Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow is an eyeshadow compact containing four different shades. The name of this kit is called Velvet Crush. It is made up of purple shades ranging from light to dark. It also includes two eyeshadow brushes.
I have blue eyes and was wearing blue eyeshadow normally, but I wanted to experiment with something new to update my makeup and change my look a little. I heard that purple eyeshadow enhances blue eyes. On the back of the case there are tips to get subtle, casual, classic, and dramatic looks. It shows which shade to use on the brow, lid, crease, and corner.
This eyeshadow is very subtle, but it is also shimmery. I like to use the lightest shade on my lid and then use the third shade as eyeliner for contrast. I don’t use the darkest shade often because I think it is a little too dark for me. I like more of a subtle look rather than dark and dramatic. It is nice to have four different shades to choose from so my eye makeup doesn’t always look exactly the same everyday.
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow only costs about $5.00-$7.00 depending on where you buy it. For four shades of eyeshadow, that is an excellent deal. I have tried other makeup brands such as Cover Girl, but I could not find an eyeshadow in that line of cosmetics with the color combination I was looking for. I also looked at L’Oreal eyeshadows, but they were more expensive.
One complaint I have against this product is the case is tricky to open. On the other hand, I like how the case closes securely. I don’t have to worry about it flying open if I drop it. I am glad it comes with two eyeshadow brushes. I like to use one for the lighter shades and one for the darker shades, in order to keep the colors from mixing.
This eyeshadow will last me a long time. I have been using it for the past three months and each shade barely looks used. However, I have noticed some wear on the brushes. They are not holding up well, but they are still fine to use for now. One plus about Maybelline Expert Wear is that it does not seem to fade away as fast as other brands of eyeshadow I have used in the past. If I am just staying home in the evening, I don’t usually need to reapply it. If I am going out at night though, I will touch it up to make it look more noticeable.