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.
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Would recommend this to a friend
6 shades in a palette
Wide shade range
Super-saturated color pigments
Difficult to blend
Falls out and spreads
No mirror/ applicator
April 10, 2019
Easy to blend
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.
April 9, 2019
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.
April 8, 2019
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.
April 7, 2019
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.
Shagun SinghApril 12, 2019
The palette is available in 14 shades:
Maya KumarApril 11, 2019
This is the list of ingredients: