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Eye Shadow - New York Color - Individual Eyes 938U Union Square

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/9/2015 7:28:00 AM More reviews by lcheramie1212

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

I was actually impressed by this palette. The colors are perfect together and i like the mix of shimmer and matte colors. A lot of people seem to not like the "bone" color, but I like it a lot. I don't use the primer that comes with this because I use the WnW Fergie primer and it is just Ah-MAZING, so I can't say much about that. I'm sure if would be convenient for travel to have everything right there in one pallete. As for staying power, with the primer that I use the shadow definitely lasts all day, not sure how it would do without it. Over all, great purchase for an easy, everyday neutral look.

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/27/2014 11:15:00 AM More reviews by sincerelyyourskaitlin

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I'm very impressed with this quad. Being s teenage girl whos mom doesn't like to buy her makeup, I'm always looking for cheap, good quality makeup. When I saw this at Walmart I had a feeling it would work good because they have good quality eyeliner. So I bought it for like 3 or 4 dollars. When I got home and put it on I was very impressed with it. It has very nice colors and options. I think is an excellent quad for brown eyes and very cheap!

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/1/2014 10:15:00 AM More reviews by AMaritimeBeauty

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other Eyes: Hazel

I am in love with this pallet! I am huge neutrals fan, and I have A LOT of browns and other nondescript eye shadow pallets. I find myself reaching for this one all the time because the colors compliment each other wonderfully, and I've been creating a lot of great looks from them, natural to dramatic. This a great set for someone who's not terribly adventurous with their looks or just needs a work safe, everyday set.
What I love is that it comes with a shimmer and a passable eyelid primer. I find the shimmer to be a good highlight, very subtle. Not terribly pigmented or by any means long wearing. The primer is decent, and has enough color to it to even out the skin tone in the eye area and make the colors pop a bit more.

Like I said, it's a great neutrals set, and can be a versatile staple to anyone's make up kit. Your money won't be wasted here!
I'd give this to any professional, newbie to make up, or someone who prefers a more natural look.

The packaging is good. I've been a little rough with it (desk drawers, purses etc). I'm not finding that the eye shadow is getting mixed in with the highlight or primer, which would be a concern when they're sitting in the same tray. Easy to open and close, so no worries for people like me who always wreck their nails trying to get into their eye shadows XD Perfect size for the amount in the set. No unnecessary packaging.

Tip: I love using the lid color (the soft brown) for a crease color. Very, very subtle, but a very pretty look.

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/9/2013 2:38:00 PM More reviews by Primpology

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I'm really impressed with this quad. I picked it up yesterday at my supermarket and this morning I got to play with it. I love the textures of the shadows. There are two mattes, one super soft shimmer and the plum is a matte with a tad bit of sparkle. I'm ecstatic to see more and more mattes making there way to the drugstore aisles. I used the "primer" as more of a base and skipped on the illuminator as I'm just kicking around the house today. I'll test that part later on down the road. I'm definitely going to be picking up the set for green eyes next week... I have brown/green hazel eyes and this quad is a great neutral for fall. I give it 2 thumbs up!

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/22/2012 9:06:00 PM More reviews by next1

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I actually really enjoy this quad, i think the colors are great all really pigmented except for the highlight color which is the matte cream color at the beginning of the palette. Its not pigmented at all and pretty chalky. But i remedy this but using the shimmery/glittery cream illuminator that everyone seems to hate which i did too at first but i found a way to make them both useable by layering the powder highliter over the cream one. It takes away the annoying glitter chunks in the cream and really helps the powder cling the cream and show up really well. I also really like the nude colored ”primer.” However i dont think this is a primer at all, i think its more of a base, meaning that this does creasd on without an actual primer underneath like
Tfsi. I also really like this layered underneath my concealer and sometimes also use this as a lip primer. Thats my eyeball up above anx I know its not the best pic but I just wanted to show how pigmented the shadows are, I only used the shimmery bronze color and the matte highlight color. So u can see the colors can be sheered out pretty well or built up to be prettg dark like near the lashes and outer corner. Anyway, hope this helps!

