Maybelline Limited Edition Eyestudio Palette in Natural Shock
There are four shades in this palette total, and a double ended sponge tip wand.
These swatches are without primer.
Claims: "Rich color. Smooth feel. Now silk makes shadow new again. Exclusive formula with silk pigments creates the ultimate shadow texture and luminosity."
Pigmentation: The white shade is a bit patchy, but the other three shades are very pigmented. It's nothing that an eyeshadow primer can't fix!
Finish/Texture: The finishes vary by color (see above). Each shadow has a soft, buttery texture. They are extremely blendable, which really impressed me.
Lasting Power: I get all day wear with these shadows, no problem.
Shade Selection: I love this neutral palette. I like how there is a light shade, a middle shade, and then two darker accent shades. There are so many looks that you can create!
Packaging: I like the way these shadows are set up in a cute arrow pattern. The plastic case closes tightly and feels durable. I don't care for sponge tips, but I find ways to use them. My only gripe is that the white shade is the largest amount, and the least I'll probably use.
Price/Availability: I paid $9.50 at Walgreens
- Great pigmentation (except the white shade which is just ok)
- Soft texture
- Easy to blend
- Different finishes throughout (satin, shimmer, and glitter)
- Versatile neutrals
- The white shade is a bit patchy
- Limited edition
- All shades are shimmery/glittery
I'm so impressed with the quality of these shadows! They are pigmented, smooth, and blendable. The smoothness reminds me of how the new Urban Decay shadow formula feels! I was pleasantly surprised at how easily each shade blends, even the ones with glitter. The pigmentation of the shadows is impressive without primer (except for the white shade). With primer, they are even more intense. The variety of finishes is something I appreciate, but I do wish that at least one matte was included. Each shadow has a satiny base, but the last two have actual glitter in them. The champagne shade is gorgeous, it's my favorite of the palette.
Unfortunately this palette is limited edition. I suggest going out and finding it soon before it disappears! I can't wait to try other Eyestudio palettes now that I know the formula is excellent.
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