Maybelline Colorplush Silk Eyeshadow in Sapphire Siren 20 – Review, Swatches

Today I shall be reviewing the product very close to my heart, – Maybelline colorplush silk eyeshadow in Sapphire Siren 20, from Maybelline Eyestudio. This range has not yet been launched in India, although a similar range from Maybelline has been introduced a few days ago. Rati reveiwed it here. But it is not actually the Colorplush Silk range. I came to know about this range from the Maybelline website. Well, some of my seniors in college are pursuing PhD in USA. I asked one of them to buy it for me. Her name is Somdutta. I know she will never visit a makeup blog in her life. But I want to say her thanks once again through IMBB. 🙂
Maybelline colorplush silk eyeshadow

What the product says

Rich color. Smooth feel. Now silk makes shadow new again.
Our exclusive formula with silk pigments creates the ultimate shadow texture and luminosity.

Maybelline suggests:

Subtle Chic Look

Illuminate– sweep lightest shade all over eye using wider side of applicator, from lash line to brow bone.
Blend – apply second shade across full lid; using tapered end of brush, add shade to lower lash line for depth.
Emphasize – sweep third shade from inner corner to middle of lid.
Contour – line darkest shade on upper lash line with tapered end of brush for added intensity.

High Impact Look

Illuminate– sweep lightest shade all over eye using wider side of applicator, from lash line to brow bone.
Emphasize– blend second shade from inner corner to middle of lid.
Intensify– apply third shade from outer corner to middle of lid; line upper and lower lash for extra pop.
Deepen – add darkest shade in crease and line upper and lower lash line for more impact.

Removes easily with soap and water or with Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes

Price: My senior bought it from Walmart. This cost her $8. I paid INR 360.
Weight: 0.09 OZ. 2.5 g


Talc, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone, nylon-12, silica, magnesium stearate, boron nitride, isostearyl alcohol, calcium sodium borosilicate, mineral oil, calcium aluminium borosilicate,  methylparaben, ethylparaben, microcrystalline wax, paraffin, disodium stearoyl glutamate, alumina, sodium dehydroacetate sorbitan isostearate, tocopheryl acetate, aluminium hydroxide, tin oxide, silk powder,.
May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarines, manganese violet, blue 1 lake, carmine, yellow 5 lake, chromium oxide greens, ferric ferrocyanide, red 40 lake, red 40, blue 1, green 5, aluminium powder, bismuth oxychloride, black 2, chromium hydroxide green, bronze powder, copper powder, ferric aluminium ferrocyanide, yellow 5.

About the Product

The product is from Maybelline’s Eyestudio range. The shade is called Sapphire Siren 20. It has four shades – white, teal, midnight blue and black. All of the shades are shimmery. The black one has beautiful glitter particles in it.
Maybelline colorplush silk eyeshadow
The quad comes with an applicator which is pretty nice and looks different from other applicators.
Maybelline colorplush silk eyeshadow applicator


Maybelline colorplush silk eyeshadow swatch
The white one is meant for highlighting. It can also be used as the base. I don’t use it as base bcoz it’s too glittery which I’m not comfortable with. The midnight blue shade looks beautiful on eyes. The black one is not intense black; it has small shimmer particles which looks great for nighttime. But it is not too glittery to make you uncomfortable. The teal one is the least pigmented of all, but it’s good enough to show on your eyes.

This is how it looks in the daylight.

Pros of Maybelline Colorplush Silk Eyeshadow

1. The shades are beautiful.
2. Staying power is good if applied with a proper base.
3. Opthalmologically tested.
4. Affordable.
5. The free applicator is good in quality.
6. Not too shimmery.
7. Does not fall off (except the white shade).
8. Pigmented enough.
9. Packaging is qute good and sturdy.
10. This range has a wide variety of shades. So, you shall definitely find one of your own choices.  My personal favourites are irresistible ivy, purple icon, give me gold and green with envy. I like how they name their shades. So cute!

Cons of Maybelline Colorplush Silk Eyeshadow

1. It is NOT available in India. 🙁 🙁 🙁 I don’t know why they don’t launch the good products in India. A lot of good stuffs from Maybelline are unavailable here. The Eyestudio Diamond glow range has been launched in India some days ago. But the shades are neither very pigmented nor look good on people with dusky complexion like us.

2. They did not mention the expiry date on the pack.

And this is how Sapphire Siren looks on me. I am not an expert in eyeshadow application, but I try.

final look

Shall I buy it again?
I shall very much like to. But I have to request my senior again to bring me another one.

My rating: 4/5, I deducted one point only because of its unavailability in India. But it is widely available in US.

Take care.

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28 thoughts on “Maybelline Colorplush Silk Eyeshadow in Sapphire Siren 20 – Review, Swatches

  1. its not available here?
    but i saw something that looks similar to this palette here at a Maybelline counter…. Is it something different?
    But yeah i didnt see these colors… the Indian ones had pretty dull colors 🙁
    Great review btw bulbul 🙂 :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
    do an EOTD plz 🙂

    1. err…i dont think it’s available in india. another range called Diamond glow is available here. but they are not the same as colorplush silk one.

  2. hey it is available in India…at least in Mumbai…but not at all maybelline counters…i saw it myself last week at bandra

  3. This is such a good quad!!! :(..god knows why these companies are so selective about releasing products in India..they must know there is enough market here…I really dont like this aspect of foreign companies yet almost all of them do the same :teeth: :teeth:

  4. Hey, this is avaliable in Bangalore at least. I remember the SA showed me these quads when I was at Shoppers’. Maybe Not the same colour but the product

  5. actualy diamond quad packaging looks similar so even i got confused when i saw this i was like these shades toh i havnt seen??

    where the fotuu?? fotuu chaiyee….

      1. i am confused……everyone is looking for a photo. i posted one. and Rati, it’s rs.360. not 650. it is wayyyy better than diamond glow.

    1. errr….i sent the photo with my article. i don’t know why it’s got disappeared. i think now everyone’s happy. and guys, plz don’t get confused. this one is NOT same as Diamond glow quad. this is Eyestudio Colorplush Silk Eyeshadow quad. as far as my knowledge, it is NOT available in India, but the diamond glow is.

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