Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NEW! Maybelline Olive Martini Eyeshadow Quad: Review + Swatches!

After a little searching, I managed to get my hands on the new Maybelline Olive Martini Eyeshadow Quad from their Fall Scene on the Runway collection.  When I first came across their new quads, this was the only shade sold out, so I figured whatever it is, it must have been good.  I decided to keep an eye out for it, and eventually found it at one of my local Rite Aid stores.

Olive Martini is the only quad that really interests me from this collection.  I felt like the others were either full of shades I already had, or colors I wouldn't really wear.  What I like about Olive Martini is it has a couple of neutrals, and a couple of more fun-- but still wearable-- colors.

Olive Martini features a shimmery light nude, frosty light mint silver, frosty green/brown duochrome, and frosty red-brown.  The shade that caught my attention most is the light mint silver.  It's beautiful and different, yet still very wearable!  The green/brown duochrome shade is very similar to MAC Club eyeshadow!  If you've been wanting Club, this one is a cheaper alternative.

Now for swatches!  All four of these colors have a great formulation.  They are all pigmented, blendable, and wear nicely.

Overall, this is one of the best eyeshadow quads I've seen Maybelline release.  I think it is worth scooping up just for the middle two shades... both are unique and hard to find in other brands.  These quads retail for roughly $8-9 and should be available at all drugstores this season!

Have you gotten any of the eyeshadow quads from this release?
xx, Allison


  1. I got this quad and the cinnamon quad. Both are out of my comfort zone to wear, but thought they were pretty and unique, would love to see you do a look using this quad as I feel a little clueless.

  2. I got this one and Cozy Cashmere! Love them both. I agree with the above comment-I'd love to see how you would use this quad :)