The Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette is so pretty! The palette includes 12 complementary shades including blushes, plums, roses & neutrals. The majority of these shades are infused with subtle rose gold pigment, which being a lover of all things rose gold I absolutely love! There are also a couple of matte shades. Unfortunately my photo did not pick up the shimmer, you’ll just have to check out this palette in real life to see that!
The strength of pigmentation varies between the lighter and darker shades, with the darker shades being more pigmented. The lighter shades need more coats and blending.
This palette is very versatile and suits both day and night looks, casual and more glam looks. I’ve been using it mainly for my everyday looks. I recommend using a primer underneath for the best result.
Maybelline Mascara Review – Volum’ Express The Falsies Washable Mascara
This mascara has been aptly named. It instantly lengthened my lashes and made them appear fuller, giving the illusion of false eye lashes. All this with just one coat!
What makes this mascara different is it’s spoon brush and flexible wand. Roughly 1cm from the base of the bristles it has the ability to flex significantly which is designed to help lift and separate the lashes making them appear fuller.
It has a kera-fibre formula to help build the lashes.
The formula dries fairly quickly so you need to work quickly between coats.
Personally this mascara worked best for me when I applied just one coat. Any more than two coats and it became clumpy for me. More than two coats is unnecessary anyway in my opinion as I achieved such a full looking, good result with one coat.
The black pigment is beautifully dramatic.
As expected by the ‘washable mascara’ title, this mascara was easy to remove with no aggressive rubbing required. It came off using just water on a cotton pad.
One of the advantages of having makeup sent to you to trial is that you often trial something you may not have otherwise bought, and then find that it meets your needs perfectly!
The Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation is a great example of this. Personally I would probably have chosen the Maybelline FITme! Dewy + Smooth Foundation as I have mature skin and would have thought the dewy version of this foundation may have worked better for my skin type but to my pleasant surprise the Matte + Poreless version was perfect for me.
I found it easy to apply and it blended beautifully. It wasn’t at all drying on my skin like matte products can sometimes be and most importantly it was effective in reducing the appearance of my pores. As with all foundations I used a primer underneath it and moisturised my skin in the morning before applying any makeup.
I found this foundation to have medium coverage but it was buildable on areas that I have pigmentation. I trialed this foundation using my fingers, a foundation brush and a beauty blender. I got the best results using the beauty blender.
I did find the consistency of the Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation to be a bit runnier than other foundations I have recently tried, not that this was an issue at all. If anything I think it made blending the foundation easier.
My only minor complaint about this foundation is that it didn’t come with a pump action dispenser. Possibly due to it’s runny consistency a pump wasn’t deemed necessary.
Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter Review
I might be a beauty blogger but I am not a makeup artist so when it comes to ‘strobing’ I’ve got to admit I have no idea and just the word ‘strobing’ itself I find intimidating!
BUT I do know how to highlight, and that’s basically what this Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick excels at! So don’t get put off by the word ‘strobing’ in the product title if like me you aren’t a makeup artist. This product is a gorgeous illuminating highlighter!
It adds such a lovely radiant, glowy effect, something I’ve found my skin losing from about the age of forty onwards as my skin has matured and become dryer.
I add the highlighter above my cheek bones before I add my blush and down the centre of my nose. I also add it to the inside corner of my eyes to open them up and give me a more youthful look. In addition it looks fabulous applied to my cupid’s bow.
It has a lightweight creamy texture and is totally easy to use.
Apart from the word ‘strobing’ in the product title I love everything about the Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter. Like all Maybelline products it is reasonably priced.
Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Having previously worked in the health industry she loves effective beauty products that are based on scientific evidence. Also being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2021 and has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.