You guys may or may not know this, but blogging and social media is my side hustle aside from my full-time gig. My other side hustle is actually teaching fitness.
I love to workout and when I’m not teaching a class, I’m usually taking one somewhere. So when I saw that there was a new collection out there that brings together my two creative pastimes, I was instantly sold on the idea.
Okay, so it’s not so new, but Maybelline came out with a collection with sportswear brand Puma back in February, so I’m very late to the game with this one. But you know what they say, better late than never, right?
Anyways, the Puma x Maybelline limited-edition collection consisted of a number of products that were bold and daring, much like exercise can often be. The thought behind the collection was to fuse beauty, fashion, and sport into one line the really plays homage to the whole athleisure trend. There are five products, with two of them having multiple shades.
I didn’t receive the entire collection, but I got more than enough items to really try it out. If you’re looking for safe colours, look elsewhere. Every shade in here is bold, so bold that you probably wouldn’t want to wear it to a major sweat sesh TBH.
Take for example the five new shades of the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks. I received three of the five, but aside from Epic (the dusty pink), the other ones are all very bold to sport on the lip (on the plus side, the SuperStay Matte Ink formula is basically like glue once applied; it’s very tough to remove). There is Fearless (bold mauve), Fierce (dark purple), Unapologetic (burnt orange) and Unstoppable (purple).
The other product with multiple shades is the Matte + Metallic Eye Duo Sticks, which are a dual-ended cream colour product. You can use these for the eyes or lips and they feature both matte and metallic shades. I received a couple of these, Warrior/Flow (matte taupe and metallic silver) and Goals/Courage (matte black and metallic red).
Truthfully, I like the ideas of these, but the colours I got aren’t really shades I tend to wear often, so they wouldn’t be something I would normally pick up. I did try out the taupe one on the lids with the mascara and it was a nice easy look and definitely something that you could wear during an easier gym session. These can be worn by themselves or used as an eyeshadow base as well. There is also Discipline/Pulse (matte super dark purple and metallic lavender) and Heat/Flash (matte deep rust and metallic gold).
Speaking of two-in-one products, the brand also came out with a Color + Gloss Face Duo Stick, which is chubby cream stick that features a highlighter and a berry shade. This is perfect for travel as you get a cream blush and highlighter in one. I actually really like the idea of this and it would totally be something that I would throw in my gym bag (if I kept makeup in my gym bag). If I’m going for an easy look after a workout and just want to throw on some CC cream, mascara, and a lip product, I would probably add this in too since it’s a space saver and gives you two products in one handy stick.
Maybelline also came out with a powder highlighter as well in this collection, a chrome highlighter in a pink champagne colour. I actually didn’t receive this product, but I think out of everything in this line, this would be the one that would get the most wear since you can really rock this highlighter with any outfit and for any occasion, whether you’re working out or not.
Lastly, of course Maybelline came out with a mascara as well, the Smudge-Proof mascara in black. I’m actually surprised that they didn’t come out with a waterproof mascara for this collection, as that would have made the most sense. I found this mascara was easy wearing and although I didn’t test it out in a workout class, it didn’t notice any smudging when I did wear it during the day. Truthfully though, this one was a miss for me as I found it didn’t really do much for my lashes. The wand is very thick, whereas I prefer a more thinner brush that allows you to comb through the lashes.
Initially I was very excited to see that Puma was releasing a collection with Maybelline. I wish that it wasn’t so daring in colour and more practical and neutral, but I get the whole bold aspect they were going for with this.
All items are housed in a beautiful purple shade with the Puma logo. Not sure what the availability is like now that it’s been out for a while, but if anything tickles your fancy, I would try to hunt it down. Just in case, you know, you want to sport a bold purple lip during your next spin class.
Did you try any items from the Maybelline x Puma collection?
Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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