I haven't purchased drugstore eyeshadows in a very long time. CVS had 40% off their Maybelline products and I was just looking to see if anything interested me. This was the only e/s that popped out at me. I am a total neutral girl and rarely wear any color that's not neutral anymore. So of course this quad intrigued me. I really liked the colors. The e/s itself is a bit powdery and it takes a few applications on my tanned skin to get it to the color I want. I really love the brow bone shade and have been using it this past week as my highlighter and lid shade. Great value for me with the 40% off. I'm going to put this in my makeup gym bag to use.
This is a really nice neutral quad. The highlight shade is too frosty for me, but the other three are lovely and fairly matte.
The dark taupe is great as a liner too.
I like the eyeshadows in this quad. I think it's really nice. It's not the greatest quad ever, and these colors are very similar to MAC shadows that I already own except, I'd rather get the MAC shadows because I'm more of a brand snob that way. But for people who appreciate drugstore makeup, then this is a good quad for neutral wearers like me.
This was my first Maybelline eyeshadow quad. Honestly, not impressed. The color payoff is not strong in fact, the colors kind of all look the same after you blend it into your skin. Perhaps using a primer could bring out the colors but I have not tried that combin yet. Overall, I'll not be repurchasing.
My first Maybelline quad - I totally loved the almost completely neutral colours in this one (they lean slightly cool). I know I already have nearly the same shades over and over again (Prestige Perfection/MAC Shale or Next to Nothing etc. etc.), but I am powerless to resist a shadow the exact shade of a winter dusk. Or dawn.
It's true that the pigmentation isn't strong, but with a Paint Pot or primer it's fine. This is a perfect little quad for quiet, subtle looks and curently $4 at Shoppers.
Sometimes it's the little things!
I love the Maybelline Quads in general. I pick these up when ever I am at Target or at a Drug Store. The pricing varies from store to store. At CVS they are 5.99, but I got mine at Target for 4.94, such a great deal! The pricing is perfect. As for the quality, I got home and tried this right away. I was looking for a subtle daytime look, something not too fancy. It gave me a nice daytime natural smokey eye. I love this Quad! Would def repurchase!
A quad with light neutral taupe colors suitable for the daytime & office environment. I appreciate that the shimmers are very subdued in all the colors that it looks basically matte on the lid. the e/s apply & blend very very smoothly. the con is the lack of pigmentation of the e/s. because of that, the dark shades look very similar on the skin. so it's difficult to create a more contoured look with just this palette.
I do like this...but I need to learn how to apply it...so I'll need to experiment. However, these e/s stay on SO long. Like all day. The color is beautiful and I could see it being good for a smokey eye look, but again, I need to practice that. I still haven't used the very light shadow...so I should probably have waited to write my review. :-\
The Maybelline Mocha Motion quad helps create a brown-toned day time smokey eye. While the colors do not seem to flatter to flatter hazel-green-brown eyes, I can the quad useful for using certain colors with other browns that I already own. The quad provides four useful colors of any person interested in make-up to own for under $10. The pigmentation is not fantastic but it isn't awful either. Blending is also pretty simple. I use a small shader brush for the lid color, and a 224 brush for the crease and outer corners, followed by a highlighter brush for the brow bone color. Combining these brushes and the quad, you get a pretty neutral smoky look.
Well, I have mixed feelings for this quad. I loved the colors in the quad, but was only able to use two of the four. The two darker colors (crease and outer corner) were far too muddy looking on my pale skin. This does not mean they aren't nice colors; just not good for me, The only way to get good color was to load up the brushes, and to use a good primer. Applying UDPP prior to the shadow made the useable colors pop, and lasted most of the day. The shadow was a bit hard, but overall went on smoothly. Only paid $5.99 for this, so I can't really complain.