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Review: Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized eye shadow

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Review: Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized eye shadow

img_0003 I’m making an effort to do more documenting of the makeup I wear every day, versus what I’d just like to own. My stash is fairly large, but that doesn’t stop me from purchasing more when I’m at the pharmacy picking up other things. Rite Aid was running a buy one get one 50% off on Maybelline eye products, so I picked up a few of their new shadows. The one I messed with today is the Color Pearls Marbleized shadow in Mocha Mirage. I’ll take you step by step through what I did after the jump.

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  • I started with the marbleized side and brushed it from lash line to brow bone. The color was kind of odd. It ended up being some sort of brownish pink that rather reminded me of a light colored mud. Definitely not my favorite.
  • Then I used the dark solid brown color and applied with with a crease brush right into my crease. It was a little difficult to tell where the crease shadow was, the colors blended together so well. I had to layer this to create definition.
  • Since I was sticking to a pretty natural everyday look, I used my L’Oreal Bare Naturale powder eyeliner which is no longer available. It appears that L’Oreal has renamed the Bare Naturale line to True Match Naturale and discontinued the powder eye liner, which isn’t any big huge loss – it’s a mess to work with and the fallout is extreme.
  • The best part of this entire look was when I applied my Flirt! It Curl mascara. Two coats and I have exactly the lashes that I wished I was born with.

And that’s it. The shadow is easy to work with, and I’m sure it will be very popular with most people. I’ve never been a fan of marbleized shadows, no matter the brand, because I can’t control the finished shade, and it often looks muddled and weird. But it’s nicely pigmented, and gives a good color payoff. And Flirt! It Curl mascara is one of my absolute favorites, and you’ll be seeing a more detailed review of that one coming soon.

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