When we first heard that Gigi Hadid was collaborating with Maybelline to produce her first line of makeup, we were more than a little thrilled. But also kind of sad, because we were pretty sure the collection wasn’t going to come to Malaysia.
But! Life has a way of surprising you, so the moment I heard that Hermo was going to bring the collection to Malaysia, I had to get my hands on them to try it out for you.
The first thing that jumps out at you is the packaging. The minimal, simple, nude-pink plastic packaging with Gigi’s name emblazoned on it in a holographic finish is very millenial, and very chic. The entire time I had the products on my desk, there was a near constant stream of colleagues coming by to check them out! I’ve never had so many people come to see me, seriously!
The collection officially drops on Hermo on 2 December 2017. Just note this isn’t the whole collection; Hermo expects to stock the other half early next year. So what can you get right now and more importantly, what should you get right now? Let’s get into the review right now.
1. Lipsticks, RM33.90
These were hands down, my favourite things from the collection. In fact, they’re probably my favourite thing from Maybelline, period. They go on so smooth it’s almost creamy, and cling perfectly onto lips with completely opaque pigmentation. The finish is somewhat between a matte and a cream finish, but it doesn’t budge for hours. Darker shades leave a stain that sticks around through food and drinks, but don’t expect it to hold up well against oily food. I’ve tried other Maybelline lipsticks, and none of them work as well as this one.
Gigi’s favourite shade is Taura, a light brown nude that she calls her “perfect nude Gigi lip”. My favourite is Austyn, a classic blue-based red that looks very polished. Here’s a swatch of all 6 shades on different skin tones: