Even if you’re not a fan of Gigi, no one can really argue that a collaboration with beauty powerhouse, Maybelline, is not something worth celebrating.
I am extremely lucky to receive some of the goodies from the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Collection 2017 and I would like to share some swatches of the 3 matte lipsticks that I got. If I am not wrong, her full range includes 3 nudes and 3 bold shades and I am sharing with you the trio of nudes from her East Coast Glam Collection.
Firstly, the packaging is so gorgeous. It is a classy mauve nude with her name in a holographic font. I have 3 shades – McCall (a rosy pink), Taura (dark nude) and Erin (a deep brownish red).
These lipsticks glided on so nicely, both on my arm for swatches and on my lips. It is creamy, no doubt, but not overly so that it starts to smear and run out of the lip line. I am satisfied with the pigmentation as well, as one layer gave me a colour extremely close to that in the tube and two layers are all you need.
In terms of lasting powder, I’d say these did perform. I drink quite a bit of water and coffee throughout the day and despite so, I can still see the lipstick hanging on. I wouldn’t say these are the most hydrating lipsticks out there in the market, but these do feel nice on the lips. Prepping the lips with a lip balm beforehand definitely does help. I am extremely picky when it comes to lip products as my lips are as parched as the sahara, and these did not really give me an issue.
If I had to pick one, I really do like Erin. This is a unique deep brownish nude that really adds an impact to the final look. We don’t have fall here in Singapore, but I foresee this to be a lovely fall shade for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!
These lipsticks retail for SGD 16.90 which slightly more pricey than their regular Color Sensational Lipsticks which go at SGD 14.90. However, I do think that the price hike is nothing unreasonable and the packaging is definitely special. I’d recommend you picking up one to try!
What do you think of the Maybelline and Gigi Hadid Collection? Will you be picking up any items to try?