Maybelline Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette ($9.99) is one of the best eyeshadow palettes I’ve ever used from the brand. I am in love with this formula, these shades, this price, everything about this palette is spot on.
They did a truly wonderful job with this and I have hopes that in the future when releasing larger palettes like this they do more of the same. If I experienced this sort of formula with Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, the 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, and many, many of the other 12 pan eyeshadow palettes they’ve launched over the years I’d be a happy, happy girl. I was thinking about it and I love the shades in the Blush Nudes Palette but the quality was really lacking. If they did a new version with the formula on par with the Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette I’d probably buy backups!
I just can’t believe what a great job they did with this palette and I can’t understand why we’ve gotten so many flaky, horribly formulated 12 pan eyeshadow palettes from Maybelline over the years that are no where near this quality!
Needless to say the Maybelline Burgundy Bar Eyeshaodw Palette is a keeper.
The Maybelline Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette got a European release some months ago but recently it became available at amazon.com and sadly, is now sold out but you can hunt it out at feelunique.com or ebay.com if you can’t wait for that restock.
This was an odd release and would likely have garnered much more attention if it was Fall 2018 launch. The colors just scream autumn to me but none the less, it’s already a viral sensation. Although, I do hope that this will get a wider launch as thus far it has only popped up on Amazon. I’m hopeful we’ll see it at more drugstores soon. I do know that Walmart Canada is carrying it which means Walmart US will likely get it soon as well.
This is Maybelline’s standard 12-pan eyeshadow palette that comes housed in a plastic compact. It’s the same design that’ve used for countless palettes that have released over the years since the introduction of the Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette that launched back in 2014 that started the chain of these palettes. The total weigt of the palette is 0.33 oz compared to the typical 0.34 oz sizes in the line already. The palette is $9.99. As with past palettes there’s a get the look guide on the back that breaks down the sides in quads, trios, and duos to create a variety of looks using these shades. And of course, there’s a double-ended eyeshadow brush which was the only item I didn’t like as it’s a bit too small for application.
As you can see most everything is the same as past releases in this range but there are two major differences one of which is the fact the palette is Made in Italy where as the others I own are Made in the US. This does add quality to the overall formula and texture of the shadows. They are soft, buttery, and blend oh so easily on my lids. I wouldn’t call them a slurry texture but they are soft and creamy with plenty of lovely shimmer but nothing frosty. There is fall out during application but the pigmentation and application was supberb overall. Don’t get me wrong, Maybelline has created some nice eyeshadow formulas over the years! Many I’ve raved but as far as the long line of 12-pan eyeshadow palettes they have released over the years I must admit to always expressing constant disappointment as the formula has always been awful. The Burgundy Bar redeems so much of that. The quality is just really, really good hear. The shades blend together well the colors are at harmony with each other and the texture of the shadow is a pleasure to use. As I said, I did experience some shimmery fall put but all in all I simply can’t stop using this palette. I was able to create so many looks using it as I tested it and was terribly impressed with each look I created.
I love it. And I hope in the future Maybelline takes note of the great reviews and feedback and releases more palettes with a formula like this one.
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette gets a big Muse Approval from me.
Don’t miss this lovely palette.
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Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette is sold at amazon.com but is out of stock! Hopefully it’ll be back soon! You can however, still order it and wait for it to come back. Or feelunique.com carries it and of course, you can hunt down a deal on ebay.com.