Maybelline New York have launched a campaign called Master It. This campaign aims to help all kiwi women master makeup techniques using their master face artistry range. This week I share my thoughts on the products in this range!
*This is not a ‘sponsored’ post or anything similar, I have attended an event launching the campaign, and was gifted the products. All opinions are my own.*
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter RRP$16.99
This strobing liquid comes in three shades, Light Iridescent, Medium Nude Glow and Deep Gold. If you really want that glow you can use it on it’s own, personally I find it works best mixed with a primer or foundation. You can also dab it on the high points of your face, just as you would with a powder highlight.
While the product itself looks a really intense colour, it actually blends out beautifully to give a gorgeous natural glow.
Superstay Primer RRP$24.99
This primer has one claim; to extend the wear of your makeup. I can definitely vouch for this, the areas I noticed significant improvement were the areas around my nose and t-zone where I can get quite oily.
It is very light in consistency, and one pump is enough to cover your whole face. It soaks into the skin like a mouisturiser, and I have been enjoying mixing this with my strobe cream.
As the name would suggest this foundation claims to be pore minimising and reduce oils to leave your skin looking matte.
Personally I find the finish of this foundation a very natural matte. Of course if paired with a strobe base, you still get that luminosity, which I love.
It provides medium-high coverage and has great longevity. From what I can see online, this foundation is quickly becoming a cult favourite!
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Camo Light RRP$24.99
I am a huge fan on colour correcting, so it’s no surprise I love this palette. The formula is so creamy and warms up under the heat of your finger, so is easy to use in a hurry.
Personally, I don’t really use the two highlight shades on the right, and stick to the first four. You can learn more about colour correcting here.
Master Contour Stick RRP$19.99
Ok I’ll admit, I’m new to the whole contour stick game. on my first try (see below video) I didn’t do a great job. Now I have got the hang of it a bit more, I am in love.
Each end twists to reveal a creamy stick, much like a lipstick, one is a contour and one is a highlight. I have the medium shade, which is quite warm, and works great on my fair skin if I’m going for a bronzey look.
Personally I’m not a massive fan of the highlight end; it is quite a cool tone shade and a bit too shimmery.
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Bronze & Highlighting Kit RRP$22.99
This palette contains three bronze shades and a highlight.
When I contour I use the coolest shade, next to the highlight. When I bronze I swirl my brush across all three colours, and this creates a stunning colour.
I have even been using this palette as an eyeshadow, particularly the highlight which is a tad too gold for my cheeks.
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Blush & Highlighting Kit RRP$22.99
Much like the bronze palette, you get three shades of blush and a highlight. This highlight is a champagne shade, which looks great on my skin tone.
I love the three shades of blush; a plum, a pink and a peach. They make this palette very useable for different looks.
Maybelline Master Strobe Stick RRP$16.99
This strobing stick comes in two shades; Light Iridescent and Medium Nude Glow. You can use this as a stand alone highlight or on your base in place of the strobing cream.
Personally I enjoy using it as a highlight before I set my face with powder. It has a really soft creamy formula that’s easy to blend.
Here is my first impression of the makeup in this range:
Maybelline products are sold in New Zealand at Farmers, Life Pharmacy, Unichem, KMart, Warehouse, New World, Pak n Save and Countdown so very easily available. If online shopping is your thing, you can get these products at Mighty Ape (I’ve linked each product).
Maybelline have developed four basic makeup lessons, broken down into Contour & Highlight, Prep & Set, Glow & Drape and Correct & Conceal. Another great guide is a how-to on picking your foundation shade which I think this is going to be really useful to so many women!
You can view all the guides here and watch live lessons over on YouTube here!:
The MasterIt event was really cool, hosted by the gorgeous Matilda Rice, there was a stand for each of the lessons above where we received live demonstrations of the products. Then we had a party where I was able to mingle with some of my fave kiwi bloggers, including Shannon of Shaaanxo.
If you want to see more from the event, check out my snapchat story from the night.