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PART 1: MY ULTIMATE SPRING LOOK 2015 WITH A TOUCH OF GLITZ + GLAM, FEAT. MY MAYBELLINE FAVOURITES - REVIEWS + HOW TO'S !


HAPPY WEEKENDS ALL! 

-- PART I ---

It's a lovely time to relax, rewind, chill, have a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy the sunshine. 

I don't think I've had a weekend where I was doing nothing at all. Every weekends it's all about the wedding plans, the dogs, what to eat for brunch, how to organise my make-up, and the list is never-ending. Ahh..Spring..don't you just love this amazing season to come. 
That's my chit-chat for now, time for the exciting stuff I have to really show and tell you guys. 

Ever heard of Maybelline NY? I'm sure you've seen advertisements on the Television, Internet, Radio, Bus billboards, Train ads and most importantly in your local Priceline. Below I will discuss what I thought of these Maybelline Favourites (which you may be familiar with) including of the following: 
  • Maybelline's 24hr - Color Tattoo by Eye Studio - Eyeshadow in colours 05 Too Cool & 35 Tough as Taupe.
  • Maybelline's Volum'Express Mascara - Pumped up Colossal in 214 Glam Black Noir Glamour. 
  • Maybelline's Dream Lumitouch (Highlighting concealer)

I am so excited to go through each product and guide you on how it may help with a certain look you might be looking to achieve. Please keep on reading to check out my thoughts below. xo


Stay tuned for Part II where I'll be continuing to share my Maybelline Favourites with you all!  


 MAYBELLINE'S VOLUM'EXPRESS MASCARA PUMPED UP COLOSSAL! (214 GLAM BLACK, NOIR GLAMOUR) 

This Pumped Up Mascara claims to pump up lashes for up to 16X the volume. 


My first impressions of this mascara was that the packaging was definitely cute and retro looking and what better way to present a mascara in my favourite colour, pink! In terms of the mascara's brush, it's a double curved stem which delivers a a double shot of mascara. It certainly has more of a smoother pro-keratin formula with double the collagen which plumps without clumps. 

What made me really impressed with this mascara is that it looks to plump up my lashes to appear longer, thick and beautifully stunning. There's no need to for falsies because you'll get the most volumizing lashes ever. To achieve the best results, all you need to do is sweep the double shot brush from root to tip for an instant volume and bigger lashes. 

I also realised that this mascara adds great volume and length to my lashes and it really holds a curl well. I wore this from 9am-6pm all throughout the day and there was minimal smudging and my lashes stayed curled for a long period. The wand itself is bigger than other wands out there but it definitely looked to give much more volume to my lashes so I am happy about that. I love how the wand separates each lash from each other, by coating it with the mascara which really looks to volumise my lashes. It's also easily removed with an eye make-up remover and there was no issues experienced when I looked to remove it all off. 

The colour I got in Glam Black Noir Glamour is actually bold looking and makes my lashes definitely more volumised and appear thicker looking. However I'm sure there are other colours you can select from to suit your eye and skin colour. There are no clumps that come with this mascara so overall I can say that I am mostly satisfied with testing out the new Volum'Express mascara - pumped up colossal by Maybelline. I would give this a 5/5 stars because it gave me longer and fuller looking lashes which is amazing!

POSITIVES:
  • Adds volume. 
  • Applies evenly.
  • Looks to define and separate the lashes. 
  • It doesn't clump. 
  • The brush delivers Colossal impact. 
  • Looks to lengthen lashes. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • All you need to do is sweep the double shot brush from root to tip for an instant volume and bigger lashes
  • Also you can try to use the zig-zag motion to give a more volumised effect. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $19.95 
  • Available at selected pharmacies, department stores, variety stores and supermarkets. 


This is how you would see the product when you're out shopping! 

The wand is seriously amazing. It picks up a lot of the mascara which is what looks to coat every lash of yours with its plump formula!

TESTING THE NEW VOLUM'EXPRESS MASCARA BY MAYBELLINE OUT


As you can see that my lashes have been coated with the Volum'Express Mascara by Maybelline. They definitely more volumised, longer and fuller. 

Pictured here as well is my eyeshadow look featuring Maybelline's 24hr - Color Tattoo by Eye Studio - Eyeshadow in colours 05 Too Cool 35 Tough as Taupe which I will now review below so check it out beauties! 
MAYBELLINE'S COLOR TATTOO 24HR BY EYESTUDIO IN 05 TOO COOL + 35 TOUGH AS TAUPE

It's said to be one of the longest lasting eyeshadow as their ink technology creates a super saturated colour to it. The cream gel is easily smoothed on for a vibrant colour that doesn't fade. 

They've named it Color Tattoo 24HR eyeshadow for a reason because it really stays on for longer periods and it's a different way to wear eyeshadow. The cream formula easily glides on without creasing and keeps the colour vibrant. It's also ophthalmologist-tested which means that it's super gentle and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. 

For the best results: If you're wanting more of an impact look, what you can do to make it appear more illuminated is to use your fingertips, then look to sweep all over the eye from the inner corners and work outwards. To intensify the colour, you can look to darken as desired. 

