Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Maybelline Charcoal Smokes

So....... I know I am probably the last person to get this quad but my Wal-Mart hasn't had it in stock for sooo long and then I went to Target and the only one they had was broken :( I finally got my hands on one and I was, and still am, ecstatic! I have heard mixed reviews on these quads, some people say they aren't pigmented so I didn't expect much, hence only getting one, but the only shadow in here that isn't very pigmented is the lid color which is on my pinky. I had to swipe it several times to get that color, but its a really pretty taupe color which I have wore on its own. You can build it up to a quite nice taupe with a good primer and some patience :) The others, as you can see, are quite pigmented. These are not the softest shadows so maybe that's why people are disappointed but for me, its not a big deal. This quad was $4.94 at wal-mart so really you can't beat that! It was a pretty good deal in my opinion and makes an amazing smokey eye. The silver color is a hi-light but in my opinion using that as a hi-light takes away from the smokey eye look and starts to go overboard a bit, but none the less it is a pretty color that you could replace with the lid color even for a silver smokey eye instead of a more taupe colored one. I will be taking this quad with me on my vacation this weekend so I can do a variety of looks and not have to pack my whole eyeshadow drawer lol. I will also be picking up a few more of these and you guys should too! lol. Have you tried these? Which is your fav???


  1. hey! I havent tried it yet! personally I need to branch out as I always seem to just use light colors such as light pink, etc..So hmm maybe I will give this a try
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  2. Yeah these are so cheap which is the way to go when you're branching out! I will go check out your site, thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

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