Unlisted Brand • The Color Workshop • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
its pretty much hit or miss with these palettes-some are good quality others aren't. I was very impressed with a light bronzer i recieved in one of these palettes, similar to NYC sunny, the eyeshadows usually aren't very pigmented, but once in a while you will get one that has some color. I found most of the blushes to be sheer, but since they are bright they will show up on most skin tones. The lipsticks are not very good, but if you dab it on lightly on top of lip balm (instead of applying it normally on lips) It looks OK. I used this brand a lot when I was younger because it was affordable, and it's great for beginners. As for someone who wants to do smoky dramatic eyes? This might not work for you, overall I prefer wet n wild.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I gotten one of these for christmas one year and i have to say they are pretty good. They have so many pretty colors in the eyeshadows. But as far as the nail polishes and blushes goes i didnt like them. The eyeshadows were pretty chalky and some i had to rub and rub and rub and still nothing really came off . They also dont last that long either. I applied maybe around 7 in the morning and went to school. At about 9 am there was nothing left but in the crease. And since these pallets are so bulky i could carry them around with me. So i wound up just using these to put makeup on my step sister and her cousin when they begged me to do their makeup which i never minded doing. Or if they wanted to put makeup on me i let them use these kits to do so.
Overall i would buy theze kits for tweens.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I get these palettes every year for the holidays from my aunt for some reason lol, So i have 3 of these huge sets. I must say the quality of the products depends on which set you buy. On one hand, the set that came with the little eyeshadow palettes that are 5 different shadows--the pigmentation on these aren't great. But, the sets that have little round eyeshadow duos work just fine. I have tried a variety of different brands so I know what's workable and what isn't, and if you're willing to give some of these eyeshadows a chance they will do just fine. One of the people who reviewed said you don't need high quality makeup to do alot of good looks and in this case it's very true. The blushes in either kit aren't my favorite, the lipsticks are fine. As for the brushes I don't bother with them, and the nail polishes are fine too. All in all if I had the option in a drugstore to buy these sets or individual products from a brand of the same prices like NYC or WnW, I would go with the other brands but I DO keep these around and have no shame in saying I use them, and I can get great looks from some of the Color workshop products!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought the 48 eyeshadow kit for $9.50. it came with 6 blushes, 6 eye highlights, 6 lip glosses, 4 eyeliners and, 4 lipsticks, some cheap make up brushes, 4 nail polishes, a mirror and pressed powder which im guessing is a bronzer. I have to say i'm pretty pleased with my purchase. I have green eyes and the green eye shadow is really pretty and compliments my eyes. Along with the gold, brown and blue shades. The only problem is the eyeshadow colours don't show up unless you add water to it. But hey, it looks nicer anyway, and lasts longer too. The blush is really messy, but goes on nicely and look good on. Lip gloss is ok, I'd rather use the ones I own.
Things I like: Visually appealing, colours look nice on, have a nice sparkle, most shades compliment skin tone and eyes, worth my money, looks good on, lots of variety.
Things I don't like: Makeup has no cover, blush is really messy, colour only stays on with water, comes off easily, can't sharpen eye liner because body is plastic, nail polish bristles leave streaks.
Overall i think this palette is well worth my money eye shadow wise. I don't really care about the rest of the stuff in this kit because I already own it.
But yeah, if its on sale I say why not?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i bought this huge case with 6 blushes, 48 eyeshadows, 4 lipsticks, and much more and i absoulutely love this product. the only bad thing is that the eye shadows are very messy.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
So I got this for a gift & I thought it was going to be bad because the packaging. Its like cardboard. I was not expecting anything from the eyeshadows. There are 6 eyeshadows & 2 cream shadows. The cream shadows make good bases. I really like the shodows. It's a smokey eye palette, so there's blacks & greys & whites. Besides the packagging, it's a great product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
These eyeshadows and blushes are not the pick of the litter. The color does not stay on the brushes or my face and apparently its not just my face because they don't hold all that well in the pallets either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
It isn't good quality makeup but surprisingly you don't really need good quality makeup to get beautiful results. I think with skincare, money matters, but apart from foundation and concealer, with makeup it doesn't. Can you really tell an expensive lip gloss from an inexpensive one on another woman? I like the looks I get from this better than the looks I've gotten from higher end products. I got a palette with eyeshadows, blushes and lip sticks. The lip sticks are super long wearing and you can make them as sheer or opaque as you like. The blushes are very pretty. One of them looks better on me than NARS orgasm, easily. The eyeshadows come in lots of nice colours and will take you from day to night. Two of the golden shades are so insanely pretty I will have to rebuy them when I run out somehow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got a palette for $1.50 from walmart that had 6 shadows, 2 cream shadows and a few brushes. It was the smokey eye palette I believe. I use mostly higher end makeup but I have the say the shadows in this palette hold their own when it comes to pigmentation. I was quite surprised when I tried the black out and didn't have to use hardly any product to get a true black shade. The cream shadows however had pretty much no color payoff (which in all honesty is why I bought the palette to begin with). But the grey/black/white shades are awesome, i'm actually using them to go out to the bar tonight!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have the small lip gloss palette called the "lip phone" which is about the size of an iphone and has twenty super duper small squares of different colored glosses. It comes with two mini lip brushes (completely worthless- throw them away instantly). I advise you NOT to test as the bristles are hard as a rock and stab holes into the gloss. I bought it at CVS for $3.99.
