I have this in butternut and I LOVE it! The shimmer last all day and on top of my gold colored eyeshadow primer it is fabulous!! People ask me what eyeshadow I'm wearing and their jaws drop when I tell them that it cost me $1!!!! Now I cant say the look is as great without my gold underneath because I haven't gone without it. Overall: Great product and price!
I bought this in brownstone and butternut and I totally loved the colours. But I found the formula to be EXTREMELY chalky. There was also close to no pigmentation. The worst thing was that they creased like mad. It still creased even after I applied UDPP. So definitely not repurchasing.
These quads are so nice and the quality isn't that bad. For the price, they're decently pigmented and I love the shade range! I have the Day 2 Night one and I think the shades are amazing, all go well together and are good for (as the name would suggest) day or night!! I like that they're small and don't take up like any space in your bag!
I bought this in Day 2 Night.
They are really small, but for the price - it's normal.
They are pigmented (except the lightest color) and they blend really well (again - except the lightest one).
The applicator that comes with them is awful, so I don't use it.
But I really love that there is a mirror behind the applicator that is really usable.
The packaging is not the greatest but it works.
I would repurchase in different colors, so that I have different ones to carry in my purse.
These eyeshadows are a no brianer. I used to find these around my house when I first started applying makeup. They are cheap but great looks don't always have to be expensive.
1. Packaging: The words on the front rub off very easily as usual. It is sturdy though, and small. I don't like the triangular shadow pans.
2. Quality: They are SUPER glittery and pigmented, and every time you lightly brush your eyeshadow brush into it, there's lots of highly pigmented fluffies flying around. The colors are nice, but they clash sometimes with the ones in the quad. Like Butternut, the first color is a yellow toned highlighting color but the second is awfully yellow toned gold. Then it jumps into a dark brown and a REALLY dark brown. How are we supposed to blend the light gold into the dark brown...?! Note: You need mad blending skills for this.
3. Price: At only 1$ for an eyeshadow quad, that's about 25 cents a color. It's not that expensive, so I would buy more, in different colors. The colors don't really match though, so I would probably buy a bunch of them and mix them up.
Overall, it's an okay product. The price matches the product well.
My favorite brightening eye shadow quads are Brownstone and Day 2 Night. Both quads consists of colors that can be used to create a simple neutral eye look or a sexy, smoky eye look instead.
There is a bit of fallout with each quad. However, I am still a huge fan of these quads nonetheless.
With or without a primer, I have never experienced any creasing with these eyeshadows. And, for something that only worth a $1, that says alot!
Bought two of these yesterday, luxe along with butternut which I have yet to use, because of the high ratings here. I have to say I'm disappointed, and I am no brand snob.
The colors themselves do not mesh very well, the gold highlight and the cranberry shade seem to clash with the crease colors. They "are" pigmented, but they are also extremely chalky, which makes for a huge mess. Little bits of highly pigmented fluff flying all over, both in the pans and on your eye... so it's very difficult not to wind up with a muddy mess. I did use these over a good primer- and so far they have held up well, but even from the very beginning they appeared washed out and splotchy because it was so difficult to apply and blend without color winding up all over the place. Tons of fall out. The only way I can see these being usable is to do your eyes first, and do a very simple look, maybe one color on the lid and then a highlight.
I use a lot of very cheap brands, and there is much better than this out there. For a dollar or two more you can get some really nice shadows and save yourself a lot of grief.
The packaging is fine, plenty of room to get a brush in the pans, opens and closes easily, very small and portable... but with the softness of the shadows I would not expect them to travel well.
I have 3 of these-day 2 night, silver lining, and teal dreams. I love all of them and they are super pigmented- as good as my mac and stila ones. The have a great range of color selections ans the packaging is sleek enough to shove into a purse. I have found a use for all 3 palletes whether it be a smokey eye or a neutral eye. I love these and they are very cheap.
I like them enough, but I wouldn't choose them over other eyeshadow, especially since I make my own mineral eyeshadow and NYX makes amazing ones for the price. I own 4 of them and only 2 were winners.
Punk Funk had chalky coloring for a bright palate.
Butternut had chalky colors and almost no payoff for 3 of the 4 shades.
Ethereal has very little color payoff but the colors are awesome and are do-able over a thicker base like NYX jumbo pencils with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, really like it. Wish NYX had a palette with these colors.
Drama is awesome for colors and decent for payoff, love it!
The white shades tend to have zero payoff, minus the glitter, and a lot of the darker shades are very faint and chalky. Unless you want to do a very subtle look, I would stay away from these and order NYX from ULTA or Cherry Culture during a sale or the Studio shadows from ELF.
Overall, I would buy again, but only on sale since they aren't even worth the dollar to me.