boo. this was not a good buy, colors barley showed. It faded with in 30 mins or so, even with a primer. I think I got the quad shade in Endless Summer, or something like that , and was like..no. Too oily , didn't really dry up. Wasn't for me
I LOVE these eyeshadows. For areas that you don't want long lasting shadow, because long-lasting shadows are drying, they are perfect. I get these in nude. I use the coffee-colored pot in the eye crease, very natural. The other colors I almost never use at all -- I wish I could buy separate pots of my favorite color!
Just today I bought another quad. This has a black shadow, pink, and two white/sparkly shadows. I mix the black, in the palm of my hand, with some Wet n Wild iridescent shadow (also in a pot, cost $2.99). This has a glorious smoky affect.
I find that, although I love the Bobbi Brown cream shadows, and use Cement (cream and matching shadow) for brows -- because the BB stays on like wallpaper, I don't like these BBs on the rest of my eye as they are drying and look crepey.
For that reason I like a cream eyeshadow, preferable to a dry pan shadow, because it is much more natural and flattering if you are a woman of a certain age!
I really like this product. It's a great quick fix for eye shadow, and smooths on the eyelid effortlessly. However, by the end of the day, I find it kinds of fades away if I don't put a sufficient amount. My quad is in Skinlights, and they're neutral everyday colors. Except there's one color that's more of a light flesh, salmon tone that does not match my olive colored skin. So it looks really strange on me, which makes me avoid it. But I'm sure on lighter skinned people, it would look great. The other three colors I use everyday, though. I also really like the mirror built into the quad it's very convenient at times. Overall, it's a pretty good product and I'm sure I'll repurchase.
I had used these back in the early 2000's and loved them. They were easy to apply and blend and they were pigmented very well for something that came from a drugstore brand. And then I quit using them for whatever reason until now. I decided to buy one just to try for old times sake and to see if they had improved any over time. Nope. They've actually gone downhill. The pigmentation is gone. I've actually read a few reviews stating the same thing about these newer versions. I bought the "Eternal Summer" palette, which contained light yellow, brownish-green, shimmery light blue and coral-orange shades. The only one that actually gave some color was the green shade; everything else lacked the pigment that showed in the pan. So don't waste your money buying this like I did. There are much better options for cream shadows.
Silly me for not reading any reviews before buying this product. I got the colors Precious Metals. They were so pretty looking in the packaging and in the swatches I did when I got home. But with my oily lids they creased within an hour and looked horrid. So, I used a primer. Even then there was slight creasing, which is just unacceptable. Another problem is that you get virtually no product in each little pot. The purple color is just so pretty, but I have to be very careful with it so that it doesn't crease. I find myself using this product less and less because of the hassle of worrying about how it looks. I much prefer the Maybelline Color Tattoos.
I absolutely love love LOVE this product its so easy to apply i love texture i didnt have a probably with creasing like others had mentioned the colors were pretty and natural it was only about $5 at walmart. i have nothing bad to say about this product!!
worst eyeshadow I can remember. Glad I bought it half off. Tried once with just primer, and it creased terribly. Today I used with TFSI, powder and UD All Nighter to set. Still creased terribly. It's a shame since I liked the neutral colors.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can't say anything bad about this product, though before I go further - they are BASES. As eyeshadows, they crease horrifically whether you're oily or dry. You can use them as eyeshadows, but only if you apply them suuuper thinly over a decent primer. And even then they aren't that pigmented with such thin layers...and when you try to layer them more, they'll crease and sometimes smudge. But enough with the fail as eyeshadows - ha. As bases, these things are great - especially for the price. For $4, you get 4 eyeshadows that are tinted bases that you can line up with your powder eyeshadows. They are very sticky and make your powder eyeshadow so much more vibrant and longer lasting. I have five of these - which is amazing since I almost never re-purchase certain products because there's lots more to try out. They have a huuuuuge color selection which is a huge plus since these are so much better when they match up with your shadows.
My favorite is Va Va Bloom but I also own: Wild Orchids, Precious Metals, Black Magic, and Electric Pop.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for eyeshadow freaks (:
I have the precious metals quad and I can't get over how much I hate it. Even underneath UDPP, it starts to crease in less than 20 minutes, I don't even have oily eyelids!! The colors barely show up on me either, I just look like im wearing shimmer with the lighter colors, and shimmer with a light, almost dirty looking, tint with the darker shades. The only reason that I gave this product 2 stars is that it works okay as an inner corner highlighter (only the lighter shades), and the colors look pretty in the packaging, just not when you apply them, they are way too sheer seeing as you can't build them up because of their crazy creasing abilities.
Even with udpp underneath as primer using these cream b4 applying shadows creases after a couple hours. $8 i can buy somethibg else. this was one of many regrets.