As you all must know I am on an eyeshadow reviews spree, and observing these goodies to give honest reviews has been keeping me busy these days. BUT there is zero tiredness in me, since makeup keeps me happy. If someone tells me to study maths like this, I would have just fallen asleep the moment I open the book. It is true that anything keeps you happy should be your work, not what that keeps others happy. I am so glad to be a part of the wiseshe team and it is only with wiseshe that I have realized what makes me happy.
Thank you Anamika, working with wiseshe is amongst the best happenings of my life and it gives me felling of eternal bliss.
Heading towards the work now; today I shall review a Trio Eyeshadow palette from the very popular Maybelline Expertwear series.
About Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Trios- Perfect Pastels 20T Crown Jewels:
Extraordinary Color from our ultra-blendable pigments. Long Wear with sensual finish that lasts up to 12 hours.
Why You’ll Love It
- Silky textures glide on effortlessly.
- Applicator blends without tugging or pulling.
- Ophthamologist tested.
Directions For Use:
For Best Results-
Just sweep the eyeshadow applicator X3:
Apply base color all over lid, up to brow.
Sweep shade on lid.
Contour crease and blend.
Ingredients: Talc, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Methylparaben, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate. [+/- May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci77499, Ci 77491, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides, Ci 77947/Zinc Oxide, Ci 77007/Ultramarines, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77000/Aluminum Powder, Ci 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, Ci 77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ci 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ci 77400/Bronze Powder, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, Ci 16035/Red 40 Lake, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake] F.I.L. D10881/7. Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Methylparaben, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tin Oxide, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben. [+/- May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77499, Ci 77491, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides, Ci 77007/Ultramarines, Ci 77000/Aluminum Powder, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ci 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, Ci 77400/Bronze Powder, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 16035/Red 40 Lake, Ci 77510/Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Ci 77947/Zinc Oxide, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake] F.I.L. D10893/8.
Net Wt: 3.6 gm ( 0.13 oz)
My experience with Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Trios Perfect Pastels 20T Crown Jewels:
Packaging: The trio comes in a sleek plastic casing with a dual end velvet tip applicator. BASE, LID and CREASE are encased on the eye shadows and the back of the case carries proper application directions with a picture, thereby ensuring that you do not have a mess with these trios.
Shades: The trios have three beautiful colors and looking them in the palette gives an impression of perfect coordinated colors. The first, the lightest shade is a pinkish white shimmery shade for highlighting and base, the second shade is a mid toned cool pink for the lid and the third and the darkest color is a plummy brownish shade for crease.
Texture: These are powder eyeshadows with shimmers in all the three shades, but the shimmers in the two darker colors are not prominent on the lid. The lightest shade has some very obvious glitter that is chunky and spreads all over and has a chalky feel. The other two shades are smooth and easily blendable.
Pigmentation: This is where the eyeshadows fails miserably, seeing them in the pan rose big hopes in my heart, but the lack pigments a lot. Even the darkest shade shows on a lid as a very neutral shade. The shades demand for rigorous efforts for picking up the color.
Applicator: The velvet tip that this trio comes with is of mediocre quality, nothing terrible about it but there is nothing very good about it either.
My Take: As I already mentioned, I had an impression of a beautiful coordinated palette and had high hopes with this palette.
The colors hard to get pigments, and numerous efforts will only give neutral looking shades. Do not expect to get a dramatic look with this palette, since it hardly has any pigment for the drama.
Blending these eyeshadows will soften the already soft color. I am still happy with the palette, since the its poor pigment gives me a neutral shade that I really like and will easily use on a daily basis. But the lightest shade is my major disappointment here. It is gritty, chalky and is always out of control, you can see it in swatches as well. This was only for the review that I have used it, but I am never going to use it for highlighting or as a shadow base.
These eyeshadows creased after some 5 hours, I wore it with a base. Do not ever think of wearing these shades without a base, the color would not show up that way.
What I like about Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Trios Perfect Pastels 20T Crown Jewels:
- Sleek packaging.
- Comes with proper guidance about application along with a picture.
- No fall outs in the LID and CREASE shade.
- Reasonable Price.
What I Don’t Like About Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Trios- Perfect Pastels 20T Crown Jewels :
- The BASE shade has bad texture and has major fall outs.
- Poor pigments.
- Does not live the claim of 12hr wear time.
Not underrated it much since I like the neutral finished look with these shades.
Will I Recommend: This is an average beginners trio. Not highly recommended, but still if you wish then you can try. Just like the shades, I am also neutral at this point.
Have you tried Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Trios Perfect Pastels 20T Crown Jewels?
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