L'Oreal • Wear Infinité Eyeshadow Quad • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm open to trying all sorts of makeup products, albeit high end or drug store. While browsing through Walgreens with my S/O, I saw this little number in '320 Greens' sitting in the 70% Off Clearance bins. For a little over $2.00, I figured, why not? The colors looked like they would work well with my eye color, and the older I'm getting, the more I'm finding myself in smokey/neutral looks.
First off, there is nothing "Green" about this quad. I'm not sure if the name of this eye shadow quad is supposed to be geared towards the eye color it will suit best, or if the name just makes no sense. If anything, I'd say "Slightly Olive".
I had high hopes for this product, as I've snagged amazing eyeshadows for cheap in Drug Stores before (Wet N' Wild, I'm looking at you baby!) When I swipped my brush into the color labeled "1", I knew automatically this was going to be a dud. I had to dig my brush into the product over and over just to get enough product picked up to apply to my lid. The other colors picked up a bit easier, but they all lacked horribley in pigmentation.
After blending, I was left with a very washed out, dull look. If I'm being forgiving, we can call it a "soft" look. The colors in this quad are very dupable, and if I wanted to go with the color scheme I could easily use other, better, more pigmented products that I have in my collection. My eyes also felt a bit itchy and watery during the day I was wearing this.
For what it's worth, this did make my eye color (hazel green) pop. The "softness" (DULLLLL) of the colors is sort of a look in itself, and for $2.00, I will be holding onto this for occasional use.
I would never in my entire life pay the almost $9.00 for this. If you want some quality Drug Store eye shadows, I would go for Wet N' Wild or NYX.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
Horrible. Gritty, shimmery and with not staying power. Overall, I have never been pleased with L'oréal eyeshadows.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love these quads I must admitt I have a huge collection of these now. They are practically crease proof on me and very pigmented even in pictures. I usually stock up on tons of these in all the colors whenever on sale. Now I am a woman who has tons of high end stuff as well so these impress me more or just as much as the high end shadows. One word of advice ladies don't listen to the back of the package where it says what eye color the quad looks best on I have found that all the quads pretty much flatter my dark brown eyes very well. I like to pack on the color with the foam applicators in the package. Its faster and I hate to fuss with a brush in the mornings. But I have used them with brushes and they are amazing! PS the new version of the Earthscape quad is comparable to Urban Decay Nakeds pallet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This review is for The Enchanted Bouquet quad. i would like to try other quads that had better reviews. I picked this one up on a whim, as it was on sale at RiteAid for $2.25.
It has a light peachy pink (highlighter), a sheer sparkle-loaded light pink, a shimmer deep pink, and a matte plummy brown. The packaging is ok, and the shadow textures are buttery and very soft.
I don't have a base I can use with this, so the highlighter shade only shows up after layering it 3-4 times using the sponge applicator. After an hour or two, it fades away completely.
As for the sparkly 'pink' side, it leaves almost no color on my hand nor eyelid; there is only silver glitter that falls onto my cheeks. It is nearly useless, as far as I have tried (and it is too bad, because it is a cute pink).
The shimmery medium pink shows up much better and has a beautiful texture and shimmer. It is still fairly sheer, however, compared to the intensity of the plummy brown shadow. It works nicely as a crease color and it is not too overpowering for my fair skin.
All in all, I was quite disappointed with this quad because of the terrible color payoff. I don't know if there is better luck with a primer and a base, but as of right now, I would return this if I could. :(
I have tried them wet, and for the plummy brown shade, it makes it a lot more pigmented. The shimmery pink on the left just disappears (maybe too much moisture?) and the other two become somewhat cakey. It may only work for the plummy shade.
If you can make it work for you, it is well worth the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This review is for the L'Oreal Wear Infinite Star Secret Eye Shadow Quads, Andie's Neutral.
