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Maybelline Give Me Gold Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

November 20, 2011
Jurlique Holistic Skin Care


Maybelline has really stepped up the game with its new eyeshadow formulas. Case in point? Their Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Palette.

Maybelline 05 Give Me Gold Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow

Maybelline 05 Give Me Gold Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadows


The Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quad comes in a portable, rectangular case that looks much cooler than the old school Expertwear Eyeshadow Quads. The design is also extremely similar to the Japanese Kate eyeshadow palettes I loved when I was in high school. Inside the case are 4 powder eyeshadows and a double-ended sponge applicator, which is wider on one end for eyeshadow application and narrower on the other for liner application.

The colors are a gorgeous combo of white-gold, yellow-gold, coppery bronze and dark chocolate. They go very well with each other and are perfect for day and night.

The shadows applied with a creamy texture and good pigmentation, though a primer like NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base will make them pop even more. I also find the colors – with the exception of the bronze shade, which is more metallic – to be super shimmery (a common trait found in Asian eyeshadows), but they do stay on quite well without too much fall out.

Overall, Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Palette is a great buy, especially at this price. If you are a fan of Japanese eyeshadows, I highly recommend you try these since they are comparable.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Give Me Gold
Swatches of Maybelline Give Me Gold Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow
EOTD with Maybelline Give Me Gold Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow

Wearing the white-gold as a highlighter, the yellow-gold and coppery bronze on the eyelid and the dark chocolate blended on top of black eyeliner along the lashlines.



Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow is available at drugstore.com and drugstores nationwide for $9.99.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Yvette November 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I actually spotted this at Target and I was gonna get it. But I wanted to make sure I read a few reviews first. So…thanks for the review! Now I know I should pick it up. I’ve been looking for an affordable gold palette.

    • Reply Phyllis November 20, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      You’re welcome! You might want to check out the Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush as well. It has similar shades (more neutrals and slightly more subtle) but is equally as great. I will be posting swatches and a review soon =)

  • Reply minicolor November 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I think drugstore makeup is better than ever these days =)

    • Reply Phyllis November 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Definitely! I really want to try the L’oreal Open Eyes Pro Eyeshadow Palettes as well. Too bad they are not available in the US =(

  • Reply Nellie November 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Pretty! I will give these a try again. I had two a few years ago, but they fell apart due to user clumsiness and haven’t had the chance to replace them.

  • Reply Wendy November 24, 2011 at 7:21 am

    What are you using on your lashes? They look great.

    • Reply Phyllis November 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Wendy. It’s from a Taiwanese brand =)

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