By Prerana Sharma,
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Chai Latte Quad Review
My skin tone being warm, I always felt comfortable with browns! Or I can say I love browns. While choosing an eye shadow for day time or even night time my eyes are attracted towards brown, copper and shimmery bronzer. And finally I bought the Maybelline Chai Latte Eye Shadow Quad. This quad has 4 different shades of brown and one can try smokey eyes accompanied by Maybelline mascara for that sexy look
1. A matte light brown shade for eye lids.
2. A matte dark brown shade for outer V.
3. A beige highlighter for brow bone which has slight glitter.
4. A heavily shimmered copper colored for crease.
Which shade of the quad is for which part of eye, it is written on top of the color, moreover maybelline has also included a picture at the back side of the quad, of how to apply the 4 shades and attain different looks. There are 2 aplicator brush provided with the pac but after 3-4 times I applied the eye shadow with the applicator, I feel it is not sufficient to apply eye shadow properly, specially making an outer V is not possible, so better to use a eye shadow brush and an angular brush.
Instructions on the back Swatches: L to R color for lid, outer V, crease, brow bone
Price of Maybelliene Chai Latte Quad is Rs 240/- for 4.8gms
My experience with the provided applicator brush is not good as I wrote above, the eye shadow is better applied with an eye shadow brush. The colors doesnâ€™t fall out. Staying power is ok type, approx 5-6 hours and also it will not crease if you apply eye primer properly. With the color,..hmmmâ€¦.
My many friends complaints about the bad pigmentation of Chai Latte, but since it is my personal choice that I like subtle makeup, I like it. I always loved the makeup which will result in making me look â€œnaturalâ€ coz I donâ€™t want to look â€œmade upâ€, I know this is my personal problem!!
Well, to be frank & non-biased, I agree the matte light brown and the brow bone highlighter color is too light to show up on skin. The dark brown shade is good in pigmentation, but it have to be used very carefully otherwise it will make u look as if u have heavy dark circles. Coppery shimmer color is nice.
4 Looks using this quad as directed by the picture at the back :-
Look 1 simple &subtle look by applying only lid shadow
Look 2 Casual look by applying little shimmery copper.
Look 3 More defined look by applying dark brown and making outer V.
Look 4 dramatic look by applying color to brow bone and little coppery shimmer to inner corner of eye.
1. Price! No eye shadow costs as low as Chai Latte.
2. Quad is good for beginners so that they can learn how to do eye makeup.
3. Color doesnâ€™t fall out and stays for a decent amount of time.
4. This quad is good for day time or office makeup.
The lid color and brow bone color is too light to show up.
2. The applicator brush is of no use.
3. The brow bone color is little chalky.
Will I repurchase it again?
Though Iâ€™m happy with it, specially its dark matte brown color and shimmery copper color, but Iâ€™m not going to repurchase it coz this is going to last me for ages! Am I wrong girls? Moreover there are other so many tempting shades available in other brands, so many other types like baked, satin finish, cream eye shadow which I want to try (& buy) thatâ€™s why I wonâ€™t repurchase it again..
Also, since I love the dark brown color and shimmery copper the most, it doesnâ€™t mean that am going waste lid color and brow bone color. If you are like me who donâ€™t love these two colors then you follow these tips :-
Apply brow bone color to your â€œLidsâ€ after priming, then apply the light brown lid color. The light brown color will definitely show up on your lidsïŠ
If you are sad that your light colored eye liners donâ€™t show up on your skin, then apply brow bone color on upper lash line with any gel liner brush / angular brush, then apply your light colored eyeliner.
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