10 Best Top Rated Maybelline Products Review – My Hits & Misses!

Maybelline Products Review

Maybelline is one of the widely popular drugstore makeup brand. It is also one of the most selling makeup brand in the world. Maybelline has an enormous range of makeup products, that anyone would fall in love. My makeup vanity includes a lot of Maybelline Products, the reason why I decided to write a brand focus review on Maybelline. In my journey of makeup, I have always picked up the top rated ones, rather than experimenting with unfamiliar ones unlike skincare. Today’s post will be about my take and experience with some of the Top Rated Maybelline Products.

Let’s get started with a little info about the brand.

Maybelline is an age old American Cosmetics brand which retails worldwide. L’Oreal is the parent company of Maybelline. Maybelline is not Cruelty Free, Vegan or Halal Certified. The products are sold in China where testing is required by law.

List of Top Rated Maybelline Products Reviewed

  1. Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact
  2. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
  3. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
  4. Maybelline Color show Blush
  5. Maybelline Colossal Kajal
  6. Maybelline Drama Gel Eyeliner
  7. Maybelline Colossal The Liner Sketch Eyeliner
  8. Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Xpress Mascara
  9. Maybelline Color Show Lipsticks
  10. Maybelline Baby Lips

Top Rated Maybelline Products Review

  1. Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact SPF 28

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This is a perfect everyday base product for beginners. I loved using this when I didn’t want to layer with lots of makeup and just wanted a even toned polished look. The texture of this compact is soft and velvety and so it applies smoothly without fall-outs. The puff it comes along with is not bad and the presence of the in-built mirror is a big plus. The coverage is sheer to light and will not cover dark spots and blemishes, but it has an instant brightening and awakening effect on the skin. The compact powder leaves the skin matte and controls oil on my oily skin very well. This will also work well for setting makeup and frequent touch ups. I thoroughly loved using this compact that I gifted one for my mom as well.

Overall, this is one of the best and most cheapest compact in the market without compromising on the quality.


  • Pearl – Pink Undertones for fair skin
  • Shell – Yellow Undertones for fair skin
  • Coral – Medium skin with yellow undertone
  • Marble – Wheatish to Dusky skin tone.

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  1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

This is your typical liquid foundation with a semi-runny consistency. It has great spreadability and blendability. Even beginners will find this easy to use and achieve a flawless finish. The finish is not flat matte, but satiny matte with a slight dewy finish which makes your skin glow. The coverage is also amazing with medium buildable coverage. This doesn’t give a cakey look and stays put for more than 6 hours, even more with a primer. Some shades tends to oxidise in this range, so picking one shade lighter will do the trick. This foundation is suitable for Oily and Normal skin types, so if you have dry patches, this may cling on to them and look patchy.

Overall, No exaggeration here whatsoever, I literally stock up on this whenever sale starts. I love this foundation to bits to an extent that I am ready to overlook the biggest flaw of packaging of this foundation.

Shades Available: 14

  • Ivory 115
  • Classic Ivory 120
  • Nude Beige 125
  • Warm Nude 128
  • Buff Beige 130
  • Natural Beige 220
  • Soft Tan 228
  • Natural Buff 230
  • Pure Beige 235
  • Rich Tan 238
  • Sun Beige 310
  • Warm Honey 322
  • Toffee 330
  • Golden Caramel 332

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  1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

This is a bang on concealer and highlighter from Maybelline. The texture is to die for, it is so creamy and thick enough to conceal while being lightweight on the skin. The product build (twist up sponge applicator) makes application a dream blending seamlessly and giving a flawless finish. This concealer is not super high coverage as proclaimed but still can hide blemishes and spots. The best part of this concealer – It stays put without much creasing for very long hours, provided you set it with a translucent powder.

There are times when I even use this alone without any foundation on face and rock the look. It’s super light weight and covers the entire face nicely.


  • Fair
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Neutral
  • Sand

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  1. Maybelline Color Show Blush

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These were earlier called as Cheeky Glow Blush. This was my very first blush as a beginner. I have the shade Creamy Cinnamon which is an earthy, peachy color with little bit of shimmery particles. They are not glittery and do not feel chunky at all. The texture of this blush is pretty smooth and finely milled. It gives a soft satin finish which looks gorgeous. This particular shade is absolutely amazing, it adds warmth to my skin. It is nicely pigmented that sometimes I double this up as an eye shadow. The staying power is only 4 to 5 hours, but still this is a great product to try at this price.

Creamy Cinnamon is a stunning shade which will suit a majority of skin types. This is a keeper when traveling as it’s a 2 in 1 Blush and Eyeshadow for me.


  • Creamy Cinnamon
  • Fresh Coral

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  1. Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

This is a cult favourite product among many makeup lovers. It is a twist up kajal with a creamy smooth texture that doesn’t tug but at the same it’s not very soft that it might break at the slight touch of it. It has the perfect texture of a Kajal. This is black matte kajal, but it’s not the blackest black of all. I do require two swipes on my upper lash line for intense darkness and even more swipes for my waterline. The kajal doesn’t smudge and stays for a long time on my upper lashline and roughly 2 to 3 hours on my waterline. I haven’t experienced any sorts of irritation or watery eyes with this kajal.

Overall, this is a beginner friendly kajal. I haven’t repurchased this as there are a lot more darker and long staying kajals available in the market now. In fact, even Maybelline has launched a new version of this kajal called Super Black.


