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Affordable Eye Shadow Palettes: Maybelline, Max Factor, L’Oreal and Revolution

I am sorry for the lack of updates but I have been very busy with work and one project I am currently involved in. But since I have decided to sort out my makeup, I’ve wanted to post about some of the affordable eye shadow palettes that I am passing onto my friends (three of them, one I am keeping for myself).

I am also giving away like 30 lipsticks which makes me kind of proud. I should really  give away a lot more, but I could never bring myself to parting with my precious. Think Gollum from The Lord Of The Rings, ahem.

But here are the palettes.

And they are Max Factor, Maybelline, L’Oreal and Makeup Revolution.

Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette Contouring Eye Shadows in 03 Rose Nudes (from Amazon UK and Amazon)

This is the one that I am keeping for myself. But, in my defense, I am giving away some other palettes not shown on the photo. While the photo is not the best quality you can still see how incredibly pigmented these eye shadows are. They are really smooth and

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette in 02 Medium Dark Review and Swatches

If you are interested in contouring but don’t want to spend a fortune on a product – Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette is a great option to consider and here is why.

Maybelline Mascter Sculpt Contouring Palette in 02 Medium Dark Review and Swatches

You get both a contour shade and a highlighter.

If cool-toned contouring shades don’t look good on your skin tone – this would be a great option, as it is warmer than most products but at the same time it doesn’t look orange on the face. It warms up the complexion. The highlighter is   also warm toned and it contains golden micro-shimmer in it.

Great formula

The texture is creamy and soft, you get a

Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much Review and Lip Swatches

I am loving the lipsticks that come in a form of a lip pencil, as they are easy to apply and you don’t need any extra liners or brushes for that. The other day I’ve picked up Maybelline’s ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil.

They had so many beautiful colours but 310 Berry Much is the one that stood out for me, this is a very “me” shade. I was actually shopping with a friend who bought the nude one.

Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much Review and Lip Swatches (2)

I think this is a fantastic product for the price.  The pigmentation is excellent, the colour pay-off is amazing, the colour is gorgeous.

As for the finish, it is just spot-on! It is not a flat matte but, at the same time, not a sheer glossy shade. I’d describe it as

Maybelline Master Smoky Shadow Pencil in Smoky Chocolate Review and Swatches. Rave

You know me and my brown eye liners, right? I refuse to be without my favourite one from Lancome, so when I’ve swatched Maybelline Master Smoky Shadow Pencil in Smoky Chocolate, and realized that it was very similar colour-wise, I knew that I had to buy it.

Smoky Chocolate is a dark brown, exactly the kind of shade that I love. So here is how it looks like.

Maybelline Master Smoky Shadow Pencil in Smoky Chocolate Review and SwatchesYou get an eye crayon on one end and a  sponge on the other, and it is easy-peasy to use. You basically apply the eye liner and smudge it with a sponge. It takes seconds to do it, and the results are impressive. It looks as if you actually took some time to do your makeup.

The formula is amazing, it is creamy and easy to blend. Plus I find that

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR in Metallic Pomegranate Review and Swatches. Rave

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR in Metallic Pomegranate was an  impulse purchase. I jut saw it, and had to get it. I actually already have some Maybelline cream eye shadows but don’t use them enough.

But this one I have been using every single day ever since I’ve got it, the colour is just gorgeous! It actually reminds be a bit of one of my all time favourite shade, but this one is definitely has more purple to it.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR in  Metallic Pomegranate Review and SwatchesMetallic Pomegranate is  a brownish purple with a beautiful golden