Maybelline • Expert Eyes Duo - Lasting Lilac • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I didn't really own any decent purple eyeshadows. There are some in a couple of the 32 ELF palettes that I have, but those are duds--no pigmentation or payoff. I have been wanting to find some purples and looked all over the drugstore at different purple palettes and was having commitment issues. Finally I came across this Maybelline Expert Wear Duo in Lasting Lilac and decided to give it a try. I have had good luck with pretty much every Maybelline e/s that I've ever had and this seemed like a low risk investment to get me started with purples.
I would actually rate this at a 3.5. Both of the colors look very pretty in the pan, however the lighter of the lilacs is very frosty, but not terribly pigmented and comes off pretty chalky. I don't mind frost/shimmer, but this frost on the light lilac combined with the less-than-stellar formula is hard to work with and just isn't all that great. I've dabbed it in my inner corners and very lightly dabbed it in the center of my lid over the darker lilac in the duo, and it's worked all right for that purpose.
The darker lilac in this duo, however, is just stunning. I would actually call it a grape color because it looks like a very true purple in the pan. When swatched or applied to the lid it remains the rich grape color, but it has this bea-u-ti-ful blue-ish tone to it. It is very nearly a true blue duo chrome. I honestly have never seen anything like it. I dampened the sponge tip applicator that comes with it and applied it slightly wet to my eyelids and it intensified the blue tint even further and it was so pretty.
I had to resist packing a crapton of of that color on my eyelids and calling it a day--I loved it that much, but I came to my senses and contoured a matte brown in the crease and then dabbed the lighter lilac shimmer right over the middle of my eyelid--and that combo created a really pretty but wearable look. I think what I am going to do is pick up the Color Tattoo in the purple color and use it as a colored base (I just used the ELF primer underneath to begin with) for this duo and play around with it that way--I think that could create a very fun, vibrant purple eye look.
So overall the light lilac is just okay, but the darker purple is a rockstar in this duo.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
Theeeeee very first eyeshadow I ever bought. Was a good one to start off my fanatic collection - ha. Two very wearable shades, the lighter a frosty, pearl-like lavender and the second a very blue-toned (almost duo chrome) medium violet. Have hit pan on the darker one - which is amazing for me. I will repurchase. In terms of quality, I find this to have great pigmentation and lasting power - I love that it does not fade! I've experienced no fallout, however the texture seems a bit hard, especially in the lighter shade, making it sometims hard to apply. But other than that, I love this duo and will repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This duo includes a light lavender/purple and a darker purple that is similar to MAC Stars n Rockets. I love this duo for when I want to do a look other than neutrals but don't want anything bold, since I believe purples are the perfect in-between. I put the lighter color on the lid and the darker on the outer part of my lid and in the crease. It was very inexpensive, it cost me about 4 dollars. The shadows can be a bit powdery with minimal fallout, but it's manageable. Pigmentation is decent, but I find they could be more pigmented; they are good quality for the price nevertheless!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This purple duo is not very pigmented but that is just fine with me because it gives a fun pop of color to a day time look without being an in your face purple eye look. Ive used it with UDPP and also with MK eye primer so I do not know how it wears without a primer. I used the light purple all over my lid with a vanilla color as a highlight and the darker purple all over my lid with other highlight shades. Between the two I like the darker purple much better and wish that side of the duo was bigger. The light purple is 2/3 of the duo..(ill post my pic) :-/ These duo shadows are just ok...if I can get them for dirt cheap then sure Ill buy them again but I much prefer their color tattoos over these any day. NC25
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this duo! This is better then some of my more expensive makeup! very pigmented colors on both sides and they blend easy. If you are always looking for the best purple eye shadow you will love this duo
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Really pretty purple shades here. The light purple shows up quite light and is mostly good as a highlighter, but the darker lilac shade is gorgeous and gives a nice bit of color without being too much. Builds easily with a brush but I find I get better coverage if I use primer first. Beautiful shade for spring/summer makeup!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
They must have changed the formula because this eyeshadow is really pretty !! It really makes brown eye pop, which isn't easy to do. The darker purple color is the pretiest purple shadow ive ever seen, i don't even use the lighter color much. I would buy again if i ever run out.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This has two colors, one a light frosty lilac, the other a gorgeous blue-violet with blue shimmer--almost duochrome. I didn't care for the lighter color on my dark brown eyes--too white frosty, but the violet is gorgeous applied wet! Looks like a chrome violet and is very striking. I'm not sure if this duo was the newly reformulated one or or not. I apply ds shadows wet and use the applicator--it prevents fallout, since most are too powdery.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
It might be my luck, or the reported change in formula, but I really liked this shadow. I thought it went on quite bold; any bolder and I would've looked like a clown. It's one of few drugstore eyeshadows that I've found that has that true light violet/lavender color I'm looking for. It compliments cool skin and hazel/brown eyes very well. It stays put for the most part. Worth the $2 I spent on it definitely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff is great! I especially love the lighter purple color. it shows up but is still light and shiny. it really makes my eyes pop and look clear and healthy. i even think the applicator is decent, its a good shape and provides just enough color and the sponge tip has not fallen off yet.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love the duo. The colors are super pretty and are pretty good quality. You can create a soft look or a more dramatic one. When I want an edgier look I like to foil the darker color and use as a liner on my top lashes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
This is totally my "I don't want to do my makeup today but I wanna look good" go-to. I get compliments on it all the time.
