Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds Is a Real Steal!

What is it? Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds Eyeshadow

The Shades: GY 1 (smokey grey), BR 1 (bronze brown), WN 1 (deep wine), GN 1  (dark green)- as shown on the picture at the bottom of this article.

The Claims: It is said that the colour payoff is really pigmented with an amazing sparkling and glittery effects. The diamonds powders are melted with unique coated pigment, allowing the colours to come out more pigmented and concentrated.

The Star Ingredients: Obviously it is hard to judge makeup colors from its ingredient. But the star here is of course the diamond powders I mentioned above that can make the colour pigmentation possible. You can also read the complete list of the ingredients from each of the shade at the label behind the packaging.

Packaging and Formula: Every palette comes with five shades from the same tone or colour family with different finishes. It’s housed in a simple flip-top plastic packaging with see-through plastic lid so that you can see all the colours right away. I like the geometrical shape dividing the eyeshadows. The colours that are likely to be used more have  wider area whereas those that aren’t used as much come in smaller area. It comes with a sponge tip applicator with normal size at one size and the other side come in one of those pointy sponge applicator which allow you to reach smaller area – not that I use sponge applicator anyway, but they do come in handy in times of need.

At the back of the packaging you can see a sticker label which indicates the name of the product. When you peel off the sticker you’ll see another sticker label listing the ingredients. There is also instruction and diagram on which shade go to which side of your eyes. Really useful!

The Verdict: This is got to be my favourite palette at the moment. Super affordable, very good colour payoff – every single one of the shades – and I got to say the shades pairing on this palette is nicely done. The whole concept definitely reminds me of the Japanese drugstore eyeshadow palette. From the packaging, name selection, colour selection to its finish.

I love that you get everything in a palette. A lid colour, crease, inner corner of the eyes, highlighter and even liner colour. They all come in very different finishes. From a sheer shimmer, to a more intense colour for the crease, glittery finish for the inner corner of the eyes. My favourite one is always the very intense a glittery liner colour. I love to add it on top of my eyeliner to create more drama. Those without the glitter are very easy to blend. On the flip side, the glitters on the ones with, are very chunky. You could end up with some tiny glitter bits on the face.

How much: Rp 98,000

What can be improved? The glitter could be more forgiving by not being so chunky. Also, please make this line to be part of the permanent collection, with new shades coming out every season.