I've never used Maquillage before, but after reading the reviews about this eyeshadow from Fuzkittie and Cuttibebe, I thought I should give it a try.
On Adambeauty, I they sold it for $28CAD plus and extra $2 for international shipping. However, there were a few annoyances that prevented me from buying it. I wanted to purchase this on Adambeauty, but for some reason PayPal wouldn't accept my credit card. Most likely it's because I put down a Korean address for a Canadian credit card. Also, since the Canadian dollar is so crummy, after the exchange from USD to CAD, it came up to about $36 @__@. I went earlier to find it at the Lotte Department store and they sold it for 40 000won, so roughly $36CAD, the same as if I bought it from Adambeauty.
I actually thought it was kind of expensive, considering how small the palette is, but I still got it because I didn't want it to be discontinued when Maquillage comes out with a spring/summer line.
After all these minor rants, I must say that this e/s is absolutely perfect. It's sitting way up there with my Coffret D'or palettes. I originally wanted to purchase #53, the lighter pink and brown palette, but the Lotte Dept store was sold out and I got #52 instead.
At first I thought the colors wouldn't go together. I mean think about it, pale pink highlighter shade, gold and purple? But I was wrong! They go beautifully together!
I think it's quite small compared to my Coffret D'or palette, but it packs a good punch. I like how it's got 2 layers in it to prevent the shades from mixing together. On the bottom, there is a little drawer with the brush. I was kind of annoyed at how the plastic seemed kind of cheap, nevertheless, the quality of the shadows make up for it.
At first I thought the shades went on quite sheer, but layering always does the job. I love the texture of the highlighter shade. It's like a silky cream and it goes on sheer but leaves some gorgeous shimmers on my eyes.
I followed the instructions on the box. I used the pink highlighter up to my brows, the gold shade all over my lids, and the purple shade halfway up my eyelid. Then I used the gold shade the blend everything in. The pictures don't show the colors that well, but believe me, it's got some good pigmentation to it. The colors also appear exactly how they look when you apply it. I also used my MAC fluidline in Blitz and Glitz and my DejaVu Fiberwig.
This shadow has some great lasting power. I used my UDPP and Lavshuca loose powder on my lids. It lasted for a good 6-8 hours or so before I did a touch up. It wasn't super humid the day I used it, but I'd imagine it'll still be just as good since high end Japanese makeup has yet to disappoint me. Of course the colors appear a lot more vibrant in real life.
I'm loving the Maquillage Mode Mix palettes so much that I think I'm going to shell out another $36 for it. But this time I'm going to get #53.
It kinda sucks that you can't see the shadows, but it's there. I'm just not good with taking pictures.