I wanted to like this product, but it creases almost immediately, even with an eyeshadow primer. The colors are pretty, but I can't stand having my eyeshadow all creased :(
Creased on my oily lids a lot (without primer), didn't help to use powder shadow over it to set, went straight to the trash, never looked back.
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Of all of the Illuminance quads, I have Not Just Nudes and love this one the most. There's a light matte cream that's perfect for highlighting, a shimmery taupe that reminds me of MAC's Satin Taupe that's great for everyday wear, a matte warm brown, and a rich shimmery dark taupe that's great for augmenting a smoky eye.
The colors are great by themselves if I feel like using something different on my eye, but also make a wonderful secondary "base" to make shadows stick better to my eyelids and give them better staying power and color payoff. I think the staying power on this is quite good, and all of the colors are winners.
I also love the chic black palette with small clear plastic circles so you can see the shades - much better than the new packaging I am starting to see pop up in the stores, which have a lid that is completely clear. These seem more sturdy to me. Give this a try, especially if you can find a Revlon BOGO free sale!
The closed compact so you can see the packaging.
The open compact, to show you the colors. The second-to-the-left and the one on the far right are shimmery.
The colors, swatched on my arm. My face is NC25 in MAC, but my arm is darker - maybe NC30 or NC35?
The swatches on my arm, adjacent to the compact.
The closed compact so you can see the packaging.
The open compact, to show you the colors. All of the colors have at least a little bit of shimmer, though it's hardly noticeable in the pink shade.
The colors, swatched on my arm right next to the compact. My face is NC25 in MAC, but my arm is darker - maybe NC30 or NC35?
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worst worsty worst of the worst.
its like putting vaseline on your lids
actually its even worse - sometimes even vaseline as a light moisturiser will make shadows stick.
I loooooove these but NOT AS SHADOWS!!!! They suck as shadows, but as a base they are fantastic. I I own them all pretty much and they really make a great base on top pf a primer. So for that purpose they are fantatastic.
I LOVE these eyeshadows! It is creamy and easy to blend and I can wear this alone but it also works great as a base for powder eyeshadows. Price is affordable and packaging is cute. The only downside is that it often creases after a couple hours. I probably will repurchase again but only for the colors that I really like.
i bought this and i hated it. it is pretty on, but it's harder in my opinion to blend out and it creases like crazy w/o any primer/base (w/o a primer it creased on my lids in ~3hrs). i've never had any eyeshadow, creme or otherwise, crease w/ UDPP but this did at the end of an 8 hr day.
NOTE: i gave this stuff to my mom and cousin who wear absolutely not makeup and they love it. this is b/c they only wear make up when going out to dinner or something so they don't need it to last long, but for amateur make up wearers this is easy to use b/c she can just use her fingers to apply it in under 5 secs. if u need quick, easy to apply eyeshadow for a short event this i guess this is good???
So i hate this creme shadow because it creases on my oily lids, so i probably shouldn't have purchased it in the first place...but i do agree with some people that it could be a base, or a highlight color, but no thanks. the packaging it really nice and not cheep at all and the price i got it at was around $1 because they were having a 75% sticker sale at CVS, but definitely not for me
I bought this in the Pinks and I love it. Took me forever to find this particular color but I lucked into it at my grocery store. :) I am going to go and get this in some of the other colors like Twilight (has some steely blues and grays and a pink) and maybe the purple one. :) Packaging doesn't bother me- it has a "flimsy" kind of package but it's not something I'm going to carry with me everywhere I go anyway. I don't carry makeup with me- once its on its on- no reapplication. :)
I have the palette in Not Just Nudes. It comes it an array of browns (two metallic shades, one matte) and a nude shadow that's my skin tone. Initially when I applied the colors I really liked it. The texture is creamy and it seemed like it had good color payoff. I used an eyeshadow primer underneath and didn't get any creasing. I also used powder shadows over the creme shadows and the powder shadow adhered very well. However the colors don't stay vibrant and it fades a bit. I wouldn't buy this again, simply because there are better alternatives.