Product Review | Maybelline Color Molten

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Recently at the drugstore I fell upon the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Molten Eyeshadows. I thought the packaging was pretty sleek and the colors really drew me in.

I picked up two of them (Rose Haze and Taupe Craze) cause it was BOGO40%OFF, and they were $7.99 each...
a picture of Maybelline Color Molten Rose Haze, Taupe Craze
So far, everything was good and I was excited to try them out. When the time came, I was again excited when I felt the formula; it's like this cushiony gel texture, sorta like their bouncy blushes (didn't read any descriptions, so wasn't expecting it). I thought that was pretty cool.

The excitement stopped there. WHERE THE HELL IS THE PIGMENT?! As I swatched them, I realized they had no color payoff what so ever, like a new low as far as eyeshadows are concerned. If I have to work that hard to build up the color while pressing hard from my finger to my arm, add a brush or try to sweep it on your eyelid and forget about it!

I was a bit confused. Such beautiful shades, wasted. Is it just the ones I picked up? Then again as I swatched for this post, I feel the more you press the more color pay off you could get. Maybe you just need to get rid of that top layer? "Break in the product".

Rose Haze :
a picture of Maybelline Color Molten in Rose Haze
a picture of Maybelline Color Molten in Rose Haze (standard swatch)
picture of Maybelline Color Molten in Rose Haze (hard swatch/build up)
a picture of product texture after swatching Maybelline Color Molten in Rose Haze (after swatching hard)
Taupe Craze:
a picture of Maybelline Color Molten in Taupe Craze
a picture of Maybelline Color Molten in Taupe Craze (standard swatch)
a picture of Maybelline Color Molten in Taupe Craze (hard swatch/build up)
a picture of product texture after swatching Maybelline Color Molten in Taupe Craze (after swatching hard)
You can see when you really work hard at building it up they actually are very nice! But look at the dents I've created in the product! Does it get better?

Bottom line: I am NOT impressed. I could try to work with them but honestly, If not easy or love at first sight, why bother? I'll pass.

Let me know if you've tried them and if you like them! Is there a trick to them? Did I do it wrong? Help.

Talk to you soon,

-Val

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