Maybelline Eye-Quad Emerald Isle 26 Review, Swatches

Maybelline Eye-Quad Emerald Isle 26

Price:225 INR

Maybelline has hiked up the price to around Rs 245

Composition: Not mentioned

Hi, after being a follower of this site for quite some time, I decided to come up with my own posts as well. I frankly I learnt a lot from this site and this is my first post .I would do a review of my favourite eye shadow quad. I hope you guys like it. Please feel free to make comments or requests if you like. I would be too glad to try to answer them or come up with newer posts.

Now, I have a weakness for green eye make -up. For lips I am crazy about red lip color. Although green eye make-up does not go with red lips as I personally feel. However, who says that they should team? We can always find occasions to wear them separately. Anyway, coming back to the green quad, I use this eye –shadow quad from Maybelline which is called Emerald Isle No. 26. It’s a smoky palette which comes of very pretty. Moreover, with the direction at the back, it is very easy to handle as well.

Maybelline eye shadow quad
Maybelline eye shadow quad

I’m not a very good photographer and I tried my best in the weird daylight we had to day . Each of the shades in the palette  have on it carved from bottom left clockwise-brow-bone, lid,crease,corner that is with the direction where to use which shade for that complete smoky look. But u can use it in any combination and there is also an instruction on the back for different look s which I told u above.. Here it goes

Maybelline quad
Maybelline quad

Now , the swatches. I have  used it on me and  also on one of my friend’s hand to show how it comes off on darker and fairer skin tones . here are the swatches

On my hand.

Maybelline quad
Maybelline quad

On my friend’s hand

The colors from bottom left

Brow-bone color: It is a chalky white color and although I found it quite repulsive at first encounter, later realized it actually works great for the brow bone

Lid color: This  one is an antique gold color with light greenish tinge to it. Its not very pigmented but it’s a beautiful one.

Crease color: this one is a greenest of all and is pretty pigmented and works well.

Crease: This one is my favourite of the quad. It’s a deep smoky antique gold with a greenish tinge. On first look it appeared to be  a deeper shade of the lid one. But this one is a lot darker than that one.

Now the pros and the cons

Pros of Maybelline Eye Quad Emerald Isle

1) Comes cheap for what you pay .

2) Versatile . Can be used in so many ways.

3)The instruction at the back is quite useful as I find it to be.

4) the colors can be used alone as well for a simple wash of colors

Cons of Maybelline Eye Quad Emerald Isle

1)     The shades are not heavily pigmented and are in fact a bit powdery.

2)     Because of that powderiness, it comes off well with and applicator. But if you are trying to put it on with a brush like vega’s eye shadow brushes, all the colors fall off making it difficult to show up on the skin and leaves u only with a pale wash of colors. But it did not happen so with the applicators.

3)     Otherwise I don’t find too many cons

Shall I repurchase? Yes of course! Who doesn’t want  a pocket friendly make-up from a reputable brand?

P.S. I have done a tutorial of this palette on my friend. You  might like it.


22 thoughts on “Maybelline Eye-Quad Emerald Isle 26 Review, Swatches

  1. Hi Nivedita,

    Welcome to IMBB. 🙂 The quad has beautiful colours. I especially loved the darkest one..No doubt the price has increased. These quads are quite decent. I mean for 220 bucks you don’t expect too much so these never disappoint you. I just have a chai latte quad and I keep using it all the time. 🙂

  2. Great review Nivedita :yes: :yes: :yes: ..The quad looks really gorgeous…and it is soooo cheap 😯 😯 !!!!!! …. 😀 😀 😀 Please post the makeup pics too!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. cali cali, my coastal scents 88 palette has come. :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: .I ordered it like a week back with the cheapest shipping… :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:

    1. huhhhhhhh???????…. 😯 😯 Woww!! 😀 😀 :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :jump: :jump: Post the photeeeeeeees 😀 😀 …and I am still waiting for that makeup look I asked you for looooooooong time back!! … :weep: :weep: :weep: You’ve got that NYX palette too now!! :teeth: :teeth: When are you posting the look? ?:-) ?:-) :dog: :dog2: :dog: :dog2: :dog: :dog2: (making puppy face!! )

      I wanna try it out in diwali!! :shy: :shy: :shy: :cute: :cute:

      1. oh damn!! I’ll do the look this week only. :(( Sowwiee!!! :(( He he the palette looks like 88 colourful gems are fit in the palette. 😀 😀 😀

        1. yeah…I was planning to order that from Amazon!! But will order it after coming back from Diwali vacation!! :-D… (and now after reading your reviews!! :-P)….You ordered it from Amazon or Cherryculture?

    1. show show na!! 😀 😀 me waiting for both – the tutorial and the coastal scents (normal and maha kanjoos stuffs) :giggle: :giggle: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

  4. I only have one green colour- humid..
    But this one would work great with that..

    Will check it out soon…. Thanks for the review..

    Waiting for the tute…

  5. Nice review Nivedita… :yes: :yes: :yes: …Best thng is its 245 bucks so for freshers like us….its easy to play makeup makeup wid it :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

  6. hey all you beautiful ladies…..i have been following this site for a long time and i must say i am a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEE FAN(actually,i am pretty much addicted to this site)!!! :blush: :blush: :blush:
    I want to post some reviews too so can you plz plz plz tell me how to do so…??? ?:-) ?:-)
    a lot of thanks in advance XOXO to all of you….

  7. hey thats a very nice palette Nivedita…I will surely check it out 🙂

    Ratiiiii….88 palette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whtch u gonna do w sooooo many eyeshadows !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. nice review nivedita.. well to b honest i dont even own a decent eyeshadow palette!! i know i know 😥 m e beginer after all n i even found a fake mac palette! :rotfl:
    think gonna buy wat everyone is going gaga about i.e chai latte

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