Review: Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow 8 Pan in Sunbaked Neutrals

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This is a quick review for the Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow 8 Pan in Sunbaked Neutrals.  I picked up this palette in Hawaii.


This is not a new product.  I picked it up because I wanted a palette with a lot of choices, and was still very compact.

Swatches:

The top 4 colors.
The bottom 4 colors.
For reference, I’m NC25.
Price: will vary.  Target.com lists the price as $6.49

Pros:
- Contains 8 everyday colors
- All the colors pretty much go together
- Has both matte and shimmer colors
- The pigmentation is pretty good, especially the shimmer shades
- Each pot of color is small, about the size of a penny.  The entire palette does not take up a lot of space.
(This may be a pro or a con, depending on how you think.  I like it because it takes me forever to use up a pan of eyeshadow anyway)

Cons:
- The matte colors are not as creamy as the shimmer shades.  (This tends to be the case with drugstore makeup)
- The shadows are not quite as good quality as some of the other Maybelline products, such as the Expert Wear quads.
- The shadows blend away very easily. I like to wear a sticky base under them.
Would I repurchase?: no, since I never use up eyeshadows. But I would recommend this product to other people!
All in all, I really do like this palette, and I like that it’s small.  I wish other drugstore palettes came in this size!

xoxo, K

18 Thoughts on “Review: Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow 8 Pan in Sunbaked Neutrals

  1. *Kat* on February 6, 2011 at 17:00 said:

    From the top row, that green color swatched is really pretty! It’s really difficult to use up eyeshadows, isn’t it? I’m finding that more so now since I have branched out into other brands and colors. I used to use only MAC and only certain colors all of the time so I was hitting pan and replenishing. Not anymore! It makes me wonder if I’ll ever hit pan again.

    Great review!

  2. Askmewhats on February 6, 2011 at 18:08 said:

    very natural indeed! gosh so many gorgeous palettes nowadays!

  3. this is a great buy below $10. i never use up eye shadows, too!

  4. ndoodles on February 7, 2011 at 02:16 said:

    I see this yesterday and thought to myself – that those gold/bronze shade looks so pretty – really good for summer.

  5. I’ve only finished 2 single e/s before. That was many many years ago [before I discover blogger hehe].This is a very nice palette with lots of combination of shades. I love to carry a small compact to travel so, i can have more luggage space to haul lol Thanks for your review! I’ll definitely check it out when i go to the store next time.

  6. the shimmer shadows are pretty, esp shimmery green and bronze. And I agree about the matte colors with Maybelline :P so chalky…. but I like Maybelline Quad palettes ^_^

  7. cosmeddicted on February 7, 2011 at 16:47 said:

    I think the only time I’ve hit pan on an eyeshadow is when I intensively used it, as in like, every day. It still took me nearly a year!

  8. cosmeddicted on February 7, 2011 at 16:48 said:

    I agree! I love to see what new things are out there!

  9. cosmeddicted on February 7, 2011 at 16:48 said:

    8 eyeshadows for under $10 is great, especially for travel!

  10. cosmeddicted on February 7, 2011 at 16:48 said:

    I had the blue/pink one before. This one is easier to use for me!

  11. cosmeddicted on February 7, 2011 at 16:49 said:

    While I would love to carry around my MAC 15-pan palette, I simply don’t have that kind of room in my luggage!

  12. cosmeddicted on February 7, 2011 at 16:51 said:

    Thankfully, the matte eyeshadows are good enough for transition colors!

  13. I really like the pretty and shimmery dark shade! Love the size of the e/s since i never finish a single it seems :P

  14. sarah on February 8, 2011 at 13:41 said:

    i’ve been looking at getting one or two but i’m glad i saw your review first, haha! makes me want to get the wet n’ wild palettes before this :) let me know if you want me to pick you up a WnW palette or two! when i send you those earrings! or if you want something from my blogsale as well (;

  15. cosmeddicted on February 8, 2011 at 16:05 said:

    We need to figure that out… how long have you had those earrings? Sorry about that!

  16. cosmeddicted on February 8, 2011 at 16:07 said:

    I haven’t even hit pan on Vanilla, which I use everyday as my brow bone highlight!

  17. thesungirlsays on February 8, 2011 at 18:43 said:

    I love the colors in this palette, were you wearing them when we met up?

  18. cosmeddicted on February 8, 2011 at 19:49 said:

    Yes I was! Thank you!!

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