Newest eyeshadows to hit the drugstore are the Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits. Available in six shades - Lavish Onyx and Lush Lilacs. The kit comes packaged in a sleek rectangular compact with three eyeshadows and a brow powder.
I'll be honest, there are so
many eyeshadow quads and palettes at the drugstore, most don't live up
to much. From experience, matte eyeshadows especially have the worst
formulation and performance. You do get odd palettes where the texture
exceeds expectation, but they're few and far between. It'll be fair to
say, I wasn't expecting much.
tried out the kit in Lavish Onyx as it had more my kind of colours in.
I was staright away attracted to that mauve-y shimmer shadow at the
top! From swatches, the eye shadows have a really soft formulation.
Just a dab of my finger picked up a lot of product and it smoothed on
evenly. To my surprise, the matte brow powder was incredibly soft,
pigmented and smooth to blend. This is the shadow I expected the least
from! I actually have been using this as a crease shadow and not for my
brows as I think it's actually too soft to use on the brows. I'd have
preferred for it to be a little less fine for creating definition on my
brow. Nonetheless I think it's a great eyeshadow and super impressed
that a matte shadow from the drugstore can be this good!
lightest highlight shade is my least favourite as it has quite visible
glitter particles. Instead of highlighting, I dab my finger on the
shadow and place on the centre of my lids for a 'pop' effect. The
shimmery bronze-y shadow is beautiful and perfect for using either as an
all over shadow or to use for a smokey eye. The smokey blue shimmer
shadow is great for the crease and for your lower lash line too. I've
already mentioned how much I enjoy the matte dark brown shade for using
as a crease shadow - absolute winner!
These Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits
are priced at £8.99 and is one to try out! The quality is worth
writing home about, and I'll be definitely trying out a few more of the
other shades too!
What's your favourite eyeshadow from the drugstore? Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!