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Hey guys!

So as you may know, Maybelline NY is the official makeup sponsor for New York Fashion Week and they have released a limited edition mascara collection that will be available in stores only in August in the US.  I don’t think these were released to all drugstores, I found mine at Walgreens and I saw them at Rite-Aid.  Also I heard they are available at Target, but I have yet to see them in Duane Reade or CVS.  Anyway, there are 4 new colours available in the classic Great Lash packaging.  I love coloured mascara and the words ‘limited edition’ makes these irresistible to me! I picked up just one of the colours as you guys know that I am not a fan of the original as the brush does nothing to my lashes and the formula is kinda thin for my liking.

So here’s Totally Teal, a really nice colour.

Totally Teal Great Lash, from Maybelline NY

The wand

I used one coat and it actually shows up on my bare lashes, so it has good pigmentation.

bare lashes

one coat. it shows up!

I have used more densely pigmented coloured mascaras, but for a drugstore brand it’s not bad at all! I will be using this to add a little bit of extra sumthin’ sumthin’ to my looks.  I will definitely use as the last step after I have used my lengthening and volumizing mascaras, not alone.  And just a note, I learned from a makeup artist that it is better to use black mascara as a base for coloured mascaras and white eyelash primers tend to wash out coloured mascaras.  Black makes them stand out more!

So overall this is not a bad mascara, I like it, but don’t love it.  I think it adds a nice touch but the formula is not robust enough for me.  They are available at Walgreens for $5.99 (and I had a $1 off coupon), which is a great price to spend just in case you don’t love it.   They’ll add a funky dimension to your look!  It’s also available in 3 other colours, Blink of Blue, Pop of Purple and Go Go Green.  If you want to try them, act now, they are being retired at the end of August.

Overall Grade: B

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An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.