Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Collection Review + First Impressions
The launch we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! That packaging, the gorgeous eyeshadow shades and those perfect nude lipsticks, but does the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline collection live up to the hype?
In a recent Instagram post where I featured a flat lay of the collection the general consensus was that the range looked stunning but a lot of people hadn't heard much in terms of performance. So I decided to put it to the test and create a makeup look using three products from the collection: eyeshadow palette, mascara and lipstick.
Below I share my first impressions of each product and the look I created.
GIGI HADID x MAYBELLINE EYESHADOW PALETTE 'WARM'
When I saw the two eyeshadow palettes I immediately gravitated towards the 'Warm' West Coast Glow palette made up of beautiful pink, gold and nude shadows. I decided to follow the recommendation on the back of the palette for my eye look and I was really impressed not only with the pigmentation of the shades but how nicely they blended out. The matte shades are nice and creamy while the shimmers have great coverage and create a gorgeous glow.
Step 1: Colour the entire eye area with the nude shimmer shadow (top left of palette). I took this all the way up to my brow bone.
Step 2: Shade the lid. I used the matte nude shadow (bottom left of palette) and took it up into my crease softly blending it out. I also applied this to my lower lash line which made my eyes pop.
Step 3: To contour the crease I took the rose gold shimmer shadow (bottom left on the right of the matte nude shadow) and took it to the outer corner of my eyes too.
Step 4: I wanted to add a bit more shimmer so I added the gold shimmer shadow (top right of palette) to the inner corner and a bit onto the mobile lid.
Step 5: To define the lash line I used the dark purple shade (bottom right of palette) and smoked it out before applying mascara.
A couple of thing I would do differently next time would be to only use 3 shades and apply the nude shimmer shadow to the brow bone only rather than the whole lid. I really like the coverage and consistency of the matte shadows and would definitely try using them as the main shadow with a bit of shimmer to the inner corner rather than on the whole lid. Not because I don't like the shimmers but because I find the skin of my eyelids a bit crepey and the shimmer seems to draw more attention to that. If you have smooth lids go for gold!
GIGI HADID x MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL MASCARA 'BLACK'
I had actually meant to buy the Fibre Mascara so I was a little disappointed to get home and discover the Lash Sensational Mascara but I certainly wasn't disappointed with the results. As you can see below the wand is curved with longer bristles on one side and shorter on the other which I found really helpful to get to the root of my lashes and take it out to create length and volume. It gave my lashes a full-fan effect as promised and the black definitely defined my lashes finishing off my lash look to perfection.
GIGI HADID x MAYBELLINE MATTE LIPSTICK 'MCCALL'
I really like this lipstick formula. While it is described as matte it is nice and creamy and did not dry out my lips, so perhaps it is more of a demi matte. The bullet has a precise tip so it helped to define my cupids bow and it glides smoothly over the lips. I purchased the shade 'MCCALL' which in my opinion was the prettiest nude of the 3 available and I have included a swatch below so you can see for yourself. This lipstick is also available in 3 shades of red which are absolutely gorgeous, I just don't wear red often enough to warrant purchasing that colour. I can definitely see this shade being worn on the daily!
My Gigi Hadid x Maybelline makeup look (below) - such great shades for Summer!
The shadows complement each other perfectly and the mascara is the perfect finishing touch!
As you can see below the mascara coats the lashes beautifully and gives them length and volume. This is the result after one coat!
All in all I am really happy with the quality of this collection and I definitely want to try more from the range. I especially love the eyeshadow palette and can see myself using this a lot in summer for quick and easy makeup looks.
If you have been on the fence about what to get Priceline currently have a 3 for 2 offer so now is the perfect time to buy and try!
What did you think of this look? What products have you picked up from the collection or what's on your wish list?
*These products were purchased by my with my own money. Products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.