It's super cheap, and subtle yet pretty.
My makeup bag (with everything in it) got stolen a couple years ago and I cared enough to go rebuy this one. It's not the best quality makeup in the world but it serves its purpose.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This eyeshadow isn't really pigmented, but it's decent for the price and the colors are gorgeous. If you want the color to really show, either use a base or spray a little bit of water on the eyeshadow brush once you've dipped it in the powder shadow - I find that it makes the color better. The packaging isn't the cheapest I've seen but it easily breaks.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am not sure which space this is supposed to go in, there is another category with the same name, but says "duo", which is what I am reviewing. These were for me more violet then lilac. There is a light violet with blue micro-shimmer and a darker violet, also with blue micro-shimmer. I think they are cool toned. They seem blue-violet to me. They went on smoothly and stayed on just fine (with a little dot of foundation on my lids for a base.) I have no complaints. For myself, I am looking for a more true purple, not as blue. But these are great for the colors they are.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm not sure why this is so hated. I have the new formulation, so maybe it's better now? These were for me more violet then lilac. There is a light violet with blue micro-shimmer and a darker violet, also with blue micro-shimmer. I think they are cool toned. They seem blue-violet to me. They went on smoothly and stayed on just fine (with a little dot of foundation on my lids for a base.) I have no complaints. For myself, I am looking for a more true purple, not as blue. But these are great for the colors they are.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The colors are pretty but you MUST use a primer before you use any of the eyeshadows if you want it to last or even show up. It ok but i was hoping for something more irredescent like sea glass. not bad though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I really think that Maybelline shadows are not too bad for a drugstore brand. The pigmentation is good, some better, some not depending on color, the color selection is decent, and the price is great - just over $4 at CVS.
I was looking for a softer purple color that would be alright for day, since my Urban Decay purples are just too much, being too vivid or having those silver sparkles. Lasting Lilac is a duo, with a soft silvery pale lilac that works great as a highlighter and a mid tone lilac that has a beautiful but subtle blue sheen, the sort of thing you don't see much in lower priced brands. It's a perfect purple for my coloring and brown eyes, not too warm, not too cool, and works great as an all over lid color or a liner. It stays just as good as any other shadow with a primer underneath.
I like it so much I am considering buying a backup in case it is discontinued!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This eyeshadow is okay. I love the lilac colors for my green eyes. The lighter shade shows up on my fair skin but it takes careful applying and then wears off too soon! I don't like the dark purple. It reminds me of black eye and smears in seconds. Won't repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
these shadows are HORRIBLE. i'm attracted to purple shadows (i'm an AAB...well, half anyway haha with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair - so purple shades make my eyes POP!) so i decided to buy this because at least it LOOKED PROMISING in the package...but these shadows have NO color payoff. even if you constantly try to pack the color on, it just doesn't want to show...even with a good base like MAC paints (i also tried UDPP...that failed, too). this was a waste of $2-$3. =/
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I didn't mind this product. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible either. The colors are a bit hard to see on my skin, but I kind of like how subtle it is. And if I apply it two times, the color is bolder.