Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Review: Maybelline Expert Wear palette in 10 Sunbaked Neutrals

I saw this palette in a tutorial by Amarixe.  I was particularly impressed with the dark bronze color in this palette and when I saw it at Target, I decided to go ahead and pick it up.

This palette is called "Sunbaked Neutrals" and it pretty much delivers on the name.  The palette is a mix of finishes.  According to the packaging, the finishes are matte, sparkle and high-pearl.  As far as I can tell, the only matte shadow is the brown on the upper row.

The top row of the palette was pretty disappointing as soon as I started swatching.  The shadows tended to be pretty dry and hard to work with, even the metallic gold/bronze shade (though the metallic shade was easily the best of the upper row).  The color payoff wasn't great ... yeah, it just wasn't great.

So them moving onto the lower row, the palette completely redeemed itself.  Every shade in the lower row was fantastic.  Even the darker matte shade was like butter.  These shadows were so creamy and super pigmented.

The palette is really small.  The entire palette contains 6.2 grams of product - each color is only .78 grams of product.  For reference, one regular size MAC shadow contains 1.5 grams of product.  However, this palette is incredibly budget friendly at around $7.

Overall:  7/10