Monday, February 28, 2011

Maybelline Spring 2011

Before I begin, I blame Nouveau Cheap for this haul! She posted display pictures here of Maybelline's Spring Collection, and I knew I'd have to hunt it down. Surprisingly, both Walgreens stores I went into had them out already. With Walgreens offering 40% off of Maybelline this week, and the $1.00 coupons that are located on the display, the polishes were only $1.69 each. The register reward printed out another $1.00 off coupon for more Maybelline, but I think I'm all set for now!

Above & Below: L-R top Pink Glimpse, Pink Halo, Firefly. L-R bottom Blue Brilliance, Lilac Luster, Sunlight. Nail Wheels below L-R Pink Glimpse, Pink Halo, Firefly, Sunlight, Lilac Luster, Blue Brilliance.





All of the shades in this collection are micro shimmers. Blue Brilliance is a blue/lilac duo chrome--not a strong duo chrome, but I am required to have as many duo chromes as possible, regardless of their strength! Sunlight is absolutely gorgeous. This is not a yellow shade, but a rich pearl infused with massive quantities of gold shimmer. Think Chanel Pearl Drop on steroids. Lilac Luster is not what I'd call a duo chrome, but it does seem to have the slightest flash of a light fuchsia in it. Firefly, the peach-toned shade, is very delicate and perfect for Spring/Summer. Pink Halo is a pale pink with tiny iridescent fuchsia shimmer, and Pink Glimpse is a pearly baby pink with lighter pink shimmer that seems to be touched with gold.

All of these are on the sheer side, and I used 3 coats on the nail wheels. When I use these on my nail, I'll likely use Revlon Powder Puff as a base, then apply just one or two coats for a wash of color. This is such a pretty palette of pastels for Spring!

Below: With 40% off and $1.00 coupons, I couldn't resist picking up a few more items from this collection. I wear lip gloss 95% of the time, but I was intrigued with the shades of Colorsensational lip sticks. The eye shadow palettes are my go-to colors, so I picked up a couple of those also.


Above & Below: Pink Beam (l) and Glistening Pink (r) are the lip sticks I picked up. Look at that beautiful shimmer! The lip gloss I chose was First Light--no slacker in the shimmer department either.

I usually pick up the some of the polishes from Maybelline's seasonal LE collections, but for some reason, I was really drawn to many of the other products and their shades in this offering. What do you think? Do you see anything you like?

26 comments:

  1. molto carino il tuo blog...ti seguo volentieri..se vuoi nel mio piccolo mondo le porte sono aperte anche per te! <3
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  2. Oh I like those polishes - we dont tend to get these exciting colours from Maybeline in New Zealand. I saw for the first time ever about a week ago a blue polish sold here by them. we tend to just get the pinks and reds here in the supermarkets.

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  3. Gorgeous polish colors!!
    A little too light, but still gorgeous!

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  4. Really light shades in this collection. Not necessarily a bad thing though!

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  5. haha i seriously thought this was some old dusty collection. when i saw 2011 i was like: WHAT? frosts look so old

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  6. They are gorgeously spring-like! Wish drugstores out here would offer such discounts on new collections...

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  7. Not interested in the polishes but Pink Beam looks interesting--really pretty in that picture!

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  8. I like most of this collection looks gorgeous!! but i really like the look of Blue Brilliance and Pink Beam!!

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  9. Oooh, they're pretty but look too sheer for my liking.

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  10. I think I have to buy Firefly for the name alone! (Best. Show. Ever.)

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  11. i love everything! thanks for sharing. LOL

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  12. Yay! Thanks for the swatches! I think I'm going to pick up Sunlight and that mild-mannered duochrome. The lip gloss looks really tempting, too.

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  13. Nice haul! i havent seen these yet, Great deal :D

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  14. the pinks and purples look really nice.. not sure about that yellow though

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  15. Just went to Walgreens today after seeing your post and picked up a Colorsensational in PINK SAND. :D Such a great sale!

    And I'm loving "firefly"~ such a pretty color. :]

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  16. Love the colors of those nail polishes!
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    thelittlemakeupblog.blogspot.com

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  17. I am salivating over all of those polishes and one of the lipsticks and that gloss, as well. Hmmm... I wonder if they will ever be seen in my town.

    Must get to Walgreen's soon. :D

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  18. They're all so pretty. They just scream Spring! Like the lipsticks. Pink Beam may be way to light for me. I'll like the shimmer in it. Great sale at Walgreens.

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  19. Blue Brilliance and Lilac Luster are gorgeous. I wonder if I could pull off Sunlight. I couldn't find them at my Walgreens yet, but I'm keeping an eye out.

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  20. Thank you for the quick swatches. I picked out Sunlight and Blue Brilliance to get from the display picture, so excited to see they are indeed awesome

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  21. Lovely nail polish colours :)

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  22. First of all, THANK YOU for the shout-out! So glad you found the post useful!

    Second, OMG, you have officially made me want to buy every single shade of polish! So if I enabled you, you enabled me right back. :)

    By the way, one of my readers said that Wags prints a $1 coupon after *every* Maybelline purchase, you could theoretically buy them all individually, one by one, and save a dollar a pop each time. That would come in handy if your display is already missing all of the coupons (like mine was). :)

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  23. Thanks so much for the swatches! I ended up getting three of them today and they're beautiful. Do you think you might possibly put up swatches of the lipsticks and lip gloss? They're super pretty but I'm kind of afraid of getting them without seeing swatches first.

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  24. I picked some up of these today!!! Did you have any weird-ness with the brush? Mine were all very stiff...

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  25. i need pink beam and first light! thanks for sharing!!

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  26. I picked up pink beam & glistening pink :) such pretty colors; thanks for the swatches! I think I might have to pick up first light too, haha.

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