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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review & Swatches: Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads


While shopping my stash during a recent move, I stumbled across some eyeshadow quads that I have yet to mention, but always jump out at me when I come across them: Maybelline's Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads. Their bright colors make them stand out among the standard neutrals often seen at the drugstore, but I haven't seen them mentioned very much in the blogging world. Perhaps it's for good reason...

I have three shadow quads to talk about today:
  • Luminous Lilacs: A palette that consists of shimmery pinks, a steely grey, and a deep, vibrant plum.
  • Electric Blue: A quad composed of both subtle and bright blue hues, and a deep matte black.
  • Sandstone Shimmer: A neutral palette that packs a pigmented cranberry color, alongside a warm gold, and an incredibly unique duo-chrome highlight shade.
While the pictures below will do most of the talking, it's safe to say that I was beyond disappointed with Electric Blue, and would have liked to see more pigmentation from Luminous Lilacs. While Sandstone Shimmer was easily the top performer of the 3, each palette had problems with fallout, and pigmentation issues that needed to be remedied by wearing them over a base.

In short, with so many other drugstore shadows that perform better, it's hard to recommend Luminous Lilac and Electric Blue. Sandstone Shimmer definitely needs a shadow primer to get the performance seen below, but it's definitely worth it for the unique highlight shade and deep cranberry. 

Have you tried Maybelline Expert Wear Shadow Quads? Which are your favorites?




Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Luminous Lilacs

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Luminous Lilacs

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Luminous Lilacs

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Luminous Lilacs

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Electric Blue

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Electric Blue


Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Electric Blue

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Electric Blue

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer


Get the Look:

  1. Apply the base shade to the inner corner and brow bone
  2. Sweep the lid shade across the rest of the lid, blending into the base shade
  3. Apply the crease shade to the crease
  4. Pat the liner shade onto the outer third of the lid.

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