In a recent blog post I mentioned a limited edition Maybelline Eye Studio quad that I used, and it got me to thinking about the other Eye Studio palettes that I like. I thought I'd compile them into a blog post, and I chose only sets from the regular line, not limited edition ones- because I know those can sometimes be hard to track down, and before you know it, they're gone for good.
So why do I like these shadow sets? I love the soft texture and intensity of the colors. One drawback is that these only contain pearly/shimmery or metallic colors. They're beautiful colors, but it's always nice to have some matte shades to balance things out. Either way, I've created some nice looks with these palettes alone, and I really enjoy them. After Wet n Wild and a nice quad I have from Flower Beauty, these are probably some of my favorite kinds of drugstore shadows. I like to use a primer with these, and I find that I don't have to work to get the shades to show up, and the staying power is great too. These come with double ended applicators that are slightly more skinny than normal, which can be nice for smudging out shadow on the lower lashline, for example.
Mad for Mauve
This one includes a pearly pink, dusty lilac, olive green, and burgundy. You can get a really pretty look with just the pinky tones in this kit, but I like that they threw in the green. It can give a fun unexpected pop on the lower lashline, or even all over the lid.
There are so many reasons why I love this kit! Everything from the light peach to the dark brown is beautiful and they work wonderfully together. I love going with a pop of coral on the lid, and using that yellowish-green shade around the inner corner. It might sound unusual, but it's a great little quad! Especially as we head into spring/summer.
Color Explosion: Caffeine Rush
Same formula and feel as the quads, just a different configuration and five shades instead of four. I'm not a big fan of the way this is put together because the V-shaped shadow isn't very wide, sometimes making it tricky when using brushes. But color-wise, this palette is a taupe-lover's dream. The top shade has a light golden sparkle, but the others come off with a pearly finish. Great for natural looks, but yet the slight shine that these shades have makes the look kind of special/different.
Have you used these Eye Studio shadows? This particular line seems to produce limited edition palettes on a regular basis, and I like several of those too! Just wanted to give you a round-up of what I like in terms of what's always available. Thanks for reading! :)
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