With the mixed reviews, this is another example of how an eye shadow duo can be ideal for one person and disappointing to the next.
IF you are looking for an eye shadow that has a smooth finish that is not overly pigmented, Browntones works very well. I wanted a very natural day look that I could put on while sitting in my car in the dark waiting for my morning train at the crack of dawn. Anything else would scare both me and the other passengers and while I am adept at applying make-up, even I know when too early is simply too early!
This is a great shadow duo for faces over fifty or teens who are starting to wear eye shadow. Neither color is a matte, but have the most subtle texture.
It undoubtedly looks best on fair complexions as anyone deeper than a medium tone would find it too pale.
And the price is right! I don't wear a primer and I don't have any trouble with it staying on for the day.
This is just okay for me. Normally I find that Maybelline eyeshadows are great...however, I don't think these are as pigmented as their other eyeshadows. Since they are both matte, they do come off a little chalky and are more difficult to work with and a good primer is a must to help these stick to the eyelid and stay throughout the day.
I do like each of the colors. I have found the lighter brown is my PERFECT blending shade (I have a lot of space between my crease and eyebrows so I like to use a blending shadow a shade or two darker than my skin to blend up to my highlight shade) for me, so that's mainly what I use this for. If I do just happen to use these two colors only for my eyeshadow look for the day, it is a very natural look, but sometimes that's all I want. It's a basic duo that's decent.
I really like this!
I usally only use neutral eyeshadows, and recently I had left my favourite colors at my dad's and I had a DATE.
So...I booked it to the closest Kroger and got the best looking neutral duo I could find and hoped it would work for me.
I have to say, I really really like this!
I think they changes thier fourmula, because this is pigmented, soft, and very long lasting with a base under it ( it lasted throught the who five hour date, when we went roller blading and out to eat....so yeah.)
The colors are PERFECT for an everyday look, but the darker one can be used to spice things up.
Usally I will take the light color, sweep it all over my eye, and the use the dark color for some nice contouring . I LOVE how it looks.
Yes, it is a bit chalky, but nothing I can't put up with.
I am very pale. so this may not work for people with more color to thier skin, but for the three dollars I paid it's worth it.
I love this duo! Very natural, no make-up look. Very easy to blend and stays on all day. Many browns start out great, and then end up turning orange on me, but these didn't. I'm very glad I found this!
i love this duo!! I love the Browntones Duo from Maybelline.
Ill start with the packaging which to me isnt the prettiest but its not the worst. it does its purpose. now im not the one for the over-bulky packaging which i cant stand that so thats why i dont hate this. its just the right size, small enough to be good for travel & its big enough where u get a decent amount of each shadow.
The price is great, i paid around $3 @ walmart (yea its the cheapest there or at target) i had a $1 coupon so it was even cheaper which is even better (im a bargain beauty hunter)
Now onto the Shadows themself...
This duo comes with two square shaped shadows roughly around the size of a nickel which i think is a great amount of shadow bc i dont need a huge amount of any shadow bc i have alot in my collection..
There is a Matte skintone shadow more of a cream with a yellow undertone but even with my cool skintone it makes a gorgeous all over color to even out redness or set for all ur other shadows..i use this alot as a blender color so that i can blend out my crease color & alot for a brow highlight color... its soft & pigmented & easy applies & blends very well
The other shadow is a deep chocolate brown..has a teeny bit of a shimmer but more of a satin finish. i dont find there to be sparkles or shimmers on my eyes when i apply this. its one of my favorite crease colors. it def adds dimension & definition to my crease. its dark for my crease but its not black. its def one of my go to crease color for daytime...it can def be dark enough & can be built up for even more drama if needed..its smooth & creamy & blends so well..
so this def a great smoothly pigmented duo of shadows that is great for daytime looks...simple & gorgeous
or u can build them up for a evening look..
i will def repurchase if i ever get thru these shadows.. this is def one of the shadows i reach for alot even though i got tons of eyeshadows....i just feel like these two looks look so simple but yet do so much!
hope they never d/c this duo..
i know they have re-packaged these & im not sure how the new shadows differ but im interested in seeing if they are even better than these two..the package i got the shadows are the same size & in the newer packaging, ones bigger than the other..
Such a great duo & i love it! continued >>
HG eyeshadow for me. I have been simplifying my makeup collection and weeding out all the stuff I never use. I wanted to find one simple brown eyeshadow (or duo) that I could use every day without even thinking about it. I found it in this. I've have a hard time finding brown/beige shadows that are the right shade for me. I don't like browns that are too orange, but on the other hand when I veer towards the cool tones I often end up with beiges that are Band-Aid pink. And I didn't want to buy an entire palette of colors I'd never use just to get one good brown color. As a reference, another eyeshadow duo that has always worked for me is Clinique's Double Date.
I have no brand preference, don't care about packaging, and just wanted something from the drugstore. I found this little gem and it's been absolutely perfect and what I've been searching for! I'm fair skinned with pink/blue undertones. The light color in this eyeshadow is a creamy light brown that is just the right shade to give my eyelids a nice neutral color, and even out any redness. The darker color appears to be a cool chocolate shade. It's actually not as pigmented as I thought it would be and when I first discovered this I was a bit disappointed. But it's actually worked out perfectly. I use this color in the crease and outer corner and it's very gentle and it's a very natural look. I never have to worry about overapplying this and I even get lazy about applying it and it never looks unblended. The sponge tip applicator wasn't too helpful since I had to scrub hard to get the shadow onto it, but I tossed that and began using my makeup brushes and that made a world of difference!
As I said I really wanted to simplify my makeup and this is totally what I have been searching for. Effortless. I will repurchase this as long as it's available.
I used this eyeshadow for about two weeks and I didn't like it that much. The colors were an ugly brown, not a nice brown and I prefer shimmery eyeshadows over matte ones like this one. Also, the eyeshadow creases throughout the day and you need to keep reapplying it, which is annoying. The worst part of all is that this costs $6 at CVS, which is expensive for a drugstore eyeshadow duo. The only things I really liked about this eyeshadow were the texture and the applicator it came with. I have found something better, so I would not repurchase this.
I have heard good things about Maybelline eyeshadows. I was sorely disappointed with this. The light brown color barely shows up, while the darker brown has low color pay off and it's hard to blend. Maybelline is not a brand I usually gravitate towards, and this just proves my instinct right.
I hate to see all the bad reviews for this duo.Maybe sense Maybelline re-did their look the formula is better?This is the perfect pair of brown shades for a easy natural eye.I'm quite pale and the lightest color is just a step up darker from my skin tone.The darker shade goes on lighter than what it looks in the packages,but is perfect for the crease.They blend nicely.Both shades have tiny specks of glitter in them,but it's so subtle that you can't really tell that it's glitter,looks more like shimmer once applied.
I use this everyday,. For my daily natural makeup looks I use the light color in my crease over champagne fizz and for more dramatic looks i use the darker one in the outer corner. I also use the light color for eyebrows and blending.