The texture is silky and highly pigmented. It's very easy to blend, you can't go wrong. But the staying power is not the greatest and it tends to crease a little, especially on oily lids like mine. I would still buy this again because of the great price.
These are of the worst kind! They're not possible to blend and all the colors have a greyish tone to them.
I only own one of these, four grey shades. One matte really dark grey, one medium with shimmer, one light with shimmer, one silver highlighter that's all shimmer. Four shadows for 90 SEK (about $12) is a bargain. The packaging is ok, not glamorous but practical and durable. The shadows need thorough application and a good foundation to stay on - and the darkest one never does anyway. The included applicator is no good, I use a soft brush instead. As far as I can tell, it's no problem to use these with contacts. My budget is rather limited, so I may buy more of these quartets, but I wouldn't if I could afford better.
EDITED June 2006. I had Amethyst Shimmer and was very disappointed with the quality and so swapped it away but I recently tried Jungle Green and the formula seems to be vastly improved. I find I am using the greyish green every day as a casual wash and the other shades go together beautifully for nights out; white with green shimmer for the browbone, matt greenish brown for the socket and shimmery green for the lid.
This is the worst I've ever tried. The colors won't blend and after putting them on you've got more on your cheeks than on your eyelids.
I have this in Naturals, all four colors have a little shimmer in them but it's more noticeable in some - great colors for day time.
They go on very well, they're so silky, I threw away my other drugstore eye shadows (Cover Girl, eat your heart out!). Also love the compact mirror.
I wish they would last longer but at least they don't crease.
Excellent, smooth and shimmery shadows comparable to Chantecaille and Stila. Relatively few color options though - would repurchase only if they had more trendy colors.
These eyeshadow quads ($11 for 7.2g, only @ Walgreens) are a suprising find at the drugstore. The majority of the quads are shimmery, but there are a few matte quads in the collection. The texture of the shadows is extra-creamy; they're so finely milled that they're actually delicate (and unfortunately, easily broken). I haven't tried Shu Uemura, but I imagine the texture is similar. The colours go on true and blend easily. I've used them both wet and dry with no problems. As for the price, the sticker shock (most expensive quad I've seen in a drugstore) wears off in light of the quality. For comparison, the Stila trio I bought was $35 for 7.8g, and, unlike the Isadora shadows, I don't have to use them wet to show up.
Beautiful shades, impressive quality and thanks to the help of a lovely swapper I now have this in four gorgeous varieties. I've noticed that they have changed the packaging.
The quad that I bought in Australia had a black lid with a mirror inside, the ones which were purchased in Norway have a clear plastic cover. I prefer the mirror version for touch-ups, but now that i have four, I guess that the clear lid do make it so much easier to find the colours i want!
Very reasonably priced- try them if you can!!!
I loved the colours of these eyeshadows Quartets, I purchased mine in Elegant blues which had four icy blue shades each slighter deeper than the other and wild Jungle- four shades of green. Both these eyshadows had a beautiful shimmer. They have a silky consistancy and last quite a long time on my lids.
I was surprised when the SA in Grace Bros said that this line didn't sell. Perhaps it's the packaging which is rather dull and cheap looking. It's a simple black cheap plastic.
Regarless I'm definatley going to purchase more of these and this line.