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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow: 05 Flash of Forest

This cream eyeshadow trio pairs perfectly with Maybelline's Color Explosion Palette in Forest Fury. Using these cream eyeshadows underneath helps to intensify the eyeshadow colours and seal them onto your eyelids so they won't crease or fade throughout the day. The dark brown colour can also darken some of the lighter colours in the Forest Fury palette.

I bought this trio on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart for $6.99 last week. Normally it's around $8-10. The full name of this product is Maybelline Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow.


Maybelline Cream Eyeshadow in Flash of Forest

Flash of Forest (with flash)

Flash of Forest (without flash)

Flash of Forest (with flash)

I believe this product has been out for a while. When I saw it, it reminded me of Maybelline's new Color Tattoo Eyeshadows which I have swatched before (click here to see all ten Color Tattoo shades). However, I don't think these are meant to be worn the same way as the Color Tattoos.

As with most cream eyeshadows, the company that makes them will say that they can be worn on their own without creasing. Many of us know this to be false, however. Minutes to hours later, cream eyeshadows will crease if they are not formulated to dry on our eyelids.

The same is true of these Color Gleam eyeshadows (at least in my experience). However, I found that they work well as a colour base (worn underneath an eyeshadow of similar colour to bring out the intensity of the eyeshadow). The colours match perfectly with the Forest Fury palette and even after 5 hours and a 3 hour nap, they didn't crease! Cream eyeshadows make amazing bases (and sometimes amazing primers).

These are more pigmented than the Color Tattoos, but unfortunately, they cannot be worn on their own. The Color Tattoos can be worn on their own however, as they dry on your eyelids so it won't crease throughout the day.

Summary
Product: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow: 05 Flash of Forest
Price: $7-10 (Shoppers Drug Mart, WalMart)
Grade: B+

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