I love this eyeshadow quad because not only are the shadows very pigmented but the colors are also very flattering. The only bad thing about this quad is the packaging, the clear plastic cover of mine came off within weeks of buying it.
the first two shades are gorgeous and make excellent inner corner highlights. the darker two aren't so pigmented and need a lot of packing on to get a decent payment out of them. the lid has broken off for me but i popped it back in place.
Purple Icon is a beautiful eye shadow palette that contains: a shimmery white,a grey lilac,a metallic lilac,a shimmery blue-purple. It goes well on the application, it last fairly long,it brings a nice purple-lilac effect to the eyes! Love it!
I really like this color studio, it lasts a long time for me, and i have oily skin. usually eye shadows i use fade away with because of my oily skin. i find that maybelline eye shadows do a good job on my eyes.
I've had this quad for quite sometime and I keep going back to it to see if I like it; but it seems that every time I use it, I am more disappointed. the colors are gorgeous; I really love the shimmery white for the inner corner of my eyes. However, despite the gorgeous shades of purple, the staying power is dismal. In order for the color to become opaque, you really have to pack on the powder (not to mention having to apply it throughout the day)and even if you use the best primers, it will crease within minutes. It is very flaky and I had a lot of fallout during application. It is such a shame because the colors really are pretty but there is no sense in purchasing a product when it doesn't last longer than 5 minutes.
Sorry maybelline, I will not be purchasing any of the eyestudio quads in the near future without some drastic quality changes :(
I do like this quad. It is very pigmented (a little bit too much for my liking, but that's not a bad thing), buttery and on me, with TFSI underneath, it lasts the whole day withohut any creasing.
I admit the white is a bit too white and shiny, but if I use just a little bit, it looks nice and completes the look.
I wouldn't use the darkest shade in daytime, it's too bright, but it is perfect for a night out.
I think this is great quality for the money, actually I prefer this texture to many of the MAC e/s I own, and I will buy more, probably different shades as well.
Wow some hate it, some love it, I found it pretty! the colors are nice: a dark purple which looks darker in the skin than in the pan (no darkening with a black base required), a bright violet/lavender, a matte and almost tournesol lilac which is meh & a silvery white with glitter that I didn't love as it's very loose when applied but the color is awesome.. If you layer the darkest tone under the violet/lavender the result is amazing!! The thing about this eyeshadows is that they blend so nice and do last on me, the color is as bright as when I applied it (using good brushes, not the silly sponge). It's the first purple shadow set I've owned as that color always look dirty and clownish on me, but this is just great... my boyfriend didn't compliment my makeup but kept saying I looked very pretty that night... so it passed the anti-clown-men-test!!
Thumbs up for this!
I was most disappointed with this eyeshadow! The colors are gorgeous but what good is that when the product is of cheap quality. It's so cakey and has no lasting power what so ever as well as crease as soon as I put them on. The eyeshadows also break for no reason at all as they're just in my makeup bag at home?! The brush I could do without. I'm not sure what went wrong with these shadows but they are not worth buying what so ever. Try Covergirl if you want a drugstore brand!
I love purple eyeshadows because it makes my eyes stand out even more. Ever since i started wearing eyeshadows I've been attracted to purple shades. I feel like the shades of this quad last a little bit longer then the previous quad. I love the packaging of this collection, its so chic.
I never really used a "drug-store" brand eye shadow due to past experience that the pigmentation absolutely sucks!!!!!!! Thought I'd try this quad out since a guru on YouTube did a Rhianna tutorial for her video "what's my name" & her eyeshadow came out awesome!! I have green eyes and I love wearing purple eyeliner on my waterline to make them stand out so I thought I'd give the purple smokey-eye look a try.
WoW!! The look I got with this quad is absolutely amazing!! I love the colors and they blend so good! & this quad is very pigmented! I accidentally slept with my eye make up on (Oops!) & the next morning my smokey-eyes still looked pretty damn good! well of course, it may be due to the fact that I wore a good eye shadow base under it (lol) but i will definitely be repurchasing this! You can wear this during the day time & add some more dark purple for night time.. I am OBSESSED!!!
I subtracted one lippy only because the eyebrow color is a VERY pigmented and shimmery WHITE color..and it may be a little too much for highliting the brow bone. I use this color just for the inner corners of my eyes..and you just need a TINY amount because it is so pigmented. Also, you do have some fall out..so I suggest you tap the access off and do your concealer under your eyes AFTER you apply this. I will be repurchasing this in the future!! :) continued >>