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Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Powder Review

Being over 40 I have a love/hate relationship with powder and I’m always trying out new ones. Today I tested out the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Powder in Translucent.


What’s to love?

The packaging of the Fit Me! is really useful. The square compact is easy to open and contains a flip-up mirror and foam applicator under the product which I really like.

The product itself is a super light matte powder that matched my skin perfectly. As you can see in the third photo you can barely see it on my skin.

I applied the powder to my forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. I thought it worked great on my cheeks and nose. It also absorbed the oil on my chin and forehead, I think this would be great for touch-ups too. The key for me it to make sure it’s completely blended or it looks a little heavy (which most powder does).

I think it works best on me when I blend it with a little blush and I like that it’s buildable. I also blended it with my concealer for a great look.

Overall I think this is an excellent product.The product did last me all day and I will definitely keep this one in my collection. It’s Made in the USA and reasonably priced.

Price: $7.99

Check out the Maybelline Fit Me in my Target haul!

Also be sure to check out this great article which showcases more powers for dry skin: Balance Me Beautiful — Best Powder for Dry Skin

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment for Dark Circles Review

Happy December! I can’t believe there’s only 24 more days until Christmas. I hope to show off some great holiday finds this month but first let’s cover those dark circles!

When you’re over 40 covering dark circles is a must and being that I have fair skin I often look like part of the cast of The Walking Dead without a good under eye concealer. I just found the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment for Dark Circles and I’m in love with this formula!


What’s to love?

First, I am such a package geek and the Instant Age Eraser looks like something out of Star Wars. There is a clear hard plastic tube that holds the concealer and a half-round puff at the top to apply.


Now I have to say that it took me a few minutes to figure this out. You need to twist the red band (it will click) to get the product flowing out of the top.

I picked the Fair (110) shade and it matches my skin perfectly. I just used the stick like a marker under my eyes and blended a bit with my finger for the perfect coverage. I was thrilled with the results.


According to Maybelline the product is “infused with goji berry and collagen to tighten and improve skin elasticity.” and I have to say that my skin did feel tighter after application.

The product has very little scent and feels like a high-end brand to me. It’s Made In Canada.

I got my stick for $6.79 at Target which is a great price. My only concern with this product is that you probably have to replace it every month or so because of the fluffy tip which is fine because it’s not very expensive. Maybelline does state that it’s got an anti-microbial system to which is good.

Overall I am very happy with this stick and would purchase it again.

Also check out my Over 40 5-Minute Makeover Challenge on YouTube. I use the Maybelline Age Rewind as part of my routine.

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Review

I tried out the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush today and it’s an interesting product. I didn’t realize that it had the consistency for Play-Doh and now I can’t stop playing with it!


What’s to love?

When I first bought the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale I thought it was a powder, then when I opened the package I realized it was a cream…but it’s not really a cream it’s more like moldable clay and I like it!

The color of this blush is a nice hot pink  coral and it goes on pretty easily. I had to rub my finger across the product about 4 times to get enough to apply and it actually goes on like a thick cream and it is blendable. I found to pigmentation to be decent and I think this would be a great buildable blush product. The blush does have a luminous glow to it too.

It has no scent and is made in Canada. It comes in 10 shades including  Rose Petal, Candy Coral, Coffee Cake, Fresh Pink, Hot Tamale, Orchid Hush, Peach Satin, Pink Frosting, Pink Plum and Plum Wine.

This blush does live up to its name, it is bouncy. I just can’t decide if I want to play with it or wear it!

Price: $7.99

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Maybelline EyeStudio Color Molten Palette in Taupe Craze Review

The Maybelline EyeStudio Color Molten Palette in Taupe Craze is an interesting product in that it’s a “dimensional cream shadow”, how cool is that? I love this soft colors in this eye duo.


What’s to love?

I’m really impressed with this Maybelline eyeshadow palette duo. On one side you get a creamy matte taupe  while the other side is a shimmery dark brown shade and while they are not super pigmented the colors blend into a beautiful look. I love these neutral colors for daytime or a casual work look.

I also love that this product has zero scent. No chemical smell at all and it’s Made in Canada. At $3.99 I’d like to pick up a few for my make-up bag as they are nice and small so they don’t take up much room.

On a side-note I did get my palette for 40%off at our local K-Mart  which is closing and I noticed that the this is a hard to find product. Ulta only has one color available online and it’s not on the Maybelline site at all so this could be a discontinued product.

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review

I got the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara as part of a Ulta gift pack so I decided to test it out. It’s a nice mascara for $8.99.


What’s to love?

I love that Maybelline is creating wands that give special effects. This one creates a full fan effect that made my lashes pop, unfortunately I could to get the lighting right to take a good photo.

This black formula is not heavy at all which surprised me because it looks thick in the bottle and on the wand. I was able to get nice lash separation and length without looking clumpy.


