Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD


Hey “BD beauties”!

This post is going to be a product review on a Maybelline expert wear eye shadow trio in the shade ‘Charming cobalt’ which i hauled HERE. I have never tried Maybelline eye shadows and this was very exciting for me! The shades were perfect for a soft Smokey look and also it seems like a limited edition product. However, you can find this on eBay and many other retailers easily.

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD


What does Maybelline tells about this product?

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT
• Three coordinated shades with step-by-step application guide makes shadow easier than ever
• All-day crease-proof wear
• Glides on effortlessly with superior smoothness
• Velvet-tip applicator blends without tugging or pulling
• Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
FOR BEST RESULTS
Just sweep the brush X3:
1. Apply base colour.
2. Sweep shade on lid.
3. Contour crease and blend. 

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD


Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

My experience with this product

Apart from the excitement i had in trying this, I was also slightly disappointed as the swatches didn’t seem pigmented. However, my opinion changed when i experimented with the product.

Pigmentation: when swatched by itself, the shadows seem so cheap and not pigmented at all. However, when a primer is used underneath it makes a hugh difference! I used the elf eye lid primer for my first impression test and it worked really good! My favourite shade off the 3 shades is the brow bone one. It’s the most pigmented and is true to colour when on the lids. However, the blue shade which is supposed to be the highlight of this palette is a major let down as it’s not pigmented and is so not the colour when applied to the lids.

Texture: the shadows are okay not the best texture but yet able to work with. However, All 3 shades are chalky like I said before, using a primer makes them way better than by itself so I would highly recommend you use one with this.

Blendability: I didn’t have any issues whatsoever to lend the harsh edges or 2 shades together. Using a fluffy lending brush works better than a normal shadow brush.

Longevity: I tried the shadows by itself for the purpose of this review and it was terrible. Because of its chalky texture, it didn’t even stay for a minimum of 2 hours it creased and got all messy.

Packaging: the trio comes with a sponge applicator which is useless but the overall packaging seems sturdy and the lid shuts close with a snap. If you get a palette with your favourite shades, it could make a perfect travel makeup product.

Multi usage: the brow bone shade in this palette is a lovely cheek bone highlighter as well for medium skin tones.

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

What’s great about this product?
  • Decent pigmentation with a primer underneath
  • Excellent packaging
  • Lasts long with a primer

What’s not so great?
  • By itself without a primer, the palette is a complete failure
  • Sponge applicator messes up the product
  • The blue shade doesn’t appear true to colour



Review and swatches: Maybelline expert wear trio in 'Charming cobalt' with EOTD

Overall verdict

This is more of a beginner palette as it has guidelines as to where the shade should go. However, don’t forget to pair a primer underneath to make shadows last use a primer underneath. This is defiantly a palette on budget and will work perfect (with a primer)
Hope this review helped!
Xoxo Jeeshan

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