I got a white one and it hardly did anything. The color was so light and had horrible staying power. I think eye shadow is one of those products you're better off without buying from the drugstore.
I think the bad reviews of CG eyeshadows are not entirely deserved. I have tried many of their singles and some of the palettes and overall have been very pleased with them. CG has come along way in improving the quality and pigmentation of their shadows, and the prices are still very affordable. I think there are even a few colors than rival higher end brands like UD and MAC (gasp!). There have also been a few misses - some colors are too sheer (i.e. Knockout Pink, Bedazzled Biscotti, Mauveberry). But overall all the pigmentation is great, and I actually like the packaging. I even use the sponge tip applicators, they work great for blending. I love my higher end shadows but many days I find myself reaching for these instead. I will definitely continue to purchase CG eyeshadows because they are a great deal for the price.
packaging wise, everyone complains about it. the packaging doesn't really bother me much considering it's the product that i'm going to be using on my eyes. they last all day long & never crease on me whether i'm using an eyeshadow primer or not. i don't recommend not using one, but i've done it before & haven't had any problems. these are some of the best drugstore eyeshadows i've come across & they're decently priced. i have mink, swiss chocolate, & several more. they're all highly pigmented and work wonders. there's a little fall out to these eyeshadows compared to mac ones, but you can easily get rid of that. they blend nicely as well & don't get muddy.
FIND IT AT: Drug stores
I usually detest CG. I stopped using their products years ago because I found their color collection and payoff not suitable for darker skin. I tried different things in the line and found it insulting that I could not find a good shade even in e/s to compliment my skin tone. And Iím not even that dark Iím NW35, back when I was trying their line I was prob. NW30. So I tried out Maybellineís Eye-studio Give me Gold and though I didnít like the quad I was impressed with the gold/ copper shade in that quad so much that I wanted it in a single. So I searched the whole Maybelline line and all the other lines at the drugstore for a similar color. I finally found a similar shade in CG Eye-enhancers in Golden Sunrise.
1. TEXTURE: A light orange/ Very shimmery shadow. I think the name is also a good description of the color the product. Not a dupe for that gold/ coppery shade I was looking for. Alone this color was not really impressive. But when I used this color as a crease color on top of other darker colors and blended it out I found it stunning. This color also looks pretty wet.
1. PACKAGING: Cheap and flimsy like most drug store products.
Tell me why that after I bought this product for $4 and then I found it at the Dollar Tree? Man. So even though it isnít the best shade ever, I stocked up. Lol at a dollar a piece, why not? So after that I decided Iím checking out Dollar Tree first. I would not have re bought this product at $4 but for $1 it was worth it.
But did this change my opinion on CG? Nope, still wonít be buying CG but out of all the shades I think this is a good shade to try out especially if you get it for a buck. If youíre on a budget or/ and new to makeup and want some good shades for cheap check out sally girl baked eye-shadow or the Maybelline line has great quality cheap shadows.
The packaging isn't the best but these are really good drugstore eyeshadows. I have Bidazzled Biscotti, Champagne, and Purple Pop and love the way they all make my eyes pop.
Was not impressed with this shadow at all. I got a white color (not sure of the name) and it was not pigmented at all, it was basicly just a light wash of glitter. The shadow is very powdery, and there is a lot of fall out. I do not recommend this eye shadow.
I bought this eyeshadow at Walmart a while ago for like $4! For being so cheap, its a really great eye shadow. I have it in the purple shades, which I find really compliment my green eyes and lighter skin. I really only use the 2 darkest shades since the other 2 are really just too light and don't show up much. It comes with a little foam stick (I don't know what they're called) applicator, but I find it pretty much useless and prefer to use my fingers. It does crease after a few hours of wearing it, but I blame that on my oily eyelids and not the makeup.
Overall, I'm glad I bought this. I use it probably 4 times a week.
I am not all that happy with this eyeshadow. I bought it in two different colors, one in white to use as a highlighter, and one in a nude tone. They are both too sparkly, and do not stay that well. When applying the eyeshadow, you have to be extra careful, because the eyeshadow started coming up in chunks. Not very pleased.
This is the worst eyeshadow I've ever tried. It is actually the only cosmetic I have ever thrown away (that wasn't empty). It's just unusuable! I have it in "Bedazzled Biscotti". But you don't actually get any of the color of the eyeshadow- it doesn't show up even just by swatching it. No color whatsoever. All this shows up as is very large obnoxious chunks of silver/white glitter. Not just shimmer but big glitter chunks. And a ton of it too! It doesn't even spread out at all-it's very flaky and unspreadable. Such a waste of money!!
Update: let me mentioned, however, that I did buy this quite awhile ago before they reformulated so they may be better now and I think quality varies by shade also.
I find some of these shades stay on way better than others. I have tried some darker more metallic ones which lasted much longer and the colour was far more potent on the skin compared to their lighter colours. The light one I tried is in shade: Meringue Blush 500
This particular shade is quite sparkly and is hardly noticeable on the skin, other than a slight sparkle. As a shadow it doesn't do much for me, but I like to use it as a blender just above my crease.