Review: Maybelline HyperCosmos Trio Eye Shadow, Compliments Each Other Yet To Be As Opaque

I always love to look at baked eye shadows, they always come in hemisphere shape which made it looked cute. Initially, I thought these where the Maybelline HyperCosmos Eye Shadow until I look carefully and noticed that this Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow. Definitely different because the earlier version only comes with 2 shades and this comes with 3. I received 2 shades to play with and let me also share with you a short tutorial.

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow

‘The latest eye shadow from Maybelline New York is your must-have to copy the hot metallic look that is trending on the runway. a marbleized baked eye shadow, Hypercosmos TRIO Eyeshadow finishes off with a unique 3D effect and stunning metallic finish. It’s formula of unique pure color pigments and uncrushed pearls enhances eyes with intense shine and shimmer. Available in four shades, each one with a unique coloe finish: 01 Coppered Mars, 02 Venus Gold, 04 Pinky Comet and 05 Galactic Purple.

Hyper TRIO Eyeshadow is made up of three sections – primary, highlighter and liner – providing you with a fool proof application. First, apply the primary shade on you upper lid, concentrating on the outer corners. Then use the highlighter shade at the brow bone. Apply the liner shade along your lashes to create more intensity.’

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow Venus Gold - Swatch

This shade is known as Venus Gold where it showcases warm golden tones complimenting with black eye shadow.  It has pearl finish which reflects light very much and creates that dimension.

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow Venus Gold -  Tutorial

Here let me share just a simple tutorial using Venus Gold.

  1. The largest section from the eye shadow will be the primary and apply it all over the eyelid.
  2. Mixing the primary and the second largest section, liner and apply at the outer corner of the eyes.
  3. The highlighter will be the smallest section, apply it underneath the brows.
  4. Apply liner with an angled brush over the lash line and use your favourite pencil liner (I’m using Maybelline Colossal Kajal) line upper and lower waterline as well as mascara.

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow Venus Gold - Traclyn

The final look doesn’t look too overpowering, it can still be worn during the day and I paired it with softer lip color shade.

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow Galaxy Purple - Swatch

The other shade I have here is Galatic Purple whereby from the name, I was expecting more purple tones yet it has more pinks to it except for the liner.

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow Galaxy Purple -  Tutorial

This look will be on the fun side since the liner shade is purple.

  1. Apply the primary onto the eyelid.
  2. Apply the highlighter under the brows.
  3. Mix primary and liner together and apply at the outer corner of the eyes.
  4. Wet the angled brush and dip into the liner, start lining on your lash line and extend it. Apply your favorite mascara.

Maybelline Hyper Cosmos Trio Eye Shadow Galaxy Purple - Traclyn

This look is much more playful as it is not the usual black or brown eye liner. I forgot to apply a lip color here, best to go with bright pink lips and the entire look will be more bright and bold.

Above all…

Though the shape of the eye shadow looks cute and all, it wasn’t as pigmented as I thought it would be. In the swatches it looks like it is quite opaque because I rub in the eye shadow vigorously before swatching it into my hands. You can actually see it from the tutorial that the eye shadows is not as opaque as it seems. The pearl effect is definitely there as it could stay up the entire day and giving the 3 dimensional effect. Definitely can be played around with the shades depending on your preference.

Price: MYR 29.90

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selective departmental stores, super and hypermarkets.

PROs:

  • 3 dimensional effect
  • Easy to use
  • Complimentary combination shades

CONs:

  • Not as opaque as it seems

My Rating: 3.5/5

 

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This eye shadows was provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black With Triple Winged Eye Lining Tutorial

Don’t you wish your eye liner is hot like mine? Eye liner is essential in completing the eye makeup as it helps to redefine the eyes. Most of the time we do face the problem of imbalance eye lining, it all depends on technique and the product used. In June this year, Maybelline has came out with a new eye liner with great precision, Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision.Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black

‘From the No. 1 eye liner brand in Malaysia, Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision gets even more precise and exact. With a tip that is only 0.01 (a first in Malaysia from Maybelline New York),, you now have a better control when lining your eyes with Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision. This fine tip offers lasser precision to create the lined look you want. This way, you can fill in even the smallerst gaps between lashes to create a more exact finish.’

FEATURES YOU WILL LOVE:

  • 0.01mm precision

Ultra-precise with the thinnest brush tip ever

  • 24 hours smudge-proof

Lines doesn’t smudge even in humidity and sweat

  • Easy removal 

Comes off quickly and effortlessly when you want it to’

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black Applicator

Previously, Maybeline did the same eye liner and this eye liner is different from it as this promises great precision, ease of use, smudge-proof and easy to remove. As you can see here, the tip of the eye liner is sharp and it is made of synthetic bristles yet it felt soft by application.

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black Swatch

The shade that I have in hand is soft black and from the swatch, it is quite a soft black color with tint of browns. The outcome reminds me of what we could get out of Japanese eye liners. They look pretty similar.

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black - Triple Winged Eye Lining With Big Eye Effect

I tend to play around with this eye liner since it gives a much more softer touch to the look and I could not hesitate to either double or triple eye lining. I did get compliments from my colleagues that this technique gives a very cute look to the eye makeup and I would to share how to achieve this look with a few simple steps.

  1. Line beginning from the inner corner of the eyes.
  2. Extend the line at the end as to create a wing.
  3. Draw another wing above the initial wing.
  4. Repeat the same step again above the second wing.
  5. Draw small triangles at the bottom lashes like so.
  6. Finish off with mascara and done!

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black - Traclyn Yeoh

It may seem dramatic on the closeup but because of the soft touch of the shade, it makes it less prominent and tend to blend in naturally once mascara is applied on both upper and bottom lashes.

