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This week was supposed to be Brush Week but I think it's going to be what's new from Maybelline instead. Maybelline is probably my favorite local drugstore brand because I'm always excited whenever they have new releases. I never visit the mall without stopping by their stall and having a little looksee at the new (or even old!) product displays. Just last week, I learned that they now carry the Maybelline Color Tattoos which is my favorite cream eyeshadows ever (posts here, here and here. My prayers have been answered! It took our local Maybelline such a long time to get these on our shores. Anyway, the product I'm writing about today is something that for once got released here ahead of anywhere else (at least I'm only seeing these now in the blogs whereas these were released locally in November). These are the Maybelline So Nude by Color Sensational lipsticks (I think these are called The Buffs in the US and UK). I've started getting into nude lipsticks last year so these were right up my alley. I grabbed three colors from the line and here they are:

(L to R) NU33S, NU35S and NU37

I am not thrilled that we don't have the names in the lipsticks that we get locally (same with the Bold Mattes and Lip Polishes). We only get codes (what is up with that??). I got NU33S, Nu35S and NU37 (not as nice-sounding as Truffle Tease, right?). Anyhoo, as annoyed as I am with the names, I can't say the same for the actual product. I love these. I think I used NU37 for two weeks straight when I got it in November. The other two colors I mostly layered with MAC Shy Girl which wasn't as peachy as I though it would be (and it was frosty!).

NU33 is a nude with lots of orange it in, NU35 is a nude with lots of pink tinge while NU37 (my favorite) is a nude with brown and warm pink undertones. I like the texture of these lipsticks because they are glossy and go on sheer but can be built up for a more opaque wash of color. They are not as drying as the regular Maybelline lipsticks too. The only downside is that since they are glossy and a bit sheer, they don't last that long on the lips. I get about three to four hours of wear time then I have to touch up. I find nudes easy to wear for everyday because I do quite a bit of eye makeup and I find that they do not distract from the eye makeup or compete with it. They're easy to touch up too as you can use the tip of the cap with the mirrored end. All in all, I think this is a great line from Maybelline.

Are you a nude loving girl too? Have you tried these babies from Maybelline?

PS. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post! It's another Maybelline lip product offering!


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 3rd, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm annoyed when they put a code instead of names. Although somehow, I find that acceptable with Inglot.

Mas madali tandaan if the lipstick has a quirky name. Good thing, yung wet n wild, they decided to put the name under the code/ number. "Purty Persimmon" is a lot easier to remember (and more enticing to buy) compared to Lipstick No. 970.

Edited at 2014-02-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
Feb. 8th, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Name
Aside from packaging, importante din yung names! I think the MAC lipsticks are super successful because of the names too.
Feb. 4th, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
Are these the local version of The Buffs or is this an entirely new line altogether? I've been waiting for that line, but the swatches I saw are different from yours hmm. (Too lazy to Google lol.) Hate that we get different Maybelline stuff here.

Feb. 8th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
I think they're the same. The packaging is different of course (the ones released in the US have a more pinky cap I think). The swatch photo is taken at night time so maybe the colors are different in daylight. Di ko na nacolor correct.
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