Maybelline India Gigi Hadid Collection Review, Swatches
Maybelline has launched the Gigi Hadid Collection in India finally, there are still palettes pending which would be coming in next month.
Currently they have launched two shades of Eyebrow Pencils, Liquid Liner, Gel Liner, Fibre Mascara and 6 lipsticks. I love the matte blush pink packaging of the entire range. The lipsticks come with Gigi’s name and autograph on them.
Let’s get on to the review and swatches..
Starting with the liquid liner,
Liquid Liner: Rs.499/- for 0.5g (Buy )
It’s a fine, brush tip pen eyeliner. The tip is not felt tip and very soft and bendy like a brush. You can draw fine lines with it and it’s pretty smooth. It’s not the blackest black but you can layer it up 1-2 times. It stays put for 6-7 hours and does not smudge or transfer, however it is not completely water proof and comes off easily with a regular cleanser.
Coming to the gel liner,
Gel Liner: Rs.350/- for 0.1g (Buy )
I feel the quantity of 0.1g is way too less. The tip part of my liner broke while I was swatching, so I pretty much lost 25% of it. The gel liner is very smooth and buttery, it’s not like a kajal but more like a gel pencil. But it works well as a kajal too and doesn’t smudge as much as a kajal. If you are looking for a smooth kajal pencil which doesn’t smudge much, you can give this a try.
The eyebrow pencils which are my favourite from this collection,
Eyebrow Pencil: Rs.550/- (Buy )
They have launched two shades, Brown and Dark Brown. Both are pretty good for Indian skin tones. Once you get a perfect match with colour, it is half the battle won, as majority including high end brands have reddish undertones which makes your eyebrows look really bad!
I use the Dark Brown shade, you can also use both to give a more natural effect with Medium Brown at the front part of eyebrows. If you have coloured hair, go for Brown.
The texture is really nice, it’s waxy and not creamy. It’s not too pigmented and hence doesn’t deposit too much colour on one area. It stays put well through the day, I love the angled tip and I highly recommend getting the eyebrow pencils. They are even better than Maybelline Fashion Brow. I only wish it came with a spoolie, coz you will need to use a separate spoolie to brush out the colour for a more natural look.
The fibre mascara which everyone is excited about,
Fibre Mascara: Rs.699/- (Buy )
It’s a dual sided mascara with 0.5g fibres on one end and 0.5ml mascara on the other. The fibres are super fine and airy, they fly off everywhere, so be careful with this or you might end up with fibres inside your eye which isn’t safe! The Body Shop has launched a fibre mascara with Jacqueline, see the video and the fibres in that aren’t so fine, they stay put on the eyes even without the first mascara layer. For this, you have to first apply the mascara, then go with the fibres on top of it while the mascara is still wet and then top with another layer of mascara.
I know it’s a little bit of work but the results are pretty good. If you already have mascaras which you feel give better results, then you may skip this.
The mascara wand lengthens the lashes and the fibres add volume, so it works both ways and gives pretty good results. Also it’s a good dupe for The Body Shop one which is double the price.
Finally, the 6 lipsticks..
Lipsticks: Rs.550/- for 3.9g (Buy )
The packaging, as I mentioned is really nice. There are two nudes, one taupe purple and 3 reds in the collection. These are described as matte but they are not at all matte, I would say they are creamy. Especially the two nudes, they are creamier than the rest of the shades too. They stay for 3-4 hours and fade evenly with eating or drinking. But these do transfer on your teeth, cups, glasses, everywhere. They are of course super comfortable and easy to reapply.
McCall is a super light nude, good for very fair/pale skin. Not for Indian skin tones for sure, it will wash out most skin tones.
Taura is a peachy nude meant for Indian fair/medium skin tones. For someone like me, I would need a deeper lip liner underneath and can pair it with heavy smokey eyes.
Erin is my favourite from the collection. It’s a taupe purple with grey undertones. It’s a very unique shade and I highly recommend getting this, since it’s a LE collecion.
Austyn is my favourite red of the three, also the most vibrant. It’s a cool toned red which makes your teeth look white and will work for all skin tones.
Khair is a warm toned apple red
Lani is a coral/orangey red.
All three reds and Erin will work across all skin tones. I recommend Erin and Austyn from this range and Taura if you are fair to medium.
So, what do you think of the collection? I am looking forward to trying the palettes. Do let me know in the comments below.