Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad

Beauty on a Budget:  Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad

Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad ($9.99) includes an icy silver with bright silver shimmer, a muted teal-blue with silver shimmer, a dark navy blue with a soft sheen, and a matte black with silver sparkle. The eyeshadows have a very soft texture, so they are best applied by patting the eyeshadow on rather than sweeping it on.

The silver, dark blue, and black were surprisingly pigmented and really didn’t have a powdery or chalky finish to them–the only one that I had any issues with was the teal shade, which tended to go on very soft and really had to be packed on in order to get decent color. I also found that it was easy to overblend the teal shade to a very faded teal shade, but the other three shades I didn’t have that problem with. I thought I might have had that issue with the black, but it stayed dark and black for the most part.

The silver reminded me of MAC Electra, while the blue was similar to a mix between MAC Freshwater and MAC Deep Truth, and the black was a less glittery version of MAC Black Tied. The teal was a bit too faded to really be comparable to a MAC eyeshadow, but it has a similar tone as MAC Surreal (which is now discontinued).

The packaging is the same as the other eyeshadow quads I’ve reviewed, so I still have the same gripe — it’s cheap and flimsy. It’s easy for the clear plastic lid to pop off the hinge, though I haven’t had it break, so I can still pop it back on. For the price tag (particularly if you catch these on sale), they’re worth checking out!

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation: If you’re on a budget and want to try out some new eyeshadows, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Eyeshadow Quads are worth a look!

Availability: Local drugstores

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Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad

Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad

Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad

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14 thoughts on “Maybelline Eye Studio Sapphire Siren Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ashley

    Again, all colours I’ve seen and owned. I don’t like the glitter pieces in the black one.
    I saw a stack of these at the drug store a few days ago, and I was so unimpressed with them overall. I didn’t realize that they were so SMALL!

    I dunno, I just don’t see anything new or anything spectacular about these. I can already get all of these shades from other drug store brands without having to buy them in a palette (which I dislike, since there is always one shade that I won’t end up using) and that will have more product. I’m not that big on Maybelline in general anyway.

  2. AnGeLwInGz

    I love those colors but every time I try a new Maybelline shadow, I’m not happy with the color payoff.

  3. K

    Oooh, I just saw that particular quad in Allure. It looks amazing put together!

  4. Vale

    Here you are! This is a palette for pink undertones ;-P

  5. These are beautiful colors! And also more affordable too! Thanks for the review! You are always so thorough with your reviews. They are so helpful!

  6. I actually just picked up Irresistibly Ivy a few days ago and I love it. This is the same quad I plan on picking up when I go to Target.

  7. This image realllyyy makes me want to get this quad or use similar colors, except I already know these colors looks awful on me… :(

  8. Steph

    i think its amazingly AWESOME how pigmented these shadows are being that they are “drug store” . I know i easily own MAC Dupes to these but i cant resist the urge to run out and buy them !

  9. jillo

    I found it way too shimmery, big bold shimmery, it was just over done in the palette. I dont think there is any way to make this work without looking like a shimmer bomb wet off

  10. these are so cool. i’ve been waiting to see swatches of all the color combos before deciding which one to buy

  11. NinjaGato

    Oooh the dark blue and black are purty!

  12. Carly

    I found the quads at my target for $6.49…….i havent picked them up tho..

  13. Natasha

    I found the colors in this quad go on wet extremely well. It was actually easier for me to blend that way.