Average Rating 4.0/5
Review by Christinaann5
ok i hate to give a lower rating but i really do love the quad, its very pretty & has gorgeous warm shadows. I have extremely pale skin w/ cool under tone so some of the colors are a bit too warm but i still do love the quad, if i was warm complexioned, i would love this even more! but it has so really great shadows. also CG tests on animals so i wont repurchase any CG makeup til they quit (i came into makeup blind to the cruel world of animal testing) =PRICE/AVAILABILITY= CG is widely available in most drugstores like CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens as well as Walmart & Target stores. The price & availability will vary slightly depending on your location as well as discounts/sales/coupons but the quads cost around $4-5 which is pretty fair price. Def worth it on a discount. =SHADE/FORMULA/PERFORMANCE= Coffee Shop is a great neutral quad with a spicy copper shadow. With some of their quads, i own like single shadows from CG from Coffee Shop drew me in since its neutral/browns and i cant get enough of them. From left to right, ill describe the shadows- Dark Brown- this brown is great since its matte. Its a neutral toned dark chocolate shadow that can be used to define outer v or even smudged along lash line for smoky look and dark enough for a liner. I love this since good matte dark browns are a must for most of my looks Copper/Bronze- this is a great copper/bronze shadow that can add some dimension to looks. its a metallic finish with is great right now for fall but smooth and so nice to add on the outer half of lid or even in the outer v area. Its very pretty Gold- this is a golden yellow shadow. its almost like Mac Goldmine. its very pretty on the lower lash line to open up the eyes and add some color to neutral look. would be great sheered out for a highlight for darker skin tones. Its very unique, i dont own too many shadows like it. this is the one i have hard time pulling off since im cool toned White- this is a great matte highlight. its a white/champagne. great for inner corner & tear duct as well as right below the brow bone. its great to have a matte shade to use in a quad since most of the time palettes are always giving us major sparkle All these shadows can be used together to make a great neutral smoky eye for day or night. i was drawn to the almost metallic shadows. i reach for this quad alot since all the shadows are very nice & i love using the matte shades. Staying power for me with my normal lids which i always prime & typically use a cream base when using my cheaper shadows so these will last around 6-7 hrs which is great. i dont have any problems applying or blending these shadows. no fall out. NIce pigmentation. some are easier than others but overall, very nice quad =PACKAGING= CG quads come in the standard hard plastic square compact. The backing is shiny navy blue with a sticker for info/labeling. The front lid is see thru with sticker with shade name & CG logo. The lid snaps close or opens easily. The shadow pans are rectangular placed right beside each other in a row. all 4 are equal sized. alot of shadow in each pan. havent made a dent yet in any. They also include slot with a double ended foam tip applicator which isnt the best but will work in a pinch. The compact isnt the best but so far i havent had a problem w/ them cracking/breaking. nice to take on trips since i can get alot of looks with these 4 shadows. its a good amount of shadow which is nice for the price Overall, the quad is great esp if you are a fan of neutral shadows like myself. this offers some punch of color. great for all year around but esp now that its fall, ill pull this out more often. I love the different finishes in the shadows and that i have options to make so many looks. Def a great addition to my makeup & love it. CG QUIT TESTING ON POOR INNOCENT CREATURES THAT CANT TELL YOU TO STOP IF IT HURTS!