Maybelline Fall 2013 On The Runway Fashion Week Collection, Swatches & Review

I was in Rite Aid yesterday, looking for something exciting to spend my rather impressive amount of +UP Rewards on, when I spied this display. All Maybelline products were BOGO50%OFF so I figured what the hell, why not. I am OBSESSED with Color Sensational lipsticks, the Vivids line in particular, and Lavender Voltage looked like it would be a lot of fun. I've never tried the EyeStudio palettes, and I LOVED the fall colors in this one, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Lavender Voltage

I own so many Color Sensational lipsticks that I feel like my dedication in a review in itself. But alas, these lip colors are creamy with an average wear time and excellent color payoff. I personally have never experienced bleeding at the lip line, but occasionally you may notice some staining of the lips after removal with these lipsticks. Lavender Voltage is a blue-based purple, in a jewel tone that is perfect for fall. (I love blue-based lip colors, they make your teeth look whiter.) However, I thought it looked a bit similar to a color I already had from the Vivids line, Brazen Berry. So I put them to the test to see if they were as similar as I thought.
  
The labels definitely look different, so I figured I'd swatch them side by side.
Definitely not the same.



Lavender Voltage, as I said, is more blue-based while Brazen Berry seems to be significantly more yellow-based. Good for Spring/Summer, but I think it's time for me to retire Brazen Berry for Fall/Winter.

Next, I tried out my EyeStudio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Palette in Desert Fantasy. I chose this particular palette over all others because I thought it was the most quintessentially "Fall." It's a four pan consisting of three shimmer shades and one matte.
 
We've got a peach with gold shimmer, a mustard color with gold shimmer, an olive green with gold shimmer, and a very dark brownish/army greenish matte color in this palette. These colors are buttery soft in the pan, so they are true to product name. However, the darker the color, the more trouble I had getting good color payoff on my actual eye. Not to mention, these colors did not blend well at all. Used over a primer, the wear time was good with no fallout, but I think that says more about my primer than these eyeshadows. (Milani, in case you were wondering.) I'm very disappointed, because I usually have great experiences with Maybelline eye products. I'm going to try them again soon, but the look I tried yesterday came out so poorly that it wasn't even worth taking a photo of. Don't give me a palette that I can't even blend, ya know?! This one might be going back to the store if it doesn't work out a second time.

For reviews of more products in this line, I recommend the following:
http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2013/08/swatches-maybelline-limited-edition_9.html
http://tanejasbride.com/2013/08/19/maybelline-fall-2013-on-the-runway-lipsticks-and-2-lip-glosses-swatchesreview/
http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-maybelline-limited-edition-fashion.html


15 comments:

  1. I don't think I could rock purple lipstick, but on you it looks great!
    ~Sara

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  2. I Love the purple, I hope they release these in Dubai too!

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  3. Thanks for sharing my review! <3

    Great post! Lavender Voltage is EVERYTHING and MORE! :)

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  4. I NEED THE LAVENDER ONE!! I have Brazen Berry and have been obsessed with it since I got it, but the new one looks amazing. I need it!

    xo Ashley

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  5. Of course, it was a great review! And I agree ;)

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  6. Me too! It would look so great on you!

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  7. Aw heck, go for it! Ya never know. And most drugstores have liberal return policies. ;)

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  8. I actually like this one more than Brazen Berry, I've decided! It's got more of a pop to it!

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  9. Those Maybelline lipsticks look like heaven!

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  10. They honestly are! I adore them.

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  11. Great writeup! I'm going back for that #1000 AND that eyeshadow pallette now.

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  12. I'm still super bummed I lost my cover girl in fruit punch. It was the perfect pink!

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  13. I am jealous of your beauty hunts! Plus something about drug store lipstick...it melts off my lips. So, I'm jealous of your ability to wear it.


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  14. Thanks for the lipstick comparison! I hesitated because I already have brazen berry but they are sooo different!

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