My Maybelline Lipstick Collection + Swatches & Dupes


Maybelline is one of my favorite brands when it comes to lipstick! I love how they offer such a wide variety of shades in many different formulas and finishes.

Keep scrolling to see swatches of every single Maybelline lipstick that I currently own (my collection will continue to grow šŸ™‚

Left to right:

Wickedly White (great to mix with/lighten other shades)

Blushing Beige (dupe for MAC lipstick in Creme D’Nude)

Truffle Tease


Daringly Nude (Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste)

Clay Crush (dupe for Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Dirty Peach)

Toasted Truffle

Maple Kiss

Raw Chocolate (dupe for ABH liquid lipstick in Ashton)

Nude Nuance (dupe for MAC lipstick in Whirl)

Warm Me Up (dupe for MAC lipstick in Brave)

Brown Blush (dupe for Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Androgyny & ABH liquid lipstick in Veronica)

Mauve It


Left to right:

Touch of Spice (dupe for MAC lipstick in Twig)

Blissful Berry (dupe for MAC lipstick in Darkside)

Rum Riche

Burgundy Blush

Violet Vixen

Midnight Blue

Orange Danger

Cranberry Smokey Eyes

Keep scrolling for a full list of products used to create this makeup look!

Instagram: @marinaleebeauty


  • I used a couple of warm brown shades from the Morphe 35O palette as transition shades, then layered the shades Venetian Red and Love Letter from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette in the crease.
  • I applied the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Drift all over my lid using my finger for maximum pigment.
  • Lastly, I applied the shade Cyprus Umber to the outer corners of my eyes.
  • I smoked out my lower lash line with Venetian Red, Love Letter, and Drift.
  • Applied one coat of Maybelline Colossal mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of the Ardell Demi Whispies


  • Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation
  • Maybelline Fit Me and Tarte Shape Tape concealers
  • Set my concealer and face with the Coty Airspun powder
  • Contoured using the cream contour shade from the Tarteist Pro Glow palette
  • Bronzed using the Becca Multitasking powder in warm honey
  • For blush I used a little bit of Milani baked blush in Luminoso
  • Highlighted using the Wet N Wild Megaglo highlighting powder in Precious Petals


  • I filled in my brows with a dark brown shade from the Morphe 35O palette
  • I lined my lips with the Wet N Wild gel lip liner in Bare To Comment
  • Lipstick in Maybelline Blushing Beige


MOTD: Purple & Rose Gold + Bright Winged LinerĀ 

I love pairing purple and rose gold together on the eyes and adding a pop of bright blue liner really brings this look to life! Keep scrolling to see more pics and a full list of products I used to create the full look.


  • Applied Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in the shade “Bill” as a transition shade.
  • Applied the light purple shade from the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition palette in the crease and then the darker purple shade from the palette in the outer corner to deepen the look.
  • I used a couple of purple shades from the Morphe 35B palette to add more dimension to the eyes, but just sticking with a medium and dark purple shadow will work.
  • I applied the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in “LaLa” to the inner half of my eyes.
  • Used the Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Midnight Cowboy” to the inner corners of my eyes. I brought this shade down to the inner part of my lower lashline as well.
  • I used the same medium and deep purple shades from the Carli Bybel palette on the lower lashline as well.
  • I used the Wet N Wild liquid eyeliner in Voltage Blue and created a wing.
  • Applied a coat of the Maybelline Colossal volumizing mascara to my top and bottom lashline, then applied a pair of the Ardell Demi Whispies


  • For foundation I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation in the shade true beige. This was a shade too dark for me, so I mixed a little bit of my NYX white foundation mixer in with the foundation to create a perfect shade.
  • I used the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer and Maybelline Fit Me concealer under my eyes to brighten/ cover up any darkness.
  • I contoured/ bronzed using the cream contour shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this using the contour shade from the Wet N Wild contour/highlighting duo in Dulce De Leche.
  • For blush I used the L.A. Girl matte blush in “Just Natural”
  • Highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Gold


  • To fill in my brows I used the Skone Cosmetics brow pencil
  • My lippie is the Elf Matte Lip Color in shade Scarlet Night


MOTD feat. Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition PaletteĀ 

Today I created a beautiful halo eye look using the Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition eyeshadow and highlighting palette. For those of you who don’t know, Carli Bybel is a popular beauty blogger and influencer on YouTube and this is her second collaboration with BH Cosmetics. The shades are extremely pigmented and buttery and will flatter every skin tone!