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/27/2012 10:06:00 PM More reviews by sweetiesweetie

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black

My first eyeshadow palette LOL. It comes with a primer, which pretty much taught me to use primer from the veeeeeery beginning c:

Even now, I think the primer is very good. Too bad they don't sell it separately. Or change the illuminator with the primer c; haha

I think the lightest/highlight is a bit chalky. My favorite is definitely the crease color though! Very soft. It would have been nice to have a mirror, but it's cheap so it's okay c:

Will not repurchase because I know there are a lot more neutral palettes out there that are better (wnw comfort zone anyone) besides, this has a good amount of product so I do think it'll last a while.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 9/16/2012 6:31:00 AM More reviews by cheeky

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

After reading these reviews, I realize that the illuminator that is included in this quad is not very popular. However, it's the reason I bought this. I had tried out a friend's before purchasing, and found it looked really pretty on my cupids bow, and inner tear duct area. I would never use it in any other areas though, too shimmery/glittery. I also like the primer that this comes with, very creamy and would probably look nice on my under eyes. I don't normally wear eyeshadows, but these are nice colors, I will probably get the most use out of the lightest one. I wish I could depot this quad, I'd keep the illuminator separate as I know I will be using it the most, but it seems like a messy process.

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/9/2012 12:08:00 AM More reviews by LauraAronson

Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel

Use it love it, on my third purchase. I go through the two lighter colors fastest and have leftover dark when I'm done, but it's still a great value. The primer works well, the white highlighter is good for dark area above the tear ducts.I buy the kit for green eyes although my eyes are brownish-hazel, because the colors for green eyes are softer.

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rated 3 of 5 on 12/28/2011 12:39:00 PM More reviews by mlq490

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

This palette is okay. It's one of the better items in my mini New York Color haul.The colors are pretty but not super pigmented. They work well together and can be used for a dramatic or subtle, daytime look.
I really like the colors included in this, although they're pretty standard for a neutral drugstore colors. There's a matte highlight shade, a matte light brown, a shimmery deeper brown, and a plum color (which can be blended into the browns to intensify them without making it look like you have purple on) that's also shimmery, a cream "illuminator", and a great creamy primer.
The only thing I hate about this palette is the iluminator. It's filled with chunky glitter that ends up all over my face and on your eyes it almost feels a little greasy. I guess the logic behind having the iluminator is to allow you to have a matte or shimmery look if you have the iluminator under the shadows and over the primer, but the iluminator is so bad you don't really get that option.
It's nice to finally have small, drugstore palette that includes a primer. I've tried not using the primer, and I found the primer really allows the eyeshadows to have good staying power and makes them more vibrant.
The eyeshadows don't have the best texture. They feel a little chalky and hard to me, but they're still useable.
Overall, I can tell this is a cheap (although for $5, you could buy more eyeshadow in other brands like wet n wild or elf) product that is just okay, nothing special about it.

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/30/2011 4:53:00 PM More reviews by sloanepeterson

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

This is a pretty good little palette for the price! This one, #938 Union Square, is created for brown eyes. I got it even though I have green eyes because I was looking for good, cheap neutrals.

It has four shadows, an cream e/s primer, and a cream illuminator. This palette comes with a little clear card over it that recommends where you should apply the colors

The lightest shade is a highlighter that I frequently use for allover the lid. It is a matte, flesh-tones color. This one can be a little bit chalky if you put it over the primer. But if I blend the primer well over my lid, this doesn't happen.

The second color is a light, matte brown. This makes a great lid color or crease color if you are using the "highlighter" shade allover the lid.

The third color is a slightly shimmery, darker brown. Again, a beautiful crease color if you are using either the highlighter shade or the light brown on the lid.

The fourth color is a dark, aubergine purple. This color is great in the crease if you have used the brown colors to blend up on the lid. It is better to use as a hard-crease color and for the outer corner. It also makes a pretty eyeliner if you want to use it with an eyeliner brush or wet.

The three darker colors blend the best, while the lightest color must be worked with a little not to look chalky.

I recommend this palette for anyone looking for neutrals on a budget. I got this at 40% off at Riteaid, which frequently has this deal on NYC. So I only paid about $3 for this $4.99 palette. This is a good product, as far as ds products go. It is better quality than some of the Revlon eyeshadows I've tried.

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