This trio is great for a natural look! Most days, I do light makeup, and prefer more subtle, natural tones. These do go on lighter than you might expect, but they have a silky blendable texture, and last really well all day. I also appreciate that these aren't overly shimmery, but not dull and flat like totally matte eyeshadows can be. I recommend this, if you want an easy, wearable, daytime neutral eye.
One of the best trios I have ever used! With my hair and skin color, often I find even neutral eyeshadows to pull orange or just look too dull on me. But with the lovely Chocolate Mousse trio here, I get an all around soft and beautiful look for a great price!
The lid color is light brown beige with subtle shimmers, and has a sort of mauve undertone to it. It isn't the most pigmented color, but it is good for those looking for a more natural look.
I adore the crease color! I always have thought I should avoid red-brown colors, but this one has taught me otherwise! It blends so perfectly and is a perfect match with the lid color.
The highlighter/base color is your everyday matte cream shade. Nice staying powder, and not too chalky.
However, I did take a lipstick off because I prefer the old trio design to the new. The original version is like the one pictured above, where all the colors come in the same amount, and I even find their quality to be a bit better than that of the newer design. The current version refers to the highlight color as a base now, and is twice the size of the lid and crease color. Fortunately I still own one of the older palettes, but I'm begging Maybelline, PLEASE return to the original design for this trio. I love it so much more!
I like this trio for a go to, fool proof, natural eye look with some definition. I reach for this over Covergirl country woods because it has slightly more contrast between the darkest and lightest colors. Maybelline recently reformulated their eyeshadows so if you've tried this previously and weren't impressed, you might like it now. The lightest shade is just light enough to brighten up under my eyebrow, I also like that it is matte, it is nicely pigmented. The second color isn't very pigmented, but OK simply to neutralize the eyelids, and can become more pigmented by layering it over a cream shadow. The darkest shade is a gorgeous, warm, almost rosy brown with a hint of shimmer. I took one lippie off for the lack of pigmentation with the second eyeshadow, otherwise this trio is great!
I like these shadows for everyday use. The pigmentation isn't the strongest, but I find it good for a teen, or maybe a quick photoshoot. The crease color is beautiful in contrast with the base, it reminds me of a chocolate dessert (making Chocolate Mousse a good name for it!) It's overall a lovely trio.
This is the main eyeshadow trio that I carry around in my makeup bag. The cream color is used as a base and a highlight, and actually shows up brightly on my NC25 skin. The darkest brown is used as an eyebrow filler and can also be used to contour my eyelids. The medium brown is the least touched shade of mine because it only shows up slightly on my lids. I just brush it on all over the lid for a little touch of contrast and shadow after applying eyeliner. They all have a bit of a satiny shimmer to them which I don't mind, and together are a great color combination for everyday wear. Mine has lasted months, except I will not repurchase because I like to try different products after they run out.
FOR REFERENCE: I'm a brunette with dark chocolate eyes and fair skin.
Bought this for 5 bucks (not bad for the price!). I'm only giving it 5 lippies because I'm in love with the dark brown shade. It adds warmth to my eyes and the color reminds me of hot chocolate. You ever notice how the brown color of hot chocolate has a pink undertone to it? That's how this looks like except it also has subtle shimmer to it (satin finish). It's very pretty. =] I start off with matte face makeup and use the cream-ivory shade as a base to brighten my eye area and use the 'hot chocolate' shade over it. I then finish with thickening mascara and sometimes fake eyelashes. The caramel tan shade unfortunately isnít one of my favorites due to its lack of pigmentation. These shadows fade a bit after about 5 hours or less but that's my fault since I'm too lazy to apply eyeshadow primer; I don't mind touching up my makeup but if you do, then I'd recommend a primer. I just dust some translucent powder on my eyelids to prep the area for eyeshadow. The packaging couldíve been better; the plastic lid broke once when I dropped it one day but I was able to fix it and snap it back in place. The sponge applicator is poor quality; only used it for a week and tried to wash it but the sponge ripped. However, it did its job and applied the shadow nicely. Nowadays, I use the MAC #239 brush to apply the eyeshadow and it works just as good except you have to pile it up a bit since itís not as dense. Overall, Iíd definitely repurchase this again and again.
UPDATE (10-15-12): On my second palette and I still like it a lot! But as a college student who has school early in the morning and has only 20 minutes to get ready, it's not exactly "fast makeup." For now, I'm keeping this for special occasions only. Also, my boyfriend complimented me when I decided to wear these eyeshadows (mainly the 'hot chocolate' brown shade) one day. ^__^
The lighter base shade, along with the dark crease colour are my favorites from this eyeshadow trio. However, the lid colour does not show up on my skin tone at all, and just comes out as shimmer.. I would strong recommend using a good primer with these eyeshadows, because the staying power isn't that long.. It fades within a few minutes. I purchased this trio at Shoppers Drug Mart for about $10.. It's quite expensive. I'm not sure if the packaging is that great, because the older design seemed to have given you more product, whereas now the newer one cuts down on the lid and crease colour, and gives you a lot of the base eyeshadow. I will not repurchase, because of the price. Maybe I'll just find dupes for the base and crease shades.
I have been using Chocolate Mousse for more than 20 years (and several different palette designs). The colors are classic, apply well and give a subtle yet polished look. It creates a better natural look than either of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, and for a fraction of the price. The shadow wears well if layered over primer. I'll keep purchasing it for as long as Maybelline makes it.
This is a lovely neutral trio. The cream shade for your highlight is matte, however, the light taupe shade for the lid and the darker chocolate brown shade for your contour seems to have more of a satin finish. They go on rather nicely and last all day with no fading or creasing. If you are contemplating purchasing this trio keep in mind that they do not offer much in terms of pigment ~ there is enough pigment if you are an NW20 ~ NC20 or lighter but if your skin is darker you might want to pass. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out.
I got this Maybelline Trio. I really liked it. The only thing that I didn't like about it was that it wasn't pigmented enough. Do you guys have any recommendation MAC dupes for these? Thanks!