Maybelline Eye Studio™ Color Plush™ Silk Eyeshadow in Give Me Gold

Hey lovelies!

I had been seeing these quads for quite sometime but always passed them because I wasn't sure how they'll turn out in terms of pigmentation. I am still a bit iffy about buying eye shadows from the drugstore because I know there is good and there is -really- bad. I just randomly remembered about them and did some research online. I was surprised to see how pigmented colors looked swatched so I wanted to get a quad myself. So here is the one I picked up in "Give Me Gold". There are 12 quads of variety of colors in this collection and can most likely be found at any drugstore.They retail for $9.99. Of course, always watch out for BOGO deals!

The compact seemed relatively small to me. Not that, that's a bad thing. Sometimes having a smaller product really helps as that makes it more portable. All the colors, at least in this quad in question, are very pigmented and soft to touch. They smoothly glide on skin. First three shadows are metallic and they do have quite a bit of shimmer. The brown color is more matte but it still has some shimmer/glitter in it. The third color reminded me a lot of Baked eyeshadow by Urban Decay. I think it could be a good dupe for Baked. Looks like I don't really have a dupe in my collection for the other three though, so I did good I think! I hate buying dupes, but sometimes it's just inevitable...

I have done a look the other day using all the colors from this quad and have not experienced any smudging or disappearance. I think the staying power is really good! Like many eye shadows, there was a bit of a fall out but you can be sure that none of them are so powdery they don't stick to your eye lid. I will definitely go back and check out the other quads. Color pay off is just amazing, they are of great quality and are reasonably priced.

PS: Ulta has some promotions going on starting 7/4 and Maybelline (along with Revlon and Rimmel) will be BOGO 50% off. How do I know? I just received their flier thing in the mail :)

If you girls have this quad in other colors let me know what you think of it! I'm really thinking to go back and get more :)


  1. i think its an ok quality ,its reallly not bad at all

  2. My mom enjoys this line of shadows, I believe she has all the quads.. but I'm not sure about the names, sorry!:D

    I hope you are having a great week!:D
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  3. I think I am the only person left in the world who doesn't own one of these quads. LOL! I'm really impressed by the pigmentation! I'm all about drug store brands... NYX makes my favorite eye shadow.

    Thanks for the Ulta BOGO heads up!


  4. I never try this brand of makeup but i loved the colours tone , its great for summer

  5. @MW, ok you sound like you don't like it! lol I wonder if the one you got was old or something? Mine is really good in fact I am amazed at what good quality it is especially for being a drugstore eyeshadow, hmm...
    @Marie, thanks for your comment girlie, I guess I'll just google swatches :) Have a great weekend!
    @Kate Gene, Your welcome now go and splurgeeee!! :) I used to never buy drugstore make up til I started blogging and seeing swatches :) You should give them a try! I love NYX eye-shadows too, they are amazing!
    @ Shaimaa, I think these colors are pretty versatile, I can definitely see myself using them during fall and winter as well :)