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Maybelline Express Makeup 3 in 1

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      13.06.2008 15:51
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      Overall recommended for price and convenience of use

      When i first saw the little blue stick of Maybelline Express Make-up at my local drugstore i was intrigued. The packaging is nothing special just a dark blue tube with a clear plastic overcase, but the big '3 in 1' is what caught my attention initially. The product made some tempting promises that i couldn't ignore; i mean if it could take the place of foundation, concealer and mattifyer in one then i would surely be impressed. It is also oil-free and contains spf 15, while it promises to finish powder light on the skin. So at the
      affordable price of around $10 give or take, i just had to give it a try or else i might regret it. I purchased it in the shade called Natural beige which was a hard choice because afew of the shades look rather deceiving.

      When i got home i was busy preparing for a night out with the girls and i decided to try my new purchase and see if it could be my new best friend(especially since it can fit in my purse) I first began by washing my face with a mild facial cleaner, and toner, followed by a good moisturizer which helps to combat dryness throughout the day. So the instructions say to dot on face and blend with fingertips, i dotted a creamy spot onto my fourehead, my cheeks, my nose, and my chin and an extra dot on any imperfection. I began to blend the product into my face, but i realized that i needed more than a dot to cover like a foundation. So i applied afew more dots of the stuff in various areas around my face alternatively blending with my fingers.

      The actual application process is not too fun, the stick tugs at the skin abit if you try to stroke it on, and it takes abit more time to get enough product for your entire face. I even had to dot my spots once after i applied the product to my whole face to make sure they were covered. The coverage of the product i would say is about medium coverage, which is fantastic for on the go touchups when your low on time and you dont have concealer handy. The texture of the product is smooth but not as creamy as i'd expected, and does dry to a powder like finish which is great for applying bronzer and blush afterwards.

      Once i had flawlessly blended the product into my skin, i applied my mascara, bronzer and blush, and i did need to use my previous under-eye concealer for my dark circles, as the 3 in 1 make-up just could not fix them. The oil-free formulation and powdery soft finish left me shine free for hours which was really pleasant, and the actual product lasted me well into my night. I was so pleased with the lasting wear of the product and the shine-free effect, however, i was slightly displeased when i arrived home later that night to skin that felt slightly dry. I reccommend using a moisturizer before bed in order to combat the dryness that the make-up can inflict onto your skin.

      Other than that the product is great for express touch-ups and application when your short on time and on the go, pop the little
      tube in your purse for fast application. Just don't skimp on the moisturizer before and after application, especially if you already have dry or combination skin. This product is best for oily skin types and great for the sticky, humid summer months when shine seems almost impossible to overcome. Great product for the price tag and i would definately buy it again.

      Shades:
      Buff
      Fawn
      Ivory
      Sand
      Natural Beige
      Soft Cameo
      Golden
      Nude
      Tan

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        10.01.2004 00:39
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        After seeing Sarah Michelle Gellar advertise the new inovation in make-up I have to admit I will intruiged. I had been looking for a foundation and it seemed like a great idea and I was hopefully that it would work. This product is designed as a 3 in 1, it is a foundation, conceller and power all in one, sort of product is really easy to apply and is fanstatic for those who are fairly new to make-up or haven't got alot of time to spend on getting ready. I bought this in Superdrug where I paid £5 for it, which was on special offer, I thought at the time it wasn't the cheapest item I had ever bought but I believed that it would work. However, when attempting to buy it I did have a few problems. When I went in there were only 7 shades, I found one for me. However, there wasn't a huge range luckily there is alot of testers around in the shop so I was able to test them out. Once I got it home I tested it straight away. It didn't seem quite as good as it did in the shop. The make-up was a little gritty when I put it on and felt slightly greasy too. I tried not to let this put me off and used it on my next night out. This time it was brilliant, I found that the colour suited me better at night so if it doesn't work sometimes don't throw it away, there is still a chance it will work. Application of the make-up was really as easy as on the advery though, all you have to do is twist the stick up and apply to your face. Just put it on in lines and when you have done left and right side, followed by chin and forehead then you can blend it. I personally thought that using a spone was easier as then I didn't get it all over my fingers but fingertips work fine too. I honestly thought it would be heavy and when you first apply it, I have to admit I was a little concerned about it. However, once you rub it in, the foundation becomes alot lighter and it gets a powder texture. This is a go
        od foundation, personally I wouldn't but it again as my skin is too sensitive but I think for alot of people with normal, balanced skin this would be a good investment.

