I always go ga-ga with Gigi Hadid. Her looks, fashion, and personality are #goals! When I first heard that she has a makeup collection coming up in collaboration with Maybelline New York, I was so ready to buy when it gets available in the country.
I was one of the early birds who purchased the the available #GigixMaybellineinPH products (the palettes were released late) before it was officially launched here in the Philippines.
I feel so lucky and thankful to be invited to the GigixMaybellineinPH Grand Launch in SM Megamall last year!
Slaying the photo booth with one of my faves, Kristine of RealAsianBeauty!
Each attendee got this huge bag filled with Gigi Hadid x Maybelline New York Makeup!
I was so excited and unboxed it with some of you on my Facebook Page!
Unfortunately, some items were sold out already and will never be restocked. Gigi Hadid x Maybelline makeup will only be available until end of February 2018. For more information on where to get these products, read my previous Gigi Hadid x Maybelline blog post. It has the complete list of stores and schedule.
Now I wanted to share my thoughts about this collection as we unbox the PR Kit.
Is it really worth it?
The huge kicka** PR kit has 3 layers. Inside the first layer is the Gigi Hadid Limited Edition Jetsetter Palette at 1,899 pesos.
In the second layer we have products from the East Coast Glam Collection.
For the 3rd layer we have the West Coast Glow Makeup collection.
The kit is almost complete. There were some missing items like Liquid Strobe in Warm, Lip Liner in Khair (these two are the only items that are still available in stores), Liquid Strobe in Cool, Nude Eyeliner, and Gel liner were all sold out already.
You can easily identify the difference between the two collection. East Coast Glam includes more products and in Silver holographic packaging, white West Coast Glow has fewer items and in Gold holographic packaging including their fonts.
Let’s start with the Gigi Hadid Limited Edition Jetsetter Palette – 1899 php
This palette is very travel friendly. It has 2 shades of concealer, 2 shades of lip balm, 4 shades of eyeshadow, a blush, bronzer, highlighter, and a mini version of Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express mascara.
Surprisingly, the products in this palette are pigmented!
Based from experience, there are some huge palettes (combination of eyeshadows, creams, and other products) that are “meh” in quality. But with the Jetsetter Palette, the concealer and powder products have really nice color pay-off!
Even the concealers have good coverage too!
My only least favorite items in these palette are the lip balms. They lack pigmentation and moisture for me.
I still have yet to try the Colossal mascara but I’m hearing really nice feedback with this product.
Overall, the Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette is worth it for me if you want something to buy from the collection. It has eyeshadows, concealers, lip balm, blush, highlighter, contour powder, mascara, and mini brushes included.
I just have a few concerns with this palette. I don’t use the brushes that it comes with. They are cute but the hair is too stiff and hurts my skin. Also not a fan of how the blusher, contour powder, and highlighter were laid out. Normally our blush / powder brushes are fluffy and won’t fit the slim horizontal layout of the powders. I think it would be better if they come in bigger square pans.
Now let’s move on with the East Coast Glam collection!
FRESH, BOLD, FIERCE.
It is all about the cat eye in the city chic makeup look inspired by Gigi’s home away home, New York City.
As you notice, this collection has the most number of items. We have 3 lipsticks and lipliners, 2 eyebrow pens, 2 eyeliner, palettes, mascara, and 2 BB Cushion.
They have 3 nude lipsticks with the same colors of lip liners. My most favorite shade here is Taura! These lipsticks are creamy and long-lasting. Almost the same with the Maybelline creamy mattes.
Available at 349 php per tube while the lip liners are at 249 php each. Quite pricey than normal Maybelline price range of lipsticks right?
Gigi Hadid Lip Liners – 249 php
There are also 3 lip liners available and same shades of the lipsticks; Mccall, Taura, and Erin.
They are lovely nudes and glides easily on the lips. The pen comes with a sharpener on the other end. But you must be careful in using them because they are creamy and tend to break easily when you pull out too much product.
Gigi Hadid BB Cushion – 799 php
They also have BB Cushions (I’m such a sucker for BB cushions guys!). I love the packaging and the puff. However, there are only two shades available: Natural and Fair.
I used the Natural shade since it’s darker than Fair but still looks a little whiter than my skin tone when applied. What balanced the color is when I used the light medium primer. The BB cushions are okay. I’m just not a fan of the very limited shades available.
Gigi Hadid’s Tinted Primer (Light Medium) – 499 php
It’s my first time to encounter a “tinted primer”. What I have are tinted moisturizers – something that can give your skin a little coverage while keeping it moisturized. The purpose of tinted primers from Gigi’s collection is for the areas where you apply your contour. I find it useful since the BB cushion (Natural) is lighter than my skin tone. The tinted primer balances the color and makes the makeup last longer.
Gigi Hadid Brow Pencil – 349 php
Whenever a new makeup line is launched, we’re always on the look out for the eyebrow products. Maybelline is also known for really nice brow makeup. The Gigi brow pencils have gel-to-powder formula. They are easy to apply on the brows and very pigmented.
I have natural black hair and I prefer using the Brown shade. If you aim for darker brows, go for Dark Brown. There are only two shades available.
