Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eye Shadow Palette, Review

Almost a year back a new palette from Maybelline was launched on Nykaa. I went so crazy about the palette that I bought it the very first day it was launched, and for that, I got a 20% discount as well. The Maybelline eyeshadow palette I am talking about is called ‘Lemonade Craze’ eyeshadow palette.

Now, What is so special about this palette? The palette was marketed as the one which smells like lemons. I am not a huge fan of lemons but I was attracted to the color palette, especially the yellow shade. Also, as I didn’t have any unique smelling palettes I thought of giving this one a try. Do I actually like the palette? Continue reading to know more.

Price: INR 1250 for 7.4 gm of the product (BUY HERE)

Product Description:

The opportunity for play is endless with this citrus-scented palette featuring 12 saturated, highly-pigmented colors. Maybelline New York Lemonade Craze Eye Shadow Palette features 12 vibrant, pigmented eyeshadows in a mix of matte and shimmer shades. Create any look with these citrus scent infused colors. Bring on wearable neutrals with bold splashes of color from Maybelline’s Lemonade Craze. A fresh take on the classic palette, these pigmented shades offer endless possibilities. Softer hues to highlight, darker shades to amplify and define and bright pops of citrus-inspired colors to make your eyes pop!

Lemonade Craze
List of Ingredients:

Nylon-12, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isostearyl Alcohol, Paraffin, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Serica Powder/Silk Powder/Poudre De Soie, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum/Fragrance, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir:Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica] D219840/1.

Packaging:

Maybelline Lemonade Craze’s eyeshadow palette comes in a square-shaped packaging with a transparent lid. Now, as the name of the palette is lemonade Craze, the transparent lid has a yellow-colored border to give it a lemonish feel. The packaging is sturdy and s=completely safe to travel with. The palette consists of 12 shades, 4 are in biggerer rectangular pans while the other 8 are in smaller square-shaped pans. Details about the product and some looks that can be created using this palette are mentioned on the back of the palette.

My Experience with Maybelline Lemonade Craze:

As already mentioned, the palette consists of 12 colors, 4 of which are shimmery. 2 of the shimmery shades are in the smaller pans while the other 2 are in the larger pans. The color palette is very pretty and for everyday use. It has a matte transition shade, a matte crease brown and a couple of highlighter shades too. A number of looks can be created using these 12 shades from the palette.

Unfortunately, the colors in the palette are not so pigmented, especially the matte shades. Multiple layers and a lot of patience is required in order to complete a look. Also, there is a lot of fallout of almost each and every color in the palette, be it a matte shade or a shimmery color. I would recommend doing your eye makeup first if you are using this palette.

Texture-wise, the formula is buttery soft and super easy to blend. If you have the patience to build the color and complete an eye look, the results are really good. Another minus about this palette is the staying power of the shades. The colors stay good on the eyes only for a few hours after which it somehow fades away from the lid. The shadows do not crease or settle in lines, but it just fades away.

The marketing strategy of selling this palette as lemon-scented is also not so true. When the palette is new, it does smell like lemon, but again, with the time, the fragrance of the palette fades too. After which it is just like any other palette but with lesser pigmentation.

Swatches:
Lemonade Craze
Lemonade Craze
Overall Thoughts:

I do like the color selection of the palette and the fact that it can be used for creating both everyday looks and special event looks, but the pigmentation of the colors is very average. It requires a lot of patience to build the colors. The shimmery shades are still better than the matte ones, but the matte shades are chalky as well have a very average pigmentation. The special lemon scent also vanishes after a couple of months. So, overall this is a not so amazing palette for me. I would not recommend Maybelline’s Lemonade Craze eyeshadow palette.

Pros of Maybelline Lemonade Craze:
  • The packaging looks absolutely beautiful
  • Name of the individual shades is mentioned beneath the colors itself
  • Sturdy and Travel-friendly packaging
  • The eyeshadows are easy to blend
  • Good for everyday use
Cons of Maybelline Lemonade Craze:
  • Price is on the higher side
  • The lemon fragrance remains just for a couple of months after which the palette smells like nothing
  • The shades are not very pigmented
  • Staying power of the shadows without an eye primer is average
  • There is a lot of fallout in each and every color of the palette

Rating: 2.5/5

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