Maybelline The City Mini Palettes: Perfect for Fall
If you’re in the market for a palette which will give you multiple looks and won’t break your wallet, then check out Maybelline New York’s City Mini Palettes.
The origin story of Maybelline is just as riveting as its product offering. Nineteen year old Thomas Lyle Williams created the company in 1915. He has been watching his sister Mabel apply a DIY version of eye mascara using vaseline/petroleum jelly and black coal dust. Mabel wasn’t the only woman to resort to such devices; most of the girls during that time were using similar versions of DIY makeup. Makeup wasn’t widely available to the masses during that time; only those involved in the theater and the very wealthy could afford makeup.
Also, makeup was still sort of a “no-no” as far as societal norms were concerned. Well-to do women would wear very basic powder and soft pink rouge to give their faces a little “perk,” but darkly lined eyes and rouged out lips were considered “trashy” and had been long associated with prostitutes. This had been the status quo for some time, but had been cemented into people’s brains by Queen Victoria, who decreed red lips and dark makeup to be “rude.”
However, as the roaring twenties approached and as more and more women were making their own money ( as well as rebelling against the patriarchal society ), fashion standards began to change.
As Thomas Lyle Williams watched his sister use what was undoubtedly a very messy concoction, he got an idea. Next, he went to his chemistry set and adapted his sister’s mixture into a more user friendly, commercially ready product. The first products were called Lash-Brow-Line and sold like hot cakes when first developed. Eventually, as the company grew, Williams eventually changed the name to Maybelline, in honor of his sister.
Currently, Maybelline New York is one of the industry leaders when it comes to mascaras and eyeshadows. After all, the brand did begin with eye products so it makes sense that these products have remained, in my opinion, their strong suits.
Maybelline the City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Rooftop Bronzes is one of my staple palettes. Not only is it right on trend for fall, the colors are gorgeous and suit a variety of skin tones. I really prefer seeing these on darker skin tones, because the colors really get a chance to sing. They look good on lighter skin tones also, but there is nothing more opulent than golden and bronze metallics against a darker skin tone, in my opinion. It is absolutely gorgeous.
My second favorite palette in this series is the Maybelline the City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Urban Jungle. These are gorgeous, lush, velvety greens that suit fall eyeshadow looks perfectly. Just like the Rooftop Bronzes palette, this has mostly shimmers and a matte for blending.
Which Maybelline New York City Mini Palette is your favorite? Share on social media and use Hashtag #Just4GirlsPK to show us your looks!