I was very disappointed in this product and now let me tell you why I was so very disappointed. After reading many great reviews of this product on drugstore.com, Amazon.com and MUA, I thought, hey, this is great brand for they make my HG mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous, and every other L'Oreal product I have purchased I liked so I went to my local RiteAid, gladly paid my money and went home to play with my new eyeshadow quad. The colors of this quad were nice in the container but when I put them on, to say this was a chalky mess is a gross understatement. I couldn't figure out if the colors were too light so that was why they didn't show up on my caramel colored skin; that quality of this eyeshadow quad was poor; or maybe I just a got a bad batch, but within an hour of purchasing this quad (and after washing my face), I went back to RiteAid, returned it and got my money back. I usually keep products that I don't initially like a week so I can try to make it work for me, but in this case, I wanted this quad out of my sight as soon as possible - and yes it was that bad.
Again, I was very disappointed in the product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this shadow. I have 2 different quads, both marked for dark eyes. The color has just enough shimmer and lasts all day without creasing (I wear a primer underneath); I bring these shadows all the time when I travel and the Dior shadows stay home. The price is awesome for the quality. I took away one lippie because they always make these god-awful purple combinations to bring out brown eyes, I have huge brown eyes and purple/lavender makes me just so tired-looking. Gold shadows are the best to make brown eyes really pop.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Bought two different quads, 508 Summer Dusk and 806 Canyon Stone. At $6.99 each with 4 good sized pans of shadow in each quad, I'd say these aren't the cheapest, but they're reasonably priced. These were both part of the new line of quads that are supposed to be tailored to your eye color.
The Summer Dusk was marketed as being "for brown eyes" (which sort of describes me). Color 1 is sort of a dusty shimmery pink. Well-pigmented, but that means it's easy to over apply this "all over" color and make your eyelids look puffy and pink. Colors 2 and 3 are both shimmery. My favorite color from this set is color 3 since it's sort of a perfect shade of mauve and perfect for playing up a brown eye.
The other quad, the Canyon Stone was marketed as being "for dark eyes" (which also sort of describes me, which is why I bought both). This entire quad is matte which is awesome. Color 3 from this quad is sort of a puke-ish burnt awful auburn color and I'm currently trying to figure out how to physically remove this color from the quad and replace it with color 3 from Summer Dusk.
Color 4 from both quads were too dark for day wear so I leave color 4 off unless I'm going out.
The shadow is pretty easy to apply. I use my own brush and threw out the little stubby applicator that came with it. I'd suggest using a cream base first if you want the shadow color to pop more. Otherwise, applying this shadow with no primer creates a softer, lighter look.
After wearing all day at work, my shadow still looks good: no smudging, no serious fading, and no need to reapply.
It's a little hard to blend the darker colors well. Be careful when applying . . . the darker colors tend to stick to skin and mistakes are hard to blend away.
Overall, I really these quads. I have to say, I did get a compliment at work from a co-worker so I must look good in this shadow. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have the Smokey Eyes (904) quad. I like the colors with a base but they are horrible without one. Theyre not the best for a smokey eye but for a beginner with makeup it would work just fine. I would buy again in different colors but I think the packaging could be a little more fun and creative.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got the limited edition quad in Sultry Silver Smoke as a gift from a friend, and I must say I fell in love with it immediately! It goes on gorgeous and builds up wonderfully, too. I swipe on a light coat of the gray for daytime, and build up a smoky eye look for evenings. Love it, and would buy it for myself again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I detest this quad very much!!!!!!!!! I bought the enchanted bouquet quad (the pinks) and the quality is horrible. Aside from the light brown, the three other colours were chalky and hard and didn't really pick up. They were very unpigmented. I think not all the quads are like this but this one is just horrible. I live in Canada, save yourself $11 and get a mascara or something! I'm warning ya'll, DO NOT BUY THIS ONE!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have the L'Oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Quad in the limited edition "hope" in the clear plastic compact. The colours look gorgeous in the pans - there's a deep green, a seafoam green, a medium silver and a light white-silver, and all are shimmery. This is what it looks like:
Unfortunately they are horrible shadows, very hard and crumbly and very poor pigmentation. They all look like a random dirty green-grey when I put them on (have tried fingers and brush), and I have fair skin. I will give it a try wet, but I would still expect to be able to use a pressed eyeshadow dry. A big disappointment, save your money. I should know by now, I find all L'Oreal shadows inferior, and I use almost exclusively Physicians Formula, Stila, Quo, even the Maybelline shadow stylists.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i liked this shadow i didn't love it. i have mine in very violet( i think :S somthing violet anyways) and it love all of the colours but i only use three of them i have a
- crease - dark purple
- highlight - light pink/purple (similar to cliniques frosted blossom w/ less shimmer)
- base neutrel pretty boring purple
- and a shimmery purple with a rusty tone to it
i love the first three together as a base crease and highlight for a simple daytime look but the fourth one is just there it doesn't really complement the other colours and dont have anything else that would really work with it but other then that its pretty great i find the other three verry versatile i use them with alot of the other stuff i own. the colour payoff isn;t exceptional but its not bad i've never used them wet but that would probably work for a more intense look
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is by far my favorite eye shadow product. I get this in the neutral brown tones. I like to apply the dark brown color with a wet Q tip as an eyeliner. The other colors look great on me as well. I buy this all the time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The colors look great in the container - but very little pigment on the eyes. The color is gone within 2 hours. Doesn't seem worth the effort.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Bought this in Subtle Berries -- great colors!
