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

Maybelline has really stepped up the game with its new eyeshadow formuals, as seen in the Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow and Eye Studio Color Explosion Eyeshadow Palettes.

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 my favorite Kate eyeshadow palettes 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.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Give Me Gold


The shadows apply 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 them – except 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.

Below are swatches and pictures of me wearing the shadows. I used the white-gold as a highlighter, the yellow-gold and coppery bronze on the eyelid and blended the dark chocolate on top of black eyeliner along the lashlines.

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


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. I will review the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion Eyeshadow Palette next week!

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

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

7 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

    • 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 =)

    • 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 =(

  2. 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.

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