I got a free sample (paper sample) of a duo in Retro Glam - a purple lid/crease shade and a light pinky-purple highlighter shade. For free? I have no issues, but the texture and pigment - even in sample format - seem to indicate cheap, talc-y, shadow with average at best color payoff.
I would not spend money on this - but for free? I gave it a shot.
I like Lorac, Beauticontrol and Sue Devitt's shadows better (and they cost more).
Recently also bought a Mark (by Avon) shadow trio and that was a bit better but I think I will not buy avon/mark make-up very much,
Looks really nice in the package once on its another story.Avon's eyeshadow's are a horrible quality they look and feel like dust.No pigments at all the colors fade real quick this will be the last time I purchase any of Avon's eyeshadows.
avons eyeshadows are long lasting and stay on well all day pigmentation is pretty decent also :)
not to shabbbyyyyy
Avon eyeshadows...what can I say. First the pro, dirt cheap. Now the cons, looks and feels like dirt. Ya...those are kinda unforgivable cons there. I bought the vintage violets quad. Its got a dry crumbly dustlike texture. Goes on terribly, No color payoff, looks like a week old black eye that's begining to fade. Sucks, gave it to my child to do art projects...then I worried about the ingredients and it ended up rolling around in my trunk for the better part of a year. Then I cleaned out my trunk and wondere, hey...what's this piece of crap doing in here, and into the trash it went. I love MARK but no more Avon eyeshadows for me.
i got the smokey eyes quad! I LOVE IT!!! carnt think of anything wrong with it its just perfect! can mix quite a few colours up with it!!! for the price aswell its a bargin!!! lasts allday and makes my blue eyes stand out!!!
Very good selection of colors but the only thing is they do not stay on at all 2 they are hard to even get any on your eyes and I hate that! Avon yet has come out with an eyeshadow that last or is easy to apply!
Very pigmented and cute containers. Glides on and lasts all day. Fantastic.
I have a few of these eyeshadows duos-a gray one, a pink one, and a violet one. The pigmentation is pretty good, and they blend nicely, but my main problem is creasing-it started to crease after just 3-4 hours, and I don't even have oily eyelids! MAC has become my new favorite for e/s because they almost last all day. However, these aren't bad for the price, if you don't mind the occasional reapplication.
I own a few of the eyeshadow duos and I really like them. I have the rich mauve duo, the natural light duo, and the natural medium duo. They seem to stay put and blend with ease. I also love the price. I only gave it 4 out of 5 because Im not fond of the applicators, but I haven't really found an inexpensive eyeshadow with an applicator that I do like yet.
I own about four of these duos: French Riviera (neon green/light blue), Tropics (light taupe/aubergine), Minty Floral (mint and light green) and Rich Cinnabar (champagne and burnt copper). Some of them I like (Cinnabar and Minty Floral) and the others I don't have much use for them because they don't seem to show up on me. The colors tend to be a little "bland" as described by others, and I have a hard time piling them on. The price is relatively cheap but since the quality of the product is questionable I can't really recommend spending money on them. If you are looking for intense color you might wanna try a department store brand.