  • Black
  • Super Black

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  1. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

This is a Gel Eyeliner which comes in a tiny little tub with a separate brush applicator. The gel eyeliner is smooth, but not buttery smooth to apply the liner in a single stroke. I always requires multiple strokes to pick up the product and for that intense black color I need to build it up. The liner sets to a matte black finish with a greyish tinge. Also, the flat bristles of the brush is suitable only for applying dramatic, thick lines and not precise thin wings. Besides its flaws, this is totally smudge-proof, once it’s set it won’t budge at all. This is also water proof that you will need a proper makeup remover to get rid of it completely. The longevity is awesome as well. It stays with negligible fading until I remove it at the end of the day.

This hasn’t been my favourite among the Top Rated Maybelline Products, because I do not reach out to this product that often. Mostly because I tend to sport thin precise lines more often than thick dramatic lines.


  • Black

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  1. Maybelline Colossal The Liner Sketch Eyeliner

Maybelline Colossal The Liner Sketch Eyeliner

Although the popularity of this product has faded over the past few years, it is still one of the top rated products from Maybelline and my personal favourite liner. This was my very first liquid eyeliner product. The Colossal Liner is a sketch type pen eyeliner which is perfect for beginners. I find application with this to be much easier than the gel eyeliner due to its grip. With this sketch eyeliner, both dramatic and subtle lines can be achieved. This again is not pitch black to me, but buildable to a dark black color. The finish is semi matte and smudge-proof. However the staying power of this product is not great as it lasts only for 4 to 5 hours, after which it looks faded.

This is not something that I will be repurchasing, but certainly I will recommend it to someone who wants to practice drawing precise lines, winged lines as the soft, pointed sponge pen applicator makes everything easier.

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  1. Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Xpress Mascara

Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Xpress Mascara

As the name suggests, the Hypercurl Mascara is meant to curl up lashes for 75° curl and also thicken eyelashes. And yes it stays to true it’s claims of giving amazing curls to my lashes. The mascara is pigmented pitch black giving amazing color. I like that these are available in both waterproof and non-waterproof variants. Both of them are super long lasting and requires a good heavier oil to remove them. I would always suggest going in for the non-waterproof version as the waterproof one at times causes eyelash fall-outs at the end of the day. One more thing which I don’t like about this product, is that, it clumps up if you go for more than two coats or if you leave more time between first & second coats. The clumps give a messy look. Quick application will do the trick.

Since mascaras have the shortest shelf life of all makeup products which is 6 months, I find this to be a best bet as it’s decently priced compared to mascaras that are highly priced.


  • Waterproof
  • Non-Waterproof

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  1. Maybelline Color Show Lipsticks

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These are creamy matte lipsticks with a non-drying, comfortable formula. They have wide variety of shades with a total of 27 shades categorized as reds, mauves, browns and pinks. Each Lipstick is color coded with their respective color bands on the packaging making it easier to identify them. The texture of these lipsticks is incomparable for the price we pay. These are super smooth and apply like a breeze. And the pigmentation they give is commendable. Deeper Shades give intense color in one swipe whereas lighter shades require two to three swipes.

Overall, These are pretty great lipsticks with an affordable price tag and non-drying creamy matte finish.

Shades: 27


  • 103 Crushed Candy
  • 109 Violet Fusion
  • 110 Fuchsia Flare
  • 111 Midnight Pink
  • 112 Fuchsia Fantasy


  • 202 Red My Lips
  • 204 Red Diva
  • 207 Cherry Crush
  • 208 Ruby Twilight
  • 209 Red Velvet
  • 210 Wine Festival
  • 211 Red Rush


  • 402 Plum-Tastic
  • 404 Forever Mauve
  • 405 Violet delight
  • 406 Fall In Mauve
  • 407 Mauve Power
  • 408 Burgundy Blend
  • 409 Violet Vibe
  • 410 Wine Divine


  • 310 Nutty Cookie
  • 311 Coffee Break
  • 312 Hot Chocolate
  • 313 Choco-Latte

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  1. Maybelline Baby Lips

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Rush

Lastly the ever famous, Maybelline Lip Balms. Maybelline keeps introducing new variants of these lip balms. I have tried a couple of them and most of them have great quality. Some of the tinted ones are really good for the subtle everyday natural lip look. These are best for teenagers and college goers. The moisturizing ability is average keeping lips hydrated for 2 to 3 hours. They do not heal chapped lips or anything like that, but are nice if you want some nice tinted lip balms.


Color Balm:

  • Berry Crush
  • Antioxidant Berry
  • Pink Lolita
  • Cherry Kiss

Candy Rush

  • Cotton Candy
  • Gummy Grape
  • Orange Jujube
  • Watermelon Pop

Candy Wow

  • Raspberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Blackberry
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange
  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Mixed Berry

Bright Out Loud Range:

  • Vivid Peach
  • Beaming Violet
  • Pink Alert
  • Striking Orange

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That is all I have to say about the Top Rated Maybelline Products. Most of them were good for me, which is obvious because these are top rated ones and not random ones. Some of them have occupied permanent space in my makeup stash and some didn’t. In any case, Maybelline is one of my most favourite drugstore makeup brand. I keep a close eye on every new launch and try a couple of them every now and then.

So have you tried any of these? What is your take on them? Which is your favourite Maybelline Product? Drop them in the comments section below.

One Reply to “10 Best Top Rated Maybelline Products Review – My Hits & Misses!”

  1. Very useful and detailed review. I love the Maybelline Candy Wow lip balms which come in Crayon format. I have the Mixed Berry shade and its really good…

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