Hi everyone so I recently over the past few weeks have been picking up some of the new Maybelline 24 hr Cream Gel Eyeshadows. These are much different than the L’Oreal Infallible shadows in the sense that these are a cream and the Infallible shadows are a wet pigment.
Where to Find:
Bed Bath and Beyond, Harmons, Riteaid, CVS, Walgreens.
Varies on location but between $6-7 dollars
It feels very much like a Mac Paint Pot and dense and thick. Cream like texture
Rumor has it that these are suppose to be dupes for the ever so popular Mac Pain Pot.
As you can see the packaging is very similar. The Maybelline one is a bit larger in packaging.
You are getting .14 oz of product in the Maybelline vs 0.17 with Mac. Pretty Decent amount I think. You are also paying about half the price of the Mac one too!
I find that using either you finger or a Synthetic Brush is best with these cream based shadows.
I had originally passed this up and went back for it because I own nothing like it in my collection. I would have hated for spring or summer to come and I needed this color and would have kicked myself later!
Left to Right:
Tough as Taupe
Fierce and Tangy
Left to Right:
Bad to the Bronze
So I decided to test the quality of these swatches with a slight rub test:
You can see here none of he shadows budged at all. I was applying a decent amount of pressure and nothing at all.
I have played around with these for over a week or so and have to say they are great alone or as a base for any shadow. I found that there wasn’t any creasing. I can not say that they last 24HR because well I do not sleep in my makeup or wear my makeup for longer than 8-10 hours a day.
I decided to put these through a different test. I know some may have oily eye lids and may have trouble working with cream based shadows. I decided to attempt to wash and rub all of the swatches off. I also wanted to see just how long lasting and durable they were to rubbing, dampness etc.
Rubbing the Dish detergent pretty hard here
You can see how most of the shadows have faded just a bit but still can see them pretty well.
Here on the opposite hand Bad to the Bronze didn’t hold up so well but you can see how well these shadows hold up!
My Final Verdict:
**A lot more affordable than Mac Pain pots
**Little to no Creasing
**Decent amount of product
**Not enough Matte Shades for me
**A bit difficult to remove ( Get a Good Makeup Remover!)
**Some have reported issues when using these as a base and applying a powder shadow over it. Some shadows just wont seem to apply over them for some reason.
**I have also heard that if you apply too much will chip off like a cheap liquid liner does after it dries.
I personally have used them as a base with a shadow and haven’t had any issues with it adhering or flaking off.
Overall I really like these shadows. I was seriously lacking any cream shadows in my collection. There are a total of 10 in this collection and I only have 9 because there is a GOld that just was a bit to similar in shade to the bronze for me and really wouldn’t have use for it.