Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadows promise a creamy, smooth formula with great color payoff. They retail for about $10 and you get 2.5 grams of product. Fall Temptation is limited edition and is part of the Fall 2013 On The Runway Collection.
The individual shades do not have names but I will describe them from left to right:
- Shimmery antique gold. Perfect light gold color with a slight green pull.
- Shimmery pale orange. Reminds me of butternut squash.
- Chocolate brown with gold sparkles. Rich, beautiful brown perfect for the crease and outer corner.
- Matte espresso brown. Very pigmented and easily made opaque.
The first antique gold shade had the best quality out of the four shades. It had the smoothest, creamiest texture and the best color payoff. It isn’t too yellow so it would suit many complexions. The light orange shade was also very creamy but had slightly less pigment and required a bit of layering to build up the color. The chocolate brown shade was smooth and creamy although it had a bit of a soft, crumbly texture which required a tiny bit of extra blending to get it to sit smoothly on the eye. The dark espresso brown had good color payoff but the texture was slightly drier and had that same crumbly quality as the chocolate brown shade so it also needed some extra blending to smooth it out on the eye.
They were easy to build up and blend with minimal effort and they had very little fallout. Aside from the light orange shade, which I didn’t feel suited me that well, the remaining shades could suit nearly every complexion. This collection of colors is kind of like a smokier version of your typical everyday neutral eye makeup – perfect for fall but also great for any time of the year. These had decent staying power, creasing after about 6 hours of wear both with and without a primer.
I like how compact the little palette is but at the same time the individual shades are still big enough to get an eyeshadow brush into. I didn’t feel that it was hard to open the lid and it stayed closed securely.
The quality of this eyeshadow surpassed my expectations and I would definitely be interested in trying other shades.