I LOVE this Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad in Wild Orchids!! I use most of the colors as a highlighter. It looks great right under my brow bone. I found a large pallette of about 20 colors at a discount store. I've had it for several years and it has not gone bad yet. As far as the Wild Orchids, I am on my second one. I never buy anything twice unless I really like it. It's also unbelieveably inexpensive!! Revlon, please do not discontinue this wonderful product...................
I bought this sad excuse for eyeshadow in the wild orchid palette first and then later in black magic (black white pink and silver). I really tried to like it because it looks SO pretty in the case but it just doesn't perform. The colors are greasy (with one exception, ill get to that) and crease horribly even with primer and powder. Though they look pigmented in the packaging the actual color pay off is extremely weak. The only color I used more than twice out of both palettes I bought was the white in black magic. It's not too opaque but it dries well and isn't greasy so I have used it as a base for other colors but overall don't waste your money!! These took up space in my makeup case till I gave them to my 5 year old niece to play with.
I really wanted to like these since they come in some nice color combinations. I was hoping that the creme formula would keep them out of my contacts. Instead, they crease like crazy, and don't stay on very well. It's too bad, because the updated compact is quite nice and has a built-in mirror, and the fingertip application is convenient. Sadly, the creasing is a dealbreaker.
Ugh! Sheer, greasy coverage. I have dryish skin. What does that tell you? Very poorly pigmented. Creased almost immediately. I would swap this except that it is such a lousy product, someone would ding me for swapping it. Into the trash it goes! The only highlight is the cool compact it comes in. But what does that matter really? You can't see it on your face.
Love these shadows for their ability to customize color depth due to its build-ability. 0.12 oz or 3.4g of product, got it on sale for $8.99 CDN b4 taxes. Consistency is creamy, not waxy, stays on all day for me without any eye primer (I never use one) though I know it has creased for some. Has no added scent, just a hint of scent that is present in a lot of Colorstay range of makeup (but not as offensive as the scent in Colorstay Foundation that I know a lot of people are put off by. The scent in this shadow is very minimal and will unlikely disturb anyone unless they're very sensitive to even the slightest scent in a product). All colors have some sheen/glitter but depending on how much you apply/build the color you can control the degree of luminosity. I find that it is well pigmented and a little goes a long way.
Only drawback would be is the packaging. You can't depot the product because of the way the product is "positioned" inside package. The color that you see on the front of the package is the actual color of the product. It's very difficult to open so you end up accidentally putting your finger into the actual product when it opens. Has a mirror opposite from the product.
Would definitely repurchase again but since I like to be subtle with colors on my eyes I know that the one that I have right now will last me for years. Creme Illuminance is the first and only kind of cream shadows that I have tried so I don't know how it compares with other cream shadows such as ones from Make Up Forever or Mac. So that is why I gave it 4 lippies instead of a full 5, though I'm very satisfied with Creme Illuminance for its quality and price. This is definitely a great investment for those that want cream shadows but are on a budget.
Being new to cream eyeshadows, I did not know that you were to set these with powder. However, I do love the colors, and they look really nice on the eye. I will be setting them with powder in the future, and I am sure I will be purchasing the Not Just Nudes pallet. I highly recommend these if you just want to try cream shadows. I would go to Wal-Mart or Target as they are $5 each there.
I have a thing for creme eyeshadows because i am young and i don't like wearing highly pigmented eyeshadows. Also, creme eyeshadows attract light to your eyes, especially if your eyes are light colored. Therefore, i love this pallete because it offers a variety of colors. My favorites are the lavender and the redish-brown/maroon color. Moreover they are shimmery so watch out for that.
I've used these cream shadows for a while as a base under my powder shadows. I don't find they crease dreadfully. Anyways, Wild Orchids consists of four gorgeous cream shadows in a variety of purples. More specifically a light mauvey-pink, a bluey-purple, a warm reddish purple, and a plummy brown shade. My favorites are the bluish purple and the dark plum shade. I don't prefer the warmer shades, as I find they consist more of glitter and less pigment. Nonetheless, these are excellent shadows to wear underneath my purple eyeshadows. They really bring out the color and look gorgeous.
I like to use these as a sticky base underneath powder eyeshadows. I really like the colors in this quad; the purples are very pretty. They leave a pretty shimmer underneath my eyeshadows and make them more vibrant. I use this everyday. Too much will crease, so use it sparingly. I also suggest using a primer underneath.
Beautifully pigmented shadows. I'm a sucker for purples because they really bring out my green eyes. But these shadows became chunky and creased right after I put them on. Not sure if it's me and my oily eyelids, or if the shadows themselves are just bad...but I won't be repurchasing sadly.