The spring collections are starting to hit the drugstores – have you noticed? My drugstore has the new makeup displays right in front of the door as you walk in, so it’s almost impossible for me to miss it. Good business practice on their part, I suppose, since I can’t walk past without picking something up.

This time, I grabbed the new Color Molten eyeshadow from Maybelline. It’s advertised as a cream/powder formula and has some fun colors. The idea is that the eyeshadow melts into a creamy formula that is the ultimate in blending. I grabbed the teal twist, because I’ve grown weary of nudes. Anyone else experiencing this?

New for Spring 2015: Color Molten eyeshadow by Maybeline

So the formula was a bit weird. It was hard to pick up on my brush, but once I got it, it was pretty pigmented. If you are familiar with the Dream Bouncy blush, then you’ll recognize the consistency of the Color Molten eyeshadow. Blending was weird too – if you tried to blend, the colors would just kind of fade into nothing, so I kept the blending down to a minimum.  Here is how I ended up with my look:

  1. I primed and powdered. It makes a big difference with this shadow if you prime – it seems to have some extra staying powder.
  2. Covered the lid all the way up to the brow bone with the cream color, and lined underneath on my lower lash line with an angled shader brush.
  3. Using a fluffy crease brush, I applied the teal with a light hand, and built it up over the course of three layers.
  4. Usually I lecture y’all to blend here, but this time, don’t. Just let the shadow do what it wants to do.
  5. Lined the upper lash line with a felt-tip liquid eyeliner, and tightlined in-between the lashes.
  6. Curled my lashes with a lash curler.
  7. Applied three coats of mascara.
  8. Spritzed with a makeup finishing spray.

Have you seen the new Color Molten eyeshadow shades? Will you be trying them?

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