Sunday, 16 September 2012

Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in Coral Drama - Review + Swatches!

So Superdrug had a 2 for £10 on all Maybelline products.. Guess who got sucked in on this offer.. Not me.. Just kidding, course I was, you know I love offers! I am honestly going to end up with no money if all these offers continue, however I feel I'm going to be shopping in Boots a lot more for make-up as I get 4 points per £1 I spend compared to only 1 point per £1 in Superdrug.. But there is a Superdrug 5 minutes away from me, whereas Boots is a bus ride away.. LIFE IS SO DIFFICULT!

Anyway, onto the product. I bought this Maybelline Eye Studio Silky Glam Quad in Coral Drama. I picked this one up particularly because of the red and gold colours, I felt like it was quite a unique quad compared to either a neutral quad or a smokey eye quad.

The packaging is pretty nice, it is quite small though and for £7.19 I feel like you pay more for the packaging than for the actual product. I quite like the design of the lid and how it comes in to the middle, giving it a indentation which is different to a plain case. It comes with an applicator so you can easily reapply on the go.

As you can see, the colours you get are all very shimmery and metallic, the colours look pigmented and rich and I just really liked the combination of the colours. You get a light shimmery white colour, with the hint of beige in it, I used this for a highlight on my brow bone and in my inner corner of my eye. The gold shimmery colour I used all over the lid, and put the bright light coral colour at the outer corner of my eye/in the crease. The final dark burgundy colour I used on the outer corner.

However, when I first used this product I was really disappointed. It seemed like when I put it on my lid, it stayed on fine, but when I put another colour on top the original colour disappeared, along with the first colour. I feel like you definitely need a eye primer or a base eyeshadow or something underneath this eyeshadow to make it stay on the lid. I ended up using MUA's Eyeshadow in Matte as a base as I don't have a eye primer yet, which is at the top of my to do list to buy!

With a primer, the eyeshadows stay on reasonably well. I personally don't think the colours blend well together, I feel like when I put the light coral shade in the crease it just kind of disappeared into the gold. I have only used them all once though, so I may do an updated blogpost on this product once I know more about it, but this is my first impression.

As you can see on my arm they look beautiful, they are extremely shimmery and I really do want to love these eyeshadows. I'm not saying this product isn't good, I'm just saying it isn't as good as I thought it would be. I will be working with it, trying new ways to apply it and seeing what it's like with a proper eye primer perhaps, when I eventually get one.

If you don't have really oily eyelids like me then this quad might give you no trouble at all, but for me personally, it just isn't doing me justice quite yet. I will do an up-to-date blogpost on this when I use it more and will let you know my final verdict, but don't let me put you off buying this, if you think it looks amazing then go for it, I think it does but it just didn't pay off as nicely on the lids as it does in the pan/on my arm.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, and I will talk to you very soon. :) 

Hannah, xx


  1. thanks for sharing.

  2. awesome post! this quad is beautiful!

  3. Hey Hannah, how are you? Im a little gutted about this quad as I wanted to try them out. I still might and let you know what I think. I was tempted coz Carli Bybel always uses them. If you dont mind I am going to add you to google friends connect and if you fancy hopping over to mine, please feel free! Big Love Jay xxx


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