Read Reviews Before You Buy Cosmetics- It Can Save You Time And Hassle
Purchasing cosmetics can be an expensive endeavor, so it's always a good idea to read as much as you can about the product that you are interested in as much as possible before you make your investment. I have a serious weakness for eye makeup. I know that it can be very disappointing to find out that the cosmetics that you brought home were cheap, or didn't perform the way you hoped they would. When you spend good money on eye makeup, you expect to get what you pay for. Personally, I love mascara, I love eyeliner, but above all, I love eyeshadow the most. Choosing the right eye shadow can enhance your outfit, play up your eyes, make you look more alert or convert you from a plain Jane to a sultry and sexy hot tamale. I probably own about 15 different eyeshadows in just about every color imaginable. My husband still questions me every time I buy a new color. I recently added Maybelline Eyestudio to my growing collection. I have only used it a few times, I haven't quite made my decision as to whether or not I like the product.
The Maybelline Eyestudio eye shadow that I purchased was in color number 15, Rose Revolution. Rose Revolution is a pack of three eyeshadows, all in the same color family. There is a light beige or taupe color, a medium rose color and a brown color. Depending on how you like to apply your eye makeup, you could attempt to use all three colors by applying one color on your eyelid, one in the crease and use one to highlight your brow bone. I feel that these colors were a bit too severe to use all together on my eyes. Instead, I chose to use each one as an eyeshadow for my eyelid only.
Unlike more traditional eyeshadows, this eyeshadow is like a cream. If you have ever used cream blush or a blush mousse, this eyeshadow comes in a similar consistency, only a little bit thicker. What I find most unfortunate about this product is that it does not come with an application brush. Actually, I'm not even sure how to apply a cream eye shadow. If you use a traditional sponge eyeshadow brush, I think it would be much too thick. I used my fingers to apply the makeup and the results turned out okay, but again, an application brush would be a nice inclusion. I found that I had to rub the surface of the make up a bit to heat it up, so that I could get enough on my finger to apply.
I did not like the taupe or the rose color; both of them looked a little weird on my eyes. On a positive note, they did go on nice and smooth and gave me good coverage, despite being a bit more sheer than I would have liked. I cannot say that Maybelline eye studio is particularly long-lasting, because it isn't. When I used it, it only lasted about four hours, and I wasn't doing anything strenuous or anything to make me sweat. However, unlike most eyeshadows, it does fade gracefully. This means that you will not be shocked when you go to the bathroom and find some weird eyeshadow crease when you look in the mirror. It does seem to grow old gracefully, which is a good trait for eye makeup to have. Considering that your eyes are the focal point of your face, the better your makeup wears, the better you will look. The Rose Revolution brown color is my favorite so far, although I can't say that I really love it, because I don't. It looks dark in the container, but it's actually kind of a light mousy brown. Again, the consistency is nice and it goes on well, but Maybelline Eyestudio is clearly lacking when they didn't give us an applicator brush.
According to the back of the package, it says that this product has been ophthalmologist tested, and us safe for people who wear contacts. I do not wear contacts myself, but this is good information to know. If I had to summarize what I thought about this makeup, I would say that I would probably continue to use it, which is certainly a step up from throwing it in the garbage. Would I buy it again? Nope. It is much too sheer and I do not like having to stick my fingers in my makeup.