Hello everyone, how was Christmas for you? Did you have a long and blissful holiday? Today is Boxing Day and I hope you discover some great gifts from opening your presents – I have yet to open mine, they are all still under the Christmas tree.
Anyway, let’s back date a little – I have another eyeshadow palette up for review today – the MAQuillAGE True Eye Shadow in GR 761. More details here.
Available in 4 variations, each palette retails at S$69 for 3.5g of product, made in Japan.
This series of eyeshadow palettes feature versatile colours that blend seamlessly for long-lasting bright eyes. They are the perfect tool for achieving vibrancy and definition for Asian eyes.
Each of them requires minimal technique for blending and illuminates eyes upon application – complete with complementary earthy tones.
You will find 5 pans of colours in this palette and each of them has their own function – like the chart above.
GR 761 contains a (1) a shimmery beige, (2) an iridescent mint, (3) a metallic taupe, (4) a sparkly black and (5) a matte beige.
It’s pretty interesting for MAQuillAGE to include a matte beige for application under the eyes. It’s meant to softly illuminate and “highlight” our under eye area – like a “concealing/illuminating” powder. But for those with more prominent dark under eye circles, this matte beige is not sufficient and will not work.
Concealer is still needed but the matte beige is pretty awesome for setting concealers. I noted no creasing throughout the day.
All shades are very nice and smooth except the sparkly black which appears to be a tad more powdery than the others – expect some fall outs when using this shade. All shades are semi-sheer (decent colour payoff) with metallic taupe being the most pigmented.
Swatches above taken under natural day light without flash – on dry arm without primer.
Like what the brand claims, this eyeshadow palette required very minimal technique for blending and is long-lasting. The colours are not extremely pigmented thus less chances for errors. For those who prefers richer hues, an eyeshadow primer or cream base will surely help.
I, for one, prefers a little more colour and I think Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Skinny Jeans works wonderfully as a base for this palette – like the look I have created below. More details of this look can be found here.
Intensity of the shades can be layered but patience is needed for those who wants more definition.
I appreciate the simplicity of this palette. The colours are versatile and they are easy to blend. I can see many ladies enjoy this palette because it’s convenient and fast for daily use. And I think it’s particularly helpful for those who are new to wearing eyeshadows.
I love to play layering with this palette and admiring the shimmers under day light.
This palette, GR 761 and BR264 are my picks from this series – VI762 is their signature palette. Which is your pick? Do you own one and how are you liking it?
Thank you for looking.