Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing the V-Face contouring range that was launched by Maybelline India a couple of months back. The range contains a duo stick, a duo powder and a contour blush. I’ve used the duo stick in my videos a few times and it is by far my favorite product from this range. Read on for the full review of each of these three products.
Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder (Rs 500)
The duo powder contains a segment of lighter powder in the centre, with a darker shade surrounding it. I got the shade Light-Medium (which on online websites is listed as Beige), which ended up being too pale for my complexion. While the texture is smooth, the colors don’t do anything to my face, being so close to my skin tone. I’m a little disappointed with the shade range. I think they should have introduced 1-2 deeper shades as I can’t see these light colors working at all on most Indian complexions. Available online at Amazon.in.
Maybelline V-Face Blush Contour – Peach (Rs 550)
The contour blush comes in 3 shades – peach, brown and pink. The square pan contains 3 colors – 2 shades of blush and a darker brown shade for contour. The peachy blush colors are quite nice for adding a healthy, warm flush to the cheeks and the brown shade of the contour helps in adding a bit of depth to my cheekbones. But the pan is so small that picking up individual shades becomes a little difficult. And swirling all the shades together gives a dusty peachy brown that works well as a blush, but cannot be used for contouring. The brush that comes with the packaging is quite narrow and deposits way too much color on the skin, which poses a problem when you try to blend it. This could have been a more useful product if the size of the pan was larger and individual shades had enough room to be used with average blush/contour brushes. The color selection though is quite nice. Available online at Amazon.in.
Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick – Medium (Rs 650)
While the first two products didn’t work as well as I’d hoped, the Duo Stick more than made up for it. This contains a cream contour stick at one end and a cream highlighter on the other end. The twist-up stick format makes application really easy and convenient. The contour shade is deep enough to work as a contour for my medium complexion and its neither too creamy nor too dry, so blending poses no difficulty. The champagne toned highlighter adds a soft, subtle highlight that once again, blends down easily into the skin without any issue. Its not the best highlighter I’ve tried but its not bad either. The wear time is around 5 hours or so on my skin, which can be extended by layering a powder contour and highlight on top.
The contour duo stick is definitely the star of the range and I think its priced very well too at Rs 650. My only complaint is regarding the shades. I received this sample for review and the only shade name listed on the packaging is Medium whereas online, I see two shade – Beige and Brown. I have no idea which one this is. Since I’m unfamiliar with the second variant, I’m not sure how well it caters to deeper skin tones but for medium complexions like mine, this works fairly well. You can buy this online at Amazon.in.
Have you tried the Maybelline V-Face Contour range?
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