Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palette

BY Maybelline
    4 Reviews

Product Description

Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palette is a mini eyeshadow palette with six shades. These perfectly curated and dramatic shades enable you to create custom eye makeup looks for every occasion. These eyeshadows are creamy and super easy to blend in and glide smoothly and last long. It is available in 14 combinations, from Graffiti Pop to Chill Brunch Neutrals.

Product Reviews


4 Ratings & 4 Reviews


Would recommend this to a friend



6 shades in a palette

Wide shade range

Super-saturated color pigments

Long-lasting formula




Difficult to blend

Falls out and spreads

No mirror/ applicator

Best drugstore eyeshadow palettes!



Easy to blend


Vibrant shades

Smooth application

Great shade range


Primer is a must

Are you all also fans of drugstore products? Well, I am definitely a fan! For the price these products retail at, they sometimes end up exceeding expectations. They outperform and what else can you ask for from drugstore products! Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palette is another such outstanding and affordable product.

Everything from the packaging to shade range and performance is commendable about these products. These are little palettes and they fit right into the palms of your hand, that tiny. The palettes contain six shades each. All these shades are professionally curated; they are meant to be with each other types and are a perfect mix of mattes and shimmers. Like, they knew which shade will look better in matte and which requires glitter.

I don’t think I am going to mention anything negative about these palettes because, honestly, I love everything about them. They are available in 14 shade choices… that’s massive! I own about 4 of them, and all the shades in these four palettes can be mixed and matched to create numerous looks. I never face a moment where I find myself thinking that I don’t have a particular shade or I need to more add shades to my collection. These 4 palettes are sufficient to pull off any look, at any time of the day.

Okay, I may be exaggerating a little, but trust me, these eyeshadow palettes are not going to disappoint you.

About the application, I always use a primer underneath. A white primer on the lids helps in improving the pigmentation of these colors, also makes them last super long, say 8 hours minimum. I also always do my eye makeup before the rest of my face. This way, if there is any fallout, it gets washed away. I think the technique matters a lot. And if you are not using the right method with the world’s best makeup palette, it’s going to be a waste on you. So, yeah, I’m very happy with these handy makeup palettes.

Perfect for on-the-go makeup.




Pigmented colors

A mix of matte and shimmer


Not very long-lasting


Might crease if not set

I own a lot of eyeshadow palettes, and they are excellent. But, all of them have more than 10 to 15 shades each and are big and hefty. It’s not very easy to carry them around. So, I was looking for a palette that will become my travel companion. Something tiny, yet powerful, and that fits into everything. And, so, I came across these Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes, and I was super impressed with the shade collection and the price.

Like, without going out of my budget, I got three palettes – Downtown Sunrise, Skyscape Dusk, and Graffiti Pop. All these palettes have all the shades I think I will ever need. Nudes, brights, taupes, it’s all sorted.

About the performance, I’m not very impressed, but common, what else can I expect? They are not very bad, but not exceptional also. Lasting power is about 6 hours, with/without primer. Most shades are highly pigmented, and pigmentation improves if you’re wearing a primer. I would say, for the price I am paying, these palettes are pretty decent, and I’m content.

Not wisely curated shades


Not expensive


Chalky/powdery texture

No transitional colors

So this palette comes in 14 shade options, and each palette has around 6 shades in it. But, none of the palettes feels complete. You cannot create a single look with some of the palettes. Because, there are no transitional shades, no shade for the base. These are all bright colors, and I don’t know what I am supposed to do with them.

For someone who owns a lot of makeup palettes, these palettes might work. But, for someone like me, who is just getting started, this is an utter waste.

These just cannot be blended.




Nice shades


No pigmentation

No base shades

No brush/mirror in the palette

I own the palette in the shade Girls Night Glimmer. I regret buying it so much. Two shades are almost same, the shimmery slate black is barely pigmented, and the peach, amethyst, and blue are okayish, and I don’t know what look to create mixing blue and purple. I don’t want to end up looking like a mermaid.

Also, all these shades are very powdery/chalky and gritty. These are not smooth at all and blending them is next to impossible. I don’t know about other shades, but this palette is just a waste.

Top Questions And Answers

April 11, 2019

What are the shades available in Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palette?

Shagun SinghApril 12, 2019

Shagun SinghApril 12, 2019

The palette is available in 14 shades:

  • Rooftop Bronzes 400
  • Chill Brunch Neutrals 410
  • Urban Jungle 420
  • Downtown Sunrise 430
  • Concrete Runway 440
  • Graffiti Po 450
  • Girls Night Glimmer 470
  • Matte About Town 480
  • Brooklyn Nudes 500
  • Blushed Avenue 510
  • Skyscape Dusk 520
  • Hi-Rise Sunset 530
  • Diamond District 540
  • Cocoa City 550

April 10, 2019

What are the ingredients present in the Maybelline New York The Rock Nudes Palette?

Maya KumarApril 11, 2019

Maya KumarApril 11, 2019

This is the list of ingredients:

  • Talc
  • Silica
  • Alumina
  • Paraffin
  • Tin Oxide
  • Tocopherol
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Nylon-12
  • Dimethicone
  • Boron Nitride
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Diisostearyl Malate
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Isostearyl Alcohol
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Sorbitan Isostearate
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Calcium Sodium Borosilicate
  • Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate
  • Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2
  • Serica Powder / Silk Powder / Poudre De Soie
  • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
  • Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil / Huile Minerale
  • Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline
  • May Contain: [Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470 / Carmine]

April 9, 2019

How long do these eyeshadows last?

Sadia BaigApril 10, 2019

Sadia BaigApril 10, 2019

These eyeshadows are designed with a long-wearing formula and stay put for about 7 to 8 hours. Also, using an eye primer underneath improves the staying power and pigmentation, while preventing excess fall out.

April 8, 2019

How to use the Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palette?

Chaitali AroraApril 9, 2019

Chaitali AroraApril 9, 2019

Use the Maybelline eyeshadow palette in the following way:

  • Pick a base shade to color the entire eye area.
  • Shade the lid with a darker color and contour the crease.
  • Line around the eye and finish off with eyeliner and mascara.

April 7, 2019

What is the quantity of this product?

Aisha IsmailApril 8, 2019

Aisha IsmailApril 8, 2019

Maybelline New York City Mini Eyeshadow Palette comes in a 6.1 gm pack.