Maybelline Fall 2017 release: A quick review

Maybelline Fall 2017 release: A quick review

What it is: From the drugstore powerhouse brand Maybelline New York, comes a collection of glitter and shine for a fun, fall makeup bag update.

Beauty bonus: The highlighter is next level — giving skin an out-of-this-world hit of shimmer.

Beauty bummer: The mascara wand is awkward to use with a major curve and a weird bend in the wand.  

Overall: This collection is an abrupt end to the mattes that have been front and centre in makeup trends recently.

We like the commitment to the shimmer and glitter, with all of the products delivering these both in a big way.

The eyeliner is another big bonus for us. Frequently, glitter/shimmer liners give some glitter but often require another product as a colour base. These ones did both jobs.

The brow powder is interesting, it leaves brows with an undone look if used without a pencil.

The Matte Ink Liquid Lip is perfect for that blurry, slightly imperfect swipe of colour. Very editorial.

And as for the colour-correcting pens. We found them a fun alternative to pencil or wand applicator iterations — and we loved that each colour could be chosen to target specific concerns such as redness, brightness, etc.

Would recommend? Absolutely everything — especially the eyeliner and the highlighter. But, we'd probably skip the mascara.

Price: $9.99 to $16.99

Where to buy: Mass retailers;