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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Matte Brown Nude Lipsticks

When it comes to lipsticks, I usually just switch between MLBB-pinks, nudes, browns and berries. That's why I got really excited when I saw that the new-ish Maybelline Creamy Brown Nudes were on sale at BeautyMNL's site! I immediately Googled for more swatches to help me pick which shades to get.


I decided to get four out of the six shades available. And it's one of those purchases I don't regret.


Description (from BeautyMNL): Maybelline’s best-selling matte lipstick formula, now in a collection of flattering nudes and browns; Buttery-soft formula applies rich and creamy; Delivers vibrant, opaque color payoff; Glides onto lips seamlessly for comfortable wear; Long-lasting formula with a shine-free, velvety finish

L-R:
Nude Embrace
Daringly Nude
Nude Nuance
Touch of Spice
Ahhh, these shades are so me!


The creamy matte formula allows for smooth application, with or without liner or balm. Even without applying lip balm prior to application, these don't dry my lips out even after 8+ hours of wear! I do find that exfoliating my lips is still a must, especially for the lighter shades, though! I feel like the lighter shades don't go on as smoothly as the darker ones.


Because of the creamy formula, the color does transfer, but noticeably not as much as other lipsticks I've tried. The color is quite long-wearing, especially the darker shades. I was able to wear Touch of Spice for about 10 hours without retouching - that is, with no heavy eating and drinking - and the color still looked really decent when I got home! 

With two swipes
Color pay-off is great as well. One swipe gives color opaque enough for my liking, but I do two by default!

L-R:
Nude Embrace
Daringly Nude
Nude Nuance
Touch of Spice
Nude Embrace is a light beige shade. It just really blends with my skin tone. I don't consider it as a flattering nude (not like WNW's Bare It All on me), but it doesn't wash me out either. Almost, but not quite! It's still quite wearable, although I find that nude shades like this go better with smokey eye makeup.

Daringly Nude is a more pinkish nude than Nude Embrace. I tend to like my nude shades this way - still pretty neutral but adds a bit of color to my face.

Nude Nuance is a medium brown shade with a teeny tiny hint of red. I love, love, love it so much! I believe it's actually one of best-selling shades in the collection, along with Touch of Spice.

Touch of Spice is a brownish rose shade. It's also a fave of mine along with Nude Nuance! It's a really flattering shade that's like a darker version of my favorite MLBB lipstick, Vintage Rose by Snoe.

L-R:
Nude Embrace
Daringly Nude
Nude Nuance
Touch of Spice
Nude Nuance  and Touch of Spice are my current favorites! I can see why a lot of people like these shades as well! So far I am enjoying these lipsticks because of their creamy formula and staying power, and because they don't dry my lips out even though they have a matte finish! Even the packaging is nice - I think it looks elegant, with the silver casing and brown cap, and it feels sturdy as well.

Over-all, I consider these as good buys, especially since I got them during BeautyMNL's promo for only 199 Php each (regular price is 299 Php). I'm not sure when these would be available in malls, though.



Have you tried any of the Maybelline Matte Brown Nudes? Which one is your fave? Share by commenting below! :)

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