Maybelline Eye Studio Eye Shadow Duo Review and Swatches
By now I’m sure you seen the deets about the new Maybelline Eye Studio Collection over on Christine’s site.
This is break through makeup peeps or is for me anyway. Drugstore makeup is somehow making an evolution lately and perhaps trying to catch up with the Asian market. This collection for me is a landmark because it’s different, unique, quite interesting from anything I’ve seen in the US market.
Maybelline Eye Studio consists of new shadows, mascara, and gel liners…impressive right?
I picked up two Maybelline Eye Studio Baked Marbleized Shadow Duos and I must say I’m leaning towards liking ’em!
Check it after the jump!
I believe they released about 8 shadows of these duos but showing some willpower I only hauled three and ended up keeping two as one color seemed dull after I got it home.
Anyone who loves MAC Marbleized Shadows will likely want to get on board with these. The presentation alone makes me gag with excitement as they are quite pretty to behold. Split down the middle, baked, and made up of two shades in a swirled marble design I’m sure there isn’t any question you’ll want to haul after seeing them.
They are $6.99 each which is a pretty nice price for the quality. And yes, the quality is there. They are pigmented, they have a good silky formula that blends easily, and a subtle kiss of shimmer should make them universally appealing to the masses of makeup junkies out there like myself.
Few minor rants….
I ended up keeping Bronze Blowout and Ivy Icon. First off Ivy Icon is all about me as I love green on my big, buggy brown eyes however bit rant-y that the shades swatch contrasting on my arm but not on my eye. You’ll get a lighter forest green and a golden olive green which is darker…however….applied I can’t get them to contrast properly as they run together as one shade. Ho-hum kinda disappointed with that. Bronze Blowout is made of golden glowing gold that has a hint of peach and a bronze-y brown. Now this one I didn’t like because it made my eyes look a bit tired….mmm….loved the gold shade but the brown wasn’t flattering at all but that’s by no means a fault with the product.
Although I think the quality is incredible the shadows do prove a little bit too silky formula wise. This basically means when you use a single shade on the lid and go to contrast in the crease you’ll end up dusting off most of what’s on you’re lid as you blend into your crease…does that make sense? Simple terms, the shadow slips and slides off your eye pretty quickly because of it’s silky texture, kinda dusts right off. I guess this isn’t a problem as you can simply go back and re-add color but I do like shadow to stick around where I put it to begin with. Some minor creasing did occur even with proper prepping and priming using my trusty UDPP, just be sure to really prep it up prior to application.
Aside from my minor rants I’m impressed with the shadows. As I mentioned above I feel like it’s a real landmark for US drugstores to carry such a unique shadow and not the standard boring, cheap items we normally get. If more products like this pop onto the market you can count the Muse a drugstore convert…well…let’s not go too far. On that note I’ll leave you with a little whisper about the Maybelline Eye Studio Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quads, I’ll be reviewing soon…now these might be a love!
Anyone haul any of these shadows yet?
See the display at your local drugstore?
Do share the good word!
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