Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Strong, long colour
Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow
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Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow
Advantages: Bright colours, smudge free lasts all day
Disadvantages: Flimsy packaging
I'm a sucker for spending when I am browsing the aisles of Boots and Superdrug especially when I find myself in the cosmetics section. Because I like to experiment with eye shadow I was immediately drawn towards the special offers in Boots on Maybelline eye shadow. I couldn't help myself and ended up purchasing two Maybelline Expert Eye Wear Eye Shadow.
The eyes hadows come in a dark blue plastic case, with a clear hinged lid which flips over to open. Maybelline is written in white font on the clear packaging. You do not get an applicator included with the eye shadow.
The plastic case is probably one of the worst and most flimsy from all eye shadows that I have tried. In fact my Maybelline eye shadows and their contents are now scattered at the bottom of my make up bag. The plastic lid smashed almost immediately as it does not stay shut. The other problem is that the pressed eye shadow powder does not stay in the casing so once the lid has smashed the eye shadow falls out of the case.
A 10g Expert Eyewear eye shadow costs £4.99 in Boots. I bought two of the on special offer in Boots for £7.
I think that this is reasonable value for money and averagely priced for an eye shadow if compared with other high street brands.
***Application & Results***
The Maybelline Expert Eye Wear eye shadows are described to be:
" Vibrant shades with intense colour pigments for and extensive shade collection. Highly charged with pigments all shades have an ultra soft formula with a texture that is silky to touch. Allows for perfect blending, precise colour application and a light weight feel on the eyes."
There is definitely a wide range of shades in the eye shadows from Maybelline. From darker brighter shades to more natural shades. However Maybelline probably offer more vibrant shades than some other competing brands which are perfect for creating quite a bright dramatic look. My favourites are black metal and Khaki Chic. The Black Metal Colour is a very deep black eyeshadow which is perfect for creating smoky eyes, and the Khaki Chic is a natural green khaki colour, yet colour wise is very bright and vibrant when applied to eyes.
Applying the Maybelline eye shadows is very easy. The pressed powder when applied to the eyelid glides on. The powder is not excessively powder so stays on the eyelid and does not fall onto the face or cheeks. I did find that you need to use more product than other eye shadows in order to get full coverage and build up the strong colour. The eye shadow does blend very well when applied with a make up brush; therefore it is possible to blend a number of colours together easily.
Once applied the eye shadow gives quite a strong bold look. Especially if you have used a vibrant colour. The appearance of the eye shadow is more matte than many other brands of eye shadow therefore you get a strong block colour rather than a shimmery colour.
The Maybelline eye shadow is long lasting and when applied in the morning lasts all day. Even the bright vibrant strong colours are long lasting and the strong colour remains on the eyelid all day without fading. This is impressive and many other brands of eye shadow need reapplying throughout the day in order to achieve this look. The Maybelline eye shadow does not crease or smudge with wear.
The Maybelline Expert Eye Wear eye shadows are great products for those that like quite strong colours that remain in tact all day. The eye shadow is easy to apply although to build up quite a strong colour you do need to apply quite a lot of the product. This is a reasonable value product and mid priced for an eye shadow however as you do need to use quite a lot of the product, you do go through the eye shadow quicker than you would with other brands of eye shadow.
The pressed powder eye shadows blend easily and create a variety of looks which does not crease on your eyelids. The colours are strong but have more of a matte effect to them, more so than many other brands of eye shadow that I have tried.
If you are not put off by the flimsy packaging (which is common for most eye shadows it seems) then it is definitely worth giving the Maybelline Expert Eye Wear shadows a try.
Summary: Great eye shadows from Maybelline for strong long lasting colour.