I’ve tried every one of the Maybelline eyeshadow palettes, and every time I’ve been massively underwhelmed. For a brand who does most things SO well, it’s a shame they seem to be lacking on the (powder) eyeshadow front. However, the shade combo in this palette was very me, and got me very excited, so putting all thoughts aside, let’s try this out!
So, Maybelline have launched a new eyeshadow palette, this time containing a nice array of warm burgundy shades (yes Maybelline!). At £11.99 it’s a good price for 12 shades. And the packaging is simple, yet still nice.
The shade range is beautiful, and they seem to swatch well. They feel buttery (eurgh that word) to the touch and the kick up in the pan is not too bad. When put on the eyes they come across well, the colours show up and blend… but Maybelline we need more matte shades! There are only 2 matte shades in this palette (the light brown, and the darker brown), and I really felt like it could have done with a burgundy shade…. in matte…
The shimmer shades really lose their shimmer throughout the day, but past that the colour holds well.
Overall, a good palette. The shades are pretty, the price is good, the formula is good, the lasting power is good, everything is just good. It’s a good palette. The adjectives teachers hate because it doesn’t really say anything, and that’s the problem… I have nothing to say.. it’s just good. Which is my overall impression of Maybelline shadows, they’re not bad, they’re not amazing, they’re nothing impressive or unique, they’re just… good.
Have you tried this palette? If so, what are your thoughts?
23 thoughts on “New | Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Palette”
I’ve looked at it a couple of times in Superdrug and the shades are my kind of colours but I don’t think it wows me. Like I think I already have these colours in my ridiculous palette collection x
There isn’t anything unique about it, and I have to say, there are definitely better palettes out there…
It looks super pretty and the swatches look… good (like you said). My only concern is that there are shimmers only, and I wish there were at least a few more mattes! x
There are two… but yes, I know!
These are pretty colours, where’s the mattes though? You’d have to use another palette alongside this one which then makes it less easier for travel etc. Im sure you could get a palette with similar shades including mattes. I’m not a fan of maybelline shadows which is a shame because I love the majority of their mascaras and other products. Nice review x
Thanks 🙂 I know, there always seems to be a problem with their shadows.. it’s a shame
This looks like such a beautiful palette. xx
Some very beautiful shades, yes 🙂
Those colors are beautiful, but I’m with you; as much as I love Maybelline’s lippies, concealers and foundations, their eye shadows always seem to fall short. :/
I know, it’s such a shame :/
Thank you so much for this review… I have been waiting to get this palette… but I think I’ll pass 🙂
Thanks 🙂 and it’s such a shame, because the colours are gorgeous…
I saw this in shoppers the other day and chose to pass because of my experiences with their past releases but this definitly looks way better than those, maybe I will give it a shot after all
It is definitely better than the other Maybelline palettes.. wouldn’t say Maybelline have the best eyeshadow formula however, and it is missing a good selection of matte shades
I agree that it could serve to have a few more mattes
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