Maybelline • Expert Eyeshadow - Hushed Tints • Eye Shadow

rated 3.1(13 reviews)

Average Rating.3.1
Would buy this product again.46%

rated 1 of 5 atroquinine on 1/13/2013 8:38:00 PM more reviews by atroquinine

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

These shadows are a complete waste of money. Thankfully it is only around 8 bucks but I am rarely let down by Maybelline. None of these colors look even close to their shade in the pan on my eyes. It looks like a good idea because of the variety of shades but the pigmentation is complete crap and they feel chalky and cheap. You can definitely get better drug store eyeshadows - Wet 'n' Wild and L'oreal Infallibles are both much better.

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rated 4 of 5 mangomurple on 11/1/2012 8:29:00 PM more reviews by mangomurple

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

i really love this paltte- it has lasted me around 2 years! Great pigmentation, and extremely versatile. the only thing i do not like is that all the shades are very shimmery, with the exeption of the dark brown.

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rated 2 of 5 ikissenglish on 9/18/2011 4:48:00 PM more reviews by ikissenglish

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Ugh. Mixed feelings about this. First real eyeshadow ever, and I was dissapointed. The brown is alright, more leaning on the reddish-brown side, (NOT FLATTERING) and the beige kinda color is very chalky but I can work with it. The white isn't bad, very stark and shimmery, and the purple is ok. The other colors are horrible. Chalky, unpigmented, ugly in general. Waste of 8 dollars. Want good quality drugstore shadows? Try Wet 'n' Wild. Their new formulas are buttery smooth and beautiful.

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rated 4 of 5 klarababexx on 4/9/2011 11:41:00 PM more reviews by klarababexx

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

i like how it includes two flat shade brushes & they're wonderful quality considering that most eyeshadow brushes i get from drugstore eyeshadow palettes end up breaking on me. the colors for the most part aren't very pigmented. it's a good dupe for the almay trio for hazel eyes that has the pink, tan, & brown shadows. i purchased this palette for around $7.50, which is a great deal considering the amount of colors you get & the quality. the purple color is shimmery but isn't very pigmented, i've found it kind of hard to include in looks. you may want to use a primer or just pack on the color to get it to look pigmented. but it doesn't crease. for the most part though, all of the colors are shimmery.

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rated 5 of 5 lulu12step on 1/30/2011 11:55:00 AM more reviews by lulu12step

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

Like most people reviewing this product, it was my first ever eyeshadow. And i know this is not perfect for more experienced mac lovers or anything because it is not highly pigmented and theyre are certainly better eyeshadows out there but I for one adore it.
Purple: Shimmery, pretty and possiby the most pigmented color it is lovely and wearable.
Copper: Beautiful brownish gold color not as much shimmer as the rest but very vearable for an everydayneutral eye
Blue: Probably least pigmented but for some reason one of my favorites. Very baby ue blendable color with a touch of shimmer.
Pink: Not very pigmented but verygorgeous baby pink
White: lovee! its actually almost gone since i use it almost evryday in the inner corner of my eye its a little sparkly and not too bright white so it looks like a very natural eye opener
Green: Refer to pink and blue
Tan: Easy to make a nuetral eye with
Brown: Highly pigmented (maybe just becasue its dark but very pretty (: )

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rated 2 of 5 ejh23 on 8/18/2010 1:14:00 AM more reviews by ejh23

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I HATE this eyeshadow. It was my first so I didn't know any different. The colors are nice, but have NO pigmentation, NO lasting power, and crease. The blue is especially un-pigmented. Same with the dark brown. I really would not recommend this. In addition, the packaging is really ugly!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* cat070992 on 5/11/2009 5:15:00 PM more reviews by cat070992

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

i was a bit disappointing with the reviews on this. however i do understand where they are coming from. i like this product, i think the colors are really pretty, i especially like the copper brown, blue, green, purple, and brown. hmmm, that's like all the colors! the white i am not so crazy about! it is very chalky, but still okay to use. the pink also does not show up. overall it is a nice product!

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rated 1 of 5 Liita on 2/25/2009 3:30:00 AM more reviews by Liita

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Oily, Olive   Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

This has to be the worst eyeshadow set EVER, a couple of years ago my mom brought me this when she went to the States, and I liked it, pretty soft colors in the pan, this is nice I thought, but oh, this thing have absolutely no pigmentation, to get any trace of color you have to really pack the color on your lid and when you do that one of this two things will happen, youīll end up with a colorless chalky mess on your lid or a lot of glitter/shimmer and absolutely no color, seriously I donīt know how this could work on anybody, itīs my only experience with maybelline E/S and I only hope theyīre not all this bad, cuz this one is horrendous! Iīm giving this one lippie b/c I have to give at least one.

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rated 2 of 5 FrontLumps86 on 2/25/2009 3:18:00 AM more reviews by FrontLumps86

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Other, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

When i first found this pallet, i thought it was an amazing selection of colours. I'm fair-skinned and although i usually go with bold, edgy looks, i've been getting into softer, more natural looking colours lately.
I really love the choices we get here, but i hate that there seems to be no coverage for me. The darker shades show up well, where as the others are very subtle. My faves are the blue and green, the green working best. The white (which i use for my highlighter) doesn't even show up well... bummer.
I have to cake on the blue in order to get any decent pigmentation and i have to re-apply several times throughout the day. I really like the pallet but i will no repurchase due to lack of coverage--and the price was too steep for me personally.

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rated 3 of 5 Eva32 on 11/30/2008 12:14:00 AM more reviews by Eva32

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black, Straight   Eyes: Brown    

This was one of the first eyeshadows I purchased. I was a bit disappointed at the pigmentation of the shadows at first, but when used with a base, it's not that bad. I can use all the colors except the orange eyeshadow, which does not look good with my skin tone. The raisin purple turns out to be a light fuschia purple, which works well when paired with an eggplant purple for a smokey purple look. And I love the green, as well as the neutral colors. The tan and medium brown look pretty nice and they do show up with a base underneath. I like using both of them for a simple, natural daytime look. So, since I'm fairly new to eyeshadow and am not looking for dramatic looks, I like this palette. I definitely would not purchase this again, however.

Quality: As I mentioned before, the shadows are okay. The blue has practically no pigmentation, but the green and pink are both light and frosty. The beige is a lovely skintone color with a satin finish, and the matte warm brown turns up pretty well, as does the purple. The pearl white is a rather chalky, frosty, white.

Packaging: The shadows are packaged in a blue case, which isn't that strong, but it's drugstore eyeshadow, so I'm not expecting anything great. What I like about the packaging are the sponge-tipped applicators. They are actually fairly good quality, being velvety-soft, and they pick up the eyeshadow incredibly well.

Overall, I don't think these shadows are worth it. I only use these when I'm really lazy and don't want to look like I'm wearing anything. It's that subtle. Although you are getting a few nice neutral shades, a mid-tone pink/purple, and a minty green, they're not very pigmented and only give the most natural look. It might be good for girls starting out with makeup, but even they could get better quality stuff than this.

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