Review: Max&More 88 Shades Eyeshadow Palette

When I saw that Max&More, one of the most budget budget-brands, was coming out with a giant eyeshadow palette, I just knew I had to have it. So I made my way to the story and found it there, waiting for me to try it out. I got a bunch of other stuff as well, but this was the thing I was most excited about. So, as you guessed, I reviewed this entire palette. And yes, I swatched every single one of the 88 eyeshadows for you. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

This palette was one of the cheapest things I’ve ever got. Eighty-eight different colours for only five euros? What else can you wish for? I really love the Max&More brand, since they have so many cheap products which are (most of the time) of pretty high quality, but I didn’t really know what to expect from this. I have also bought products from this brand that have flopped completely, so it’s a fifty-fifty chance this buy isn’t terrible. Let’s just get to the details.

It’s a really easy palette to handle. It has a plastic case, with all the colours inside. You can see the colours through the lid, which I find very useful. If we’re talking about the colour range, I’m not that impressed. It’s mostly just brown shades. And a lot of brown shades. When I look at this, I think almost 50% is just browns, and the other 50% is just all the other possible colours. There are some greys, silvers, blues, purples and reds, but it’s mostly just browns. If I’m getting 88 shades, I would have expected some more diversity within this palette. I’ve kind of seen enough brown shades by now.

Let’s get into the swatches. I swatched every single shade in this huge palette, so you can expect quite a few pictures down here. I’m not commenting on every picture, because that’s impossible, but I’ll comment on the shades afterwards. Let’s start swatching.

I swatched vertical rows of 8 colours.

Let’s discuss the shades for a bit. I’m quite impressed by this palette, most of the shades have great pigmentation and feel creamy. Especially the metallic shades. When it comes to matte shades, some were a bit disappointing, but matte shades are pretty tough to get pigmented. I really like the blues, purples and a lot of the metallic shades. But, as I said before, the shade range isn’t that impressing. I would’ve rather had a few less browns and some more purples, or some pinks. There was room for 88 colours in this palette, so they could’ve switched it up a bit more. I felt like some brown shades were in this palette twice, so it could’ve done with a lot less browns. However, it does make it easy to either do a nice neutral look, or a more glam look, with just one palette. And the few bright colours in the palette could be used for some more bold looks. So there is a lot of potential in this palette, it just could have been a bit more. But for what I’m paying for it, I’m not complaining. Eighty percent of the colours has great pigmentation, and I’m just hoping that they apply well on the lids.

So, to finish this article, I have also created two looks with this palette. I used a few different brown/pink shades and metallics for both of them. Most of the colours were easy to blend, but they did blend away a bit. So they do require a bit of packing.

In conclusion, for the incredibly low price, this palette is just great. It has a lot of potential for different looks, and the shadows are of pretty high quality. If you don’t plan on spending a lot of money on makeup, this is definitely a great item to have. A great addition to your budget makeup collection!

The Max&More 88 Shades Eyeshadow Palette is available at Action for €4,95

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