Hidden Drugstore Gem: Maybelline 70D Browntones

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As you may already know, I’m a bit fussy when it comes to eyeshadow quality and there aren’t many drugstore shadows that I like. The majority of my shadows are mid to high end (and ONE luxury shadow which I will talk about later). One of those brands that I adore is NARS, and when I read that Maybelline 70D Browntones was a close dupe for the NARS duo in Portobello, I decided to check it out.

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This duo comes with two satin brown shades, which are great neutrals. They aren’t too heavily pigmented, but are easily buildable. For drugstore shadows, they have a nice texture and are very silky. Most of the Maybelline eyeshadow raves go to the quads, but these ‘bottom shelf’ duos and singles don’t get much love.

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I like this duo for light makeup days or brown looks. If you want an easy to wear look, you can’t go wrong with this little duo! It is less than $3, silky, and has good pigmentation. I do recommend wearing a primer of course, but if you want a nice, neutral eye for less, this is a great pick.

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