Maybelline understands that busy women need great makeup to create effortless looks that are stylish and trendy. The new City Mini Palettes ($14.99) feature 6 dramatic shades that transition from office appropriate to evening glam and they are small enough to slip in your purse for touch-ups on-the-go.
If you like radiant gold, warm neutrals and soft champagne tones then try Rooftop Bronzes. These scintillating shades contrast beautifully and offer the perfect level of intensity and richness for daily wear. There are no mattes in this palette – the finishes range from fun pops of glitter to refined satins with great pigmentation, no creasing and good longevity.
Chill Brunch Neutrals is a bit more subtle yet still quite sultry and chic. This palette has 2 creamy mattes that compliment the smokey purple, taupe and silver beautifully. I recommend using a good primer to enhance the colors even more but they layer well with buildable saturation.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you may want to try soft pink tones for date night and Downtown Sunrise is a great option. I love the vibrant coral but it may scatter so pat it on instead of swiping for better concentration. You can also mix and match your favorites from each palette.
Glowing skin is always on-trend so Maybelline has created dazzling new highlighters. My favorite is the Master Chrome Metallic in the shade Molten Gold. For just $12.99 you get gorgeous creamy color for subtle illumination or bold strobing and the silky texture is easy to blend and layer with no chalkiness. I think the brand should have used this formula for the eye shadow palettes as well because the color is highly pigmented and clings to the skin for longer wear and better saturation.
The Holographic Highlighter ($12.99) is silvery with flecks of blue glitter and prismatic shine. The pearl pigments are glamorous and sparkly but the finish is sheer and the particles tend to scatter. I prefer the Chrome formula because the color is consistent, fluid and neat but the holo effect is fun for parties.
Maybelline is available at drugstores nationwide