Color- gold-ish, slightly champagne-ish (sort of like Bare Study but I think Bare Study is a little more pink.) I really like it. it looks really nice on my fair skin if I wear it alone, natural with some shimmer and glow.
Application- really easy, goes on really smooth. it's a cream but doesn't have an excessively dewey finish.
Price- affordable. really good at Target and Walmart (CVS is more for whatever reason)
Packaging- pretty solid. never really had issues.
Stay power- doesn't last 24 hours I don't think, but it does last all day until a few hours before bed. On me it can crease a little bit but not bad. It works well as a base.
Longevity- I've had mine for over 6 months, and I've hit the bottom on it now. I think my Mac paint pots have a better shelf life. These get flakey and dry after 6 months...I've been noticing this problem for a few weeks now and it's my biggest annoyance with the product. But for the money, it's not the worst issue you could have and it's still usable (just takes more smoothing out and is not as easy to use as when you first open it).
I hate this, so much creasing so fast, it is nothing like Bad to the Bronze and it is noway near MAC paint pots
I have a love-hate relationship with this product. I mostly love it though. I'm quite fair with hazel eyes and I feel like a light application of this cream shadow really brightens up my eyes. It's my "everyday" shadow. Unfortunately, this product does crease on me. I've tried many different primers and it still creases just a enough to annoy me.
I find it a little bit too frosty on my light-medium skin. I regret buying this only because I am student on budget, but I don't hate the product. It does indeed last long.
This is a great product. I'm 39 with hooded eyes. Today, a colleague actually complemented me on the eye makeup I had on yesterday! I've never received a compliment about my makeup...especially the NEXT DAY. I guess it looked nice enough for my colleague to remember it when she saw me. So, I will buy this again.
I use a smaller brush to apply it. I just pat it on the lid; I don't even try to rub it in. I use a primer beforehand, so it lasts ALL DAY.
I will try the other colors now.
UPDATE: Today, I tried to apply with my fingers. I couldn't build up the color AT ALL. You definitely need a small-size eye shadow brush to pat it on the lid where you want it. I don't even blend it out.
I also bought the taupe. It's nice, too.
I hate this shade on its own (horrible frosty chalky finish which clumps up in the eylashes) but it is the most fantastic base for shadows and holds amazingly well throughout the day however I hate the frosty metallic look it gives all of my matte shadows and only end up using under metallic products - why can't they bring out a nude matte shade? All of these have glitter or shimmer (apart from tough as taupe which is too grey for me) Till they bring one out I will stick with using my cream to powder foundation as a matte base or my long discontinued beloved wind-up 90's colourstay shadow cream in Blush.
This is a fantastic dupe for MAC paint pots, with the added benefit that this creamy gel shadow is waterproof. I have gym'ed, garden'ed, mom'ed, worked, the whole nine yeards, and it isn't going anywhere, looking luminous and lovely every time I glance in the mirror. HOLY GRAIL product.
PROS: very pretty color, good price ($5 - $7), blends easily, not too creamy in texture but not too hard ether, packaging (cute and functional). CONS: does not last ANYWHERE near 24 hours, only lasts with a primer (creases on me without one). NOTE: this review is based on the use as a cream eyeshadow, not a base. If your skin is dry or normal you probably could get away with not using a primer with this but I have oily lids so I cannot. I apply with my fingers but have used an eyeshadow brush before and works fine. Also can use a concealer brush
Love this. Definatly a dupe for MAC paintpot in Bare Study, but much cheaper. It is a great base for the lid! I will definatly repurchase and not that I`ve found this I will not be purchasing MAC`s in bare study! This is great!
* note: sorry In advance for the long review, I try to be as detailed as possible to help other members get a good understanding of the product :-)*
Ok so these are one of my favourite products in my makeup collection. They are so easy to apply and just are simply amazing.
COLOUR/SHADE SPECIFIC REVIEW: I deffinatley recommend this as the number one color tattoo to get in your collection because it is so versatile and works great not as a shadow but also as a primer or base. It is also perfect to wear on those lazy days where you don't want to do your makeup and just want to get it over with. It is also great to pair with most other of the colours and shades in the line.
APPLICATION: for a cream eyeshadow these are EXTREMELY easy to apply. Although you can use a brush, if it is for personal use I recommend using your finger as it is way easier to apply it that way and it takes very little time, giving you a simple, even application.
AVAILABILITY: These are usually well stocked in most stores and are available in pretty much every store that sells "drugstore" makeup, eg: Target, Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, etc. Some specific colours I have found are very popular and run out fast though eg: Barely Branded, Bad To the Bronze, and Inked in Pink. I would recommend if you see these colours and are interested to pick them up as you see them.
FUNCTIONALITY: these are so easy and functional to use. The product contains 4g of product and it goes a LONG way. For reference I use my barely branded eyeshadow daily and it lasts me months. Also if you put your finger in the product one dab or finger (if that makes sense :-P) is enough for the whole eye. And they are sweat and oil proof.
PACKAGING: I love, love, love, the packaging of these. It is super sleek and sanitary. And an added plus if you have a large makeup collection like me and have to make the most out of your storage they store really nicely. If you use the long narrow bins that fit the mac blushes or other circle shaped shadows these fit PERFECTLY in them the only thing I would recommend is labelling the side of the product if you have a few of them so they are easier to identify because otherwise you may have to go through a few until you find what your looking for
PRICE: the price of these can vary quite a bit where I live (Canada). They are most usually though anywhere between $4.99 CAN and $6.99 CAN. Depending on the sale schedule. It is quite rare for me though to see them for $4.99 so I would recommend stocking up when they are that price like I do ;-) :-P
WEAR-ABILITY / LONGEVITY: These products come in so many different colours for every different skin tone. They also have amazing lasting abilities on the eyelid (even for people with oily lids) they also Work great as bases, so if you are trying to get makeup that is a little more budget friendly these are perfect because they eliminate the need for other products.
Not too mention they last all day so by eliminating touch ups you are using less product thus saving money and making the product go further
OVERALL: this is a great "high end" product at a "low end" price that works for all people of all skin types and tones
*Thankyou for reading through my long review and hopefully I was able to help you :-P :-) if you have any questions about this product or certain shades PLEASE feel free to message me. Also feel free to message me if you have any other review requests or questions about certain products as I collect makeup and have a big collection and am going through to review other products in my collection* <3