Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette

Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette Review

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade {craze}.

Maybelline recently released a new palette called the Lemonade Craze Palette. It has 12 shades: 8 mattes and 4 shimmers/metallics. This palette features summery neutrals with some bright pops of color, namely the bright fuchsia shade (Ice Pop) and the yellow shade (Lemonade Craze).

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Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette


My first impression of this palette was that the shades look absolutely GORGEOUS in the packaging! I love the yellow border around the front and I also love that you can see the shadows through it! The palette has a hint of a lemonade/citrus scent and the names of the shades are so cute and summery! There is a retro, fun vibe to this palette that I really love!

Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette


The back of the palette shows you how to create 3 different looks (Lemonade Pop, Pink Lemonade, and Peach Lemonade) with the palette which is perfect for those who are new to makeup or for those who are just starting to add brighter colors to their makeup looks! I do wish that the pictures were in color on the back so you could see exactly what the eye look would look like.

Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette


As for the eyeshadows, they aren’t the most pigmented eyeshadows I’ve ever tried as you can tell from the swatches below. However, you can get some pretty looks from it!


Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette Matte Swatches

The matte shades are pretty powdery and chalky. They require more work to get good pigmentation but I don’t mind too much because it allows you to build up the color and intensity to your own liking. Even though these are the matte shades, there is a little shimmer in them, but not too much that you would really notice it when it’s on your eyes. The mattes tend out to blend out to a lighter version of the shade, so my tip for getting the most out of them is to pat and stamp the shades on first (build up the color) then go back and blend them out.


Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette Shimmer Swatches

The shimmery/metallic shades in the palette are really pretty and much more pigmented than the mattes for sure especially Sugar Coated and Strawberry Lemonade which have more of a metallic finish whereas Citrus and Main Squeeze are more glittery. Sugar Coated is by far the best pigmented shade in the whole palette. My tip for getting the most out of these shades is to spray your brush with setting spray to intensify the color and shimmer!


Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette

I have my go-to gold, shimmery neutral look that I do EVERYDAY, so I’ve never really done a super bright look, which is why I played it a little more safe for the first look I did with this palette. This is a more subtle eye look but I think it turned out really pretty! I’m definitely looking forward to creating even brighter looks (and incorporating the yellow shade) with the palette, so if you want to see the other looks I create with this palette follow me on Instagram, which is where I will post them! One last tip that I have to get better color payoff with this palette is to use a white base all over your lids to intensify the shadows when you apply them, which is what I will be trying next!

If you want to recreate this eye look for yourself, then here’s how I did it: start with Sunnies in the crease, then go in with Coral Punch in the crease and all over the lid, then apply Ice Pop in the crease and in the outer corner, finish the look by adding Citrus to the inner third of the eyelid!

My overall thoughts on this palette is that it’s really pretty and you can create so many looks from just this one palette! You do have to work a little and build it up to get the pigment and color to your liking, so if you don’t mind that then this is a fun, affordable palette that’s worth giving a try! You can buy it online at Ulta or on Amazon!


Which shade in this palette is your favorite? Have you tried the Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette? What are your thoughts? Let me know below!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, jenny






30 thoughts on “Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette Review

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you! I included one look (which was a bit more subtle) at the bottom of the post but I’d be happy to do another post with other looks! I might also post more about it on my Instagram if you want to check that out! ☺️


  1. julietlylillyrose says:

    The shades are gorgeous. Berry ice and sherbert are a little sad in the pigmentation department but I might give the palette a try since I have an Ulta coupon right now…

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  2. foundationsandfairytales says:

    I love drugstore makeup! It’s so affordable and usually such good quality that there’s often no need to splash out more money on high-end brands! This palette looks so pretty and I really like the look you created with it, I much prefer shadows that you can build rather than them being so pigmented that you struggle to blend them out! Great review!

    Jess //

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  3. sharnahsblog says:

    such pretty shades and they look amazing on your eyes! I agree it does look like you can create so many different looks out of this one palette! I think that is something key to look out for when buying eyeshadow! xx

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  4. Katelyn Boucher says:

    This palette is so beautiful! I thought some of the colors looked a little too bold for me in the pictures of the package but on your arm And your eye look, they definitely look like something I could pull off!

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  5. katedaysaweek says:

    Yup, not surprised you said it takes a lot of building up. That’s one of the things that frustrated me the most about it. The pigmentation is mediocre. That actually put me off buying the Burgundy palette. Do you think it’s better?
    My review of the Lemonade palette was quite negative, to be honest.

    Kate //

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