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Jul 14, 2009

Cheap Beauty Challenge: Maybelline Focus On Gold Expert Wear Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

This Summer you can go with any number of luxurious posh brands of eye shadow for a smoldering, sizzling Summer eye look. However, the economy may be preventing you from indulging in prices per shadow of $18 and upwards.

If you're wanting to save a buck or two and still have a pretty sun kissed look this season jump ahead and join me on another Cheap Beauty Challenge!

This round of Cheap Beauty Challenge I'm spotlighting the new Maybelline Focus on Gold Collection. I hope everyone had a chance to sneak a peek at the shadows released in this collection as indeed they are golden, price wise and color.

This beauty challenge consists of a completed look using point products only which in this case would be eye shadows. Anything else such as blush, foundation, excluded from the total cost of the look. The challenge is to create a Summer friendly look for eyes without breaking the bank.

Of course you can go with any number of incredible brands this season for some seriously beautiful looks. Such as Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette for Eyes ($36), any number of Urban Decay Eye Shadows such as Half Baked, Baked, and Twice Baked (all would make an incredible Summer look $16 each or $28 for a palette), or some of MAC Style Warrior Eye Shadows ($29 for 2 Shades).

If you're not willing to dish out for any of the above do head to your local drugstore with a $10 dollar bill and snag yourself some of the new Maybelline Focus on Gold Expert Eye Shadows. I found these at Harmon's Beauty Store for $2.92 each and they are truly a gem. Plenty cheap, plenty pigmented, and perfect for a Summer eye look!

The shades I got were Golden Rays (Golden Bronze), Pink Sunsation (Beige Pink), and Copper Coast (Copper Bronze. Each shade is silky smooth, blends lovely for a drugstore brand, and has plenty of pigment. The finish is velvet with a hint of sparkle.

The total cost for my Summer makeup look below was $5.84 as I used two of the shadows to create it. I used Golden Rays all over my lid and contrasted the shade with Copper Coast in the lid.

Honestly, if you're not willing to dig in deep to your saving for a warm Summer look just head to the couch and dig around for some spare change (and stale cheetos if you get lucky!) and indulge in one or two of these shadows. Count me impressed for the price. Maybelline Focus On Gold is a great contender for this Cheap Beauty Challenge!

I guess sometimes it's ok to be cheap but don't tell anyone I said that!


Anyone try haul these?

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Blogger Phyrra said...

I really like the finish of those shadows on you. This is a really cute look! The only way I know to go cheaper is to order mineral makeup samples!

July 14, 2009 at 11:52 PM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Oh my! The colours are great and they are super cheap! I want these too! hehehe.... I don't think we have this range here... Looking great babe! :)

July 15, 2009 at 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tried that Clarins palette and i so hate it!!! i don't think it's useful at all. do you like it a lot? i'd rather we get the other palette but so far there is only this bright and shimmery palette. and sooooo small. same size as clarins single eye shadow.

July 15, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger plue said...

Hello darling sis!

Oh wow, Maybelline in the States does pretty well huh? Compared to us lousy items we got here. Ugh. So not happy with it.

I wonder if you have this Maybelline Eye Studio Diamond Glow Quad? I think those are the best we can get here :) I did some swatches in my blog, and if u need them, let me know ya! :D

July 15, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd :-D

thanks hun! and for sures mineral makeup is cheap!

July 15, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks pets :-D you're a star! mwah!

July 15, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jojoba :-D I'm guilty I adore it hehe :-D it's such a nice combo of colors I can't resist..! I don't mind the size as a little is plenty so it should last a while.

I'm looking forward to Clarins Fall!

July 15, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Dao said...

Now you make me want to check them out. I saw them at the drugstores the other day.

July 15, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Marie. said...

The printing on them is really cute! I was just at the store yesterday and I didnt see these!

July 15, 2009 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

dao get 'em get 'em super cheap and good!

July 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi marie.

good shadows for a ds brand :-D I was impressed!

July 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

omg yes plue those are super pretty I seen! We get nothing as nice in the US! Those look incredible and I was debating if I needed them or not :-D

July 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM  

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