I have three different colors, Mink, Champagne, and Emerald Girl. I dropped the Emerald Girl one and it shattered like I have never seen an eye shadow do before, so I'm not too thrilled with that aspect but I rarely drop my makeup so I guess it's no biggie and I like the other two colors better. I wear these all the time! I love the way they shimmer and they're not just flat color. It seems to make my eyes more alive. I would definitely recommend them.
I have this in amber. I have to say, the pigmentation is decent, and it applies nicely without being chalky. Unforunately doesn't have much in the way of staying power.
I have these eye shadows in Snow Blossom Nevada and Swiss Chocolate. I am very happy with both colors, though the Snow Blosson Nevada (a milky white color) is a little bit chalky and doesn't really show up unless I use a lot or mix water with it. They add very subtle glimmer to my eyes, which is good because I'm not a very big fan of dramatic eyeshadow.
I have read the reviews and I have to say, on the whole, I love these eyeshadows the best, next to Maybelline and Avon. I always put foundation on my lids first, and I find if I use CoverGirl pressed powder over that, then my shadows stay put for a good portion of the day and I have OILY skin. Most shaows will crease to some degree but these have the least.
I am very fair so I love to play with different colors. I have in my collection of these shaows: pink chiffon, aubergine queen (which I mix together as highlighter and then the darker color for the crease), midnight jazz, stormy lites, ice princess, crystal waters, and my favorite neutral, shimmering sands.
I will always be a Cover Girl fan.
Uniformly sorta sucky. There are a few exceptions, but generally, the texture (sorta dry and not all that blendable), pigmentation (poor) and wear (sorta fade away after a few hours--odd) are not good. I'm also not crazy about the packaging (classic DG flip-top compacts with rectangular pans) since they take up space and it's not easy to depot the pans. Sorta cheap, but the quality is low, so it's actually not a good deal. Avoid these (and L'Oreal and Maybelline and Revlon, generally) and go with Milani, Jordana or (some) Prestige eyeshadows--better pigmentation, texture and in small pots with standard-sized, round pans that are easily-depotted. They also tend to be cheaper too.
I actually have had good experiences with these eyeshadows. They come in some really pretty colors. I have the quad in Crystal Waters (very shimmery white with shades of green and blue). I also have the Violette Frappe single and it is one of the prettiest purple eyeshadows that I have ever tried. I also have the singles in Sapphire Sparkle and Shimmering Onyx. These eyeshadows blend well and look very nice on.
I bought this in a shimmery pinky color...it was nice as a highlighter. I also bought it in Aquamarine, a teal color. It goes on pretty well, idealy it would have more pigment...after a few hours it turned to a weird greasy grey-blue color.
Some of these are nice for shimmery highlighters, don't expect much out of the bold, dark colors.
I liked this eyeshadow because the colors looked really pretty, but after very few hours this eyeshadow fades away like magic and gives you a weird ghoulish eyed look. I don't think I will be buying this eyeshadow anymore. The ice princess colors is what I'm talking about.
goes on clumpy and package opens
Ugh, these suck!! I think they reformulated the eyeshadows, because I have the Shimmering Sands trio, which has decent pigment. The singles, however, are very chalky and have NO pigment despite constant digging into the powder! Picked up Violet Frappe on a whim, and what a mistake! I got it on sale, but it's still totally not worth my 2 bucks! Save your money and check out Milani and Jane, drugstore brands that offer GREAT eyeshadows!