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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.

HITS:
--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.)

MISSES:
--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.)

NEUTRALS:
--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,
Tao

7 comments:

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...