Above all…

I like this eye liner! I could achieve real thin line with this eye liner plus I could fill in the gap in between lashes. The bristles of the eye liner brush felt soft and glides smoothly during the application. I have been using it for a week now and yet to experience any irritation. However, it does claim to be smudge-proof from weather and sweat but it can be rubbed off easily and there is a time I accidentally rubbed at the outer corner of my eyes. Oh yes, that is what happened and some part of the eye liner went missing. Nevertheless, this is still a good eyeliner and just got to be careful not to rub your eyes.

Price: MYR35.90

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selected departmental store and super/hyper markets

PROs:

  • Smooth application, glides easily
  • Thin and precision line
  • Does not irritate my eyes

CONs:

Easily rubbed off

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This eye liner was provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational, Vibrant, Creamy and Heavily Pigmented Lipstick

Don’t be afraid to wear bold lips occasionally and never underestimate how much attention it draws within the crowd. I must admit that bold lips can be quite a hassle to maintain it if it doesn’t stay. I have tried this lipstick from Maybelline that was sent to me which is Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational Lipstick.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 1

‘Consisting of new pink fashion shades, Pink Alert by Color Sensational combines vivid red-based pigments to coat lips with a striking hue. It’s nourishing honey nectar leaves behing a creamy feel so lips don’t look or feel dry. The result is a popping pink shade that is oh-so-pretty and trendy. Available in four gorgeous pink shades.’

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 Comes with a silver base casing that holds up on the lipstick bullet and transparent pink cover to secure the lipstick. It is very simple, modern and professional.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 Swatch

The shade that I was provided is POW2 which is a very bright neon pink. I really wish that they would come out with shade names instead of codes. From the swatch, I’ll be able to tell that the texture is creamy, glides easily and quite heavily pigmented as from the above photo I only layered twice.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 Before & After

I love how bright, vibrant the shade is! You can definitely tell from me with and without the lipstick. Just like how the swatch is, it glides on easily, creamy and heavily pigmented. It finishes off with quite a bit of shine.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 1 - Traclyn Yeoh

This is how it turns out for me and with just simple makeup, the vibrant shade of the lipstick brighten up my entire look.

Above all…

I love this lipstick! If only it has greater staying power, it will be perfect. I wasn’t expecting it to stay entirely on my lips since it was not promised from the beginning. I tried my best to keep it on such as using straw for drinking and there is a need to touch up after having a meal. I would say when you want to wear bold lips, you need to be hardworking to keep checking and reapply if you need to.

This is a great pay off for a lipstick for it’s texture, opacity, quality and price. While having this lipstick on, I did not feel any dryness for my lips instead it kept them moisturized all the time.

Price: MYR29.90

Weight: 3.9grams

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores, super and hypermarkets.

PROs:

  • Bright and vibrant shade
  • Creamy and glides easily
  • Heavily pigmented
  • Kept lips moisturised

CONs:

  • No staying power

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This lipstick was provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline The Colossal Kajal, Better Off As A Creamy Eye Liner

Kajal eye liner has been a trend and mimics the Indian eye which gives a dramatic eye makeup finish. Depend on how you would want to use it, instead of just eye lining, you could also smoke it up to create smokey eyes. I was introduced to try Maybelline The Colossal Kajal and yes, they are already on shelves!

Here’s a short commercial video before I go into my opinions on the eye liner.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

‘Specially formulated for eye and inner eye application. Colossal Kajal contains the deepest black pigments to intensify your eyes like hypnotic kajal trend that is taking the beauty scene by storm. Its exclusive color fix formula and unique tip ensure that you get a smooth black line in just one step. You don’t have to worry about smudges; Colossal Kajal is smudge-proof and waterproof up to 12 hours. It’s ingredients – olive esters, vitamin E, vitamin C derivatives and conditioning agents – are gentle on the eyes, preventing irritation or sensitivity.’

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 2

Just like the Colossal Mascara, they have remained the signature bright yellow color and adopted it to this kajal blister packaging. It’s a rather simple packaging with only two shades of color of yellow and black.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Retractable

The eye liner is retractable and no sharpening needed at all. From here, we are able to see that the eye liner looks really dark and pigmented.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Swatch

While doing the swatch, I do notice that it glides easy across the back of my hand but it doesn’t seem as dark as how I was expecting it. Will see how it works when I applied it, it may be different.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, I could tell that it is free from alcohol and Paraben. Hurray!

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Application

I prefer to use it on my waterline and it still glides smoothly upon application. However, I do find that one layer is not enough and there is a need to glide a few more times in order to make it look darker.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Look

This is the final look of my eye makeup, I did apply a little more on the outer corner of lower lash line and set it with a little eye shadow with hope that it could hold them up better.

Above all…

Though it is claimed as kajal, I do feel that they are more like just a creamy eye liner. I lost the excitement when I know that I need to layer during the application because I believe kajal does deliver real intense black pigments. This eye liner just didn’t do the justice as kajal.

With the promise that it could stay smudge-proof and water-proof for 12 hours, I was not convinced and it did smudge on me after more than 6 hours. The kajal was on my waterline earlier has moved to the lash line and seems to synchronized with the line that I draw on my outer lower lashes. The smudges goes down to the lash line that I had to do a clean up carefully. To work as a normal eye liner, this goes fine but to work as a kajal, I believe there is room for improvement.

Price: MYR19.90

Weight: 0.35grams

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores and super/hyper markets

PROs:

  • Glides easily
  • Does not  irritates eyes

CONs:

  • Smudges
  • Better as a creamy eye liner

My Rating: 3/5

 

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This eye liner was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh