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Maybelline Diamond District City Mini is a 6-pan eyeshadow palette featuring two rich jewel tones and a light golden shimmer. It retails for $10 and is available at Ulta and Target.
In general this formula has good color payoff and blends easily. The exception to that is the dark green shade. It has a lot of pigment but it isn’t as easy to blend or apply in an even way. It is meant to be a liner according to the back of the packaging so I can understand why it’s different. It is a breeze to use as a liner with an angled brush. To use it as an eyeshadow, I need to be patient and spend plenty of time blending.
The one shimmer shade is a neutral gold that pairs perfectly with the cooler tones in this palette. It applies more easily and quickly to the lid than a lot of other shimmers I’ve used, so I love it in that respect. However, it does have some fallout that ends up on my cheeks during application. During wear time, I don’t get much fallout. To avoid this, you could use a damp brush to apply the color or do your face makeup last.
The deep purple shade is probably my favorite color in the palette. It’s a cooler toned purple which isn’t super easy to find. The color applies evenly and blends out really smoothly.
On me, these shadows wear for about 7 hours without a primer and 8-9 hours with a primer.
In this look, I am wearing the lightest shade in the inner corner, the light pink and darker purple in the crease, the taupe on the lower lash line, the green all over the lid, and the gold on the center of the lid. I am also wearing Benefit’s Roller Liner, Tarte’s Double Take Eyeliner (just the pencil side) as my upper waterline liner, and NYX Worth The Hype Mascara. For brows I applied Mac Shape + Shade Brow Tint in Taupe. I applied these colors much more heavily for this photo than I would wear them in my day-to-day life. The green shade is pigmented but it also blends away easily so I really had to pack it on with my fingers for this level of pigmentation. Just using a brush will get you something quite a bit sheerer.