Hello everyone! So before the new year, I talked about the Eyestudio Marbleized eye shadows, and I liked them. Today, I'm featuring the Color Plush quads which are also part of Maybelline's spring collection.
This quad is about 8.49USD at target stores and 9.99USD at CVS. I haven't checked Wal-Mart and Walgreens, but the price should be around the same. I really like how the design resembles a Japenese brand palette (i.e KATE, VISEE, Canmake etc). It has a tiny eye chart showing you an example of how you can use the colors, which is nice for those who are starting out. I didn't take a picture of it because it was too small. The packaging is a slim, sleek design with a clear cover. Its very light and portable, so its easy to slip in your bag. Though I msut say, this is a small quad. It fits right in my palm and you're not getting much product - around 2 grams, more or less. I recently purchased the Expert Wear quads (currently on BOGO at Walgreens!) and with those you get around 4 grams, for around 5-6USD. So its a bit pricey considering the amount you get.
First off, let me say the packaging is pretty cheap. Its a light and thin plastic material and the cover can easily come off if you're a bit rough with it. In the picture, I barely tugged it and the cover popped out. Not good. For 8 bucks, I want something more sturdy. The eyeshadow applicator is too small for me but its workable.
Colors (All Shimmer):Beige, Golden Copper, Bright Aqua & Burgundy
Now with the shadows. The top layer is an overspray which makes them appear to be overly shimmery. As you get past the overspray, the shimmers are a bit more subtle - in this quad anyway. A lot of people have said that they're super pigmented, but that's not the case for this quad. Maybe the one I purchased is one of the more sheer ones? It packs on nicely with a sponge applicator - but with a brush, I had to layer a few times to get the intensity I wanted. You can use these shadows wet, but I'm not too keen on foiling. The one shade I'm most disappointed with is the highlight - way too sheer.
This semi cut-crease look is an example showing how intense you can get the colors to be. Not bad but not amazing either. If you're planning to buy this quad, you should use a good base or primer.
A subtle everyday look. You can see the aqua color isn't too bright and barely shows under my lower lashine while the burgundy isn't as dark as it looks.
If you're wondering, the necklace I am wearing is called the Autumn Necklace from Glam, Sparkle & Pop.
Would I recommend this? Yes and No. Yes, because this is great for people who want to try out colors, but don't want it to be too intense and rather build up the intesity to their comfort level. No, for those who love highly pigmented looks and don't like building the color. I personally wouldn't buy another since I can find better quads (like Jordana) for less and with better color pay off. If you want to try out this range, I'd recommend getting their Color Pearls Marbleized shadows as they have much better color pay off.
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