January 21, 2019

Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

My Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches are pretty late considering by now the entire world likely tried out this palette. Sorry guys! Sometimes time gets away from me. I’ve actually had this palette since it launched a few months ago but just didn’t get around to reviewing it until now.

As you know Maybelline was going through some scented makeup trend this past palette and introduced this Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette as well as a Lemonade Crazy Eyeshadow Palette too. I was actually really liking this trend and I hope as we enter Summer 2019 maybe Maybelline will introduce a few more! I hope L’Oreal (who also launched a few different scented palettes) also starts doing some again too!

Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette arrives in the exact same compact style and layout as the Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette. The palette contains 12 shades with a total weight of 0.26 oz and will set you back $10-$10 depending where you purchase it. The palette has a get-the-look guide located on the back with three different looks you can create as well as well as the name of each shade. The palette is made in Canada.

The palette is supposed to have a “sweet soda” fragrance but I don’t smell anything at all. I noticed a lot of these palettes are either really weakly scented or barely have any scented at all and yes, that disappointed me a little bit. Oh well!

Since everyone is pretty tired of all nudes all the time this palette might not only ease a craving for nudes but also inject your makeup world with some fun shades of berry and grape. Contrary to how color it appears it’s actually a warmer, nude palette that contains a few pops of berry but it was just enough to be fun for me. I admit I did struggle creating looks with some of the shades as I’m simply not creative enough to come up with a good look using these colors and even the instructions on the back of the palette were a little difficult for me to follow as I kept coming up with mud when I blended versus a fun berry look. In the end, I combined some warmer shades along with some of the funky grapes and berries to create my look below. I like the contrast of neutrals with the pops of purple! Since this released late Summer these shades really worked in Fall looks!

Unlike the Lemonade Craze Palette, the Soda Pop Palette is considerably more pigmented and the shades aren’t as flaky plus there a good deal more mattes and satins here. You still get that creamy slurry texture that has a soft, creamy texture but I think the colors don’t break or flake up as easily as they aren’t loosely pressed. The pigment is great on all these shades with a nice intensity. I had no issues blending as the formula is soft, silky, and every so slightly creamy. I had a little fall out but nothing too major.

The wear was considering better than Lemonade Craze as well! The colors didn’t fade as they did with that palette and they lasted very nicely but if you want them to look best I’d say a little eyeshadow primer or a cream base will help considerably.

All in all, the Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette was a pretty fun pick up! If you felt a little burned by the Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette and were concerned about picking up Soda Pop due to that don’t worry! This one packs a better formula overall and had a great wear, application, and formula!

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Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette is a 12 shade eyeshadow palette that combines neutrals with pops of grapes and berries to create a contrasting warm look! This palette packed a very nice formula that contained pigmented, silky, creamy eyeshadows which applied and blended well for me with very minimal fall out.


  • Very pigmented.
  • Applied and blended easily.
  • Affordable.
  • Interesting collection of neutrals combined with pops of berry!


  • Might be be satisfying for those who want an all berry palette.
  • I didn’t notice any fragrance but the palette does contain it and it is worth mentioning for sensitive users!


Just like the Lemonade Craze Palette I really had a lot of fun with the Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette and feel like it’s a good pick up for those who struggle to inject playful pops of color into their looks and tend to all neutral or all nude all the time. This palette does bring those nude shades but also provides some fun, funky shades to bring some fun to your looks!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Randi Macdonald

    I liked the lemonade palette. I had no issues with it. I used an eye primer too. I always use a base color on my lid too, before I apply a sparkly color over that.

  • Christina

    This looks fun and great on you! Nice to see some bolder pops of colour on your eyes!

  • Eraser

    This was a recent impulse purchase and I haven’t even used it yet, but I’m rarin’ to go now that I’ve seen it on you! We have the same coloring. When I saw it, I automatically thought “brunette” colors.

    • Isabella Muse

      ;-D let me know if it works for you! and ps thanks for educating me further today on mental illness just replied to your other comment!

  • Mireya

    I found this palette at a fleamarket for only 4 bucks and I love it.Especially the cherry cola and grape soda shades.