You may remember a little sneak preview of the Maybelline Fall launches I gave last spring when I attended Toronto Fashion Week.
I finally got my hands on some of these goodies as they’re now available at most drugstores in Canada and the USA (and have been since July). While it was hard to choose between all the new products, I’ve narrowed my picks from the Maybelline Fall Launches down to my 5 faves.
Maybelline Fall Launches
1. Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick
This easy-to-use, split-sided duo features a dark contour shade on one side to add structure to the hallows of the cheeks and a light highlight shade on the other to enhance the cheekbones. Just swipe along the angles of the cheeks for an instant transformation to a V- shaped face.
Simply turn the tip dark-side-down and run it diagonally just under the cheekbones then blend with your finger to seamlessly carve cheeks. Use the light side to brighten tops of cheeks and brow bones and bring some light to under the eyes or anywhere skin could use a dose of energetic brightening.
I’m no contouring expert, but I have to say – I’m loving this stick because it is so easy to use! Being able to use my fingers to blend is key!
2. Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Strobing Stick
Probably my favourite of all the new products, this glowing highlighting stick is fool proof! Whether you want to add subtle light-catching sheen to the high points of the face or go all in for ultra- highlighted cheekbones, this illuminating highlighter has all the bases covered. This creamy formula, infused with micro fine pearls, easily glides on your skin leaving behind a luxurious light-reflecting sheen. The stick format provides the easiest way to achieve targeted results to beautifully define bone structure.
Want to get glowing? Simply sweep on and blend in with your fingertip for an ethereal, lit-from-within effect. Apply on cheek bones, on the cupid’s bow of the lips, and down the nose and chin.
The Master Strobing Stick is available in 2 shades: 100 Light/Iridescent and 200 Medium/Nude Glow. I’ve been loving 100 as it’s lighter and pinkier than 200 which suits my skin tone better.
3. Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Jolt and Lip Studio Shine Shot
For the color lover looking for an explosive pop of intensity, there’s the new Lip Studio Color Jolt, a shiny lip paint that features 8 times more pigment than a traditional gloss in every drop. The flocked tip provides for precise, clean application. You can easily build the same color for stand-out vibrancy or layer two for a unique look that’s all your own. Available in eight stunning shades: Stripped Down, Never Bare, Fight Me Fuchsia, Orange Outburst, Talk Back Red, Red-dy Or Not, Berry Naughty, Violet Rebel.
The shine shots are available in two shades: Glassy Shine Lip Topcoat, a clear crystalline gloss, and Prismatic Lip Topcoat, a luxed-up rose gold that imparts a warm metallic sheen. Wear either alone or over any lip shade. For a truly plumping effect, dot the Illuminating Lip Topcoat in the middle of lips as a 3D highlight.
4. Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, than you know I’m a sucker for Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks. Being in Toronto, I have been known to beg, borrow and steal to get myself to the US to pick up any shades that aren’t released in Canada (yep living in Canada can have a downside). Hint hint – any US readers who are up for tradesies 🙂
This collection has 12 show-stopping shades (20 in the US, yes I’m serious) covering the entire spectrum from light to dark that includes pops of vibrant pinks, modern browns and a dynamic blue, you’re guaranteed a vivacious focal point to finish off any outfit (I’ve started with a modest 3 to add to my collection, we’ll see how far that gets me).
Available Shades: Mauve It, Gone Greige, Raging Raisin, Rebel Pink, Fiery Fuchsia, Smoking Red, Dynamite Red, Midnight Merlot, Berry Bossy, Violet Vixen, Midnight Blue and Pitch Black.
5. Maybelline New York SuperStay Better Skin Powder
I’m obsessing over the new SuperStay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder. It provides all day oil control and flawless coverage while rejuvenating and clarifying. Yes please!
Maybelline first launched SuperStay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation last summer. It is a liquid formula that treats while it covers thanks to the brightening antioxidant power of Actyl-C, a durable form of vitamin C that renews skin for a stress-free look over time.
Building on the idea of treating while covering, Maybelline’s newest multi-tasker in the series, the SuperStay Better Skin Powder, has skin-clarifying salicylic acid, which is proven to reduce the appearance of imperfections, pores and unevenness while covering flawlessly. This powder covers like a foundation; it uses a unique blend of soft, finely-milled powders to deliver all day complete coverage that feels lightweight and breathable on skin. Its creamy texture blends seamlessly and gives all day oil control for a shine-free finish.
Bonus: The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara
Ok I know I promised you 5, but although this new mascara doesn’t make the top of my list – it is pretty cool!
Inspired by the daring bold lash look spotted on the latest runways and red carpets, this mascara takes the fuss out of creating the show-stopping style professional makeup artists use several steps to achieve. The exclusive asymmetrical spider brush features cone-shaped bristles that grab and group lashes together; delivering volume at the base and sculpting lashes to a point with extreme length. The liquid latex formula helps to set and hold the look. The result: A bold, star-worthy look that’s all about drama.
Swipe once for soft groupings or pile on multiple layers for a more dramatic, truly spidery effect that’s radically pretty.
If you’re a daring fashionista who wants to clump her lashes – than you’ll love this. For me, if feels like I put mascara on without a mirror.