Keep scrolling to see more pictures of the look I created as well as a full list of products that I used.


  • Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics eyeshadow and highlighting palette
  • Ardell lashes- Demi Wispies
  • Maybelline Colossal volumizing mascara


  • Moisturized/ primed using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream
  • Fiona Stiles Matte Finish foundation concentrate in shade 7 mixed with the NYX Pro Foundation Mixer shade white
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer shade sand
  • Cream contoured using “shade” from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this with the “sculpt” shade from the same palette.
  • Bronzed using the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer in warm tan
  • Milani baked blush in Luminoso
  • Highlighted using the gold shade from the Carli Bybel palette. I also applied the white highlighter shade to the very tops of my cheekbones for a more intense glow.
  • Set my concealer with the Coty Airspun loose powder


  • Filled in my brows using the Skone Cosmetics Brow pencil
  • Maybelline lipstick in Rum Riche

Product Review: *NEW* Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir FoundationĀ 

Everyone has been raving about this new foundation from Covergirl and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself! Keep reading to see what this product claims to do, as well as my full review. 

(This picture was taken in natural lighting with absolutely no editing done)

Product claims: 

  • Infused with Vitamins E, B3, B5
  • SPF 20
  • Buikdable to full coverage 
  • Gives skin a naturally glowing finish 
  • 14 shades 
  • Lightweight formula 
  • Oil free
  • Luminous finish while also eliminating the appearance of oily shine (?) 

My review: 

After trying this foundation out for about a week, I can truly say that I love it! I was nervous to try it at first because it does have a luminous finish and I have combo skin, but this did not leave me too greasy at the end of an 8-hour wear time. If you are very oily, I do recommend using a mattifying primer underneath and definitely setting the foundation. Since I have combo skin (oily T-Zone), I find that using a more mattifying foundation in the center of my face and the Covergirl one on the perimeter of my face gives my skin a flawless look. 

The coverage is definitely medium to full and no matter how much I build it up, it never looks cakey on my skin. To me, this foundation is comparable to the Too Faced Born This Way foundation because it has a similar finish and coverage. It looks like my skin but better! I was able to find my perfect shade (buff beige, I believe) and it does not oxidize on me. It does have a slightly warmer undertone, but I just blend it down my neck a little and that does the trick. 

On the downside, I still need to set this foundation with a powder because it does dry down kind of tacky, but this isn’t really a huge draw back for me personally. Once again, if you have oily skin and really want to try this foundation, I think it could still work for you as long as you prime and set your face. 

Overall I love the versatility of this foundation. I like how I can wear it on light and fuller coverage makeup days while still benefitting from the added antioxidants and lightweight feel. I have not been able to put this product down since I bought it! 

Classic Holiday Glam (Using mostly drugstore/affordable products!)

Too see more pictures of this look (and a quick tutorial on how I contoured and highlighted) check out my Instagram @marinaleebeauty!

Almost all of the products I used to achieve this Holiday Glam are affordable/drugstore and will still leave you with some extra cash to spend on gifts for friends and family this year. ā¤ļø

Keep scrolling for a full list!


