New Maybelline Collab Products: Are They Worth It?

Hey my loves! I’m finally back, it’s been waaaayyy too long! But don’t worry, I’ll be back consistently. I took some time to focus on everyday life, we all need a break sometime, since this is such a passion of mine, I want to let you all know I will be constantly posting on my blog twice a week. Right now I can’t commit to certain days but just know it will happen twice a week yayyy!! I have so many ideas and projects I would love to accomplish for all of you, let me know if there’s anything you would like to see on the blog, I’d love to incorporate some of your ideas as well.

Now on to the makeup!

Recently, Maybelline has had two makeup collaborations come out, the first being the MakeupShayla collar and the most recent Gigi Hadid collab. For those of you who may not know @MakeupShayla is a popular beauty influencer on Instagram and Youtube, she is absolutely amazing, her makeup is so bomb you must check her out like right now! I’m sure everyone knows Gigi Hadid right?! I was super excited to hear about both of these collars as drugstore brands hardly ever collaborated with makeup artists or celebs and especially having a beauty influencer collar with such a well know beauty brand is so amazing! I love that brands are now noticing the amazing influencers and makeup artists on youtube and social media I think it’s so cool!

All of the products I will be mentioning I bought with my own money and I did not buy all the products in these collections as I bought what I thought I would actually use plus this mama is on a budget, however I did want to review and give my thoughts and opinions on these products.

For the products that I purchased-

  • The City Mini Palette X Shayla Eyeshadow Palette $9.99
  • Gigi Hadid West Coast Glow Eyeshadow Palette $14.99
  • Gigi Hadid West Coast Glow Liquid Strobe $11.99
  • Gigi Hadid Gel Eyeliner in Nude $11.99
  • Gigi Hadid East Coast Glam Matte Lipstick in McCall $8.99

All of these products were purchased at Ulta Beauty.

So here are my thoughts…

I really enjoyed the Maybelline X Shayla city mini palette, the shadows were pretty pigmented especially for drugstore shadows as the drugstore has a rep for having chalky eyeshadows. The shadows were smooth and buttery especially the shimmer shades were gorgeous. This palette gives me total fall vibes, the shadows were blendable however you do have to build up these shadows especially going back in to further blend. I think it is a great palette especially for the price and the color scheme is super gorgeous!! Shayla also came out with new shades of the Big Shot Colassal Mascara, I didn’t get them because I already have the OG mascara and I absolutely love it, it’s by far my favorite mascara. I give the Shayla Palette two thumbs up and if you’re a makeup lover like I am I say definitely give it a try you won’t be disappointed and it’s at such an affordable price.

Now let’s talk about the Gigi Hadid Collab.

My first impressions were that I loved the packaging I think it is so pretty and chic! I love that she came out with so many products her collection was divided between the West Coast Glow collection and East Coast Glam collection. The West Coast Glow are products that are more on the neutral and warm side, which is my favorite!! I love anything warm and neutral I cannot get enough!!! The East Coast Glam is more on the muave cool tone side.

Let me tell you that I was not a fan of the prices. One reason why I didn’t get the entire collection, these products have such a high price point leaning towards high end prices which is so crazy! When did the drugstore start charging high end pricing for drugstore products? Idk but that totally caught me off guard, such as the Jet setter Palette for $30?! No,no,no that’s insane! When I purchased these products I had such high hopes, wishing and hoping these products were unbelievably amazing (is that even a word?!) well you catch my drift. I absolutely love drugstore products due to the simple fact that now you can get amazing quality products at such an affordable price, but those are some high prices.

I love the matte lipstick and the gel eyeliner. I love a good matte lip and Maybelline makes incredible matte lipsticks. The formula is so creamy yet dries down to soft matte finish, in a beautiful nude shade perfect for everyday. The gel eyeliner is gorgeous in the nude shade, perfect for everyday and really makes your eyes pop. Here’s a little tip.. If you haven’t slept much but want to look like you got your beauty sleep then add a nude eyeliner in the waterline it makes your eyes look more awake and gives you a fresh look, it literally m makes your eyes look like you slept for 10 hours. The formula is so creamy it glided so effortlessly on the waterline, there wasn’t any tugging and lasted all day. I highly recommend those two products however the eyeliner was $14.99 and they make regular gel eyeliner pencils for half the price.

Now I think the mini eyeshadow palette has a gorgeous color scheme, it’s so pretty especially for day time looks which I’m all about! However, idk how I feel about it. The shadows were buttery, but…. the shadows are not very pigmented. The shimmer shades are a little more pigmented, it took me a long time too build up the color as the matte shadows were so sheer on the eyes. it did take some work to blend the shadows so I wouldn’t recommend this palette for beginners. I don’t think it’s worth the money as you have to spend a lot more time to make these shadows work, especially for the high price point, it’s just too much. I will continue to use it since I bought it with my own money but I have better shadows that work well for me. Lastly, the liquid strobe highlight. It comes in 2 shades, a pinky shade and gold shade. I don’t like pinky toned highlights but I’m all about gold highlights though! So my first impression the shade is called gold yet what came out was a deep bronze copper shade. So I have I’d say light to medium skin tone and it switched a lot darker than my skin tone, I do think it would be pretty for deep skin tones. I tried to make it work as it was just a tad dark on the skin but it was pretty just definitely not a gold shade… at all! For the price I think I would pass as I like lighter highlighters and I’m more into powder over liquid anyways.

Finally my overall thoughts…

Is it worth it?

I think the Shayla Palette is so worth the money, its a blendable and pigmented palette at an affordable price. What more can you ask for?! If your’e looking for a new eyeshadow palette,go to your local drugstore and give this a try!!

Now I don’t think the Gigi Hadid collection is worth it. I really wanted to love all ion the products but the quality is not there, which is so surprising as Maybelline makes some of the best drugstore products and one of my favorite brands period. I was disappointed with the high price point of these products and they just weren’t that great. I think you should totally save your money as you are basically paying for the name and not for the quality. The hype was not real!

It feels so good to be back to blogging!! I’m so excited for whats to come.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog!

Talk to you soon!


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