The formula does have a bit a strong odor but nothing that bugged me too much. I’d also liked the staying power and ease of removal.

Overall I like this mascara as a daily-wear choice.

Check out the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in my Target Haul video.


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Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara Review

Last week I picked up the new Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara and it’s a really neat product.


What’s to love?

This is a really unique mascara. The wand is curved and there are short bristols on only one side. My wand was black although the media and packaging shows a light purple wand. The wand is designed to give you a “wing” effect and it does work on the outer upper lashes. Essentially the curved wand adds more product to the outer layer of lashes giving the wing effect.

Because this is a volumizing mascara it delivers a lot of product to your lashes. I did find that you had to be careful with application. Too many layers created a goopy look so I had to remove it and start over. I also found it hard to apply on my bottom lashes. My recommendation would be to use a regular brush for lower lash application.

Overall I like this product as it delivers a unique look. I think this will be fun for dramatic party eyes or on Halloween.

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Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick Review

I’ve been wanting to try a contouring stick for awhile now but didn’t want to spend a lot of money so today I picked up the Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick at Target and I had a $2.00 off coupon which was awesome.


What’s to love?

The cool thing for me about the Maybelline Master Contouring stick (aside from the price) is that it’s a chubby stick. You get a nice wide swath of both the dark and the light shades to work with in one easy to use product. I’m going to try to keep the point going as I use this because I’m thinking that if it goes flat it might be hard to use each color separately.

I’ve got the Deep Fonce 02 stick and the light side is perfect for my fair skin. The dark shade also works well along my jaw line when I blend the two colors together. This is my first attempt at contouring and I’m having fun with this stick. I do need more practice though!

The easy to use twist-up tube is a great design and the product itself does a great job with coverage on my skin. The cream is a smooth. light-weight semi-matte with no shimmer. It has zero scent and I find that it blends really well on my skin. I noticed that it has mixed reviews but I found it to be a great product for the price. So glad I found this one today!

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Crayon Review

A few weeks ago I tested out the Maybelline Tattoo Metal Cream Gel Eye Shadow and really like it so I thought I’d try the crayon too. I got the Maybelline Color Tattoo Crayon in Lilac Lust.


What’s to love?

The main reason I bought this one is because I love keeping a stick eyeshadow in my purse. At $5.99 these are a great inexpensive way to build up your make-up bag.

I found the crayon very easy to use. I just applied directly to my lid and blended with my finger. The formula is super smooth and light with no scent. I had no problems with creasing and found the pigmentation to be good.

I love the color. Purple is one of my all time favorite eye colors and the metallic shimmer makes it even more pretty.

Upon reading the fine print I did read that this product is flammable until dry, good to know! It’s Made in the USA which everyone knows I love so that’s a plus too.

Overall I’m happy to add another product to my purse for mid-day touch ups so Yay for this one.


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Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Metal Cream Gel Eye Shadow Review

I finally picked up one of the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Metal Cream Gel Eye Shadows, I’ve been wanting to get one of these for awhile now and am so glad I did.


What’s to love?

First, I have to say I love cream eye shadow and have since the 80’s it’s so pigmented and easy to apply and the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Metal Cream Gel Eye Shadow (that’s a mouthful) delivers for me.

I got the Inked In Pink shade because I’m newly in love with all the pink shades. The Color Tattoo cream is a darker shimmery pink, I paired it up with some Tarte Swamp Family shades including Big Baby and Mancat and finished the look with Benefit Roller Lash Mascara for a casual look.

The creams claim to last 24 hours and are waterproof. It blended super nicely with no creasing although my inner eye socket looks a bit weird in the photo which was just the lighting. The arm swatch is pretty true to color and I just love this shade.

I am so excited to find a lower cost cream that I love. At only $6.99 I’d like to get a few more shades including Bad to the Bronze and Too Cool which is a silvery white.

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Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

A few weeks ago I tried out the Maybelline The Graffiti Nudes Palette and liked it so much I decided to try out The Blushed Nudes Palette next and I like it even better.


What’s to love?

With The Blushed Nudes Palette you get 12 light shimmer and metallic shades in the range of white, beige, sage, pink gold and brown. I tried to create a swatch but they are so light it was hard to do on my arm. The top row of colors are extremely light. If you’re looking for a super dark pigment I would get the Graffiti Nudes instead.

I do love the palette range. I am wearing the metallic pink (bottom row, 2nd from right) and the white (top row, 1st shade) which is the most matte color of the bunch.

According to the back of the package you can create quads, trios or duos from this set. I can see myself using this palette often as I like these soft shades.

The shadows have zero scent and the palette is made in the USA. So far no creasing but I would recommend using a brush to apply. I used one of the foam applicators (you get two) that came with the set the product gets a bit cakey on the foam. I wish all palettes came with a brush!

Overall I really like this palette and I got it for a great price, paid $8.77 on Amazon.