The eyeshadow really acts as an intensifying ink and really looks to bring out more colour to your desired eyeshadow look. I love how it's lasts very long for the entire day which makes it so ideal for day and night wear. As compared to a powdered eyeshadow, this would be most definitely easier to wear and to also put on. The eyeshadow even withstands water and does not crease at all which are the main positives that come with using this product. The texture of the 24HR eyeshadow is that it's quite creamy and provides a great product pick-up. It comes in 4g in a small glass pot which makes it super convenient to use and also keep in your make-up bag. 

I always love the cream-based products because they're so easy to use that you can even use your clean fingertips. They even look to dry to a completely non-transferable finish which is definitely impressive. I love these so much that as a cream eyeshadow itself, it's definitely super unique. 



POSITIVES:
  • Delivers 24hr intense colour which is long lasting. 
  • Creamy texture. 
  • Easy to apply with fingertips. 
  • Can darken and intensify your desired look. 
  • Resists water and creasing. 
  • Very pigmented. 
  • Comfortable to wear. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS (FEATURING THE EXPERT TIPS):
  • Apply with clean fingertips for added control. 
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Begin applying at the middle of the lash line and then look to blend the colour outwards towards the edge of the brow.
  • Look to use a light or white shade under the brow bone to contour. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $11.95 
  • Available at selected pharmacies, department stores, variety stores and supermarkets. 

SHADE, 35 TOUGH AS TAUPE

Featuring a greyish, shimmery colour which is so ideal for that smokey eyed look. 

Wow! This shade is such a stunner and so pigmented that I am seriously in love with this shade. I would say this is more of an evening and going out look if you're going to use these as your desired eyeshadow. It's amazingly lasts so long, in fact for the entire day so when I wore this on my face, not once did I experience any smudging or smearing with it. I blended this over the 05 Too Cool shade and both complemented each other very well. 

SHADE, 05 TOO COOL 

Featuring a frosty, shimmery white colour which is perfect as an eyeshadow base. 

It's an ideal shade to be used as a base for all the other colourful eyeshadows. If you use powdered shadows onto of this shade, your eyes will really look more enhanced and intensified. The powdered eyeshadow will even help your powdered eyeshadows even stay on longer. This colour features a white and frosty type of colour which is quite pretty to look at. 



MAYBELLINE DREAM LUMItouch HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER

Hide those dark circles and tired looking eyes! It's all about the concealing!

To wrap up my Part I special of My Maybelline Favourites, I also tested out the Maybelline's Dream Lumitouch Highlighting concealer. How can you say not look to use a highlighting concealer for concealing under your eyes, any redness on your face and any other signs of imperfections. 

So what are highlighting concealers you may ask? It's a concealer that looks to combine a coverage of sheer concealer along with their brightening properties of a highlighter. This is definitely more budget friendly to purchase and use if you're wanting to invest in an affordable highlighting concealer in the long term. 

The concealer brush comes in a pen brush style with a twist top. It's definitely convenient to use as a pen-style because you simply twist and turn to highlight the areas that you're wanting to conceal. Overall I really love this highlighting concealer because of the results it has given me. The texture is not thick or runny which is amazing and works so well for me. The blending gives more of a medium coverage and a soft brightening effect to the skin under the areas of my eyes.

The formula has fine pearl particles which is barely visible when used on the skin. When I applied this onto the areas under my eye, it added a dewy reflective sheen to my skin which I definitely loved. I can simply use the highlighting concealer and wear my daily sunscreen as usual and still look not tired which is amazing. I love how it gives a natural brightening effect to the skin but it also evens out my skin. It's a great wear where it doesn't get into the lines of my skin which I am highly satisfied about. It's so ideal for wearing under the eyes and is very long lasting. It's currently one of my favourites and is quite an affordable highlighting concealer if I were to use this in the long-run. 

POSITIVES:
  • Great texture. 
  • Easy to blend. 
  • Brightens and conceals. 
  • Gives a very natural dewy finish. 
  • Does not get cakey.

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Turn the bottom of the concealer wand clockwise until product is visible on the brush applicator. 
  • Adjust the wand accordingly for desired amount of product. 
  • Using the brush applicator, apply the concealer to your T-Zone areas blending in an outward motion. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $17.95 
  • Available at selected pharmacies, department stores, variety stores and supermarkets. 
  • Check out Maybelline's official website for more information: http://www.maybelline.com.au/

SWATCH TEST:


THE FINAL LOOK

To achieve the eye look above, I have looked to use the following Maybelline products: 
  • Maybelline's Volum'Express Mascara, Pumped Up Colossal!
  • Maybelline's Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow, in colours 05 Too Cool and 35 Tough as Taupe
  • Maybelline's Dream Lumitouch Highlighting concealer. 

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Stay tuned for Part II where I will feature more of My Maybelline favourites! 


if you've tried all of the products I've mentioned below, let me know on what you thought of them in the comment below. If you have other questions, please look to email me as I'd love to chat! 

Happy reading and shopping,

Cheers,
Livia xo
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Thank you MAYBELLINE NY AU for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support

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