These cream eye shadows have been out for a while (about six months, I believe). There already are tons of reviews posted online, but here are my two cents about the product anyway! One review more or less doesn’t matter, right?
I bought these 4 colors right before my trip to Asia. I threw them in my makeup travel bag when I left and I have them with me during this recent trip as well. That says a lot! If I didn’t like them, I definitely would pack them again. It’s not like I don’t have alternatives, my makeup collection is almost embarrassing…
Maybelline put out 10 colors in total, these are the 4 I have:
From left to right, top to bottom
15 Audacious Asphalt & 25 Bad to the Bronze
30 Pomegranate Punk & 20 Painted Purple
This is what Maybelline claims about their cream gel eye shadows:
“Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation. Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant.”
This is what I think:
These shadows are definitely long-lasting! I do apply a primer first, because if I don’t, they crease a little bit on me (I blame my extremely oily eyelids!). They’re long-lasting and very pigmented. My eye makeup looks good all day!
The colors can be sheer, I just apply a thin layer, OR very vibrant when I apply two or more layers. I do have to be careful not to apply too much, because then it starts looking like old lady skin…
I also have to work fast: if I wait too long between layers, the cream dries up which makes it impossible to continue blending (but that’s how it ends up being long-lasting!).
Overall, I love these! They are available at drugstores, making them very affordable, and there are currently 10 very nice colors available. You can see all 10 colors here on Maybelline’s website.
Swatches below (in different lighting, one ‘sweep’, no primer).
15 Audacious Asphalt, 30 Pomegranate Punk, 25 Bad to the Bronze and 20 Painted Purple
Big thanks to one of my readers, DalaLuz, for requesting this review!