Flesh tone neutral mattes is just what I was looking for and these eye shadows delivered all that and more with a silky smooth application. The compact has a tiny mirror and a place for the included applicator. I wasn't sure if I'd use the lightest color but they are very blendable and they don't dust up and make a mess in the compact. Absolutely no glitter and no shine! It doesn't look powdery or cakey. Covers up eyelid imperfections like darkness or small purple veins and leaves a natural look. If you want drama you won't find it here. The color lasts and doesn't crease on me. I applied once in the am and then in the pm before going out to dinner.
Finally a collection of nice matte neutral shades all in one place and all very blendable! I cannot wear the shimmer shadows any more except on my browbone due to very crepy eyelids the shimmers just don't look good on me no matter how much I love them or how much nice cream I prime my lids with. My eyelids are also droopy, genetic and age has blessed me with these hoods so I have to be careful and try to achieve a very soft look . This collection is the KEY!. The matte mineral shades I have in my EM collection do not blend near as softly and quickly as these and you can mix the colors on your brush too. A very soft look and after application I do a quick spritz with my Lumene Water spray to set the colors which wear without creasing. I love this collection of Mattes!
I've been looking for a good matte eyeshadow set and physicians formula was the only brand i could find that offered a set. I really like the silky texture, the color shows up well if you layer it on, and it's matte but not chalky. I haven't found the colors to be too orange. I'm light with neutral to warm undertones. I don't use the sponge applicator it comes with, and I would recommend a primer underneath for long-wear. I also got the Quartz set which I haven't tried yet, but will review once I do.
I have been looking forever for a nice matte set of shadows that didn't cost a fortune and these really fit the bill.
Pros: These are really MATTE! No shimmer, not shine, just color. Texture is silky smooth and they are surprisingly blendable. I have a yellow undertone and they compliment it well. Price is very reasonable too, even for a drugstore brand. At first, I thought they were going to be extreemly sheer, but they layer well if you're looking for more color, and with no cakiness either. I have not noticed any creasing as the wears on, but I have dry skin so that's rarely a problem for me.
Cons: They tend to become a bit more sheer as the day wears on, so I use Merle Norman's Automatic Shadow primer underneath and that solves that. A light colored concealer may work just as well for you if you find it fading. There's also not as much difference between the medium and 'dark' shades in this collection as I'd like. The darkest color could be a bit deeper, in my opinion, but it still looks quite nice the way it is. Product packaging is also on the cheap side. I agree about the useless mirror someone pointed out below. They might as well just left if off altogether.
Overall, the positives significantly outweigh the negatives for this set. I'm looking forward to trying more from this series. Recommended!
WOW! I just bought this, and I am so glad I did! The only reason I caved was because they were 40% off at Walgreens, and I went in with the intention of picking up something Revlon, which was also on sale. Long story short Revlon's selection stunk, so I took a chance on this.
I am just blown away by the quality. I always go for drugstore bands because I'm a college student on a budget, and typically they are in the mediocre range with few exceptions. Well this is a definite exception! The shadow is so silky and the color payoff is great. These for sure trump Revlon, L'Oreal, and anything else I have tried. Great neutral but pretty browns, and a nice range within the palette, IMO. There is no very dark shade, but that's not what I wanted anyway. You get a great cream highlighter, 2 mediums, of which one is a bit warmer, and one other tan that is a shade somewhere between light and medium. I know that's a terrible description, so check it out for yourself! A really great buy.
This has become my new staple palette. The colors are gorgeous, mostly warm but close enough to neutral to suit me. First and foremost, they are totally matte, which I love! I will occasionally wear shimmer, but it annoys me how hard it is getting to find true matte shades. These go on soft and reasonably silky, but are moderately pigmented. Not as heavy on the pigment as, say, MAC, but more payoff than most shadows. When I wear these I can successfully pull off a no makeup look without looking like "why bother?". They wear fairly well throughout the day; I find they fade a bit but don't crease on me at all, which is sort of amazing. I highly recommend these shadows if you can find them!
I have many different eyeshadows and if I could only keep one pallette, this is it. This is my keep it simple, no fail, guaranteed to work with everything eyeshadow quad. These colors make blue eyes pop. The eyeshadow doesn't stand out but the eyes do. Matte works better than shimmery at my age. If I put on eyeshadow that is too bright or shimmery, I just put this on over top of it and it always looks great. As I said, no fail. I have all four matte PF quads and I like them all. They do look very boring in the cases but not so much on the eyes. A definate staple.
After having used the Metallic Canyon color quad, I was anxious to try another Phys. Formula product. However these colors were not all that flattering on me. I agree with the other person who said they appeared "orangey".
This quad had a lot of promise--perfectly matte shadows, which are hard to find at the drugstore, and a beautiful, soft texture that isn't cakey at all. But I just don't find these colors to be "nude". The darkest color is a very orange-brown that looks unnatural on my skin. The other colors are fine; the pale color is a nice pale beige and the two middle colors are decent soft browns, a little on the pink side. When I put them all together, I find it looks noticeably orange. But if you like orange-brown tones this is a good product to try. EDIT: I recently got the "Canyon Classics" version of this and the colors in that are a lot more neutral.
One of the nicest eyeshadow formulations I've ever owned and I've owned tons! Goes on very natural, no shimmer what so ever, and stays on. Does not irritate my eyes. Blends nicely. Great if you like the colors offered.