Monday, October 24, 2011

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Explosion in Caffeine Rush

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the companies nor getting paid to advertise the products and giveaway. This post is written with my honest opinion.

When I saw Maybelline EyeStudio Color Explosion Palettes, I knew I had to get one. The packaging is so cute! It reminds me of eyeshadow palettes from Japan. To be safe, as well as, I knew I would get the best out of these palette; I got the brown one. :X

Now I think it's time to review this palette.
Product Review: Maybelline EyeStudio Color Explosion in #05 Caffeine Rush

Where can you purchase this: drugstore, retail, and online
Price: $10.99 for .09 oz/2.6 g

Made in Canada

Description on the back: Luminizing Eyeshadow
My thoughts: I love neutral eye makeup, and was really excited to try this! The first thing I did is swatch the palette.
The left one is the gold glittery on the top of the palette, the second color from the left is the next dark brown, the orange one is from the third on the left, the taupe is the third on the right from the palette, and the right one is the bottom.

After swatching the palette, I was not too sure if I was into the colors. They seems so typical of other neutral palettes. There was nothing ordinary of this palette maybe except for the gold glittery color. Sometimes I feel this way about palettes until I work it's magic on my eyes. Here's two looks I came up with the palette.
Look #1:

I used the orange on the lid, taupe as the v and crease, and tap the gold glittery shadow on the orange. To be honest, I was not really into this look. :X

Look #2:

I used the cream color (bottom) on the lid, orange in the center, and taupe color on the v and crease. This look was better than the first, but it still doesn't blow me away.

Other than the colors, they're pretty medium pigmented and long lasting. It's actually not a bad palette. I'm just not into the colors which is odd since I love neutral eyeshadows. Maybe I'm getting out of neutral looks. Who am I kidding! :X

I also thought the second color from the top, the one that looks like a "V" in the palette, was hard to grab with an eyeshadow brush. It's easier with a sponge and crease brush.

* Cute packaging.
* Gold glitter eyeshadow; unique.
* Medium pigmentation.
* Long lasting.
* Semi-shimmery.

* Hard to grab second color from the top with eyeshadow brush.
* Colors are not unique or special.

Would I repurchase: Maybe, if they have other colors I want.
Rating:  2.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Other Maybelline products reviewed/swatch:
EyeStudio Duo Eyeshadow
EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Lash Stiletto

I want to show some of the accessories I have bought over the months. Last weekend, I went to Claire's and saw this cute owl ring.
It's a knuckle ring. The salesperson said it's the hottest thing and it sells out quickly. I never own a knuckle ring so I just couldn't resist.
I'm a big fan of Hello Kitty, and loved this bag when I saw other people carry it. I wanted one so badly. Now that I have it, I haven't used it yet *sigh*. It came in other colors, but I like the typical classical black bag. I still think it's cute!
It comes in a cute black protection bag. Isn't the Hello Kitty on it cute!?!?
At the same place with the Hello Kitty bag, I bought this cute Hello Kitty hair bow.

Since the winner for the Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator never e-mailed me (gave her 2 weeks), it's time to announce a new winner.
It's #16...
Rebecca Wang.

Congratulations to Rebecca Wang!

You have 48 hours to contact me with your name and address. E-mail me at aly_4realz (at) hotmail (dot) come. If you don't contact me within 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the companies nor getting paid to advertise the products and giveaway. This post is written with my honest opinion.


Jen said...

Great review :3 the palette reminds me of the Kanebo Kate palettes! The pigmentation doesn't seem that amazing .. A bit of a let down :( love the 2nd look you did.. The colours show up just a little bit more than the first look imo, are you wearing eyeshadow primer? If that's the pigmentation it gives with the palette .. That sucks! =|

Jamilla Camel said...

Absolutely lovely! Great eyeliner and love the Hello Kitty!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

AHHHH the HK bag is so cute!!! you should def use it XD & the bow is freaking adorable!

love your EOTD! i love the design of the palette too, reminds me of jp cosmetics too :D

G A B Y said...

I love the owl ring! So cute!

Anonymous said...

the hello kitty bad looks cheap and fake,i mean it looks like made in china,cant understand the crazines over this brand. but i looove the owl ring its awsome,the saleswoman was right this thing is really popular this year.

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

The palette is so pretty! But I def understand what you mean by the colors not being unique enough. The palette itself is easy to carry around :D It looks really flattering on your eyes!

Sara said...

Great make up, I love the colors you used and you mixed them to perfection, it looks especially good on you. You are really talented and have pretty eyes! Your blog is lovely and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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Rinny said...

The colors look really pretty though! That's too bad you're not thrilled with the palette. I love neutrals, but I have a lot of other colors that are very similar to this, so I will have to pass on it. Love the accessories you got too! The HK bag is cute :)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous palette! you can't go wrong with neutral hehe. Petty eotd look with it too!

Ahleessa said...

Anonymous: I can see your view point how cheap the Hello Kitty bag looks. It is made in China... hehe~ :X

Thank you for the compliment on the ring! :)

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