During Christmas, my mentality is always “the more the merrier” when it comes to receiving presents. However, when it comes to shopping, “the more the merrier” is probably the main reason why my room is cluttered full of products and my bank account is void of any cash. When faced with a huge variety of colours for one product, simply buy all. And yes, I know I only have one face (does having a bigger one justify my shopping insanity?)
Thankfully, I didn’t have to spend money to buy these Maybelline Hypercosmos Eyeshadows as they were part of the door gift for the Maybelline Lashionista event. I do feel bad for you guys though – it’ll be tough deciding which one to get. I’m gonna try to help you to decide which one to get with my photos and swatches. Yes, it’s been quite a while since I received these, but I really didn’t want to compromise on my blogging integrity by giving you a slidshod review entry.
7 colours from the Hypercosmos eyeshadow range – all brimming with sheen and iridescent glitter specks.
This one gave me the most space-age futuristic feel, with its shiny gold specks and strong blue colours.
Hypercosmos Shade LV-1 – L: the lighter shade (pink with a tinge of lilac), Middle: a blended combination of both (lilac), R: the darker shade (smokey brown with a tinge of lilac)
Best for those looking for a day-look – this one is super wearable, and the 2 colours blended resulted in a new colour.
Hypercosmos Shade BU-1 – L: the lighter shade (a very faint lilac-brown), Middle: a blended combination of both (pastel blue), R: the darker shade (sky blue)
I’d totally channel my inner mermaid with this one – the colours are subtle and yet gives the fresh-out-of-my-seaweed-blanket-and-oyster-bed feel.
Hypercosmos Shade CH-1 – L: the lighter shade (champagne with a hint of green), Middle: a blended combination of both (olive gold-green), R: the darker shade (khaki green)
Personally, I’m not a fan of green simply cos it makes me look yellowish. But for those who can pull off green palettes, this one’s pretty decent cos it’s not a full-on blast of shrek. It’s slightly army-glam.
Hypercosmos Shade PC-1 – L: the lighter shade (light pink), Middle: a blended combination of both (baby pink), R: the darker shade (coral pink)
This one surprised me the most. Of the 7, I’d have singled this one out first as the one I was most unlikely to use. However, the colours actually turned out to be super wearable, and the blended version resulted in a new colour.
Hypercosmos Shade CP-1 – L: the lighter shade (hazel brown), Middle: a blended combination of both (oakwood reddish brown), R: the darker shade (almond brown)
This one puzzled me the most, cos the colours were so, so close to each other. I could barely make out a difference. But, if you’re one of those who loves the natural brown earthy shades, I’d totally recommend this. Blending will be a breeze.
Hypercosmos Shade WN-1 – L: the lighter shade (gold brown), Middle: a blended combination of both (gold reddish-brown), R: the darker shade (dark almond brown)
Now, most singaporean girls are kinda conservative when it comes to eyeshadow colours – mostly black, browns and dark blues. I foresee this one being the most popular shade cos of its wearability. The lighter gold-brown shade is great for highlighting the brow bone and the inner part of your eyes, while the darker colour gives that smokey look.
Now I know that I should apply it on my eyes to show you guys a better look, but I’ve weirdly come down with an eye infection despite not wearing contact lens in the past couple of days. I’ll do one up when my eye recovers 😀
- The colours are really intense and don’t need too many layers to give you the colour you want.
- The shine is major space-age – I had some problem trying to take my photos cos they kept reflecting light and I couldn’t capture the colours.
- The marbelized shine is quite similar to that of MAC, but at a more affordable price.
- The powders aren’t super fine, but they’re not major coarse either. A decent and acceptable texture for its price.
- It comes in a compact and easy-to-carry around casing, but sadly, doesn’t have a brush or applicator.
- All in all, I’d say get it – they’re perfect for D&Ds, proms and night outs.
Each of the Maybelline Hypercosmos eyeshadows retails for $17.90 at Watsons.
If you can’t decide what to get, let me help you out… I have a giveaway for an awesome Maybelline hamper with ALL SEVEN (7) colours! 😀