I’m going to be honest I’m not one to carry many drug store brand eye shadows in my professional kit. But after using Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Eyeshadow I may have to reconsider. I was very surprised upon trying these shadows. They were extremely soft and smooth and blended easily on my eyelids. One downfall of being so soft was that I noticed there was some fallout while applying to my lids. So be sure to tap any excess off your applicator or brush before applying it on.
All the palettes are available only in a shimmery finish so if you’re more into mattes then these palettes are probably not for you. One thing I love about these palettes is that they came in a lot of different color combinations so it makes it easy to use. They even have a little picture on the back of the palette of an eyelid done up with the shadows. This is great for those of you who are unsure of where to place the colors on your lid.
Another nice thing about these palettes is that the pigmentation is actually quite good and if you’re the type to use an eye primer or base the color will stand out even more and look very vibrant. So whether you’re an everyday wearer of eyeshadow or a professional makeup artist (maybe mix with a matte shadow to make it more appropriate for photography) I think these are a great item to have in your kit. Below are some pics and swatches of the palettes I tried.
Have you tried any of these palettes? Love em? Hate em? Want 'em) Makeup Junkie wants to know!
Donna Marie is a regular Makeup Junkie contributor! Read about Donna here and be sure to visit her beauty blog, Makeup by Donna Marie. Must reads - read up on her beautiful bridal trials and fantastic product reviews!