Sunday, May 5, 2013

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha

Hey “BD beauties”!

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

This is going to be a review of the Maybelline eye studio quad in no 800 makeover mocha (limited edition) that I purchased from eBay recently and hauled HERE. This quad is more of a day/night shadow range with neutrals which you know anyone can take maximum use out of! I love this product so far and haven’t had any issues with it, read on to know my comprehensive review!

Costs $7.94 for 2.5g of product

What does Maybelline say about this product?

Richer colour. Smoother feel.
• Exclusive formula with vibrant pigment creates the ultimate shadow intensity and luminosity.
• 4 easy steps for stunning eye looks.
• Ophthalmologist-tested.
• Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Illuminate – Sweep lightest shade all over eye.
Blend – Apply second shade across full lid and to the lower lash line for depth.
Emphasise – Sweep third shade from inner corner to middle of lid.
Contour – Line darkest shade on upper lash line for added intensity.

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

My experience with this product

This is one of the products which Maybelline is famous for. These quads are known for good quality shadows in drugstore! I can definitely see that they are pretty good but not as good as the wet n wild shadows.
Quality: the shades give out an average pigmentation. Not the best but good enough to last all day (with an eye primer). The shadows are really chalky as well which is kind of a bummer but that’s why eye primers are there for! I tried these with my elf eyelid primer which is a dollar, and it worked really great. Check out my grey Smokey eye tutorial HERE to see these shadows in action.

Longevity: for this post, i did swatches with and without primer and to my surprise I saw the swatches with primer last me a day until my shower at night this proves that the shadows will stay on in place for quite some time.

Shade variation in the quad: i love the variety of shades, this particular quad has all neutrals with the darker graphite shade for night which makes it a travel friendly palette for a day and night look.
Packaging: the packaging of these quads are really sleek and not bulky at all. It shuts with a snap (i love to hear the snap, it gives me a sense of security :P ) the quad also comes with a double sided sponge applicator with one side that has the traditional oval shaped applicator and the other side has a pointed shape which i find i great for smudging liner.

Other factors: if you have allergies or sensitive to any ingredients, you can check them behind the palette where they are listed clearly. The formulation of these shadows are said to be safe for contact lens wearers.

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha  
Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

What’s great about this product?
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • Has both day and night shades
  • Long wearing with primer
  • Sleek packaging
  • Can be found easily at drugstores and online (other shades, this is limited edition)

What’s not so great?
  • Pigmentation isn’t good without primer
  • Shades are slightly chalky

Overall verdict

If you have the money and want some goo shadows, just go for MAC. But of you’re on a budget or just experimenting with shades, this would be a great option.
Other quads in this line
  • Give me gold
  • Copper chic
  • Sapphire siren
  • Mad for mauve
  • Green with envy
  • Legendary lilac
  • Pink persuation
  • Purple icon
  • Taupe temptress
Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

Review and swatches: Maybelline eyestudio quad in 800 makeover mocha 

Have you tried any quads from this range? Comment below!
Xoxo Jeeshan



  1. The black shade pigmented very well...The brown too...lovely Review dear :)

    1. Thank you radha! usually dark colours are what pops well :)

  2. Looks like a nice pallet.


  3. these shades, I got to have them! thanks for sharing this dear, great review. such a big help :)

    I followed you, hope you can do the same ^_^

  4. nice shades !!!
    maybe you would like to follow each other?

  5. I have this quad in copper shade. Love the texture :)

    1. Thats a lovely quad too!! have you done looks with it?

  6. Like your blog))) Follow you, dear!)
    Follow me, if you want)

  7. Thanks for your comment! I'm your follower on gfc and bloglovin now! Hope you can follow me back!

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  8. I swatched them at the counter but find them to be chalky.
    Nice review.:)

  9. I wanna have, ! I would love to follow sounds like a perfect plan, let me know when you follow me and I follow ALLL back ! Xjes

  10. great review, so informative;)
    really pretty shades of this pallet ;)X

  11. kind of want to try this!


  12. I have these eye shadows too but in pink shades.
    I like them.
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  13. This is very nice blog!
    I wanna have Eyelid Primer!
    Thanks you very much!

  14. So the trick is primer. I've got a few Maybelline quads and I find the pigment isn't too strong, but I don't usually use a primer.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  15. I really like the colour combination in this palette, very wearable shades indeed! I did not know about them before so thanks so much for sharing, sweetheart! <3 it


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xx Jeeshan

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