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.
I found this to be a decent neutral palette. Urban Basics consists of a matte medium grey, a shimmery taupe brown (possibly Tapestry Taupe in the eyeshadow single), a nude pink with silver microglitter and a satin off white (French Vanilla in the eyeshadow single). French Vanilla is one of my most used colors in my collection so I am happy to have it in this palette as well. The nude pink is a beautiful base color but would be so much more wearable without the silver microglitter - it reminds me of some Urban Decay shadows with the amount of glitter and fall out. I haven't reached much for the taupe color because I don't wear brown often, but it is nicely pigmented. The matte grey is a really lovely color, but slightly sheerer than the other colors in the palette. I have to build up the color a bit. All in all, this is a decent everyday palette, but I think I prefer the CG Sheerly Nudes palette if I were to repurchase a quad from this line.
I have recently bought this quad because the colors looked pretty and were very similar to the colors (and possibly the same, I'm not sure) as the colors in the trio "Cafe Au Lait'. I am very impressed with it. It's very versatile, because it has something of everything in a simple little quad. It has a matte color, a frosted color, a sparkly color, and a shimmery color. The first color is a matte light taupe color that has a lot of gray and lavender undertones. The second color is a dark taupe color that is very frosty. The third is a champagne color that has lots of glitter, which you may not like if you don't like lots of glitter. I have experienced fall out with this color, so be sure to use it before you do your foundation. However, it's still a beautiful color, and the glitter is so light in color, it looks amazing on your eyelids. The fourth color is a milky white color, it has very subtle shimmer and is a great highlighter color. It's not chalky at all. I am light with olive undertones, and these show up just fine on me and look very natural and neutral. I like that they all go together, or you can wear one color on it's own. I really like the matte taupe/lavender color. It goes well with the sparkly champagne color. I gave the packaging 3 lippies because it is very poorly designed, and dropping it can result in the eyeshadows crumbling/cracking, however, this hasn't happened to me personally, but rather to my friends and family. Other than that this is a great find.
Cover Girl's Urban Basics palette has been rattling around in my makeup drawer for years - so long I don't even remember buying it. For so long, I thought it was boring, but recently, I've begun to rely on this palette more and more.
Strangely enough, I rarely use any of the colors together. Honestly, the colors are too neutral and, well, boring to use together. Here's how I work Urban Basics:
I occasionally use the lightest shade as a highlighter.
On days when I'm in a hurry, I use the dark taupe color all over my lid, then use a deep brown or black eyeliner.
I love the grey color with deep plum or navy blue liner. The color is just pigmented enough to look good without giving you bruised-looking eyes, lol.
My favorite of this palette is the peachy color. Initially, I avoided this color like the plague, because, as a redhead with fair skin, colors like this often make me look washed-out. However, the sparkles in this shadow really set it apart from other peachy eyeshadows. I use this one alone, with black liner, for a Joan Holloway/Mad Men look. Or, I use this color over a very deep, matte taupe from Revlon that I love. Sometimes, I just use this color in the corners of my eyes for a little brightening.
If you've got Urban Basics in your drawer, but have forgotten it, give it another try. It's more versatile than it looks!