Monday, February 18, 2013

Maybelline Caffeine Rush Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm doing a review of Maybelline's EyeStudio Color Explosion Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush. Here's a picture of the packaging:

Here are swatches:

Clockwise (ish): white, peach, gold, the brown in the "V", and the brown/grey in the triangle

All the colors are creamy and go on easily except for the gold. The gold is very grainy; its texture almost reminded me of loose glitter. When I used the gold, I had to go over my lid several times to ensure that I had even coverage. For the other colors, you can get away with using your fingers to apply them, but for the gold, I'd strongly recommend using a brush.

I've worn the gold and the browns. They blended pretty well. I needed a primer to keep the eyeshadows from transferring or moving around. (I used the Mary Kay white jumbo pencil as a base.) After removal, I did have lots of tiny specks of glitter around my eyes, especially from the gold.

Overall, I'd recommend this palette; it's very good, especially for a drugstore brand. The colors look great on brown skin. Are there any other drugstore eyeshadows that you've found that are really good? Let me know below!

Have a great week everyone!




  1. WetnWild shadows are great.. but I'm allergic D:

    1. Oh no! That stinks! This one is Maybelline so hopefully you can try this one?