Maybelline Big Eyes Luminous Turquoise Light Catching Palette Review

The Gloss
Maybelline’s Big Eye palettes are the first eyeshadows that are designed to catch and reflect the light. They help to embrace your natural beauty by using the power of light to make your eyes look bigger and bright. The palettes which are available in 5 shades contain four contrasting colours.

The Lowdown
When I first saw this in the summer the contrast between the pastel hues and silver and green really caught my attention. The palette comes with a look guide on the back which I always find really helpful and a real inspiration, especially if I’m in a rush!

When I swatched the colours I found the white to be quite an intense white/silver shimmer. The other colours whilst they still had some pigment were not as strong. I followed the guide to get the look in the picture which I found to be easy to follow, and the shades were easy to blend.When applied to the eye the colours appeared really soft, especially the pink shade which just looked drowned out next to the green. The colours are nowhere near as strong as they appear in the palette and they don’t work very well together.

The overall look is quite washed out and not at all like the sexy seductress look you imagine you can achieve.

Whilst the shades don’t really work together in this palette, the other collections in the range are far superior and you can achieve some really good looks. In this instance I am quite disappointed and only give it 1/5. 

Get it for £6.99 at Superdrug

Advantages

  • Subtle shimmer
  • Comes with a eyeshadow look that you can recreate
  • It has four shades that can be used together or alone
  • Blends well

Disadvantages

  • The colours are not as vibrant when applied as they appear in the palette
  • The shades make you look washed out and do not work well together
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