Almay and Maybelline: No-Nos

Eye Shadow

This entire week I have been preparing for a fashion show, for us curvy and full-figured ladies! The store manager knows that I am all about looking fab so she asked me to put together a few outfits for her models. She so did not mention that she was exaggerating the truth by saying a few outfits, I believe there was a total of 53 outfits on the runway today. But I had so much FUN completing the project and working with the models. I believe many Avenues’ are having fashion shows this weekend. A few days before when a model came in for her fitting I mentioned to her that there was no one for hair and make-up and that every model was responsible for getting that done before coming. She was like oh no! So the model asked me if I would do her make-up before the show. I was like OF COURSE!

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Typically, when I do someones face I use my own brushes and make-up; however, because she mentioned that she would bring her own make-up I figured she had a variety of brands to work with. Well…this morning when she pulled out her make-up I was amazed at how much she had, BUT they were not brands I use. She had mostly Almay, Maybeline, and Estee Lauder. Estee Lauder I am a fan of. Almay and Maybelline not so much. I have several Maybelline lipsticks, but when I would try there eye shadows, it has always been a failure. It would require applying a ton of eye shadow before you could notice the color, and then before I would walk out of the door the eye shadow was falling, so I do not recommend Maybelline eye shadows. Almay I have never used. When I applied the Almay eye shadow onto the model it went on pretty well and the pigmentation was OK, nothing more. Basically, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the greatest, the pigmentation was a 4. The Maybelline eye shadow was way worse, I eventually had to ask if she did not mind me using my finger tips to apply the eye shadow so it could be seen. By the way, I was not using light colors, it was a dark blue. Maybelline would definitely be a 2 out of 10.  Just for the sake of comparison, for me MAC is a  10 out  10; I have never been disappointed with an eye shadow from MAC. So when I compare Maybelline and Almay to MAC that is why they are a 2 and a 4. By no means, am I saying that MAC is the only brand that has well pigmented eye shadows, there are tons of brands; I’ll discuss them another time.

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I am not against drug store brands. I use everything. Like I said, I use Maybelline products for my lips, but after today and my personal experience with Maybelline  I will never purchase their eye shadow. My top drug store brands are Revlon and Neutrogena. For the most part I like everything by Revlon. I use their liquid foundations, lipstick, lip gloss, and eye make-up. As far as Neutrogena, I use their liquid foundations and eye liner; I have yet to try their eye shadows, which I will. So if you can help it stay away from Maybelline and Almay for eye shadow.

I hope this helps any of you Jewels looking for the brand of eye shadow to try!

3 thoughts on “Almay and Maybelline: No-Nos

  1. Miss.D! Thanks For The Acceptions Of What To Wear And What Not To. I Also Use Drug Store Make Ups But I Use Lush Make Up And MAC I Love MAC. And The Fashion Show?!?? Didn’t know about it! I Hope All Things Went Well And Post Pics Of the Fashion Show On Instagram I Bet You Do It Lovely! When My Upcoming Prom I Hope you can do mines Love

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    1. I had to write something about Almay and Maybelline after using them that day, because I was so shocked at how horrible the pigmentation was. The fashion show was a lot of fun! If they send me pics or I see them on their website I post them. I did not get a chance to take pictures, because I had to make sure the models put on the right outfits (they were so many models and outfits for each lady…CRAZY!). Yes, prom is right around the corner. I’ll be posting up stuff for prom really soon, I hope they will be helpful 😉

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  2. What a perfect avenue to vent about Cover Girl Perfect Point eyeliner! It’s terrible! Waaay too soft. I have to reapply after about 4 hours. Don’t have to do that with Maybelline or Rimmel. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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