  • Primed using the Rommel Stay Matte primer
  • For foundation, I used the Maybelline Better Skin foundation and mixed the shades Nude Beige and Warm Beige
  • To brighten the under Eye area and other high points of my face, I used the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in sand
  • I set my entire face with the RCMA No Color powder
  • I used the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer to warm up my complexion and then contoured using the sculpt shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow highlight and contour palette
  • For blush, I used the Maybelline Master Highlight blush/highlight in Mauve
  • For highlighter, I applied a combination of the shades lit, fire, and strobe from the same Tarteist Pro Glow palette


  • I primed my eyes using the same Maybelline concealer I used on my face
  • I used the shade Soft Brown from MAC (the individual pans are only $6!) as my transition shade and then deepened it up using Swiss Chocolate from MAC as well.
  • On the putter corner, I used Bitten eyeshadow from Makeup Geek.
  • I applied the eyeshadow shade “the grammy goes glammy” (lol) from Essence all over my lid.
  • Next, I created a dramatic winged liner using the Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner pen
  • I applied a pair of Kiss lashes in the style Shy (my favorite lashes ever!)
  • On the bottom lashline, I used the same Bitten eyeshadow and then applied a coat of mascara on my bottom lashes. I lined my waterline using the L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner


  • I wanted my brows to be a little bit more bold for this look, so I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in medium brown
  • Lastly, my lip color is the NYX Intense Butter Gloss in the shade Chocolate Apple

Hot Product of the Week: Palladio Velvet Matte Liquid LipsticksĀ 

Welcome back to another Hot Product of the Week! This week, I have been loving the Palladio Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Tapestry (left- deep purple) and Boucle (right-dark brown toned nude). I got these at Ulta and they were around $5 each. 

Keep reading to see a full review! ā€‹

I have never bought anything from this brand before, but when I saw that these were a velvet matte finish rather than a full matte finish, I wanted to give them a try to see if they would be less drying. 

Overall, I am LOVING the formula and color of lipsticks and really want to go back to get more shades! The darker shade was a little streaky, but not hard to work with at all and can be corrected really easily with another layer. I find that these did not dry out my lips at all since they are not meant to be a flat matte finish, but they dry down really well and did not transfer. 

The only thing I do not like about this product is the fact that the color you see on the outside is kind of deceiving as to what the actual color is. Just looking at outside of the packaging, Tapestry (the dark purple shade) looked like a rich chocolate brown and when I got home and opened it, I was really surprised to see that it was not brown at all! Same thing with the shade Boucle. It looked like it was going to be a pretty pinky Nude color and actually turned out to be a dark brown nude. Even though the colors fonnot really match what they look on the outside, I still am obsessed with the shades and would have still bought them anyway. 

Overall, I think these liquid lippies are amazing and for such an inexpensive price, you can’t beat it! 

My Favorite Makeup Products!


Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

NYX Angel Veil primer

Wet N Wild PhotoFocus eyeshadow primer


Too Faced Born This Way liquid foundation

EX1 Invisiwear liquid foundation

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 foundation

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Garnier BB Cream (combo to oily skin)


NYX HD Concealers

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hr Concealer

Essence Say No To Blemishes Concealer

LA Girl Pro Concealer


RCMA No Color powder

NYX HD pressed powder in Banana

NYC Translucent loose setting powder

Coty Air-Spun Translucent powder

Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder


Too Faced Chocolate matte bronzer

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun!

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

NYC Sunny bronzer

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Wet N Wild Contour Kits

Kat Von D Shade + Light contour kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit


Milani Baked Blushes (Luminoso and Rose D’Oro)

Makeup Revolution matte blushes

Wet N Wild Colour Icon blushes

Benefit Coralista

Benefit Dallas


Becca + Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Gilded Honey

Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana highlighter

Wet N Wild Shimmer Palette in Boozy Brunch

Wet N Wild Megaglo Illuminating Palette

Essence Pure Nude highlighter

Makeup Revolution baked highlighters


tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes

Essence volume mascara

Essence false lash effect mascara

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

Jordana Best Lash Extreme

Maybelline Lash Sensational

Maybelline Colossal

Covergirl Super Sizer

Maybelline Falsies Push Up Angel


Colourpop Super Shock Shadows

MAC single eyeshadows (pans)

Makeup Geek eyeshadows

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

Carli Bybel + BH Cosmetics palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette

