Apr 25, 2012

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Quads - Copper Brown 01 ~ Review, Swatches and 'Eye Clicks'

What Maybelline says about the Diamond Glow Eye Quads?
  • Glow your eyes with diamonds with the creamiest powder shadow ever launched by Maybelline NY!
  • The most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps
  • Exclusive technology with gem-like sparkles that do not crush

Price: 400 INR for 2.5g

Look & Feel:


  • Texture: The middle two colors in the quad are satiny smooth but the colors at the corners are slightly rough. Nonetheless they all feel very light to touch.
  • Package: I liked it’s sleek, stylish and sturdy package.  Only flaw is the lack of a mirror.
  • Shade: Copper Brown 01. Consists of four colors classified into Highlight Color, Medium colors and Accent Color, the darkest being the Accent color. 


  • Applicator: It is a total waste. Though the sponge comes in 2 different sizes for lid and crease, it’s very rough for use on eye lids. Also the size and the width of the applicator are not comfortable to hold while working on the eyes.


Effects:

  • Pigmentation? The shimmers are more compared to the color. The color pay-off is average. The Medium colors comparatively have micro shimmer, so color is buildable without much increase in the shimmer content.
  • Fall-out? Need to be applied carefully as the shimmer falls all around the eyes. Observed more with the highlighter shade

@9:30 PM - B on lids and D on crease 

  • Finish? A total shimmery finish which is more suitable for night time wears. Personally not my style. I like colors more than shimmers :)
  • Lasting Power? 
    • When used without any priming it lasted for 3-4 hours. Post which the color faded out evenly on my dry lids while the shimmer did spread around eyes.
    • When applied on eye lids that are primed with concealer & compact it lasted for 8 hours.
After 12 hours
  • Transfer Resistant?No, in particular the shimmers which get easily transferred to hands and thereby everywhere else.
  • Eye-friendly? No irritation observed even when worn for 12 hours.

Usage Directions:
  • When I applied the colors as suggested by Maybelline it resulted as in the below picture. It would be suitable for weddings when you want golden eyes with dark matte lips 

  • My personal preference is to use the Medium colors all over the lid and darken the crease line with Accent color. This is good for everyday use.

Cost-Effective? Not fully worth the price.

Final Note: The Diamond Glow quads do have decent lasting power but should improve the pigmentation. Overall it’s a good product but not a must-have product in one’s vanity case. 

Dear Readers: Let me know your opinion about " Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Quads " in the 'Will You Buy It' section and share your feedback about the review through comments.

13 comments:

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  2. these quads are very shimmery....but the colours look good on your eyes
     http://ray-connect.blogspot.in/

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  3. Loks good on your eyes Vish :)

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  4. Hiiii Ray :)
    Colors are more neutrals and will suit indian skin tones
    Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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  5. Thank U Neha :)
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  6. thanks for sharing vish... My friend had it and even she said that it is not worth the price... ur eyes look lovely..:)

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  7. Hellooo Niesha thanks fr sharing ur friend's view too :)
    Thanks fr d compliment :)
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  8. I heard like those are very shimmery?aren't they? and looks fab on ur eyes..

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  9. Thank U Preethi
    N s v shimmery esp d highlighter it's a total waste as it has nly shimmers n falls out more Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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  10. the third color from lrft is my favorite:)
    dont u think its a great quad for indian wear?? i usually tak it wen im travelling, its one thing and im sorted!

    http://shaz-maquillage.blogspot.in/ 

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  11. Hellooo Shazia :)
    I likd both the medium colors equally
    Tru colors wise dese r perfct fr indian skin tones bt I personally don't prefer much shimmers :)
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  12. hey, i'm also not much of a fan of these quads...they are just average....
    btw, the colors look good on your eyes.

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  13. HelLlooooooooo
    Glad to knw v both share d same opinion abt it :)
    N thnx dear
    Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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