Review: Maybelline EyeStudio Mono Eyeshadow in 'Silken Taupe'*
Recently, the lovely people at Chemist Direct offered to send me a product to try out; after a little umming and aahing, I (somewhat predictably!) went for eyeshadow, in the form of Maybelline EyeStudio Mono Eyeshadow in the shade 'Silken Taupe'*. I quickly received my package, ordered through the site for a more genuine experience, which was securely packaged and made it to me safely.
Maybelline EyeStudio Mono Eyeshadows are packaged in a simple black compact with a clear lid, which feels sturdy in the hand and makes it easy to see at-a-glance which shade you've picked up, should you own more than one from the line. I find that the compact is quite difficult to open, which can be annoying but would mean it would be safe to travel with without fear of it springing open in your bag and causing untold mess! The foam applicator included is pretty naff, it picks the product up okay but then doesn't seem to want to transfer it to the skin, which isn't much help.. I apply using my ELF shadow brush.
The shadow is lovely and soft, it's a dream to pick up on the brush and applies beautifully to the lids; it's really easy to blend out and the pigmentation is spot-on too. I experienced a little fall-out but nothing off-putting and no more than I'd expect with a shadow this soft. The shade 'Silken Taupe' is a gorgeous everyday type shade, if you're a fan of Urban Decay's Naked palettes then this will be right up your street. I find it gorgeous blended out well over the whole lid, it makes the ideal daytime/workwear shade for me. It could also easily be incorporated into a more dramatic evening look by blending it out as part of a smokey eye. Even without primer, I find this shadow lasts well on my oily lids, with no fading and only minimal creasing when worn for around ten hours - not bad going in my book!
Maybelline EyeStudio Mono Eyeshadow in 'Silken Taupe' is available from Chemist Direct, priced at £4.07. Have you tried any shadows from Maybelline's EyeStudio Mono range? What do you think of 'Silken Taupe'? Are you a lover of neutral shadow shades?
[*Please note I received this product c/o Chemist Direct for the purposes of an honest review.]