The plum shades are great for blue eyes. I use the white color as highlighter, the dark plum in the crease, and the lavender/taupe shade on the lid. Great for making a smoky eye with purple eye liner.
Texture is pretty good. Not quite perfect enough for 5 lipsticks though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this is in a duo in a neutral package in Mocha Buff. The two colours are lovely; one's a shimmery pale beige and the other is a matte, wearable soft brown. They complement each other nicely and wear well without creasing during the day. Although it is sheer, you can layer on more if you want more colour. This is a great, neutral duo that works well for any occasion and perfect everyday colours. The shimmer in the lighter shade is subtle and not at all tacky. I have medium, lightly tanned skin and the colours show up very sheer, but on a pale/fair complexion, I'm sure it would look more intense.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
i bought the color out of the blue and it looks like it goes together nicely in the package but when i put it on it made me look like a hooker. it looks like all the colors are trying to compete for attention and it's just BAM! im not into the whole extremely pigmented colors on my eyes so i didnt like all of them together to much. i did like them individualy. the white color i use as a highlighter on my eyes for now until i can find something good and cheap and i use the darkest blue as an eyeliner and i use the lighter blue as just regular color. i dont like the cadet blue color at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this quad in "Subtle Sable", and the four colors included are:
1. A matte, warm bone/cream shade
2. A medium/dark chocolate brown shade with some shimmer
3. A frosty beautiful gold-peach color
4. A frosty medium brown
These colors go great together for an understated, subtle eye. I use all four eyeshadows, and it creates a pretty simple, polished look. The packaging is not amazing but not bad, and the pigmentation is fairly good as well. I have to layer some of the lighter shades to get the color I want but it's not too bad. Lasting power is pretty good too, I don't get too much creasing and fading with this particular quad. Would purchase again, but this doesn't look like it's going to run out anytime soon.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought 340 Celebrity Status Quartz, which appeared around the holidays (CVS). I gave it a high rating because, for the first time ever, I like and use all four colors! Normally I only like one or two shades in an eyeshadow quad and have collected many. In this quad, however, the colors are good for day and night (soft sandy brown for day, a smokier taupe for night, with pale creamy and peachy shades for highlighting under the brow. For me, the shadows have the right amount of pigment and sheen to give a pretty effect to the eyes. People who only like matte shadows should stay away, though. The clear lucite packaging seems a bit upgraded from the usual plastic containers, but it doesn't include applicators and doesn't have a place to store applicators (what were they thinking?)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have the neutrals, it says "821" on the cover and "Andie MacDowell".
There is deep brown, medium brown, light brown and taupe all in the same little cheap plastic case. Two spongy applicators. I am giving it 3 lippies because there is absolutely no shine, glitter, shimmer or silica in them. It is hard to find shadows that don't say "Look at me! Look at my lines and crow's feet! I'm sparkly!" You have to really saturate the applicators to get enough color, but at least it lasts throughout the day and is subtle for work. Why don't more eye shadows come in matte? I hear Bobbi Brown caters to the older woman, but her stuff is so expensive. This is one of those staples you should have in your makeup bag. In a pinch, you can use it to line your eyes and darken your brows without looking like a kindergartener's