Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatches of the Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette.
I have to say, I never use drugstore eyeshadows, I think is something you might have noticed from my # MakeupMondays, I usually don’t like the quality of them, even when they are pigmented I find there is something in the vibrancy of the shadows that I never like.
I’m also not a huge eyeshadow lover because having hooded lids I don’t usually experiment with much, that being said I also want to do more affordable tutorials for you so here I am experimenting with this palette.
Do you have any drugstore eyeshadow recommendations? I’d love to try more.
You can get this palette here for 13,99$
The packaging is very cute: the palette is quite sleek but nothing fancy, I like that you can see the shades from the top but it doesn’t have a mirror.
The shades on the sides are super tiny though and they are a bit tricky to pick up without going all over the palette.
For some reason the Italian version of this palette looks slightly different, the shades are the same but the shape is different.
It has a very faint scent of lemon which is such a nice touch, it’s very delicate and you won’t feel it unless you are really close to the palette.
PIGMENTATION & FORMULA
There are eight mattes and four shimmers.
All the shades have a light to medium pigmentation, you definitely have to build them up but they don’t have a lot of fall down and they are not patchy.
You have to use the shimmers with your finger (or with a wet brush) otherwise you won’t get any pigment.
Once you apply them the shades Sherbet and Berry Ice very similar, same thing for Strawberry Lemonade and Citrus.
The shades really complement each other and they blended quite easily but you really have to build the intensity.
I think the shimmers work best when they are damp or applied with the fingers.
With a primer, they last about 7 hours before fading.
The shade Sugar Coated is very similar (slightly redder) to the shade Meet Ya from the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette.
The shade Icepop is lighter and warmer but quite similar to Love Letter from the Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
- Colour: 7/10
- Longevity: 7/10
- Application: 5/10
- Texture: 7/10
- Pigmentation: 7/10
- Packaging: 8/10
This palette is nice, I like the shade range although I think that some shades are too similar. The formula is ok but it’s not what I’m used to, I don’t like that you have to layer the eyeshadows to get some pigment. I don’t mind to use my fingers for the shimmer but I’m sure that it would be a problem for some people. That being said the palette is not a complete pass, it just doesn’t compare with the other ones I have.
I really hope you guys enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment and share to let me know all your thoughts and if you have any question.
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