I am probably in the minority in that I really like CG eye shadows as a whole. When I don't know what to reach for and want a natural look I grab for my CG eyeshadows 9 times of 10, often over looking my higher end shadows. That was the reason I recently picked up this trio in Cafe au Lait. The colors in this trio are all very neutral and have a satin finish imo. They consist of a brighter white, a neutral nude pink and a cool toned taupe. Compared to my other CG eye shadows these are a little more chalky; I find there is a slight amount of fall out with these. The colors are fairly sheer, although I find the white to be decently pigmented and a good highlight shade. The pink is fairly subtle on the lid, it does show up on me but I am quite pale. The taupe is the sheerest of the bunch - it works a subtle crease shade but I would supplement with another darker color for more definition. On my lids these shadows last decently with primer and aren't super creasey. Even though this trio isn't the most exciting or unique I know that I will get use out of the colors (esp. the lighter two). It's not easy to find eye shadows for my coloration at the drugstore, most are too warm toned or too dark, so I appreciate this neutral palette. I feel like it could work well as a jumping off point for other, more colorful looks also, or paired with a strong lip color. But that said I probably won't repurchase if and when I hit pan on these because I feel like there are better quality shadows out there, even within the CG brand. EDIT: This trio is almost exactly the same as the CG Urban Basics quad, except without the sheer grey from the quad and also the pink in the trio has no glitter in it. Otherwise, the colors look exactly the same.
If you want your eyeshadow to barely show up, maybe this is for you. Otherwise, the color payoff is terrible - this trio is all shimmer and no color. Better off buying elf, wet n wild, or nyc, which are all cheaper than CG.
I initially bought this product while looking for a neutral eyeshadow. This works amazing, all of the eyeshadows look natural and pretty. The eyeshadows last all day and are nicely pigmented. A must for any makeup savvy person's makeup bag!
This eye shadow is very natural looking and seems to last a pretty long time. I haven't found it creasing at all from the time I've had it. It seems to be fairly gentle and doesn't irritate your skin any. You definitely can't beat the price. The only downside is that the packaging seems to break easily, so be careful of that. If you want the eye shadow to last extra long, put some foundation on your eyelids or some eye shadow primer. I personally use the ELF eye shadow primer and it is wonderful. Definitely worth a try! I hope this helped.
This is a great shadow trio for when you want a natural naked eye look. I am fair skinned and this is a very natural look on me with the colors in this kit. The shadows are soft and come up easily with the sponge tipped applicator but they cake up and fall off the sponge in chunks. This shadow is very pale colored and goes on sheer. It is not very buildable either so what you get with a second application is what you get. This is a really pretty natural looking eye and you can't go wrong with these shades. There is a very tiny amount of sparkle I noticed in them but it really doesn't show on the eye unless you are using a 10X magnifying mirror like I am. I prefer my Urban Decay Naked basics kit to this one and it needs a darker one for defining, but for the cost this works well enough and I love the soft summer eye look I can achieve with this trio. I will use this up but I probably wouldn't buy it again. I really would prefer it didn't have the chunky fallout, I wish it were completely matte, and it needs to be buildable for me. I thought this would do a smoky eye but the darkest shade is too pale for that so the only look I can get from this is a naked eye look. That's it. So it does that and it does that so very well, but it is rather boring overall and not versatile.
The colours are kind of chalky but it was pretty cheap. They are also close together so with the trio alone you can't contour the eye. I do like the taupe sparkly shade (darkest) I would not repurchase this.
I rarely use eyeshadow, but when I do I use this! This eyeshadow looks really natural and it's very easy to wear. It's great for an everyday look, a lazy day look, or a neutral look, but you it does give you that nice glow around your eye.
It has a very nice shimmer that doesn't look like you glitter chucks on your eyelid. It's extremely easy to wear since applying and blending is as simple as 1..2..3!
The only gown side to this is it is very soft and natural that it doesn't have much pigment. Eyeshadow primer is must if you want this, but I have wore this without primer and it's okay.
Overall, very satisfied with this and will buy this again!:)
This is another good everyday eyeshadow trio from Cover Girl. I find their trios very easy to apply, good for both beginners and people who don't want to spend a lot of time blending, applying, and matching their eyeshadows. Because of the ease of use, it was my daily look for a long time until it was gone. The cons are well stated by other MUA users - the brushes are crap and usually disintigrate, and this palate isn't extremely pigmented, so use a primer. But this means it is pretty hard to mess up because it is pretty classic and understated. It's a good eye trio to use when you want to emphasize a strong lip or when you don't want to look overly made-up.
This is just ok. I was told that this contained a color that was a dupe for Satin Sheets from the Too Faced Naked palette. That was not accurate. I usually like these CG trios. However, this one is chalky and the colors are extremely lacking. The white color is a decent highlighter, but it is very cool toned.
There's nothing really wrong with this trio, I just wouldn't buy it again because I'm sure there are better options out there. I do like the lightest color, especially to highlight under the brow. The middle tone doesn't show up at all on my eyelid (and I have very fair skin, so it should). Just not very pigmented.