While browsing my local CVS the other afternoon, I saw that Maybelline has added to their EyeStudio line with cream eyeshadow trios. The problem with most cream eyeshadows is that they do not stay put without creasing, no matter what eyeshadow primer you use. I absolutely love the EyeStudio ColorPlush quads that Maybelline sells, so I decided to purchase one and give it a shot. The above trio is in “Purple Possibilities,” and contains three cream eyeshadows. Did these eyeshadows crease, or did they live up to the marketing expectation?
- Maybelline EyeStudio Cream Eyeshadow Trio in “Purple Possibilities” is a cream eyeshadow palette with three shades: a golden beige, a dark purple, and a sheer lilac purple. These eyeshadows are meant to be a sheer, simple replacement for powder eyeshadows, staying crease resistant all day long. So of course, you know me – I put them to the test in the 99 degree weather of South Carolina while outside for several hours. I also used NARS Eyeshadow Base, to give these cream shadows a head start with extra staying power.
Creased! These cream shadows creased, even with a strong eyeshadow base. However, in Maybelline’s defense, most cream shadows will crease, even with a primer, unless you seal the cream shadow with a powder shadow over top. And, yes, I did walk around with creased eyeshadow all day for this experiment!
So should you still purchase this product? The Maybelline EyeStudio Cream Eyeshadow Trios are great cream bases for makeup looks. Not everyone uses a cream base for their eyeshadow looks, and some prefer to keep it as simple as possible. If you are someone who likes to use a cream base, whether occasionally, or often, these trios will do the trick perfectly. Simply apply the cream shadow to your lid, being sure not to apply too heavily, and then pat down your eyeshadow color over top of it. This helps your makeup to look more dimensional, as well as really keep it sealed in for extra long wear.
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