Apologies for the un-pristine shadow! I strive to take photos of products fresh out of the packaging before using them, but in this case when I got home and popped out the refill from its plastic packaging it fell and got a nick in it. I figured, oh well, it's gonna get ruined when I use it anyway. :)
The CDP logo is just a thin layer of gold overspray
All right -- let's dig right in!
Cle de peau 204 Gold
Maybelline Eyestudio 05 Give Me Gold
As you can see below, the Maybelline quad is a bit warmer overall, with its coppery and yellow golds. It also has a deeper brown. The shades in the CDP quad could be considered a bit more elegant and neutral, perhaps making it more wearable on a variety of skin tones. However, it does have somewhat chunky flakes of glitter, so may be more suited to night-time. The texture on both of these is quite nice and smooth.
If you are on a budget and looking for a gold eyeshadow palette Maybelline Eyestudio is not a bad choice. It retails for $9.99 but can often be found for $7 - $8 at Target and Wal-Mart.
Below is a CDP product chart I received during my last visit that might be helpful to someone. Click to make it bigger! :)
Have a great week!