Tag: Maybelline

4 Foundations for Dry Skin

4 Foundations for Dry Skin: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation, Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation on the Go, L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation Review

Finding a good foundation for dry skin can be a bit tricky. You’re leery of matte foundations because they can be drying and make you look casket sharp. Full coverage foundations can be iffy too. They often get cakey and leave you looking like Jim Carey in the Mask. Minus the green, of course!

So which foundations are suitable for dry skin?

Quite a few! There are many foundations that slay at making dry skin look smooth and flawless. Of course, it doesn’t always seem that way when so many brands are catering to the full coverage, matte look. But I’m here to guide you in the right direction with some pretty fantastic foundations that work wonders for dry skin!

Maybelline Nude Thrill & Rebel Red Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

Maybelline 10 Nude Flush, 35 Rebel Road Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

There’s nothing like waking up to a box of liquid lipsticks! Recently, Influenster sent over a couple of the new Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors for me to test out for you guys and I couldn’t be happier to tell you all about them. It was only a matter of time before Maybelline hopped in the liquid lipstick arena after the trend took the makeup world by storm. While it took a little time, Maybelline finally whipped up their own liquid matte lipstick formula with the new Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors. The Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color line features 10 shades ranging from nude to vampy for just $8 a pop. Do they live up to the matte liquid lipsticks we know and love?


Glowing Glam in Red

Glowing Glam in Red Makeup Look

I’ll probably always be a hardcore lipstick junkie but lately I’ve been super obsessed with highlighters and all things glow. A poppin’ highlight and a soft, dewy complexion is my go to look this summer. I’ve already shown you my summer glow essentials that I love whipping out to make me glow to the moon and back. However, it struck me that it would also be a good idea to share with you how I put it all together too.


Stay Beat in the Heat with these Summer Foundations

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup, NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer

Loving makeup or having to rock a polished face to work on a regular basis can be fun at times. You get to flex your creativity by adding a little color to your day or take on the world feeling a powerfully beautiful new version of yourself. The downside, is that rocking makeup isn’t always sunshine and roses. Especially in the summer. You go from worrying about moisturizing and masking enough in the winter to stressing over how to keep your face flawless in 90º weather. I know the struggle, girl. Even as a dry gal, I can’t always keep my beat fresh and flawless in the summer heat without feeling like my foundation is melting or caking up something terrible. Over the years, though, I’ve learned that switching up your foundation (and skincare which we’ll discuss that later) helps a great deal to keep your makeup looking fresh and sweat free from sun up to sun down. So I’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose your perfect summer foundation that’ll help you stay flawless all season.

Influenster Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Vox Box

Maybelline 10 Nude Flush, 35 Rebel Road Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

Liquid lipsticks are everywhere now. When liquid lipsticks first began trending you could really only find them online. Today, you can walk into your nearest drugstore and pick up a few liquid lipsticks that are actually pretty decent quality without the usual $15-$20 price tag. Maybelline is one of the best drugstore brands in the building when it comes to lipsticks so it was only a matter of time before they hopped in the liquid lipstick ring with their own line of Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors. I recently received a couple of them in my Influenster Maybelline Vox Box to test out for you guys and I’m pretty excited because Maybelline’s lipsticks have yet to disappoint me.

Maybelline Makes Fit Happen!

Influenster Maybelline Fit Me Vox Box

Remember when I told you a while back that Maybelline was adding more shades to Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation? Well they’ve finally arrived in stores and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve been a fan of Maybelline Fit Me Foundation for years so I was excited to try the new Matte + Poreless formula when it first launched even though the shade range wasn’t too expansive. Especially when it came to darker complexions. Thankfully, Maybelline heard our cries and relaunched Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 8 new shades to better suit fair and deep complexions. Yay!

Influenster decided to help Maybelline celebrate the relaunch of Fit Me Matte + Poreless by including them in their latest Vox Box. In case you’ve missed my previous posts, Influenster is a completely free program that sends you free products to review in exchanging for writing reviews and posting on social media. I’ve received quite a few Vox Boxes over the years so I wasn’t too surprised when I was selected to receive the new Maybelline Make Fit Happen Vox Box. I actually already own the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation but I don’t mind receiving another bottle or telling you all about it again.


Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection Now Available at Ulta!

Maybelline Spring 2016 at Ulta

It’s raining new products at Ulta and I’m going broke because of it! LOL I’m kidding. But I’ve definitely been hauling my butt off lately. Between all the new drugstore and prestige releases that have been coming back to back I’ve been losing my mind. It’s like I can’t catch up! The latest spring collection to catch my attention comes from Maybelline. Like NYX, Maybelline has whipped up a lot of new products. And they’re looking mighty nice!

New Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Shades Now Available!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless New Shades

Ask and you shall receive! Maybelline’s new Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation has been a huge hit since it was first released last year but the biggest complaint was the shade range. Don’t get me wrong. Maybelline kicked off the Matte + Poreless line with a great start featuring 14 shades. However, a lot of gals were still left out of the mix struggling to find their perfect match in Matte + Poreless. It looks like Maybelline has recognized the beauty in all shades by adding 8 more shades to the Matte + Poreless line to cover a broader spectrum of skin tones. Makeup junkies rejoice! Although 355 Coconut is a perfect match for me I’m excited that other brown gals will get to experience Matte + Poreless too. The Maybelline Fit Me line features the best drugstore foundation and concealer I’ve ever tried and I love that I can now recommend it to more WOC. There’s no word on exactly when we’ll see these 8 new shades pop up in stores or online but I’d say keep an eye out for them ’cause I assume they’ll be landing very soon!

Have you tried the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation yet?

Best of 2015: Drugstore Lipsticks

Best of 2015 Drugstore Lipstick: Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick, MilanI Power Pink Color Statement Lipstick, Milani Matte Naked Color Statement Matte Lipstick, Milani Matte Beauty Color Statement Matte Lipstick, Maybelline Nude Nuance Color Sensational Matte Lipstick, NYX Stone High Voltage Lipstick

I spent a lot of time in the drugstore aisles last year so it’s no surprise that I picked up an insane amount of budget beauty lipsticks. Believe it or not, there’s some really impressive formulas and colors hidden in drugstore aisles–all for under $10. I enjoyed quite a few drugstore lipsticks in 2015 but most of my favorites seemed to come from Milani. Which is no surprise because their lippies are freaking amazing!


Best of 2015: Foundation

Best of 2015 Foundation: Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation, Bobbi Brown Golden Nude CC Cream, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless, Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum

Ahh, foundation. We only have one face and yet we tend to hoard it anyway. It can really be hard to resist the urge to stock up on foundations when there’s so many great reasons to. Like changes in your skin tone in the summer and winter where you need darker or lighter shades. Or changes in your skin that cause you to switch to matte or moisturizing formulas. Or you’re just a makeup junkie who likes options and new things. I’m a little of all of the above so I have a foundation “wardrobe” as Bobbi Brown likes to call it but in 2015 I only reached for a handful of foundations.