10.08.2012

Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights Review and Swatches

Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights
Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights

Unless you want some dry, chalky eyeshadow, you should avoid Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights ($6.49). 

This quad looks pretty cute -- I love bronze, copper and gold! But the quality just does not deliver.

The shadows in Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights are hard, flaky and not very pigmented. I had to swipe them over and over just to get the colors to show up. This quad includes a pale ivory, a mid-tone bronze brown, a light gold, and a medium copper. Each of them is lackluster.

Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights Swatches
Maybelline Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights Swatches

For this look, I applied the gold to my lid (though you can't really see it), the bronze in the crease, the copper above the crease, and the ivory on my browbone and inner corner. The chalky texture of these shadows made them really difficult to blend and the lack of pigment makes the whole thing look like a bit of a muddled mess.

Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights Swatch
Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights

The staying power isn't great either. Maybelline ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Lights lasts about 3 hours without primer. Pretty dismal, really.

With quality this poor, I suggest you save your money for a different product. 

I must say, it feels like I've been having bad luck with Maybelline lately (remember the Color Show Metallic Bold Gold Nail Lacquer?). Does anyone have any recommendations to renew my faith in the brand?


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