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Beauty News: Mai Couture Glow-Geous Trio – Makeup in Booklet Form!

Well isn’t this a clever idea? Makeup in paper form! We’re used to blotting paper sheets but how about blusher, bronzer and even foundation? I get very excited about innovative new beauty products so of course when I learnt about Mai Couture makeup I had to put it to the test.

MAI COUTURE GLOW-GEOUS TRIO SWATCHED I got the Mai Couture Glow-geous booklet which contains 20 sheets each of Sin City bronzer, St Barts highlighter and Prettyful blusher.

Mai Couture Glow Gorgeous trial pack

Mai Couture Glow Gorgeous trial pack

The instructions state to rub in a circle but I found it easier to control where the colour went if I dabbed it on. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of pigment packed on to the sheets. I prefer not to rock an Aunty Sally look so one blusher sheet used with a light hand could be used for two applications on both cheeks. See below for swatches

Mai Couture Glow-Geous Trio Swatches 2-1 Blotting/ Bronzer in “Sin City” – deep warm bronze colour

swatch of Sin City bronzer papier, Mai Couture

Sin City bronzer papier, Mai Couture

Highlighter in “St. Barts” – champagne colour that was a teeny bit too light and shimmery for my face but good on collarbones and décolleté

swatch of St Barts highligher papier, Mai Couture

swatch of St Barts highligher papier, Mai Couture

Blush in “Prettyful” – rose pink with a little hint of shimmer

swatch of Prettyful blusher papier, Mai Couture

swatch of Prettyful blusher papier, Mai Couture

As I was quite heavy handed with the swatches above, below is what the products look like when they’re blended in:

Mai Couture Glow-Geous trio booklet swatch

Mai Couture Glow-Geous trio booklet swatch

The dinky size seals the deal. Picture below shows it next to my Oystercard holder.

Mai Couture booklet

To give you an idea of the size, here the booklet is with Oystercard holder

The booklet cover is quite fragile and can start to look tatty if you’re not careful so it’s worth looking at getting a case.

Mai Couture case

Mai Couture case

The Mai Couture booklets are great for travel – no worrying about going over 100ml, no spillage, space saving, no brushes required. You could literally slip these into your back pocket!

Treat these the same way you would any powder makeup so if you have dry skin make sure you are well moisturised but everything is absorbed to avoid blotchiness. The products are talc and paraben free and ingredients include bleached kraft pulp, hemp pulp, mica, kaoline, iron oxides and tin oxides. All the products are available in individual booklets as well as sample sizes. My only mini moan is the usual, I really wish there were darker foundation colours available.

Mai Couture won’t be replacing my regular makeup day-to-day but for travelling and makeup touch ups it’s a winner.

Mai Couture Glow Gorgeous trio, £16.50. For further information on stockists visit: maicouture.com

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