Maybelline Made for All Lipstick Swatches and Review

Maybelline Made for All Lipstick Swatches and Review

Hi babes! I hope you're doing good, enjoying those last days of spring before summer fully kicks in. I have a high concept picnic coming up tomorrow, and this weekend I've gotten some gardening done and enjoyed a birthday high tea at Domestic Antwerp, so I'm making the most of the my time outside of work. I feel like a good balance between work and play + getting things done is key to my mental health, and these longer days definitely help in that regard. I'll always be a summer child.

But on topic: I have another review ready for you! I received six of Maybelline's new Made for All lipsticks - a line that was designed to flatter a wide range of 50 different skintones, so basically everyone. I'm loving the fact that big brands are recognizing that diversity is a thing and that you can't just cater to 50 shades of beige and call it a day - especially when drugstore brands hop on the inclusivity train. 

Sadly I wasn't able to swatch these on a range of different skin tones (which would be ideal), but I'd gladly add my swatches to google image search so you can compare. I've spotted some gorgeous, flattering pics of these lipsticks on dark skinned women so it seems that Maybelline did do good in formulating these shades. Maybelline has a lot of pics of these on different women on their website as well, so go there if you want to figure out if these will suit you!

Anyway, let's get swatching!

Maybelline Made for All Lipstick Swatches and Review

From left to right, top to bottom: Mauve For Me - Pink For Me - Fuchsia For me - Red For Me - Ruby For Me - Plum For Me

Mauve For Me isn't really a mauve, I'd call it a mid tone neutral beige/tan shade - definitely not pink/purple enough to be called mauve. It's a very lovely colour however, definitely the type of My Lips But Better shade that was super popular in the 90s and will remain a classic. Pink For Me is a neutral muted pink, a bit too sweet for me, but perfectly flattering. Fuchsia For Me is probably the most wearable bright pink I've ever swatched, a very cute, happy colour that feels great for summer. 

Red For Me is THA BOMB. Like a drugstore dupe for Mac's Ruby Woo, and the only matte lipstick in this Maybelline range: the perfect bright, popping neutral red that is just so incredibly flattering. Ruby For Me is another neutral red, just a smidge deeper than Red For Me, and a satin finish like the other shades. Finally, Plum For Me is a lovely deeper colour - the type of shade I don't generally go for, but again, definitely a flattering shade.

All of these are very creamy and saturated, full coverage in one stroke. Not smudge-proof of course, but the fact that these are so pigmented makes them cling to the lips longer than other satin finish drugstore lipsticks. And that pigmentation is absolutely key to look good on a wide range of skin tones - makeup that sheers out will just disappear on darker complexions. 

Never underestimate how being pale basically acts as a primer underneath your eyeshadows and lipsticks, making it much easier for beauty brands to slack off on pigmentation and still get by. You can't provide middle of the road pigmentation and claim that you're catering to customers with dark complexions as well. Another positive is that all of these are rather neutral in undertone - always the most widely flattering. 

Maybelline Made for All Lipstick Swatches and Review

You can get these for about 12-13€ at your drugstore, but I've seen deals at for example selling the Made For All lipsticks for around 8€. Worth it! If you get only one, get Red For Me or Mauve For Me, both must-have shades in a beauty collection.

Let me know if you have any questions!

1 comment

  1. Wow Maybelline is my favorite brand and you're literally amazing!
    I'll definetly going to try this one!
    good products