New Arrivals: L'oreal and Maybelline

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Before we start, I have exciting news. After six years of struggling with my old and not-so-functional laptop I have finally committed and bought a new device so this is the first post that is written on my new Mac. It will probably not be a big deal to you all but there is a chance that I will post more often because I no longer have to wait about 20 minutes for my laptop to turn on and another 20 for one page to load.

Today we will take a look at some new drugstore arrivals. Some of them are social media viral already, some of them are less known. I tested them all and I am really excited to share my thoughts. 

Maybelline SuperStay 24H Skin Tint

One of the viral products (at least on my IG feed) is the brand new SuperStay 24h Skin Tint from Maybelline. Initially I was not keen on trying this product - I was never too amazed with Maybelline’s foundations and I have skin tints I already like. But I changed my mind when I saw the flawless effect that some MUA’s achieved by using this product. Maybelline? Surely not.. I thought to myself. 

The skin tint comes in a 30ml glass bottle with a pipette. The shade selection could be better but I suppose tints can get away with limited shade range. I picked shade 03 and I think I could have gone one shade darker as I am, believe it or not, tanned a little.

The tint is thicker than most of the tints I have tried before. It doesn’t get absorbed by the skin, it sits on top the same way any foundation would. The coverage is medium to full which again, isn’t very common for skin tints that usually offer very sheer coverage. The tint creates a radiant flawless effect on the skin. It lasts a whole day without any issue, the longevity reminds me of high-end foundations. 

I don’t think this is a skin tint and If you are looking for something sheer and natural, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you are on a hunt for a decent foundation, do not get discouraged by the name of this product. This is one of the best drugstore foundations I have tried. The coverage is very good, it will survive the whole day and it does not feel heavy. Just take a look at how it looks on my skin and see for yourself. 

Maybelline The Falsies Surreal Mascara

Maybelline can do mascaras. Sky High is one of the finest creations of all time when it comes to makeup. If you are looking for a great drugstore mascara, Sky High from Maybelline is the way to go. 

Since the release of Sky High, Maybelline has tried to replicate the success with another mascara - The Falsies Surreal. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t sceptical. Sky High is a job well done and it’s difficult to imagine that Maybelline would come up with something even better so shortly after.

My gut instinct was right. The mascara is not bad but it’s not as good either. It comes in 10ml tube with a bristle wand.I find the bristles too sharp for my sensitive eyes and the effect is just not ‘wow’. As you can see in the video, it’s not too obvious which side has mascara on and which doesn’t. 


On the bright side, it does not smudge but it isn’t waterproof. Although there is a waterproof version of this mascara. If you are looking for a drugstore mascara, I would definitely recommend Sky High over The Falsies Surreal.

L’oreal Infallible Matte Resistance Lipstick

Last but not least, I tried the hyped liquid lipsticks from L’oreal.  It’s quite surprising, that L’oreal decided to invest into liquid lipsticks in the middle of the cream lipstick and lip gloss renaissance. The lipstick comes in 12 shades. I picked two - 230 Shopping Spree and 500 Wine not. I would usually get something more nude and natural but most shades were sold out. 

Shopping Spree is toned down brick red with a touch of pink. I think it looks more nude as a swatch but my skin tone makes the colour look very red, I quite like it though. The Wine Not shade is gorgeous. I used to love these burgundy shades when I was back in my first and second year at the university (I am woman of extremes - from concealer lips straight to vampire lips lol).

The lipsticks are well pigmented and they feel light on the lips. They stay on surviving food, drinks and kissing as expected. Unfortunately, the coat does dry my lips out and I don’t know where the hydrating feature promised by L’oreal came from but it was not delivered. It seems the lipstick goes into the wrinkles and fine lines a little. 

I am torn. I do think these are good liquid lipsticks but as with every liquid lipstick, there are trade offs we need to account for in order to get the longevity and at the moment, I prefer creamy lipsticks despite them not lasting as long as liquid lipsticks. If these came out three years ago, I would absolutely own every single shade. 

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