Pretty amazing for the price
I thought 10 bucks was an awful lot for a Maybelline eyeshadow (because usually some of their shadow palettes aren't the greatest), but it's almost as good as the $20 high end brands. I was actually pretty surprised. I own "Amethyst Ablazed" and love every color in the palette. Every shade is super pigmented. I love the glitter shade too. I've never seen a pressed glitter until I saw this and it's pretty opaque once I applied. I wouldn't mind getting all the shades in these palettes. Well worth it for the price!
I bought the Caffeine Rush & was kinda scared because I chose it over a Physician's Formula palette .. & honestly, I'm glad I did. I wouldn't have needed all those colors in the other one because this tiny palette comes with just enough to create looks for everyday use & for a night on the town. I don't use every color in it on the daily, but its definitely been my go - to palette this past week for work. Looks great with my green / hazel eyes! I would definitely re - purchase & recommend!
Exactly As Named; Boldest Blues with a Silky Texture and a Matching Luminizer
My first impression of the Color Explosion palettes wasn't great--25 Pink Punch was a very neutral, unexplosive combination of colors with a forced luminizer. However, 05 Caffeine Rush was much better, though still neutral, because the luminizer was gold-toned, bringing out the warmth and depth of the neutral browns from day- to night-time wear.
20 Blue Blowout is the 3rd I've tried of the 5 Color Explosion palettes, and so far its pigmentation was the most impressive I've seen (worn with an eyeshadow primer), and is alongside 14 Forest Fury in terms of widest shade range offered in a single palette from this line. The silver-toned luminizer is suitable to the shades of blue in this palette, which include bright, sky and neon blues, a subtle shimmering denim blue, and a deep, bold, royal blue "liner" shade.
I usually hate the color blue but the pigmentation is so impressive and the texture of these eyeshadows is surprisingly silky, that this palette is a keeper and a must-have for those who love saturated blues. It's pricey at $8-$10 each, but I did get this at Ulta on clearance for $3 and it's among the greatest deals I've found for how great the product is.
I love how all the colors in the palettes go so well with each other and how perfectly pigmented they are. The pinkish shade is nice and vibrant just they way I like it, and the silver does an excellent job at making the colors pop. I'm thinking of buying the green palette next.
I own Forest Fury and my mother owns the purple and blue ones (unsure of names) and we love them. They're extremely pigmented, especially the pastels. I always find myself reaching for this when I want to do a green eye. They're very soft and blendable. The top gold glitter is extremely sparkly with great staying power. The dark green isn't the best simply because the pan makes it a bit hard to pick up. The neon green is my one of my favorites. Very bright, sparkly, and neon. My other favorite would be the mid-toned green. I've never seen anything like it! It's sort of the effect you get putting a matte topcoat over glitter nailpolish in an eyeshadow, and it's extremely deep. The bottom shade, finally, is a nice gold highlight. For the price? Not so much of a value, but as a drugstore palette, it's impressive.
I have Blue blowout , Amethyst Ablazed , Forest Fury all great
i have all the intence pallet schemes Blue blowout , Amethyst Ablazed , Forrest Fury . All have really nice pigment , my favorite is the left on Blue blowout the matte blue and in amethyst Ablazed on the left the purple/pink with gold undertones . The green/lime color in forest fury on the left too is really pretty and pigmented .
A Guard Girl's Dream!
I'm in color guard and this is the best makeup we've ever used. It managed to last as show makeup through marching on, performing, and dancing in the stands, which was all a good six/seven hours in the sweaty 90 plus degree weather. I love these colors and I would go out and buy them all if I didn't have so much eyeshadow already!
I adore these pallets! I have several different ones! My only complaint on the purple one is the fabulously bright purple color doesn't "stay" it is such a pretty color but it just doesn't vivid all day! Other than that the colors blend and are fab! I am madly in love with the green pallet!
i usually love most of maybelline's eye shadows, for the price, and this one particularly blew my mind! the colors are amazing, quite a bit of fall out during application but i can work around that...the pink has a dusty texture to it, almost like a semi-pressed pigment (which is kind of strange) but i love the shimmer and glitter in all of these colors, perfect look in a small palette.