save your money and buy wet n wild-it`s better quality than EA!
If you want to splurge, go to MAC, it puts EA to shame. since elizabeth arden is the only high end brand readily available where I live I`ve tried it many times...and am hugely disapointed. The eyeshadows are poorly pigmented, don`t blend nicely, and aren`t nice colors...They are also very shimmery and did not work for my older firends or me...Honestly the only person I could see using this makeup is a 12 year old...its sheer and the colors are crappy, she may as well use a generic kit!
The packaging is OK but not very strudy.
I was gifted the EA Christmas special set which included a pallette of 10 eyeshadows. The colours look nice in the pallette but the colour pay-off is terrible! The eyeshadows have hardly any pigmentation, colours hardly show up even if I use a primer / base and have no lasting power either. And I specially bpought EA's eyeshadow brush to apply these. There's no way I would buy EA eyeshadows.
My love for Arden must stop at their skin care and parfume. Because these eyeshadows are simply not the best. I have tried so many eyeshadow high and low and the Arden eyeshadow palette are one of the worst. They're not the finest powder. They don't have the smoothest application. They have one of the worst pigmentation. I'm not sure how nice the colors are because it's hard for them to show up. I thought abut scrapping them out and use them like loose powder shadow to pile on my lids, but then why bother when there're so many better shadow out there and in my drawer. I love a few Arden skin care products but that's where I should draw the line.
I have a eyeshadow duo and they're both gorgeous colours but I wish I could say the same about the pigmentation. It's not great colour pay off, you have to use alot to get the right pay off on your lid. The eyeshadow is buildable so you can have a softer colour look instead of intense colour. These eyeshadows are perfect for everyday wear and something I would actually expect from the drugstore.
I gave these eyeshadows a 3 because I really love the packaging of my shadows. It has a mirror and it's very sheek. Perfect for grabbing when in a rush. Also I love the colours. Perfect for everyone. And lastly I personally like how they're buildable. As a high school student at an anti-make up school, I can build how intense I want my crease colour to be. More noticeable, subtle, intense (but I'd have to use alot).. it's great. I took off two because it's hard to build up to a more intense colour and it blends a little too easily at times.
I've been using this eye shadow --- in a coffee brown --- for a couple of years now. It's velvety and smooth, and I like that it doesn't have glittery bits like many eyeshadows seem to have these days. I also like that I don't have to buy a "set" of several colours to get the one I want. It doesn't flake and it stays on all day, despite my oily skin. The only thing I don't like is the applicator, but I use a small brush, so that's okay. This is my favourite eyeshadow!
I like the EA eyeshadows. I only have a few though. The one I love the most is Mingle, a light fawn/taupe colour that looks like nothing special in the pan but looks great on the lid with blue or green eyes. Good pigmentation and lasting power.
My mother gave me this elizabeth arden, colors to go eyeshadow pallet. 8 colors in total. It was part of her collection but since she wasnt using it kindly gave it to me. It must be a discontinued line as I could not find another review on it, but let me tell you how great these are, there is a variety of colors ranging from bright colours to pastel colors they have a velvet satin finish and are so pigmented I do not need to use a eyeshadow base. They are easily blendable, with no fallout and the texture seems to be a smooth velvet, not chalky like some eyeshadows and you need only a light hand. I do not know why I havent heard of these eyeshadows before now. They seem to get a negative review either they have changed there formula or people are not using the correct eyeshadow brush. do not recommend using applicator.
Why? Why? Why do I have to grind the applicator against the shadow and then grind the color into my skin to get it to appear. And for a product bearing the Elizabeth Arden name no less.
I love the shade Silver Smokeóa very pretty grayish, lavender color. The texture is velvety smooth. Some people may find this color a little too sheer, but I prefer the subtle look. This shade brings out my blue eyes very nicely. The packaging is a little bulky and (being more of a drugstore makeup buyer) I think this is insanely expensive. Nonetheless, I keep rebuying. Itís worth the money.
This review is for Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadows in general.
The color selection isn't too great, not very many matte selections and only a couple of unique shades - I like more choices, so one lippie off.
The price range isn't too bad but since it is around the same as MAC and a little less than Urban Decay.
The wearability is okay. I always use a base under my shadows so I haven't attempted to apply it without. For the most part the shadows are very buildable so if you have something on the sheer side you could layer it to get more pop.
Packaging stinks. I gave it a 3 though. I do like that you can see the color from outside of the package so if you have more than one you don't have to open them all. Usually the color stories have nice LE packaging but in a quad there may be only two shades that I like. The shade pan is pretty big, bigger than the old Elizabeth Arden shadows. Also, out of all of the shades I have I haven't had a problem with cheap compacts that fall apart (again like the old compacts that housed two shades together). The biggest loser in the packaging is the bulkiness.
The best shades IMO are Bubbles, Siren, Moonbeam, Ember and Smoke.
I have an old quad that came out with a summer color story from 2004 that is starting to run out of my favorite highlighter shade called Sun, but it is not available for purchase in itself.
Overall, I do like the quality but until there are better variations of color I won't be shopping for anymore Elizabeth Arden shadows. Ditto for the Christmas / Holiday eyeshadow kits that have a million shadows and only two maybe three good ones.