Two quick reviews on two items I received in my October BDJ Box*. I don’t really have much to say about either of them, so I thought I’d lump them together in one post. 🙂
First up, I have the Maybelline Master Liner in BK-1. It’s a standard, retractable black eyeliner that promises to be smudgeproof and creamy.
I would actually argue with that assessment, because it was not creamy at all. It’s kind of hard to apply a hard pencil on delicate parts of your eye that are so close to the opening and the eyeball itself. I don’t want to have to apply too much pressure to achieve maximum pigmentation. Unfortunately, I found that to be the case here.
In these swatches, the upper, darker one was achieved by a lot of pressure—too much pressure for upper/lower lid application. The lower swatch is indicative of the amount of pay-off I got when I applied the amount of pressure I would if I were to line my upper lashline.
It’s not entirely bad—as you can see from the photos above, the liner adds a pretty sort of definition, but I definitely wouldn’t reach for this if I can help it.
Next, I have a Maybelline Baby Lips ♥ Color in Pink Peony. I think I may be in the 1% of the population that did not go bonkers over the Maybelline Baby Lips but they just didn’t play well with my lips.
However, this added a nice sheer pinky tint to my lips and it has SPF. It still doesn’t moisturize them in the way that I want them t and I kind of hate the smell, but at least there is sun protection in there.
And that concludes my reviews for today! I hope this was helpful, albeit a little random. 🙂 I think the moral of the story (er, post?) here is that there are great drugstore products, but there are also duds and mehs.
* This was sent to me by the BDJ Box Team for editorial consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.
Maybelline is not cruelty-free.