Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Maybelline ExpertWear Shadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer || Review & Swatches

Hi All!

Today I will be reviewing an Eye Shadow Palette from Maybelline. I have tried their Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow quad in Copper Chic and loved it. Read the review HERE. I saw ExpertWear Shadow Range many times in the store but was never sure if I liked it enough to try it. But the plum and golden color of this palette enticed me so I bought this palette.

Maybelline ExpertWear Shadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer || Review & Swatches

Maybelline ExpertWear Shadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer || Review & Swatches
Maybelline says:

Extraordinary Color from our ultra-blendable pigments.
Long Wear with sensual finish that lasts up to 12 hours.

Why You'll Love It
14 eyeshadow palettes in expert colors.
Silky textures glide on effortlessly.
Applicator blends without tugging or pulling.
Ophthamologist tested.
For Best Results
Just sweep the eyeshadow applicator X4:
Apply base color all over lid, up to brow.
Sweep shade on lid.
Contour crease and blend.
Line around eye.


Maybelline ExpertWear Shadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer || Review & Swatches

Maybelline ExpertWear Shadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer || Review & Swatches

I think:

The eyeshadow quad in the color Sandstone Shimmer (color number 60Q) is a part of Expert Eyewear Range by Maybelline. I picked up this shadow palette because of the gorgeous plum and golden color. It also has a shimmery brown and a shimmery white color. All the shadows are shimmery and nicely pigmented. I really enjoyed swatching the colors. Expect the shimmery white, all the other colors swatched really well. The shimmery white color has a beautiful multi-colored iridescence. The dark brown color has chunky golden shimmer to it (which I think does not compliment the color very well). The plum and golden color are beautiful and the shimmer is fine. I do wish that these two colors would have had bigger pans instead of the white and the dark brown.

Although the colors swatched beautifully, it took some work to build-up the color on the eyelids. Also it was not particularly easy to blend out the dark brown color. The eyeshadows have a quite a bit of fall out (you can see the fall out in the picture below). The packaging is nice although the applicators are unnecessary. The transparent window on the the cover is very convenient to locate the colors that you might be looking for in your stash.

Maybelline ExpertWear Shadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer || Review & Swatches

Pros:
  • Beautiful plum and golden color
  • Affordable

Cons:
  • Fall out
  • Average Color transfer
  • Chunky glitter of Brown color
  • No Matte Shade 
  • does not blend very easily

Final Verdict: 3/5

Quick Facts:
Net Wt: 0.17 oz. / 4.82 g
Price: $4.99 @ Target
Available in 14 shades

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*****Disclaimer: I bought this product myself and this is my honest opinion.*****
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