Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review: The palette is finally stateside! It was released in Europe a few months ago and people have been raving! It has been a long time since I have heard this much hype over a drugstore palette. This is a continuation of “The Bar” line that Maybelline and it has arrived in the US. I am not sure if they had originally planned to have a U.S. release, but a few weeks ago, while browsing Twitter, I saw that Maybelline was directly linking to and selling this palette on Amazon! So, that surprised me a little bit and I was not aware of this. I had to get a few other items so the palette was added to my shopping cart.
This is a 12-shade palette – 10 shimmers and 2 matte. Most of the shades are champagnes, taupes and brown neutrals with a few red-toned shades. My favourite shade in the palette is the deep, rich burgundy one on the second row. The shimmer shades definitely have reflects, but none of them are glittery. There are only two matte shades, a medium taupe and a cool dark brown. According to Maybelline, the palette gives 13 different looks and it is broken up into 3 quads, or 4 trios or 5 duos. The ways the colours are arranged, adjacent colours in the quad trio or duo are meant to be used together.
Here’s the video review and tutorial that did using this palette. Check it out below. All the products that I mentioned are going to be listed further down in the blog post, as well as close up pictures and more details on the product.
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review- Video
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review – Packaging
The palette’s design falls in line with the other palettes in this series. Very simple, deep burgundy plastic with a see-through cover. It comes with double-ended sponge/plastic brush (you know where that is going to go – straight into the garbage!). Looks as if it will be good to travel with.
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review – Results and Conclusions
This is a decent palette. It is a lot better than what I thought it would be. If you don’t like shimmer, then this not for you. They blend fairly well. also does not have a variety of neutral matte shades to balance the look out. And they are also very cool-toned. I would use a different option. They are not the smoothest, blendable mattes but I they are not terrible. Would use my favourite mattes, if given a chance. Lots of fallout, but that can be alleviated by using a flat shader brush. And apply your foundation after you use this palette.
This palette will not replace my higher end formulas as this is not as smooth or as high quality as I am used to, but it is decent. A nice-to-have if you are a product junkie and have flexibility in your purchasing. If you are a strict budget and love your drugstore products, this one is certainly one to look for. And it is brown-girl/guy friendly!
This product is available online from Amazon and Maybelline online and retails for USD$9.99.
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review – Tutorial Details
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar – Eyes & Brows
- M.A.C. Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
- Maybelline The Burgundy Bar
- Royal & Langnickel Flat Shader Eye Shadow Brush Bx-75
- Cozzette Small Blending Brush S175
- M.A.C. Pointed Eye Shadow Brush # 226
- M.A.C Angled Liner Brush #263
- Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
- Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil #5
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar – Face & Cheeks
- Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Foundation in R530
- Inglot AMC Blush in ME08CC
- Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Candlelight
- IT Cosmetics Angled Blush Brush
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar – Lips
Have you tried this? What do you think?
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