Hello Beauty geeks!!! How are you doing? Did the title of this post excite you? I am sure it definitely did, after all we all love smokey eyes and nude lips and for the matter of fact I love my smokey eyes with bright lips too
Today I am here with an eyeshadow quad from the house of our favorite drugstore brand. When I saw this quad in our “Blast From the Past” lot I was so excited to try this. Let’s see how it performed.
About Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow:
14 EXPERT COMBINATIONS
Extraordinary Color from our ultra-blendable pigments.
Long Wear with sensual finish that lasts up to 12 hours.
Why You’ll Love It:
14 eyeshadow palettes in expert colors.
Silky textures glide on effortlessly.
Applicator blends without tugging or pulling.
For Best Results:
Just sweep the eyeshadow applicator X4:
Apply base color all over lid, up to brow.
Sweep shade on lid.
Contour crease and blend.
Line around eye.
Packaging: The packaging is made attractive by placing the pans in an abstract form, which definitely unevenly distributes the quantity of each color. The little palette has a transparent plastic lid which makes it easy to locate. I believe the lid will break easily if you drop it. the applicators which came with it are quite good and soft, unlike the other similar applicators.
My Experience with Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Natural Smokes
The colors look amazing in the pan. The palette consists of one base color, one lid color, one crease color and one liner color. Now I’ll do the postmortem of each shade separately
Base- it is an off-white matte color, perfect as a base color and highlight on the brow bone. The texture of this particular shade is very soft and it applies very smoothly on the eyes. Though it is not intensely pigmented but 2 swipes are enough to brighten the tear duct and brow bone. Overall a good drugstore base & highlight.
Lid- This one is the biggest disappointment in this beautiful palette. I swiped and patted it almost 10 times on my lid to get an intense color but it just failed to show up on the lids the way it looks in the pan. The texture is also somewhat grainy and gritty. It had some very minor fall outs, which is a plus point for me.
Crease- this is a beautiful shimmery brown with high pigmentation. So far the best color of this quad. This can also be used as a lid color if you want to go for a brown smokey eye. You just need to smudge your kohl and layer this color over that for a sultry smokey eye look. I have used the palette as directed to give you an honest review. the texture is soft and no fall-outs were noticed.
Eyeliner- I fell in love with the smooth texture of this particular color, it was that smooth. This one is a matte dark brown and very versatile indeed. Though in pigmentation department it lacks a little bit, not that insanely pigmented as I wished but still nice to use and blend in the outer-V if not used as the eye liner.
Staying power of all the shadows is 4+ hours without a primer and the lid color starts fading away soon after application.
So summing it up.
What I like about Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Natural Smokes:
- Great set of colors.
- Will look good on every skin tone.
- All 3 shades faired nicely except the lid color.
- Travel friendly.
- Useable applicators.
- All in one.
- No creasing.
- Comfortable for contact lens wearers.
What I don’t like about Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Natural Smokes:
- My major problems are only with the lid color.
- Staying power.
- Availability in India might be an issue.
Do I recommend this Product?
If you’re looking for a nice budget friendly brown palette then you can for this one. The shades are great, though I hate the lid color but other shades are versatile enough.
Have you tried Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Natural Smokes?
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