Gigi Hadid Eye Contour Palette – 599 php
The packaging is like a mini Jetsetter Palette. Available in two shades – Warm and Cool.
The eyeshadows in this collection are mostly matte to create an illusion of deep set eyes.
Thou pigmented, some colors are chalky. And for the price of 599 per palette, I find it too pricey. The pans are really small and there are only 5 shades available in each palette.
Gigi Hadid Liquid Eyeliner – 349 php
Maybelline eyeliners are one of the best liners I’ve tried and my expectation for the Gigi Hadid Liquid Eyeliner is quite high. I’m glad it didn’t disappoint. It has ultra fine tip .4 mm to draw a precise line and a perfect cat eye. It’s long wearing and doesn’t smudge.
Gigi Hadid Fiber Mascara – 499 php
It’s my first time to have a fiber mascara from Maybelline. It really does make your lashes super long, no need to wear falsies. However, if you put too much fiber, it can weigh down your lashes and worse, some of it may fall in your eyes. Remember to be extra careful and apply just the right amount of fiber and mascara.
The trick here is to apply mascara first, then fiber, and finish it off by coating another mascara to seal the fibers.
West Coast Glow Makeup
Get that Cali vibes with this glowing makeup collection inspired by Gigi’s Hometown, California.
This collection includes 3 lipsticks and lip liners, 2 eye shadow palettes, gel liners, tinted primer, and liquid strobe. I prefer this collection than East Coast Glam because of the colors. West Coast collection is more into the reds and bright eyes.
Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick – 349 php
There are 3 gorgeous bold lip colors in reds – Lani, Khair, and Austyn. My favorite among the three colors is Austyn. They all have creamy-matte finish an I always love Maybelline’s creamy mattes!
Gigi Hadid Lip Liner – 249 php
Here’s funny story! I went to Watsons to buy the missing lip liner shade from the PR Kit which is Khair. All the while I thought what I got is Khair. But while doing the product photoshoot, I noticed the two liners are just the same color! I got pala another Lani lip liner! My gosh! Anyway, even in lip liners, the shade Austyn stands out for me.
Gigi Hadid Eye Shadow Palette – 599 php
These are mini palettes, same size and price of the ones in East Coast Glam collection but as you notice, the size of the pans are bigger and the shades are prettier.
It’s a combination of matte, satin, and shimmer eye shadows which I really like.
I also find the colors in these palette more pigmented than East Coast palettes.
Lastly from the West Coast Collection, we have Liquid Strobe in Warm and Tinted Primer in Medium Deep. Available at 399 and 499 php respectively.
The Gigi Hadid Liquid strobe reminds me of the Maybelline Master Strobing Cream! So pretty and very natural when applied on the face. It’s nice if you want to achieve that fresh glow.
I find the Gigi Hadid Tinted Primer too dark for me. I can only use it as a contour base. The shade is good as primer if you have morena to dark skin tone.
What products do I recommend from the Gigi Hadid Collection?
Here are my top favorites from Gigi’s makeup line:
★ The Jetsetter Palette is nice. It’s almost complete and you can make a quick makeup look just by using the palette alone.
★ I like the Gigi Hadid Matte lipsticks from the West Coast Glow collection. Creamy, pigmented, and long lasting. I find the nude shades too nude for me to the point that the colors wash off my makeup look.
★ If you want to get a palette, go for the mini palettes from the West Coast Glow collection. The packaging and shades are prettier. Also consider the pans are bigger! They are more sulit for me.
★ The liquid eyeliner and brow pencils are good too!
★ I’m 50 – 50 with the mascara. Yes they can make my lashes super-duper long but if I put too much, it weighs down my lashes.
★ If we have the same skin tone, you can also try the BB Cushion (Natural). I have oily skin but it stayed on my face pretty good despite my commute (sweat, oil, and dust) when I traveled to see my friends during our reunion dinner.
Products I want to try but no longer available
I heard the nude eyeliner and gel liner are both good! Too bad they are no longer available!
The rest… you can skip!
The Gigi Hadid lipsticks are good so for me I can skip the lip liners. If you’re having a hard time to line your lips, you can use a lipstick brush to draw the outline on your lips before swiping the lipstick. I also don’t see the need for the tinted primers. The mini palettes from East Coast Glam collection are too pricey! The pans are so tiny for the price of 599 pesos. I can also skip the liquid strobes since I have powder highlighters.
The products are expensive?
We find the Gigi makeup pricey right? Because the prices are not the normal price range of Maybelline. We are used to the 299 pesos lipsticks, 199 pesos lip liners, and 675 pesos palette with 10 – 12 shades.
However, since this is a Limited Edition and a collaboration with Gigi Hadid, I somehow understand the sudden mark-up. You just have to be wise to choose what products you should get from the collection. If you have the budget, you can go ahead and buy whatever you like but if you just want something as a remembrance from Gigi, just buy the makeup products that you know you can use or what you really like.
I have an extra Gigi Hadid BB Cushion (Fair) and Gigi Hadid Lip Liner (Lani) so I decided to add it to a mini makeup gift set giveaway!
A lucky winner will get the Gigi BB Cushion and Lip Liner plus a Maybelline Lipstick!