Tuesday, 29 May 2012

♥ : Maybelline Expert Wear Natural Smokes Quad

So I bought this quad a couple weeks ago and have been 
wanting to share my thoughts with y'all
the moment i started using it,and i'm lovin' it , its a very simple quad with 
four colors that you will need
for neither a day time look or dramatic look. or a you reach for it when you don't know what
look to go for that day thing.

I picked this up at Big ws for 10 dollars during a big sale,i think it
was 15 dollars before,somehow i only bought one(regretting,Lol)
this is a newer version of these quads, it has a horizontal pan
the older ones has four squares
that has brow bone,lid, crease and outer corner and this new one has
base, lid , crease and liner , and the both still show you steps and stuff

these quads all come in with mattes and shimmers which is good,
i used to have another one of these quads, the Sunlit Bronze quad, that was completely
full on shimma shimma , oh boy, i never used all them four colors at once, it was too much
so, Maybelline is improving in someways whatsoever. 

this quad has two mattes, the base and liner(they have a little shimmer in 
the pan but it doesn't show up
on the eye or swatches) and two shimmers, lid and crease,
the base is my fav in this quad, i use it as an overall lid color most of the time
and its great for the brow bone highlight.

Description says :
• Four coordinating shades with step by step application guide makes shadow easier than ever.
• All-day crease-proof wear.
• Glides on effortlessly with superior smoothness
• Velvet-tip applicator blends without tugging or pulling.
• Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers


Just sweep the brush x4:
1. Apply base color
2. Sweep shade on lid
3. Contour crease and blend
4. Line around eye

the shadows are swatches on my NC35 skin, no base whatsoever
with flash

no flash

the pigmentation is better than i expected, the two matte colors surprised me 
they are sooooo smooth, and they do glide on like it too,
yeay for that ! the two shimmers were okay, leaning towards that
chunky feeling side a bit, but it doesn't effect the way it applies,
which is good.

-the base color is like a cream beige color, 
not like a shocking white tho
-the lid color is a brown color but more on the frosty side, 
looks like its almost silver in a way
-the crease color is a brown color, reddish brown, as you can see in the
swatch picture, like, a teddy bear brown color, love it.
-the liner color is a matte brown, that is very similar to revlon's matte eyeshadow
in sable, or a non shimmer version of urban decays twice baked.

excuse my hairy eyebrows ! -_- i had them done two days after that pic was 
taken, so its way better now, haha, so glad.

the look i had was wearing this quad, starting with m.a.c's paint pot in Soft Ochre 
and then starting with 
the base color all over the lid, the lid color on the crease 
and the crease color on the outer corners, and liner color smudged on top 
of m.a.c's blacktrack fluidline on the upper and bottom line, fluideline
on my upper and bottom waterline as well, and then finished it off with my all
time favorite the Falsies Mascara,
a very quick look, easy done in five mins,if im in a hurry
i would just use my fingers to do it for an even quicker application
but probably using less colors.

i wear makeup most of the days of the week, for at least 10 hours a day
and these shadows didn't smudge or crease on me at all, which is great
so overall, i love it,
packaging is very slim and thin, fits into your makeup bag easy,
doesn't take up much space storage wise,
pigmentation is awesome,
i would defiantly re purchase it, and ! Recommend it to all of you :)

Hope you enjoyed reading my little review :)
and until my next post,

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