Today I’ll be reviewing a few new palettes from Maybelline that coincide with popular beauty trends and fun summer looks. The pigments include neutral shadows, strobing liquid, vibrant blush and color correcting kits designed to help you achieve a flawless complexion.
The 24K Nudes Shadow Palette ($11.99) is a bit flashier than your average neutral palette – offering dazzling colors infused with metallic gold. The deep brown, smokey black, warm bronze, garnet and glittery grey contrast beautifully with subtle cream and champagne hues in both matte and shimmer finishes.
The texture is silky, smooth and little buttery but some of the shades apply quite sheer so you may need a good primer and a few layers to boost the intensity. The shade selection is simple yet flattering on all skin tones with enough variety to take you from day to night. Some of the shadows could use a bit more vividness but they hold-up well without fading or creasing and the palette is convenient for travel.
I love a good blush palette and the Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit ($15.99) was designed to unleash your inner artist with a lovely array of pigments that can be mixed and matched to create custom shades. The deep burgundy-plum (my personal fave) has the best color payoff in the palette and the silky powder can also be used to contour and define. The coral and pink are softer hues but they are buildable and the radiant silver highlight has a pink undertone that brightens the complexion with a pretty flush.
The Master Camo Color Correcting Kit ($14.99) is another multi-purpose product with 6 creamy shades for correcting discoloration, concealing blemishes and illuminating. There are 3 color collections to choose from: Light, Medium and Deep - corresponding to the unique undertones of various skin tones. I have the Medium Kit and each row is labelled for a clear indication of how to use each color. The creams are very smooth for easy blending and the quality and coverage is quite good for camouflaging problem areas and evening the complexion. I recommend using a setting powder to lock-in the color for longer wear, but if you are looking for an affordable anti-blemish kit this is a good option.
Since everyone is after a gorgeous glow, Maybelline has created the Master Strobing Liquid ($12.99) in 3 shades to create multidimensional luminosity. This cream-liquid formula is bright, full-coverage and high-impact but you can adjust the intensity by using less if you don’t want to look like a disco ball. I have the lightest color and the shimmer appears very silver and chromatic. Since the formula is easy to apply and rub in, you can also use it on the body to highlight the legs, arms, torso, back and wherever else you wish to glow.
Maybelline is available at drugstores nationwide and online at maybelline.ca