Monday, 2 June 2008

Maybelline Color Wear Trio Eye Shadow…

I picked this up for RM5 at the recent L’Oreal warehouse sales, and recently got around to trying it out.

Three coordinated intense eye shadow colours that glide on effortlessly with superior smoothness. Maybelline Color Wear Trio Eye Shadow comes with a velvet-tip applicator for blending without tugging or pulling, and provides all-day crease-resistant wear.

The Verdict:
Although I loved the selection in green shades (#23 - A Leaf Life), the trio wasn’t what I hoped for in an eyeshadow. The surface of the eyeshadow had these really cool prism-like designs cut in (see the first pic), but rather gritty to the touch. I had to literally gouge my fingertip into the shadow to get any colour.

Applying it wasn’t much better either – the glitter flaked off almost immediately, leaving me with rather shiny cheeks and more every time I blinked. In terms of pigment, the colour was very pretty but it took a bit of rubbing to pick up enough colour, so the usual soft eyeshadow brush I used had to be set aside, and I ended up using my fingers instead.

However, the staying power is definitely commendable, seeing as it lasted – crease-free – for a whole 6 hours. I’m quite surprised at the difference between Maybelline’s eyeshadows, since some of them are very velvety-smooth, and others are coarse to the point of gritty. What’s up with that?

Paint Me Gorgeous did a review on the same eyeshadow, but in a different shade. Again, the experience was different…hmm…would I repurchase? If they come up with a new formula that omits the glitter and improves the texture, maybe. In the meantime, I think I’ll stick to my Kanebo, Body Shop, Bloop and Revlon (which I'll get around to in a bit!) eyeshadows – the textures on those are simply VELVETY SMOOTH.

Rating: 2.5 / 5
Value: $



At 8:22 am, June 03, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

I have the one in "yellow, blue and green" and I am not repurchasing Maybelline e/s because I find it powdery as well!!! I can't seem to get the color without using a godo base and without PACKING the colors again and again ...body shop...awww..I bought 2 single e/s because of you! hehehe

At 4:20 pm, June 03, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

askmewhats: quite disappointing lor - they looked so promising too! for RM5, it wasn't too bad, but can't imagine those that bought full price! (yeah, blame me why don't you! :p but they're nice aren't they??)

At 4:23 pm, June 03, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

Good think I bought mine in less 20%! I honestly don't plan to purchase again.

The body shop..the body shop..darn! I only go to the Body shop for the tea tree oil! now..YOU YOU YOU!!! *points fingers* hehehe Yup i can tell my hubby to blame you not me! hehehe

At 12:34 am, June 05, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

askmewhats: Hahaha...very funny ma dear...but hey, it's a good brand, so why not??


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