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My History With Maybelline

If you ever had to, which cosmetics brand would you pick to be the last one on earth?
For me, it's MAYBELLINE, without a doubt. It's affordable, fun, rarely disappoints me and always the first counter I head over to in a department/drug store.
**(2nd choice- Bourjois, 3rd choice- Mac.)
I love the history behind the brand as much as I love the products.

Brief history (Old news to some of you, I bet. But this is my version, so READ PLEASE! =D) :

Once upon a time, a woman named Maybel Williams, used to stare at herself in the mirror, wishing she had darker and more enticing eyelashes. So, she began using soot from an oil lamp to darken her lashes everyday, especially on days, when she knew, she would be running into "that man" of her dreams.
Seeing this, her brother Thomas.L.Williams, thought a mixture of coal dust and Vaseline would be better for Maybel to use (What a brother, huh?!)

I used to apply Vaseline to my lashes when I was younger and now I'm hitting my head thinking, "Why didn't I think of coal dust too!!!" =)

Then in the year 1915 the brand "Maybelline" was born. The name is a combination of Maybel + Vaseline. (Again, what a brother!)
The first cake mascara was introduced by Maybelline in 1917 and many formulations followed after.
From then on, the name Maybelline became synonymous with mascaras and today it is the No.1 mascara brand all over the world. I like to call it "The Queen of Mascaras"
Today, Maybelline boasts not only of their incomparable mascaras but other innovative cosmetic products as well. One, in particular, took the world by storm- the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.

Check out these old Maybelline magazine and newspaper ads I found from the net:

                                           Kissing Slicks.. LOL :)

I somehow really want to have the products in the black & white pics. So Vintage!  =)

My first Maybelline Product:
Diamond Shine Lip Gloss in some beige-ish shade. I can't even remember the exact name.

Finished, dried up or given away:
  • Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, blush, bronzer. highlighter.
  • Lash Stylist Mascara
  • Expert Eyes eye pencil-Brownish Black
  • Ever Fresh concealer
  • Shiny-licious 
  • Moisture Extreme lip color- Chestnut, Cranberry
  • Water Shine Lip color- Dragonfly Red
  • Great Lash Mascara (Over-hyped)
  • Sky high Curves Mascara
  • XXL Mascara (don't remember which type)
  • Volume Express Turbo Boost Mascara
  • Lip Smooth(s)
**Definitely forgetting a few.

Using right now:
Face: Angelfit Flawless Affinity Two Way Cake Foundation in #OC1 Light Ochre, Perfect Concealer in #01 Light Beige, Expert Finishing Loose Powder in #02 Natural Beige.

Eyes: Eyestudio Gel Creamy gel liner (Brown), Long Double Stretch Mascara, Volume' Express Hypercurl Mascara
Eyebrows: BrowDefinist by Eyestudio in #02 Brown.

Lips:  Water Shine 3D Collagen Lipstick #402, Watershine Pure #P21, Shine Seduction #130, Moisture Extreme lip color #807 Light Berry.

Below are pictures from a fun 'Maybelline Make-over and Photoshoot' in Kuala Lumpur...

Hope you enjoyed reading my ;)

See ya.....

Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. what a genius inventor! probly the maker of smokey eyes too, that pair of them! thanks for a nice story!

    xoxo elle
    ps: came from kuri ayu blog ;p

  2. oh wow what a history! :O
    really interesting the pics were!
    especially the 'automatic' mascara hehehe

  3. aww u look stunning hun in ya photoshoot pics :D
    In the 1st pic out of the last 2 i fink u resemble kim k :O (in a good way ofcoz! i fink she's gawjus!)


  4. nd its Alt + 3 for the heart symbol hun ♥

  5. Thanks Gawjus!*blushing profusely* never liked Kim K...But I absolutely take yrs as a compliment since u think she's gawjus ;)
    I'm lmao at the 'automatic' myself, not to mention 'kissing slicks' which cracks me up everytime..LOL!!!
    Actually Alt+3 doesn't work on my laptop, so I searched around and found out it's Fn+Alt+L. And it works!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ hehehehe....
    Anyways thanks for the prompt reply...ur a sweetheart! ♥

  6. What a beautiful and unique post! Really celebrates our collective love for beauty products! Thanks for following my blog by the way!

  7. @ CBB..thank u...n thanks for following mine too ;)

  8. WOW! you look stunning in these pic darling!
    A very interesting post about the history of Maybelline xoxo

  9. umm .. I cnt resist askin .. are you a professional model .. ??
    U look absolutely stunning .. I envy yer perfect skin *grins*

  10. @Palak..Aww..*covering face* I'm not a prof model at and my skin is nowhere near perfect girl.
    But thanks for the compliment!♥ :)

  11. Hey, gr8 post on Maybelline.. very interesting!! & yr pics are really nice..

  12. I <3 Maybelline.... What would I be without the colossal volume mascara!!!

    P.S: you are really gorgeous and kinda "retro chic" :)

  13. @Laksh ~ Aww...thanks. Now that u mentioned it, I do like everything retro :D
    Maybelline Rocks!


  14. How cute and beautiful!! I found this post just now and I love your rompers!!hun



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