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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Review: Maybelline Stylish Smokes Quads

Hi guys!! I'm so sorry that I've been MIA. School is getting in the way of my social/internet life. I know that excuse is getting old quick, but sadly that's the truth.

Now without further adieu, let's move on to the review.

Today I'm reviewing/swatching the Stylish Smokes collection from Maybelline. I gotta admit that I've never been a fan of Maybelline. Other than the Dream Matte Powder they have, which is totally HG material, I've never liked anything else. However, the new e/s quads caught my eyes the other day while I was browsing at Walgreens, and I totally took the advantage of their BOGO sale and bought some.

Please meet my new toys:

Natural Smokes and Emerald Smokes

Plum Smokes and Chai Latte (regular)

Sunlit Bronze (regular) and Sapphire Smokes

Now there are some hits and misses. Not everything is worth the $6 in my opinion.

--Natural Smokes (similar to MAC Smoky Eyes quad, perfect for people who are looking for premade quad to do smoky eyes. Very beginner friendly)
--Emerald Smokes (The olive color is off the CHAIN! I personally don't love greens usually, but this quad is gorgeous! Pleas refer to my last FOTD)
--Sunlit Bronze (Shimmer city! This is BY FAR THE most shimmery e/s I've ever used!! I love the colors, but you have to be careful, otherwise you'd look like a shimmer bomb.)

--Sapphire Smokes (the colors looked great in the pan, but the most gorgeous color, sapphire, looks chalky and blah on skin. Hard to blend too.)

--Plum Smokes (gorgeous colors, but the crease color is disappointing. The color payoff isn't that great.)
--Chai Latte (I like how there's a mix of mattes and shimmers, but overall this quad very dupe-able. While the bronzey amber color is pretty, there's nothing to write home about)

SWATCH GALORE!! Click pics to enlarge.

Emerald Smokes:

Sunlit Bronze:

Chai Latte:

Sapphire Smokes:

Plum Smokes:

Natural Smokes:

Whew! That was HARD work! I'm pooped! Stay toned for my recent FOTD! Thanks y'all!

Peace out,


Blovet Beauty said...

Chai Latte for me please!!! It looks gorgeous. thks so much for the swatches :))

Becky (everyday makeup) said...

hey these are great swatches!! you are too cute girl :)

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

ohh thanks for posting this! I always see these and wanna grab them, but convince myself they will get no love! Now i know which ones to try!! yay!!

Janice said...

i like emerald smoke and natural smoke. I din see these quad in Malaysia yet. Hopefully can have them soon. ><

xSplendidStar said...

Aww I want to get those! But the packaging in the UK puts me off >.< and I don't even know if they have the smokes collection out yet T_T

But thanks for the swatches :D x

izumi said...

hahaha that's an awesome post xD saw your yt vid already but thanks for the post + pics!

kireimakeupblog said...

did u lose weight? u look skinnier...