Morphe 35O palette

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette


Essence waterproof eyeliner pen

NYC black liquid eyeliner

Maybelline black gel liner

Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof kohl liners

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils


Essence Make Me Brow eyebrow gel mascara

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade

Milani clear brow gel


Kiss lashes in the style Shy

Kiss strip lash adhesive with aloe

Andrea lashes


Milani lipliners

Rimmel lipliners

MAC lipliners

MAC lipsticks

Maybelline lipsticks

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

NYX Butter Glosses

Colourpop Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks


Wet N Wild PhotoFocus setting spray

L’Oreal Infallible setting spray


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge

Real Techniques brushes

Morphe M527

Morphe M310

Wet N Wild brushes (pink and white line)

Elf stippling brush

Elf Blush brush

Sigma F80 Kabuki

Sigma E40 crease brush

Essence angled liner brush

Eco Tools Sheer Finish Kabuki

MUA Professional stippling brush

Hot or Not!? L.A. Girl Matte Liquid Lipsticks

I have been using these L.A. Girl matte liquid lipsticks for a while now and thought I would go ahead and post a product review all about them! I am not a huge liquid lipstick fanatic (I prefer regular lipstick), but these are so inexpensive and the colors are so pretty!


I have three shades (bottom to top): Dreamy (pink toned nude), Backstage (deep berry), and Fleur (terracotta toned).

General info about the product:

  • They retail for $4 each (can be found for cheaper depending on what store you purchase them at).
  • Each tube has .17 oz. of product.
  • They have a standard doe-foot applicator.
  • They dry down to a completely matte finish
  • Comes in 16 shades


Left to right: Fleur, Dreamy, Backstage

I will start off by saying that for the $4 price tag, these liquid lipsticks are pretty awesome and worth it (in my opinion), but I would not spend $20 on them.

They are very pigmented and I did not have any issues with streakiness with the two lighter shades (Dreamy and Fleur). Darkside on the other hand, applies very streaky and I definitely have to wear a lipliner underneath because it is nearly impossible to get it to look right (the color is beautiful though so I work with it, but it is kind of annoying).

The applicator is a flat doe-foot applicator, which is typical with liquid lipsticks. The applicator makes it really easy to apply the product and is pretty much fool-proof. So far, this product hits all the checks for me- pigmented and easy to apply, but the main reason why I typically do not go for liquid lipsticks is because they make my lips feel really dry. I was afraid that with these being so inexpensive, the formula would be really drying and chalky, but that was not the case. It is not the most moisturizing formula (this is hard for matte lipsticks in general), but it is comfortable and does not accentuate the lines in my lips too badly.

Something else about this product that I likeĀ is the wear time. Let me tell you, THESE WILL STAY PUT FOR DAYS. Once they dry, they dry completely and will not transfer. I have worn these for 8 hours straight during work and they look exactly the same as when I first applyĀ them. I like this, because I do not have to reapply throughout the day, but you will need some kind of oil or heavy duty makeup remover to get them off. Once you get them off though, they won’t stain your lips (at least they don’t for me).

So again, would I spend $20 a piece on these- no. But for $4 each, I would definitely go back and purchase more shades because the wear time amazing and overall, it is a really great product!

Simple MOTD: Lashes & Lips

Today I did a very simple eye look paired with a brighter berry lip color. All I did for the eyes was put some bronzer in the crease, apply some falsies, and cover the band with a little black liquid liner. I also only bronzed my skin with a big fluffy brush and skipped out onĀ contouring.

Also, follow me on Instagram!Ā @marinaleebeauty


I’m not going to list out ALL of the products I used just because it really isn’t anything different than how I typically do my makeup in previous posts, but here are just a few of the main products I used.

Lashes: Andrea lashes

Foundation: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Bronzer: Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil and Rimmel Natural Bronzer

Highlighter: Wet N Wild highlighter in Boozy Brunch

Lips: Maybelline lipstick in Blissful Berry