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On Four — Maybelline New York Eye Studio Quads

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As soon as I saw these eyeshadow quads at Kmart, I had to run, clutching them like a 5-year-old would a bag of sprinkled cookies, to the checkout line. The new Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow sets feature high-impact colors with silky textures and tons of sparkle. I was utterly smitten with the Pink Persuasion Eye Studio, pictured at top, which includes four shades: a dusty charcoal black with scattered sparkles; a shimmering Tin Man-worthy silver hue; a frosty pink with silver sparkle particles; and a silky pearly white. I also loved the tropical vibe of the aptly named Spirited Seas quad, which features the following shadows: a coppery brown shade; a pale sandy beige; a Cinderella-worthy silvery blue; and a dusty, denim-meets-cornflower blue.

Below, I’ve included swatches of the shades in each quad, as well as a simple look I created with the Pink Persuasion shades. I was very impressed with the soft and tender texture of the shades, and how easily you could distribute the pigment throughout the lid, but I will say that I noticed the colors tend to fade within about three hours of use, so if you plan to use these, make sure to pack the quad inside your makeup bag. Also, the shades can be removed with only a bit of water, which is fantastic in that it simplifies the makeup removal routine, but it is pretty dangerous if you’re going out in not-so-wonderful weather. That being said, given the price, they’re a pretty amazing bargain,

Check out the pics below!


Swatches of shadows in the Maybelline New York Eye Studio in Pink Persuasion quad:


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Swatches of shadows in Maybelline New York Eye Studio Spirited Seas quad:

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Me wearing Pink Persuasion shades on eyes:

To create the look pictured below, I started out by sweeping the silver-toned shade along the eyelid, the using the slightly sparkly, dusty black shade along the crease. I then added  more of the silver toned shade atop it so as to really blend the hues together. to give the eyes a softer feel, I applied the pink shade along both the upper and lower lash lines, as you would do with an eyeliner, but focused mainly on the lower lash line area.

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Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow, $8.49 each. Available at drugstores and mass retailers, as well as at Target.com

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