got these eyeshadows from the sale by filling up an application form. I got mine in Pink while my sis got the blue colour. Don't be mistaken, the price is not RM18 but that's just the sale price. Couldn't seem to tear the sticker off lol.
Cute palettes which is easy to carry around. The design is a little weird however, cos this is actually the base and the cap is on the other side..
How it looks from the other side. The black cap is added so that the loose eyeshadow powder do not fly around.
There are some glitters in the formula, so glam! Fret not, the glitter is really subtle and does not show up much when applied on your lids. It just adds an extra shine. They have really cute names too! The blue one is called Sassy Marshmallow and the pink one is Naughty Strawberry. So cute!
Wow, love the colours, they're so pigmented! No wonder it's a major hit with a lot of other beauty bloggers.
Pink on the left, blue on the right. Just to swatch the colour for you guys, I didn't wear this makeup out lah lol! People will think I'm mad. Super pigmented, just a little bit is enough to make your makeup pop!
I don't usually use eyeshadow (because I don't know how to apply it hahaha). But this is really simple to apply, if you're not into contouring and shading and all. The colour is just so pretty and pigmented, I can't stop staring at it. The only downside is that it doesn't come with a brush. I used my fingers here, but of course for more even application you should use an eyeshadow brush. For a retail price of RM 35.90, it's a good eyeshadow to keep around!
Final makeup look using all the drugstore makeup above.... Lol! It's quite weird, cos I don't usually put eyeshadow >< Wore this out for my monthsary dinner with boyfie. In the dark lighting of the restaurant, I think my eye makeup could not be seen at all! Nevertheless, #letmetakeaselfie.
Oh ya, finally got the Topshop sunflower bustier dress I've been lusting after, for half price (!!)
Hope you've enjoyed this review cum tutorial. It's time I brush up my makeup and photo taking skills to give you a more detailed tutorial next time! I was actually a little hesitant to post this but heck, I just wanna share and there's always a first time for everything right? :)
If you wanna know more about the products above and of course when to get it at a cheaper price, watch out for the OnlyBeauty sale announcments all over Malaysia on their website and Facebook page. You can also log on to Fiiesta.com (or Facebook here) and when you purchase RM50 and above, you are entitled to RM10 off a single transaction when you apply the discount code Dolly@fiiesta.com.
Thanks for reading!