Oh excuse me! I’m just burping up a rehash of Maybelline Eye Studio Palettes from last season.
No seriously, I heart you Maybelline but your Eye Studio Color Explosion Eye Shadow Palettes (released earlier this year in Europe and Asia) are kinda old news.
First off all, these palettes have walked the runway across Asia and Europe and secondly, well, they are pretty much a revamp of your current Eye Studio Palette Collection but you simply added in a sparkle over coat for us to go gaga over.
And yes, that overcoat definitely makes me heart flutter but some disappointment on my part is expected.
I think Maybelline has made some serious strides in the US Drugstore world when they released their Eye Studio Collection. It’s not everyone’s cuppa tea but it is appealing to those of us who really like Asian Drugstore brands since these shadows and palettes are on par with Asian releases.
The evolution of Maybelline started with the Eye Studio Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quads and if you look close enough you’ll see that the Eye Studio Color Explosion Eye Shadow aren’t very different. Main difference? A shimmering overcoat.
- Amethyst Ablazed
- Forest Fury
- Blue Blow
- Pink Punch
Am I excited?
Am I disappointed?
I’m pretty hyped to try these but I do suffer some minor disappointment that the range isn’t particularly innovative and is merely based on an idea of a range of palettes I already own.
Each of these are $10.99 each so it’s not really all about the budget friendly makeup price here.
I’ll buy one of two for sure but if you’re tightening the purse strings you may be able to skip these if you already own the prior quads released.
As for Europe and Asia, they are already on their third rendition of this palette in the form of Eye Studio Color Explosion Duos…oh vey more rehash to look forward to.
What do you think of Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion Eye Shadow Palettes?
Available now at drugstores.
P.S. Stock images don’t do these justice, they are considerably more shimmery in person!