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Some brand, I think it’s either Maybelline or Revlon has cream shadows available in a 5 shadow palette. I’m too lazy to look it up but I’m positive drugstore junkies know what I’m talkin’ about. Fast forward and you have the brand new Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Eyeshadow Trio Palettes that are popping up at drugstores far and wide.
You probably remember that last Fall, Maybelline gifted us with the joys of their new duos and quads which I pretty much loved. So of course, when they introduced the cream shadow trio I was all about hauling to review for you but mind you, it was purely for selfish reasons, as I just wasn’t thinking about you here, I was thinking how much maybe I’d love these too!
Jump ahead to hear all about the new Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Eyeshadow Trio Palettes.
Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Eyeshadow Palettes are a trio of jeweled colors cream shadows that can be used to create a single look by lining, shading, and highlighting the eye!
Well snaps for simplicity Maybelline. These bad boys take the guess work out of pairing the perfect shades together and make it easy as 1, 2, 3 to shade, highlight, and line eyes for a shimmering look that’s quite pretty.
And thanks so much for all the fish ahem all the variety that is. These come in six shades so you’ll have plenty of color combos to choose from! I picked up four of the six shade selections and there are some pretty lovely shades in each palette to love on.
The formula on these mimics that of the cream shadow palettes I was talking about above but just newly packaged in my humblest. It’s a soft, buttery formula that melts on contact. Do yourself a favor and ditch the brushes, dig into these guys with clean, bare finger tips because honestly it’s the only way to apply in my humblest. The shades blend well and don’t dry down quickly so you have plenty of time to blend and build color up to your heart’s desire. The shades aren’t crazy pigmented but can be built up nicely for good color pay off.
The palette pretty much takes the guess work out of application as it’s three simple steps to creating your look! Simply apply the middle shade to your lid, blending up to the crease. Now take the first shade and highlight your highbrow and finally line with the 3rd shade in the palette. Done! Easy, three step application!
The combos I purchased were:
- Pedal to the Metal (Gold, Penny Bronze, Silver)
- Flash of Forest (Beige Gold, Emerald Green, and Rich Brown)
- Purple Possibilities (Golden Pink, Purple, Pink Lilac)
- Rose Revolution (Golden Beige, Iridescent Pink, Brown)
As cute as the palettes are they suffer a fair bit formula wise. The formula doesn’t dry down and remains somewhat dewy which isn’t particularly fabulous for those with oily eyes as even on drier eyes it will migrate, it will crease, it will fade, and it will be completely gone within hours of application. Forget long wear because no matter how much you prep these simply won’t stay put. Grrr! Drove me crazy that by the time noon rolled around, my eyeshadow was completely GONE! This never happens to me so you can imagine my shock, staring in the mirror, at a completely bare lid. WTH?
I wouldn’t attempt using them as a base for powder as it made my powders crease badly.
- Anyone who likes cream shadows!
- Anyone who likes jewel colored eye shadow!
- Anyone looking for bright, fun shades of shadow that apply subtly and leave behind gleaming color!
- Anyone who hates touching up (these DO NOT wear long).
- Anyone wanting a base for powder (Don’t bother, your powder will crease when using these under it).
- Anyone who doesn’t like applying makeup with fingers (you’ll get the best finish if you apply with your fingers because brushes won’t cut it).
On sale, I think they might be worth a haul however do not spend $6.49 or more on each because the formula is a tad unforgivable due to its wear time. The wear time simply stinks and there isn’t much more to say about it aside from that. Although the shade selection is very fun and you can create some very easy yet bright makeup looks using the palettes, the wear time can’t really make up for any of this. I’m not in the habit of toting around a shadow palette with me for touch ups. Touch ups are meant for powder, some gloss, a bit of lipstick but not recreating an entire eye look because it wears away…nope. I can’t cope with having to re-do my eye makeup because it fades away within an hour.
You have some very cute shadow trios on your hands here but work on the formula and than we can chat.
If you need them, wait for a sale, don’t pay full price.
(Eyes: Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Eyeshadow Trio in Pedal to the Metal)