Guest Review by Samia Arshan (Skin type : Normal, Skin tone : Fair)

Packaging : The eyeshadow palette comes in a black box. When opened, it reveals the unique shape of the palette. It has a clear lid and doesn’t come with a mirror. Inside is a sponge applicator (who uses it, anyway?) and five eyeshadows shaped like diamonds. The packaging is travel friendly and the tiny palette can be carried anywhere.


Shades : All the shades are pretty shimmery and contain glitter particles as well. It’s not over-the-top and can be used to create formal looks. Each shade has it’s own purpose, like one is the base while the other is used to add intensity.

Pigmentation : The shades are highly pigmented and one swipe is enough to provide opaque colour. I would say that the shade on the bottom right is the most pigmented of them all.

Texture : The eye shadows are smooth in texture, glide easily on the eyes. They are very easy to blend and the shades don’t look chalky. They feel quite light when applied. They don’t crease or settle into fine lines.

Staying power : The staying power is about 5-6 hours which is excellent. I believe the longevity can be improved if you use a primer underneath. They works well without it, too.



Pros :

  • Highly pigmented.
  • Doesn’t crease, settle into fine lines or turn chalky.
  • Easy to apply because of the smooth texture.
  • Unique, compact packaging.
  • Staying power is excellent

Cons :

  • The sponge applicator is useless.
  • It doesn’t come with a mirror.


Verdict : A

Price : INR 575 for 2.4 g

Recommendation : The Maybelline Color Sensational Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz Pink is a very unique palette that comes with five interesting, super pigmented shades. The shades can be used to create simple, formal looks or bright smokey eyes. The size is perfect and you can easily carry it in your pocket. I definitely recommend it to all those who’d like to have five essential shades in one tiny palette. Go for it!

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