Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow
Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow

Quick Review: Maybelline Silver Starlet Baked Eyeshadow

Maybelline Silver Starlet Baked Eyeshadow Duo ($7.29 for 0.09 oz.) is a baked eyeshadow (similar to MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadows), and one side is solid while the other is marbled. When swatched, the product works amazing whether wet or dry–the solid side is a steely blue with frosty, silver sheen; the marbled side a neutral champagne pink with a frosted sheen.  The blue shade is actually similar to the blue from MAC’s Sea & Sky Duo.

It has a smooth texture, high frost finish, and both shades were incredibly pigmented.  In the past, I’ve found that baked eyeshadows often must be used wet in order to achieve good color pay off, but these worked well dry, too.  I did have the ever slightly noticeable fading after eight hours of wear with Maybelline’s Baked Eyeshadow Duos, but it was very slight.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Maybelline has several other variations on their duos, and based on this one, these might be a great alternative to higher-end baked eyeshadows like MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadows–perhaps not necessarily exact dupes in terms of colors but the product type is quite similar.


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Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow
Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow

Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow
Maybelline Silver Starlet Eye Studio Baked Eyeshadow (Dry/Wet)

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Where can I purchase Silver Starlet? How much is it?

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MAC's Sea & Sky's lighter blue is comparable to the blue shade in this duo.

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38 thoughts on “Maybelline Silver Starlet Baked Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Stephanie

    Thanks for the review. I have been debating on whether to try these out.

  2. Lala

    Hey temptalia didn’t you have a mac collection coming out or am I just crazyy

  3. Liliana

    Have u seen the new Milani Mineralized eyeshadows at CVS? They are gorgeous, they have metallics and marbelized. I’m thinking that they are definitely topnotch as I have always felt they were on par with MAC and sometimes better than MAC in the pigment department.

    • I’ve seen their metallic ones, I think – I did not like those though… I reviewed several of their baked eyeshadows, but they were very sheer! Milani’s one of my favorite drugstore brands, so I was disappointed :(

  4. Gretchen

    You seemed to have gotten lucky with this one. I have Tantalizing Teal, and the only way to get a good color payoff is to apply it wet with a white base underneath. The color’s lovely when you’re done though.

  5. Light blue is not the best color in the world for an eyeshadow, I’d say!

  6. Kara

    Hi Christine, do you know if the duo for this in Carbon Frost is in any way similar to the Mac Mineralize Duo Pink Split from the Electro Flash collection?

  7. Elissa

    ooh, gorgeous colors.
    though i think my favorite one that i have is sinful sinnamon

  8. AnGeLwInGz

    I bought 4 of these over the summer because they looked interesting and I absolutely hated them. Threw ’em all out in my last purge. I couldn’t get good pigment wet or dry, the texture felt weird, and the colors were so muddy. Maybe I just picked bad colors. I got light pink/charcoal?(I don’t know how to best describe the metallic swirly color, some kind of dark silvery black) ,blue/charcoal, purple/charcoal, and green/charcoal. Maybe they have improved the formula since then. They were a brand new item at CVS when I got them.

    • I think mine were from the summer, too – I’ve had these for awhile (backlog!). I have two shades – the one here and Sinfully Sinnamon – both were good! I was totally surprised…

      I think I may have one or two more I haven’t touched but now I am curious!

  9. Liliane

    I’m not loving the colour combination. The blue is too light to me to be a crease colour.

  10. Soo

    that light blue looks lovely!

  11. Mirna

    Thanks for this review. I would have not paid attention to this e/s otherwise!

  12. Sarah

    Thanks so much for reviewing these! I have the black and pink one and I love-love-LOVE it! It’s great to see swatches of another of these duos! :)

  13. This is awesome! The swatches wet and dry are almost the same. Wonder if we will get this here.

  14. Leea

    I just bought two of these (the blue one and this one) for two of my friends for their birthdays :) both loved them!

  15. Tania

    I’ve definitely stopped and thought about trying these out at Target, etc, but thanks to your review I’m more willing to give them a chance.
    Although from the comments I wish there was more info on the quality of other shades.

  16. Lady Di.

    I have this eyeshadow! Its the only one I have tried from the Maybelline baked eyeshadows and I love it! I normally dislike drugstore brands but this was certainly a hit for me, Im so glad you reviewed it!

  17. Vanessa S

    I just bought Silver Starlet and Carbon Frost and i must say im in love!!! These are so pretty mi especially fond of the marble color in Carbon Frost it is gorgeous! I can’t wait to wear them.

    PS your reviews are sinful, everytime i see something i like here i have to run out and try it grrr.

  18. kasiaj85

    Oh My! When I saw it, I thought “Oooohhh what a nice photo of the Moon”. The box with the shimmer looks like a starry sky… 😀

    Nice shadows!!!

  19. Cherokee

    I own two of these in Khaki Craze and Sinful Sinnamon. Khaki Craze is great and so is Sinful Sinnamon with the exception of the ligther color which is glittery. I bought these when they were 40% off so they were super cheap.

    @Liliana, I have two of the baked Milani eyeshadows in I Heart You and Pink Twice. I agree with Christine, they are very sheer. But the colors are pretty. You definitely will need a good base to bring the colors out.

    I wasn’t sure about the Metallics so I passed on those.

  20. Ru

    I have this in Ivy Icon, and it is absolutly phenominal. It blends so pretty and the color is as light or dramatic as you want. The maybelline website gives advice on some different ways to wear it. I have silver starlet too and Christine, I did not get the same color payoff as you! I will def have to go home and try it again!

  21. Shannon

    i have this one and it’s super lovely! the two colors work well together especially for paler girls i think.

  22. Jean

    Sigh… so pretty… remind myself to not buy.

  23. callie

    This is so pretty but I can’t buy it unfortunately, since Maybelline tests on animals. :(