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          22.03.2002 21:50
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          Maybelline's Express 3 in 1 is the best 3 in 1 i've ever used. I tried the Max factor one but it wasn't as smooth & creamy as Maybelline's. I used as a concealer the most when I was younger but now i use it was a quick & easy to put on foundation. When I put it on for the first time i found that it was creamy, smooth & oil free. The latter i found the weirdest coz all of the foundation & 3 in 1 i had used were quite oil. I had alot of spots when i was younger (normal teenager thing) & i was so upset when i couldn't cover them proply with other foundation but maybelline's express 3 in 1 stopped that. Most teenagers don't spots but you can't do anything about that but the next best thing is cover them with Maybelline's express 3 in 1

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          24.10.2001 05:47
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          Yes three into one will go with this stick that is a concealer, foundation and powder. I have been trying the new shine control formula, that is suitable for oily or combination skins. Was my face red? It has been in the past with foundations that have made my sensitive complexion red and itchy, but with this one I kept my cool. I doesn't have a strong perfume, in fact it doesn't smell of anything really, it is hypo allergenic and promises not to clog your pores. The oil free formula is aimed at skins that are oily or have a tendency to shine on the forehead and nose. It has a sun protection factor of 15, which is good to have even in the winter months, as sunlight is very ageing. It gives a light coverage, just enough to even out the skintone without looking false, and blends well. They recommend that you dot on extra in oily areas to control the shine. I found it worked and lasted well, but you do need to reapply for an evening out. I also found that although oil free it was not too drying and didn't make the drier areas of my face crack up. This is probably due to it containing moisturising aloe and vitamins E and A. It comes in a 9ml stick, like a large lipstick. The three shades available are Buff, Nude and Cameo. I chose Nude as my skin is pale to medium. Unlike many foundations it is not very orange or pink, it seems to have a slightly yellow base. The colours are not suitable for women with darker skins, as they are all a variation on beige. As a concealer I found it wasn't as effective as a specialist product, but it did blend dark circles under the eyes( too much internet) a little. Maybelline is available in supermarkets and chemists all over the country. The best price I have found is £6.99 in the supermarket. This seems a lot for a little stick, but I estimate that it will last for two or three months. It does live up to it's express name as it is very quick and
          easy to apply, and gives a nice natural looking day foundation.

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            07.06.2001 03:47
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            Maybelline Express 3 in 1 cream stick does it's job well. It covers up those colourless marks on your face leaving it the same tone everywhere. Aswell as covering up marks and spots it leaves your face feeling clean and fresh. There are two small problems though. Firstly it is expensive and for a cover up stick the shops are charging too much for it. Secondly, sometimes it leaves traces of orange on the skin which don't stand out but if you look closely you can see them. These minor problems don't matter very much because the product does it's job well and lives up to it's expectations. If you are looking for a cover up stick that works, I would definately reccomend this one.

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              03.09.2000 22:14

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              If you don't have a flawless complexion and don't have a lot of money to spend on seperate foundation, concealer and powder, then i suggest you try Maybelline Express make up 3 in 1. I don't have perfect skin but i've found by using this make up it covers up most spots and other blemishes. At £6.99 for 9ml i think it is a bargain as i don't have to buy seperate make up, concealer and powder, and it saves time with being all in one.

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              30.06.2000 02:40
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              I used several foundations before, which includeded Max factor, boots, Avon and other stick foundations, I found they were either too expensive, didn't last long or were just to fiddily to apply. I then came across Maybelline and I haven't looked back it is definately the best. It costs only £6.99 per stick and comes in about six or seven different shades, so that you can find the right shade for your face tone. I use foundation atleast one a day and Maybelline 3 in 1 stick will last me well over a month, it is great value for money. The only thing I can find wrong with it, is trying the get the last little bit out the tube at the end, but I normally find sticking the sponge in the tube or your finger works wonders and it saves wasting it! I like it because you can put as much on as you want, exactly where you want it and then just even it all out with a sponge. I love it and I would recommend it to everyone.

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