Bad Maybelline Makeover Experience & Makeup Look

Hi girls,

I want to share my horrible makeover experience. Maybelline was offering free makeovers at DLF Mall, Saket in Delhi on Valentine weekend. I asked for Matte makeup, smokey eyes and nude lips. I told them to use dream matte foundation and mousse blush because I wanted to test these out before purchase. First one MUA started doing my face and halfway through another came, told this one to go. She wiped my face clean and started all over again!!! I was wearing a black shirt and told the new MUA to give me smokey eyes to go with these very clothes. She gave me silver and black smokey eye!!! I was headed to a club later that evening and had planned to sport the same makeup. When I saw the finished look, I was aghast! She had used powder blush in Apricot Flush on me and not what I asked. She gave me a glossy brown lip instead of nude. Also, the blush was far too close to my hairline and did nothing for my cheeks. Moreover, it was streaky . πŸ™Β  When I finally came home, I had no time to do everything again so I just blended out the blush. Fortunately, I have apricot flush so I used it on my cheeks to let it show. I also wiped out the gloss and applied Lakme Enrich Matte # 127 with nude lipgloss from ULTA. I had no time to redo the eyes so was stuck with this πŸ™Β  So much for free makeovers…

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Two days later, me and hubs were to go out again. This time, I had about an hour to get ready. This is what I came up with –

I used bronze and purple eye shadow from an ULTA beauty kit. Although, it does not look like a smokey eye, I quite liked the overall effect. The pic is a night shot with flash and the colours aren’t true, but you can see what I was trying to go for! And for the first time ever, I used two blushes! When I looked at pics from both the evenings, I found the latter a tad better because they were much more me!

In the week thereafter, I was having a bad hair day. That for me spells D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R. I look absolutely terrible, my confidence plummets and I am generally low. But that day, I decided to fight it. So, I pulled out a beige silk kurta and tried to recreate this look of Rati’s. ( )I used a taupe powder shadow, kajal, powder blush (since I don’t own any cream ones) and a soft brown lippie. As soon as I stepped out, hubby commented that I was looking good. That too on a bad hair day! Thanks Rati!

And these days, I rarely step out of the house without at least a liner, blush and lip colour! I have started collecting loads of eye pencils in all sorts of colours and expanding my lipbalm, gloss and lipstick collection like crazy! Blushes are next…. All because of you gals…. All the beauty bloggers out there…. πŸ˜‰


44 thoughts on “Bad Maybelline Makeover Experience & Makeup Look

  1. Good Morning Gabbarina…. it became worse as the evening wore on…. πŸ™ it was my anniversary for God’s sake!

    thanku for linking my work πŸ™‚

  2. Sorry to hear about your experience Anks. True, some MUAs, free service or not, try to force a certain look on a customer instead of trying to work with or improve on the look we want. 2nd and 3rd pics do look better- a smokey purple eye looks great on you. :)) :))

    1. Hi Ida… i agree…. specially at shaadi time… they have a set procedure in their head and every girl is done up the same way….. thanks you for linking the purple look….!

  3. Awwww…..sorry to hear about your experience Anks :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: for the MUAs

    1. Thats how you look on a BAD Hair Day???? 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 I can’t even think of leaving my hair open on such days… amount of styling can tame it. πŸ™

  4. Maybelline SA’s r bad bad bad :spank: :spank: :spank:
    no color sense, second worst is lakme SA’s :violinbash: :violinbash:

    the rating is outta my personal experience :spank: :spank:

    1. i just came back from your blog veena, only to find a comment here!! i have not been to lakme SA… my cousin got her wedding make up done at a lakme salon… was not that grt… ok ok types

      1. lolz :toothygrin: , Anks , vice versa i was drooling at ya food pics :drool:
        veena lubs pastaaaaa :yahoo: :yahoo:

        lakme makeup artists mostly use browns on u, which makes u look much older wonder why ?:) ?:) , and always they try to sell the ligher shades for me :violinbash:

        1. lakme does love the dark “aunty type” shades na? One SA called them thus and the name has stuck in my head ever since πŸ˜€

          but thats where most of their clientelle is… lakme works fine for 2-3 hours na? A lot of ladies would wear makeup only in the evening when they head out. Its perfect for them!

      1. even i thought so…….:(

        bt bad maybelline ppl doing this.. πŸ™

        u look prettty Anks. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  5. Hi Anks, sorry to hear about your bad experience, these SA’s are not properly trained. I love your work , its more natural. :waytogo: :waytogo:

  6. So sorry that you had such a bad experience!MUAs generally do what they want to, no regards to what we want! :worship: :worship:
    And you looking pretty in all the pictures! Even with the MUA’s make-up! :yahoo: :yahoo: :lashes: :lashes: :jump: :jump:

  7. I’ve never had any good makeover experience so far!! :(( The revlon and even YSL one were somewhat really bad for me!!! 😐 😐 I didn’t go for any other after that!!!

      1. yeah…the same one..its here only on this website!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› The SA actually tightlined my eyes and even applied kaajal on waterline, coz of that my eyes looked ultra small!! That look somehow didn’t suit me well!! :(( BF was so horrified!! :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: He lost his faith on makeup after that… :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

  8. I like the makeup you did for yourself :victory: Too bad you had a bad experience with the makeover. I’m very distrustful when it comes to SAs applying products on my face esp foundation and eye makeup. The first time I was buying a blush, the Maybelline SA put so much blush on my face- I looked like a clown! :hypnotized:

  9. the foundation used in the 1st pic is definitely a wrong shade.. u luking too whiteeee :pain: :pain: :no: :no: ..
    bt i liked the eye makeup :victory: .. n wht u hav experimented urself is very nice anks..tht luks really uuu… :haanji: :haanji: :beauty: :beauty:
    and me tooo bcuming 1 crazy make up shopaholic these days.. today again i bought stuff worth 550/- πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      1. COLORBAR.. i finally found it in Big Bazaar here.. so nothing much in hand.. & didnt want to spend a lott from my hubby’s credit card, I got Silver I glide pencil & 2 nail paints & got lipstick worth 225 free free free… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

          1. u shud hav seen me.. i was blackmailing the poor SA to giv me the free lipstick of my choice :joker: :joker: :joker: … she finally swatched all the free vaale shades on my hand & then i tuk a brownn 1 :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: … after that i started shopping for 500 ka stuff… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

    1. thanku Nids… tell me abt the shopoholic part! *shudder shudder*

      send pics of your haul na…. i also shopped extra at colorbar to get the free gift πŸ˜†

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