Here’s a quick review of the Maybelline EyeStudio LuminEyes Palettes* which I got in a BDJ Box a few months ago. I got the shade Grey, but my cousin who is not a wearer of eyeshadow gave me hers, which was in Khaki and which I like a lot better.
I don’t really get on with silvers and greys all that well (it depends), so I was apprehensive of this palette.
It’s a five-pan palette with four shades of one color (in this case, Grey and Khaki) and a small circular pan with a white “primer.” The primer is sparkly, and you can see on the above swatch that it doesn’t really do much to enhance the eyeshadow colors.
In fact, it was quite hard to apply with a brush so I tried to apply it with my fingers, which was slightly better but also ultimately a chunky experience.I look like a harlot.
As I, and many people have suspected, the “primer” in the round pan didn’t really act like a primer so much as a chunky shimmer base upon which you can try to pat on the eyeshadow to their inevitable crumbly demise.
It was a nightmare of the patchiest degree, and I really tried to make it work. I used all of the colors, and I think beginners will appreciate the subtle gradations of each shade because it won’t be as atrocious if you haven’t gotten the hang of blending between colors just yet.
Here are the swatches for Khaki:
I am not very impressed with these palettes and will likely pass these on to someone else.
Maybelline is not cruelty-free.
* I received the BDJ Box for editorial consideration and am not required to write or compensated for this post/review. All thoughts are my own.