I love this set - I love Almay's shadows in general, actually :)
I need fool-proof stuff when it comes to shadows and this definitely offers that. The packaging is neat and lays out at a glance the commended way to put the shadow on, and I find it easy to apply and go before my day.
The colours are just right - the brown really brings out my eyes, and the highlight is perfect to lighten the whole look. Not as sure about the purple but it's a good accent colour.
Only downside is that as time goes on the shadow spreads about a bit in the container, but it hasn't affected the quality of the lightest shadow so far.
I am normally not a big eye-shadow wearer, mostly because my eyelids don't show much (not due to age, just the way it has always been). Because my eyelids are more deep set than some, there are only a few eye-shadows I've tried that don't transfer and crease severely, to come out looking like a muddy mess after a few hours. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips and Almay Intense i-Color Eye Shadow for browns are the exceptions to my otherwise, steer-clear rule. I like the color choices in this palette, and it takes only a small bit to do the job. It can be applied lightly for a hint of subtle color or built up for the smokey-eyed look. Prior to buying this product, I dared not go for the smokey-eye look because I didn't want to look like someone punched me in the eye. These colors, because they are designed to complement one's eye color, don't give me the "scare" of choosing decent colors on my own. I would definitely recommend this product, also, because the instructions on how to apply it are easy to follow (eye shadow are among the few cosmetics where it is easy to go wrong without proper technique). I also use Almay's matching mascara from this line. It's great on sensitive eyes that don't tolerate other mascaras all that well. Kudos to Almay!
I bought this online without getting to try it. Almay has no presence in the Philippines so it was only available online.
On my NC 30-35 Asian Skin, these colors are GREAT! It complements me very well. I especially love the purple part, it's a dusty purple.
I love the pigmentation and the creaminess of the formulation. I see these colors are universally appealing and can fit anyone.
It's a must have! The colors are a true staple. It can be worn from day to night.
This was fantastic, loved the colours, they complemented my eyes very well. The formula of the eye shadow was lovely and velvety with good pigment.
I got this for free in a contest so I can't complain about the price ;) But regardless, I think Almay is an inexpensive brand. I like that they're also gentle on your skin and hypoallergenic. Nothing scented here. I used the palette for a night out and it gave a nice subtle smoky eye. If you're looking for bold I wouldn't look here. The colors worked well for my brown eyes, which tend to look honey-ish colored or even green sometimes depending on what I'm wearing. I can see this working for many eye and skin tone colors though. The palette makes it easy to use and see where you should place shadow, and they could be used separately as well. Overall a decent shadow.
Doesn't budge, even without a primer. I love it, makes my eyes look beautiful!
I really like this product! The way it's packaged literally draws out where you're supposed to put each color, and it's brilliant to use! I've got brown eyes and rather tan skin, which means most brown and light colored shadows just dissappear and look like shimmmer. However, this eyeshadow is just noticeable enough for a natural daily look! LOVE IT!
I am really in love with this trio. The lid color, a rich coppery brown, does enhance my brown eyes as it claims to do. It stays on all day. I'd rate it up there with department store shadows. I use it almost everyday without the contour, and for night as well...just applied with a heavier touch and using a brush for the dark crease color. This is one that baffles me with the mediocre ratings.
I like these Smokey eye palettes. I have green eyes and have used the hazel,brown, and green and like all of them they don't give a dramatic Smokey eye but more of a subtle Smokey eye. I find these shadows are hard to pick up with a eyeahadow brush so I use the brush they give in the kit and it works pretty good. This is the shadow I use on days I don't feel like doing too much of a dramatic eye. I have and will repurchase
i hate i hate I HATE IT ! . well thee highlighterr i lovee but thee one for the lidsss you could not see it at all i wass so madd becausee i wanted that smokey look and it did not give me that at all :/