Let me start this post by saying I'm really not a big fan of Maybelline's eyeshadows. I've been pretty disappointed by their palettes, even the newest 24k Nudes one with the improved shadow formula. It was better but certainly not my favorite. So when I saw a recent YouTube video of Tati raving about the formula of the new Expert Wear single eyeshadows, I decided to give them a shot. I found them BOGO 50% off at Walgreens, so I picked up six of them to try. Let's take a look!
In Tati's video, she mentioned that some of the shades are better than others so I made sure to select only colors that she recommended. Here's what I got:
- Nude Glow (metallic)
- The Glo Down (metallic)
- Khaki Camo (matte)
- Made for Mocha (matte)
- Soft Pearl (pearl)
- Forest Green (pearl)
|From top: Soft Pearl, The Glo Down, Nude Glow, Forest Green, Khaki Camo, Made for Mocha|
My swatches are one swipe of each shade (no primer), and you can see that the two metallics I picked up, Nude Glow and The Glo Down are stunning...creamy, buttery and highly pigmented in one swipe. They would also make fantastic highlighters! The matte shades Khaki Camo and Made for Mocha swatched okay and felt very smooth and silky rather than powdery or patchy. But the real magic was applying them to my eyes with a brush...they blend so beautifully and lasted all day on my eyes (actually all of them did). The pearl shades, Soft Pearl and Forest Green were also beautiful...Soft Pearl makes a really pretty browbone shade because it's glowy but not shimmery.
Overall, I'm really impressed by these and would definitely recommend picking up a few of them to try! Also, Tati swatched more shades in her video if you want to check that out.