If u wear the lightest eye makeup, just to hide the dark lids its good enough... But use an eye primer to intensify the color a bit.
In the pan these colors look gorgeous in the pan but that doesn't translate to your eyes. But there is no pigmentation and the second color in has big ol' glitter chuncks. I applied the purple shade and caked it on...you could barely tell there was anything on my eye. Oh well, I tried.
I like this for everyday. it's a nice twist on neutrals with the purple. But don't expect the purple shade to be vibrant and extremely pigmented. It's a nice colour to pop in the crease for a little depth. The other colours are a bit shimmery but I can make it work. For the price I would give this a shot.
I bought these eyeshadows to try out a cooler neutral look since my everyday palette I use is mostly warm. Terrible. The second lightest color in this palette has so much chunky glitter and tons of fall out. At almost 40, I was horrified to see the glitter all over my face. I am happy with other eyeshadows from Cover Girl but this one was a huge miss.
These eyeshadows are not really pigmented at all. I can hardly tell what colors I put on, and by the end of the day it looks like I didn't even apply eyeshadow, even when I use them with a primer!
Packaging - travel friendly, simple, not chunky
Price - really cheap, I got it for less than $5 at Target
Colors - looks really nice in the palette, I really wanted to try to taupe/purple-ish color
Pigmentation - HORRIBLE. I am sorry, but even for a drug store brand, the pigmentation is beyond disappointing. There are other drug store eyeshadow quads that are so much better.
I really wanted to like this palette because I liked the colors, but it doesn't even show up on my eyes at all, no matter how much I try to pack on. Even when I swatch it, it feels dry and chalky.
Overall, I would not buy this palette again. Waste of money.
Let's play a game. You say a word and I say the first word that comes to my head. Ready- Go! Mascara- lashes. Lipstick- red. Liner- eye. Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Quad in Urban Basics- SUCKISH. I was meandering through a store the other day (with a coupon for Covergirl eye products) and thought this would be an awesome quad to get, although I own tons of colors in this shade range already. I found the arrangement of these olors quite peculiar while I was in the store, but figured I could work it out somehow. Keep in mind that I have the new version of the quad- not the one pictured above. Also, I accidentally happened to drop the quad while I was in the store, causing the highlight color to shatter in one spot and the taupe to fracture. I HAD to buy it then, so I did, trying to keep hope alive. I swatched it and the colors looked good- but once it came to the test of actually wearing it, it completely failed. First off, the pigmentation is HORRIBLE. The lavender-grey on the left has no color, the taupe was okay but not that okay, the rose pink had only shimmer, and the off-white was actually TOO pigmented. It was the only okay color in that palette! The colors not only got eaten up by my brushes, they also refused to diffuse on my eye and decided to bunch up in my crease and stay there. It looked awful. They hardly showed up, but they still looked and felt awful! Please, please save yourself a good $6 and buy some other eyeshadows!!
First off, letme say that hese colours would be gorgeous.
But they're not.
Let me clarify. They LOOK gorgeous. But the thing is the pink and the gray have NO PIGMENTATION (unless applied wet) and the pink has CHUNKS OF GLITTER. Yeah, I'm a teenage girl, but I prefer satin or shimmer shadows, not frost or glitter. The colour I like best is the brown, as it is shimmery, more pigmented and I like the colour.
The highlight is pretty, too, but I would prefer if it were less sparkly.
Overall, a meh product. Would not repurchase, due to the glitter and poor pigmentation of half of the shadows.
I've had this eyeshadow quad for a good six or more months now, and so I figured I should probably get around to reviewing it! :P
I do really like this quad. It's got four colours (obviously, being a quad! xD), two of which are my go-to shadows when I feel like wearing eye makeup (not very often, like once a week maybe). Those are the brown/copper shade and the frosty, slightly shimmery white, both of which are pigmented and good in texture (the brown especially), and which complement my dark brown eyes very nicely. I use the white all over my lid, and then blend the brown onto the outer third and crease of my eyelid. I find these colours, although good dry, are particularly nice when used wet.
The other two colours, the violet/grey and very sheer champagne sparkly shades are also nice, but not ones that I use that often. The violet is just ever so slightly chalky - not awfully at all though - and the champagne tends to have a little glitter fallout, and is, like I said, very sheer. I still use both of them and enjoy them, but not as much as the other two shades.
Lasting power: very good. I'd say, if applied wet, these shadows last virtually all day with minimal fading, and no creasing. That being said, I don't have particularly oily eyelids, and I don't use a primer, so results will probably differ between people. Price is also good - under NZ$15 (can't remember exactly how much), so a real bargain.
*oh and I forgot to say, the brown/copper shade reminds me of a cross between the UD shades Smog and Toasted. Very pretty! :)
So i bought this was a lot darker than it looked in the picture on amazon... but it turned out i liked the colors anyway for a natural look (i still need to find a smoky browns palette *sigh*) It has a rlly good base color which a lot of palettes like this one seem to be lacking. It was a nice ivory tone that looks great on me (sometimes i just wear it alone with a touch of liner) the next color didn't really have a lot of color... more like a wash or tint of pinky-champagne. It had these rlly pretty gold reflective bits in it that i absolutely love. They rlly catch the light nicely and draw the attention right to the eye without being too gaudy. The next colors looked kind of ugly sitting there on the palette, but looked great on skin. THe first was a medium bronze color that's great for adding depth to my eyes. Now this last color seemed kind of out of place with the three other natural tones. It was a greyish purple color. Now i have bluish eyes so purple doesn't always look good on me, but it went on a little more neutral gray than it looked in the case, and i actually rlly like it. It gives a kind of toned down shadow look and looks great layered with the ivory shadow. Overall, an unexpected need to have palette for my everyday looks.