Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown Review

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown

Who doesn't love a bargain? More importantly who doesn't love a make-up bargain?
Well if you enjoy warm neautral, shimmer based eyeshadows I have just the thing for you in the form of the Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown.

Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown
Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown
Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown

I don't want to bog you down too much with notes on the packaging so I'll be snappy! It is plastic and a little flimsy so I do worry that the soft powder eyeshadows could shatter when travelling etc. The weird swirl/abstract pattern of the four eyesahdows does mean you have less of certain shades and more of others. It seems to be that Maybelline have assumed that we will use less of the chocolate brown shadow in comparison to the rusty almost orange hue. Make of that what you will. 

Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown
Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown

As mentioned above Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown contains four shimmer almost metallic based eyeshadows, none of which have shade names. Starting from the left we have a mid toned, slight golden based chocolate brown which reminds me a little of MAC Mulch eyeshadow. Next we have a light, shimmery and slightly icy rose gold shade, then a bright, yellow based rusty orange and lastly a great MAC Nylon dupe in the centre (bright, ivory with a gold undertone). The shade selection is great and if you have blue eyes this is a palette you need in your stash asap.

Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown
Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown

Other than Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eyeshadows I haven't always been the biggest fan of the brands formulations, normally they are weakly pigmented and chalky...well in my opinion anyway. I am happy to report that the Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown shadows are well pigmented and almost buttery to the touch. They do have a slight tendency to crumble and produce a substantial level of product fall out due to the soft texture. On the plus side they do blend out beautifully and have an almost gel like texture meaning they cling to the lids for prolonged wear time. In my experience (with a primer) I was able to achieve just shy of 8 hours of wear which is above average for my oily lids. The "big eyes" gimmick? It is just that, the shadows will not make your eyes appear any bigger or more open but I think deep down we all knew that.

All in a great little neutral palette that gets the thumbs up from me.
Maybelline Big Eyes Light Catching Palette in Luminous Brown £6.99 via Boots - link.

29 comments:

  1. These shades are just my thing and I think I'll have to by it when there's next a 3 for 2 on in Boots. The shades are very similar to some of those in one of the MUA palettes actually!
    Sarah x
    http://www.saraheliza.co.uk/

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  2. I definitely think, with my colouring, I'd use all the colours but the orange the most, so it's a little disappointing they'd make that the biggest palette (though more than likely strategic). That darker brown shade looks amazing!

    Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be picking this one up!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  3. My goodness, the colours are all so pigmented and fun!!

    Mieza || Mieza Everdeen's

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  4. The shades are really stunning - might have to get this!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  5. It looks gorgeous! Not sure if I'd get much use out of the orange-y shade, but the other three are lovely x

    Ciara | Ciara Pocket

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  6. these look incredibly pigmented and awesome! hope they come to the USA

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  7. I am not a person who buys eye shadows but I might pick these up. I love the colors!

    kinkycurlyme.weebly.com

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  8. I have this little palette, and it is stunning, really makes my brown eyes pop.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  9. I've swatched this in Boots before and it does look good, but sometimes you can't buy everything :P
    Anjna Harish

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  10. This palette looks (and sounds!) lovely! I myself am a huge fan of neutral eyeshadows... I might have to give this one a go!
    -Emily x
    http://emilysbees.blogspot.com

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  11. Orange is fun but as for me - not quite wearable

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  12. You make me wanna buy it ! :D
    I'm also new to this world of blogging so it would mean a lot to me if anyone checked out my blog and followed? Thank you:)
    luxxveritatis.blogspot.com

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  13. I have it too and looovveee it. Its so pigmented and the colors are beautiful for fall make up looks.

    www.purelysandy.com

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  14. Gorgeous shades and a very good thorough review!

    Evelin Kivi blog

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  15. Beaut colours! This looks fab! Such good swatches, thanks ♥

    Emilyldn.blogspot.com xx

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  16. crossing all fingers and toes that canada gets these

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  17. I have so many palettes with these colours already, but something about this makes me want it! The pigmentation is super stunning!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  18. I really like the shades though the more orangey colour maybe isn't for me! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  19. I really love these shades! Great post

    http://emilylaura19.blogspot.com.au/

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  20. I need that small gorgeous thing in my life :) Lovely post!

    Celine // http://mybloggreeneyedgirl.blogspot.be/

    xx

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  21. The palette looks great :)

    Emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Lovely post, the oragney colour is stunning :) xxx

    http://sherbetlemonsandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I've seen this so many times but I've never properly looked at it and oh my it is so pretty! I'll have to pick it up next time!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I've been pretty faithful to my naked palletes for the last few years but I love the look of this mini pallete !

    Distant Dreamer

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  25. Pigmintation is amazing! Need to have this baby)
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  26. ooooooh LOVE these colours!!!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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