9.18.2012

budget beauty buy: maybelline olive martini


Today's budget beauty buy is the new Olive Martini quad from Maybelline's Fall 2012 collection. There are very few drugstore eye shadows that impress me. I tend to stick to my Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes on a regular basis. But every now and then, a drugstore eye shadow will stick out to me. And if I start seeing the same one pop up with good reviews from other bloggers, the hype gets to me, and I buy it. 
Hey, if you love something, don't set it free. 

You may recall that I mentioned this Maybelline quad in my Fall wishlist. I kept seeing it next to all the displays with the new fall Color Tattoos. After reading some great reviews, I didn't set it free.  


What I like off the bat is the packaging. It's very sleek and sturdy, which makes it travel friendly. There is one frosty nude shade, a light frosty silver, a shimmery green/brown, and a deep reddish-brown. As you can see, each shade has some shimmer in it. 

Swatches

All four colors swatched very easily. Each shade is very pigmented and easily blendable. 

I've worn this a couple times using the frosty silver/blue on the lid, the green/brown in the crease, the reddish-brown in the outer corner (lightly). Then used the nude as a highlight on my browbone and in my inner corner to brighten. 


This is only the second Maybelline eye shadow quad I've ever purchased, and so far I have loved both. It's nice to see drugstore brands stepping up their eye shadow game! 

This quad retails for around $8.00 and can be found in any drugstore, Target, etc. 


Have you tried this new quad from Maybelline? 
What are your favorite drugstore eye shadows? 


7 comments:

  1. The swatches look so lovely! I think I need to try this quad. I'm your newest follower, please check out my blog and follow me too if you like it :)

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  2. this looks really pretty!!

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  3. ooh the colours in this look really nice!
    I think my favourite drugstore eyeshadows are MUA, so pigmented and ridiculously cheap!
    love your blog :)

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  4. the colors look amazing! I'm just not sure how the green would suit me.

    Andrea and the Beauty Blog

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  5. Love the taupes - they all look neutral but glam. Just found your blog and love it!

    xo Ashley
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  6. Love this post! Thanks for the comment and the follow. Looking forward to more of your posts. xo Augenie

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  7. Great Review, I hope this gets launched in Ireland it's so pretty xx

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