By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 11th August 2013
What Maybelline claims :
The most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps
- Glow your eyes with diamonds
Why You’ll Love It
•Glow you eyes with diamonds with the creamiest powder shadow ever launched by Maybelline NY!
•The most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps
•Exclusive technology with gem-like sparkles that do not crush
Apply A on your entire eye lid and inner corner with the bigger sponge.
Blend B on your medium lid with the opposite side of the bigger sponge.
Blend C on lower medium lid with the smaller sponge.
Use D with the opposite side of the smaller sponge to line the lash line.
My Thoughts :
If you are looking for an easy neutral palette, then this could be your pick. It consists of 4 shades ranging from a creamy shimmery beige to a dark brown.
All the shadows have a pearl/metallic finish. None of them are matte.
This could be a go to eye shadow quad for college girls and for working women as it has shades that complement each other well and hence this helps to get ready quicker.
It has 4 shades of copper/brown.
The packaging is sturdy and shuts with a click.
The first shade ( A ) is very shimmery. I like to use it for highlighting the inner corner and under the brow bone. Sometimes I will just wear mascara and highlight using this shade and manage to look fully awake and beautified.
The second shade ( B ) has a pearl finish. Slightly darker skin tones can also use this as a highlight color. It has very fine golden shimmer and looks beautiful under the brow bone and all over the lid.
The third shade ( C ) is my favorite shade in the palette. It is a beautifully pigmented shade of rose gold. I use this all over the lid.
The fourth shade ( D ) is a dark brown with fine golden shimmer. It is not as pigmented but I like that because it gives a very soft look. I like to use in the outer ‘V’ of my eyes and under the lower lash line to create some depth.
Since they are so soft and easy to blend, there is no fallout. However, if you want them to last long, I’d advise using an eye shadow primer underneath.
I like that there is not too much shadow in this quad and I can actually see myself finishing it. ( which is rare with shadows )
Here is how it looks WITHOUT FLASH :
Here is how it looks with FLASH :
The GOOD :
1. Great neutral palette.
2. Easy to wear to college/work.
3. Travel friendly.
4. Soft and easy to blend.
5. Decently Pigmented.
The COULD BE BETTER :
1. A tad too expensive.
2. Dark brown shade is not as pigmented as the others. ( I like that but not everyone may like it )
Will I recommend and repurchase?
I don’t think I will have to repurchase this too soon but if I finish this up then I will. I recommend this to anyone who wants a quick look with shiny neutrals and easy touch ups throughout the day! I absolutely LOVE the shade ( A ) for highlighting! ❤
Price – Rs. 450/-
Buy it at any store that sells Maybelline like Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle, New U etc. Or online here :