Bought on sale - tried it - hated it - threw it in the bottom of a drawer. In the past few months I have been using them as a base for other shadows and getting some nice effects. Like it as a base -not on its own.
Why all the hate? I am in love with these creme shadows! Yes, primer is essential but it is for any cream shadow that I use. These last well alone or with a powder shadow on top. You only need a light touch with this and effect is supposed to be subtle, if you want deep pigmentation this is not for you.
In my desperate attempt to become a drugstore girl and give up my Bobbi Brown habit I bought these on a whim last week. What was I thinking? Bobbi Brown cream shadows these are not. Truly, these things are just awful. Revlon should be ashamed to be putting out such an inferior product. There is hardly any pigment and the creasing is just ridiculous. These are going back to the store ASAP.
I'm really surprised by all of the negative reviews of these cream shadows. They are the only "drug store" shadows I purchase and I'm sure to always keep a few of these palettes on hand. I wear them under powder shadows sometimes as bases, but I also wear them alone too. On days when I don't have much time for makeup, I can apply these very quickly and still look well put together!
I don't have any problem at all with creasing. I apply a very light coat of UDPP beneath a light layer of these cream shadows. I find the color even holds up surprisingly well. These do look fresher if reapplied after 4 hours or so, but I find this to be the case with Nars' cream shadows as well. In my opinion, these Revlon shadows perform and look just as nicely, but cost only a fraction of Nars (more color options as well)!
I would recommend you at least give these a try and apply them lightly. If you find you don't like them by themselves, chances are still good that you'll use them as bases for your favorite powder shadows. Revlon has a winner with this product!
Very disappointed with this product!! I bought it with hopes that it would maybe compare to my MAC paintpots...that was a big mistake. I bought the 'Va Va Va Bloom' quad. The colors are absolutely gorgeous. Application was super easy and it looked fantastic when I first put it on. But even with using UDPP before application these things creased and faded like crazy. Just a couple hours after application I needed to reapply - which I couldn't do since I was at work, so I was stuck with an awful mess on my eyelids for the remainder of my work day. Not fun. Definately do NOT recommend these for anyone!
I was hoping for more. Like the other reviewers said, this creases like crazy, even with a base. The color does disappear and leave only shimmer, which is weird. I would not repurchase this again because even though it's my first cream shadow, I'm sure there are much better ones out there!
Very rich colours, i like shimmer, but this just has way too much. I have the wild orchid, I am in love with the colours but i feel like its too dramatic for everyday wear. Its also a pain to apply, a brush and sponge didnt work, even when i used my finger, it doesnt come out the way I was hoping it would.
I bought this in wild orchids and seashells. I thought that these cream shadows would be great as bases or just eyeshadows when I'm in a rush. The lighter colors in the wild orchids and all of the colors in the seashells turned to shimmer and no color when I applied them to my lids. When I tried to apply the shadows so that the color showed up, it would be extremely thick which invites creasing. These shadows crease on me very quickly and fade throughout the day. You really need a good eyeshadow base beneath to reduce creasing. I've used better cream eyeshadows.
I think the main problem I have with this is application. I own Black Magic, Skinlights and Wild Orchids. (40% off sale, plus $4 rebate when spending $10) The obvious way is going in with your finger--so that's what I do. I pat it on my eye and it's uneven, so I blend it out and the color is gone. Not on my finger, not on my face. It's just...gone, and all there is left is sparkle. I've also tried a concealer brush and got similar results.
I bought these for an easy wash of color on my lids. For high school I thought these would be perfect. Packaging (I have the new, slimmer one) would've allowed me to put it in my bag easily for touchups. And I thought in the morning I could have a super easy application, swipe it on and go. But you have to be pretty precise, and I'm not sure if I'll be functioning properly in the morning. :)
As a base these are okay, although I still would use a primer.
Overall, I would not repurchase, even if they were on sale of BOGO. I don't need to spend more money on something I'm iffy about.
OH, and if you are someone who'd like to try them, try Wild Orchids, the colors are beautiful, especially on brown/hazel eyes.
I like the Wet 'n Wild cream Shadow Pencils more, and those are a fraction of the cost. ($6.50 vs $1.99-2.99)
I bought the pink one a long time ago but have only used it a couple of times because I have problems with it creasing really bad. Despite the fact that I don't really have oily eyelids and that I always use eyeshadow primer, it always turns into a jumbled greasy mess within an hour that ends up dissolving after a few hours. It's such a shame because they're really beautiful colors that I can apply and blend easily. It looks so good right after I apply it, if only it would just stay that way :/