Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Hi guys,

So as you all know, Maybelline has launched three new products in their Contouring Range recently. I have two of them i.e. the duo stick and duo powder. There is a third product called Blush Contour.

I have been using these since a few days and here are my thoughts..

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Let’s start with the V Face Duo Stick

What the Company claims:

Master the perfect V-shaped face in an easy 2 step glide
All-in-one contouring duo stick creates illusion of structure and lift
Creamy formula glides and blends easily
For best results, use with the V-Face duo powder

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Shades Available: 2

  • Light to Medium
  • Medium to Dark

MRP: Rs.650/- 

It comes in a two sided stick form, where one side is the matte creamy contour and the other side is slightly shimmery white cream highlight.

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

I have the V Face Duo Stick in Medium, I believe it’s the Medium to Dark as the first option would be named ‘Light’

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

I love how creamy and easy to blend the product is, it can be easily blended with fingers. So if you are travelling and are not carrying brushes, you can still use this comfortably.

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

The contour is brown based and warm which is good for daily use. For a very chiseled look and actual contouring, you need a grey cool toned powder as only that would create a shadow. But using a darker product also defines the face and brings some sharpness to the features which get all washed out when you apply a foundation and the face looks flat.

I absolutely love the highlight part, it gives a soft candlelit glow to the face. It is perfect for those who do not like a bright highlight, this is subtle and nice. I like to use this a base for my powder highlight and it makes my powder highlighters shine bright like a diamond!

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

For everyday basis, I will go with only this highlight and not layer. I also use this for inner corners of eyes, brow bone and on the bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow.

I have seen both the shades and the light one is not dark enough for contouring and this dark one is good for fair to medium skin tones, so basically the medium to darker skin tones do not have an option as this won’t show up on them. This will their exact color and not a darker color which is needed for contouring.

Maybelline should have launched at least three shades and a shade darker than this for deeper skin tones.

Coming to the V Face Duo Powder..

What the Company claims:

Brush on a 10 percent slimmer V face by design
Duo finishing powder to highlight and contour
SPF32 PA+++ and perlite minerals
Available in 2 shades for light to medium and medium to dark skin tone
Suitable for any face types like square, round or heart shaped faces

For contouring, create depth by using a 2 shade darker product.For highlighting, use 2 shades brighter than your skin tone.

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Shades Available: 2

  • Light to Medium
  • Medium to Dark

MRP: Rs.500/- for 8.5g (Buy HERE)

Ingredients:

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

The powder comes in a V form where you get a lighter powder to set the face and highlight the concealer, below contour, etc. and the darker powder to contour or set the duo stick contour.

It has a mirror and a brush in the lower compartment, the packaging is very similar to the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique Powder.

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

When used alone, this powder hardly shows up or contours. It is not pigmented enough for contouring, you have to layer it a few times. I have it in the shade Light Medium, I believe I will have to try Medium Dark

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

It works well with the V Face Duo Stick, like the powder to set the cream, and shows up that way.

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

The powder is very silky and fine, very smooth to touch and feels creamy. Again I love the lighter powder side, which is perfect to set the under eye area. Still I would have liked it to be more pigmented.

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

Again the shade selection is poor, only two shades and both are not dark enough.

I have used both the products here..

Maybelline V Face Duo Stick, Duo Powder: Honest Review, Swatches

As you can see, it is very subtle definition, good for everyday.

Overall, I would say Maybelline launched some good products but as usual the shade selection is poor and not meant for Indian skin tones. Two shades which are both not dark enough to contour Indian skin.

I have read better reviews about the blush duo though, especially the blush part.

I would only recommend the V Face Duo Stick, that too in Medium to Dark and if you are fair to medium in skin tone.

Have you tried the new Maybelline V Face Duo Range? Your thoughts?

P.S.: PR Samples. Honest Review

  • sowmya s

    Helpful review

  • Very honest review.

  • kanika

    you look just ravishing..

  • The contour-highlight stick looks like the product that was missing from the Indian market. i’ve got to give this a try for sure.

  • Santoshi Ambati

    Can maybelline v contour can be used as concealer for medium skinned people

    • bhumika_t

      No it doesn’t give coverage. Contouring products are sheer, so that can be blended easily

      • Santoshi Ambati

        May i know if highlighter can be used to conceal???

        • bhumika_t

          No, it’s sheer and shimmery. It’s not meant to give coverage, use the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer