Nov 30, 2012

Swatch, FOTD - Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Pink Persuasion

In my previous post, I came up with a wearable brown smokey eye look complaining that straight-up black or cold grey colors look too harsh on me.
(Actually, many browns (especially those reddish ones!) make me look like a (crazy;;) drunken woman, so I find them even harder to wear. Let's just put it this way. Brown or grey, we have to find the colors with the "right" undertones. ;) )

Then, I felt weirdly challenged by my own post.
"Why not? What if I warm up the look with pretty pink?"
So this long-forgotten Maybelline eyeshadow quad was dug up from my shadow box.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Pink Persuasion
(What a mouthful!)

Maybelline Eye Studio eyeshadow range is definitely different from the existing lines, and I remember I was very excited when they were first introduced.
The nylon shimmer, the candy-like colors, and the dainty looking quads remind me a lot of those Asian brands.
(Maybelline actually brought these out first in the Asian market. No wonder.)

I prefer them over the classic Maybelline eyeshadows which are chalky messes in my opinion.
I like that the color compositions are always excellent and how they blend in so easily.
However, it is just a solid B product for me since the pretty colors often end up looking muddy even with good eyeshadow primer.
Maybe they are too soft in texture? I don't know.


As you see, the colors in this quad are quite cold.
I have tried the mono tones only, but without the light pink color, it simply doesn't work out.
This pink color is very pale and light, it barely shows up on its own. 
It makes all the difference when I use it lightly all over the lids, though. 
"Pink Persuasion" indeed!

Here is the look I came up with using this quad.
I also tried to warm up this icy look by wearing a bright pink blush with silver shimmer (Cargo Amalfi).

Makeup products used for this look
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Pink Persuasion
Cargo blush Amalfi
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner Black
Milani Liquif'Eye liner Black
Cargo triple action mascara
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Cotton Candy
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss Pink Pursuit
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup Shell (003)

Thanks for looking.
I had a mad busy week so I wasn't able to blog as much, but hopefully I can show you some new swatches and looks soon.

Wish everyone a happy weekend! :)

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