I was thrilled to receive The City Mini Palette by Maybelline New York complimentary for review from Influenster. After I tore open the package I immediately fell in love with the travel friendly compact. It is a little larger than the size of a business card so it fits perfectly in my purse. The compact that I received was the Urban Jungle palette, which comes in six shimmering color combinations. I have to admit I rarely wear eye shadow and I am not great at applying it either. I am always nervous about going overboard with the color and looking like a clown.
However, I was enthusiastic about experimenting and applying the eye shadow. After a couple of tries I successfully achieved the look that I was going for – a fun evening in New York City. The shades were creamy so it blended pretty easily and there was minimal fallout.
The super saturated color pigments lasted through the New York humid Summer night. I really love how the perfectly curated shades made my brown eyes pop. It may not be ideal for a conservative work place but it is perfect for a night out.
Unfortunately, the palette does not come with a mirrored lid so you will need a mirror if you need to do on the go applications. The compact does not come with an eye shadow applicator either.
The City Mini Palette is available in seven versions and they are only $9.99 each, which is a pretty great deal. Overall, I really enjoyed wearing these beautiful shimmering colors. Hope you find this review helpful. Give this palette a try and let me know what you think.
Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine