Maybelline 24K Nudes VoxBox review

Maybelline 24K Nudes VoxBox review

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are my own!

Maybelline New York The 24K Nudes™ Eyeshadow Palette

This palette from Maybelline features 12 eyeshadows, mostly shimmers. I love the packaging on this product, it’s very cute and sturdy. What can I say? Packaging means a lot to me! Let me start by saying I don’t normally use drug store palettes and this is my first one. Before I was sent this palette I had heard a bit of buzz around it from the blogs and gurus on YouTube. I was very optimistic because the colors looked so pretty, but when I got my palette and swatched it I could already tell something wasn’t quite right for me.  I wanted to do an eye look with this so bad and I tried several times but I just couldn’t get the colors to cooperate so I ditched that idea. I find this palette to be chalky, hard to blend and not consistent with pigmentation. What I mean by that is some of the gold shimmers are really pigmented but most of the others won’t even show up. I even used tried my old glycerin trick to try to get a little more color and it didn’t work at all.  The only thing I really like about this palette is that if you look at the palette you will notice that the colors are put together in 3 quads and 4 trios or 6 duos to create versatile looks. The breakdown of the quads, trios and duos are excellent for beginners, but other than that I would not recommend this product, get back to the drawing board Maybelline!

 

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Waterproof Mascara

This mascara has a very unique wand brush. It has a curved spoon like shape to it with silicone teeth that apply product to the lashes.  When I applied it to my natural lashes I loved the results but because of the shape of the wand I kept getting it on my eyelid.  It definitely pushes the lashes up and darkens them giving you more lift and volume but the waterproof part is slightly questionable. I got horrible panda eyes from this mascara! For me personally the best use for this mascara is using it to blend my natural lashes with my falsies.

 

 

MAYBELLINE EYESTUDIO® LASTING DRAMA® WATERPROOF GEL PENCIL

 

I have a pretty extensive background with Maybelline eye pencils. I have not met a Maybelline pencil that I don’t like and this was no different.  This pencil glides on very smoothly so you with not have to tug on your eye, always a plus!  It’s creamy like a gel and it does not run.  I received a nude colored eye liner in my vox box but I liked it so much that I went and purchased it in black. My one and only issue with this liner is that you will need to sharpen the pencil because it is not a twist up which I find odd !