Hello pretty damsels!
This is my recent drugstore find which I initially did not like because of its poor performance but eventually loved it once I figured out how to wear it. It is an interesting product with multiple usages and is perfect for people who are always in a rush to get ready and barely get time to doll up. Keep reading to know why I am so happy with this product.
Mastering the smoky eye has never been easier.
2 simple steps: 1) Draw thick line 2) blend with expert smudger
ultra saturated pigments in a creamy blendable formula
Why You’ll Love It
Dramatic eyes, smoky eyes that last all day in 2 simple steps. Ultra saturated pigments glide on in a creamy formula for long-lasting, sultry color. 6 Smoky Shades
For Best Results
Apply a thick line with the shadow stick. Use Expert Smudger to perfectly blend dark to light. Removes easily with soap and water or with Maybelline Clean Express!™ Classic Eye Makeup Remover.
My Take on Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil – Black Smoke:
This is one of the several drugstore eye shadows available in the market but Maybelline products stand out among all because of their performance and variety. This eye shadow is available in 6 different shades and all colors are worth a try.
Packaging: Product comes in a thick pencil form with black outer cover and a plastic cap. The other edge of the pencil has a thick smudge sponge which is meant to blend the product for a smoky eye look. The pencil has a twist up mechanism which prevents wastage of product and also makes it a good on-the-go product.
Texture: It is soft and creamy texture but not over the top buttery; it is very easy to apply and blend. Before I wear my makeup, I apply Maracuja oil around my eyes as part of my skin care regime and that tends to break my makeup at times despite using a good primer underneath but this product did not crease or break especially after I topped it with a green color powder eye shadow.
Color and pigmentation: It is an intense black color eye shadow and the color can be built up with multiple coats. One sweep gives a good color pay off; however, I do recommend waiting for a second or two before using the smudge brush to blend it and do so in minimal time duration possible because once the shadow sets it does not budge at all. If one tries to blend it immediately after application, it spreads and appears patchy; hence, it is better to wait for just a second or two before proceeding with the blending process.
Wear time: When topped with a powder shadow or translucent powder, one can wear it for good 8 to 12 hours.
Pros of Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil – Black Smoke:
• Product comes in a pencil form and can be used as an eye shadow or eye liner.
• Has a twist up mechanism which prevents product wastage while sharpening.
• Gives a good color payoff in one stroke.
• No fragrance.
• Easy to blend and smudge.
• It is water proof, sweat proof and smudge proof.
• It is affordable and usually available on discount.
• Can be used underneath a powder eye shadow to intensify the color and increase the wear time.
Cons of Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil – Black Smoke:
• Can’t think of any.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil – Black Smoke?
Not this particular shade but would like to buy other shades from this range. I do recommend it to readers as it is worth a try.
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