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Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review: The hottest drugstore palette is here!

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.

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Swatches – First quad

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Swatches – Second quad

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Swatches – Third Quad

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

 

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LOTD: Autumn/Fall inspired! Lots of bronzey/orangey goodness!

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So I attended the launch of the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection at the NARS boutique on Bleecker Street, and I was instantly drawn to the intense, saturated colours, especially for a holiday collection!  This limited edition collection features a new/special texture that appears in this collection only called Cinematic.  Actually it’s just they eye shadows and lipsticks, which allows them to be buttery smooth and highly pigmented at the same time.  NARS has amazing quality products to begin with but this just kicked the level up a few more notches.

Anyway, I don’t have a lot (or any as a matter of fact) copper-toned eye shadows, so I picked up this gorgeous colour Cambodia.

Cambodia Cinematic Eye Shadow by NARS

Swatch, Cambodia

Très riche!! A beautiful coppery, reddish brown colour!  Actually this texture reminds me of the previously released MAC Starflash texture.  Very finely milled, but pigmented and smooth.

So for this look, I decided to also combine my favourite eye shadow from the summer as well incorporating a little colour theory.

Here’s the look, that I previously posted on Instagram! Follow me here —-> NoireTropicalB

LOTD

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“I See Blue” for #NYFW……

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Yes, ah seein’ blue!!!  Maybelline is the official makeup sponsor for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and they have brought out a limited edition coloured mascara collection.  All vibrants!! The deep blue one, caught my eye!!! They also have purple, green, teal and other colours but……the shade “I See Blue” was it!!

Maybelline Limited Edition “I See Blue” mascara

Again, don’t like the wand for the original but the pigmentation is wonderful! I love a coloured mascara to have a little fun with makeup and change up the look, but since I’m not wearing green lashes everyday, I don’t want to spend $30 for a high-end mascara.

The wand

I grabbed this up, as it seems to be the most popular of the colours.  They are available at drugstores, but when they are done, that’s it!  Check out my swatches below.

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Quick review: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Totally Teal

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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

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Maybelline Great Lash LOL & Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara war!

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One post…two reviews!

So, I’m going to review the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes and the Lancôme Doll Lashes.  I decided to review these two as they both had similar, unique brushes and I wanted to see if one could be used as a dupe for the other.

First the individual reviews.

In the red corner…Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes (LOL)!!!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes

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