The idea is good. I didn't like the consistency of the eyeshadows. These shadows need a base to stick to and there is a lot of fall out when blending. The price is quite fair and it is good if you don't own a wide range of quality shadows and don't want to invest. I would recommend to beginners but would not recommend if you don't like a pearl finish to your eyes(2 out of 4 shadows are pearl/satin finish and the rest are matte). For its price, great product!
I recently discovered a delightful YT guru (never thought I'd see the day!) who raved about this product so much it caused me to jump in my car on a Sunday morning to get to a nearby drugstore. I love the palette's color combinations, and it's true that they're dead ringers for four MAC shades: Satin Taupe, Mulch, Vanilla and Embark. Unfortunately, the pan colors are the end to the similarities.
Three of the four shades (all but the deepest shade) are not pigmented at all - or at least, not as much as I'd like. I need not only a primer, but a base as well, and I have to work fast, as once those two products have totally dried... well, I'm starting all over again. Even then, the pigmentation is just sorely lacking. I'm so disappointed, as they seem to work so well for so many.
Yes, the palette was inexpensive, but it's still a total waste of my money, seeing as I can't get them to work for me. So sad.
As long as you use a good primer, base, and brushes, this quad should work wonderfully for you. The lid color is very unique and I use it a lot. This is my go-to smokey eye look. I prefer browns over blacks/greys, and this fits the bill perfectly. These aren't the most pigmented or the longest wearing shadows ever, but they certainly do the job for being from a drugstore. And for a little bit over $5 I definately will repurchase.
One of my everyday quads. It has two matte colors - the highlight (white/beige color) and the outter corner (brown). The crease is a light brown with shimmer. I rarely use it. The lid color is very unique; it's a light almost opague color with lots of glitter and shimmer. I haven't experienced any fall out with the lid color. I use it for a more dramatic eye, not an everyday use.
Def need to pick this product up!
This is my first foray into DS eyeshadows, Maybelline no less, but I am really impressed. Found the rec from Hollyannaeree on YT and I love this quad!
Price is dirt cheap, esp if you get to CVS at the right time, the packaging is a bit flimsy but it does what it needs to, the colors are beautiful for a look between workday neutrals and night time dramatic. Every color in this palette is spot on (and as others have reviewed dupes of MAC colors). You can wear just one or all and they blend harmoniously.
I did notice that you really have to pack on the color to get an intense eye look. These apply from very sheer to dark depending on additional tools you use (primer, brushes). Overall, an excellent buy! Looks good on my NC25-NC40 skin looks.
First of all I usually fail at created a smokey eye look in any color using individual shadows. This palette made my life a ton easier when it came to creating a decent smokey eye look.
I picked this one initially out of the other colors because I enjoy more 'natural' coloration. I want to try the emerald smokes next :D
Absolutely perfect, a good combination of matte and slight shimmer and beautiful neutral tones.
Very wearable and quite good staying power. I reach for this quad time and time again.
I purchased this quad off the recommendation of a Youtube make up guru. She raved on and on about how the lid colour was a dupe to Satin Taupe. So I decided to purchase it. Even after I purchased the Charcoal Smokes quad and really didn't like that quad at all. In this quad the crease and outer corner shadows are buttery soft and easy to blend. The lid colour is nothing like Satin Taupe and there is a lot of glitter fall out. The brow bone colour is chalky and doesn't appear on the brow unless you really pack it on. I'd recommend just purchasing the actual Satin Taupe by M.A.C than this quad.
love this quad,i use urband decays primer potion tap little on and blend that ,then i have a awesome(believe or not got a elf eyeshadow brush ,perfect for packing eyeshadow on the lid,only a $1)okay so after the primer i pack on the lid color(top left color),then with a (sonia kashuk blending brush$5which i love this brush perfect fro blending creases)i take the crease color(top right) blend that in crease and then take outer corner color(bottom right) and add that in a v shape motion just a little since its a darker color and than i blend all the colors together,blending is key! final i take (bottom left high light color)add that under mybrow bon and inner corner blend little with my smaller crease brush and done!so i love this quad and got a complement on my eyes in a sallon the other day!yeah!awesome quad for anyshade or eye color!cant go wrong with neutrals and this one gives you two ways to do a day lighter netural look or darker smokier night look!!!
I love this palette, awesome for summer, with or without eyeliner. I have blue eyes and I feel like its a very feminine color. You can a lot more of the dark corner color later in the night for a dramatic evening look. Product does not crease unless its very very hot, and that may not be on everyone.