I have to say, I am quite glad that I bought this, even though it looks absolutely ridiculous and is clearly very cheap makeup. Despite the obvious drawbacks, the darker, brighter colors are actually really pigmented and true to color. The light shimmery ones all look pretty much the same, but provide a subtle frosty sparkle. They smell like cheap makeup (you know, that cheap crayon smell, gross) but for $3.99, I'm glad I bought this. It gives me at least 13 new lip colors to experiment with. Of course I would rather have something a nicer, but this gives me the opportunity to see which colors are worth the investment. Too bad it doesn't come with more!
I've uploaded a photo of the swatches up above as well as a photo with one of the colors ("Dusk") on me. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I didnt have the palletes my sis gave me the lipgloss wich were too dramatic for her(2 purples of diff shades and another i threw away) They have pretty colors but are a sticky! Leaves a gritty residue in my mouth and a candy like smell. Looks pretty but i rather not again!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I got a HUMONGOUS palette for around $10, and some of the shadows are surprisingly well-pigmented, blendable, last long with primer, etc. BUT (and this is a big but) the ones that are not feel like chalk, have no staying power whatsoever, and little pigmentation. In my experience, it's the neutrals/glitters (silver, white, brown, tan, etc.) that are the best quality of the lot. Personally I wouldn't buy it again if only half of the shadow are usable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Cheap and Messy!!! The eyeshadows don't have very much pigment and staying power. No glitter and it has a bad texture. The powder will not stay on my eyeshadow brush and gets all over the compact. horrible.
I think they also do animal testing, which is a NO NO NO!!!! Will Not Buy Again!!!!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
(This is a review for the compact palette with a mirror, 20 e/s's, 4 blushes, and 6 glosses.)
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this. I received it as a gift, and I thought that all the shadows, blushes, and glosses wouldn't be pigmented. However, most of the shadows are very nicely pigmented (but a few others aren't). There is some shimmer in some of these shadows but after a while on the lid (I don't use primer) they look matte. My favorite colors are the silvers, blue-silver, orchid-purple, aqua blue, olive, peach, gold, beige-white, and pink-white (the last 2 I mentioned are nice for highlighting.) There are 6 glosses, but I have only tried 2: the berry and coral ones. They are actually more pigmented than I thought they would be and very pretty colors, at that. Granted, they're not OTT pigmented, but they are subtly pigmented, as glosses usually are. The staying power is only average, but that's to be expected from a gloss. There are 4 blushes, but only the pink and peach ones seem to have any pigment, and the pigment isn't as much as you'd like. Overall, this is a great palette for the price. It also comes with a dual-sided eye applicator as well as a blush brush and lip brush. The blush brush is so tiny, however, I think it would be better used as an e/s brush. (I think it was only 3 dollars, but I'm not sure, as I received this as a gift.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have two of these palettes and must say that I find them to be quite good, BUT:
The trick to making the eyeshadows work is to apply them wet. I find this way they last an 8 hour shift, show a beautiful pearlescent shimmer and are totally easy to blend... wet only, though. The blusher works the same way as a shadow (I don't wear cheek blush but the colours look neat with my hazel eyes). I found if applied dry the shadows and blushers don't stick at all.
I didn't even bother with the lipstuff. It's got loads of shadow powder stuck on it.
You can find these cheap after the holidays, I find. Worth $5.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have the blush kit, where it came with two blushes, and then a blush brush. I got it from walgreens. Both of the caps on my blush are broken, but that's okay, because they are very good and last the whole day on me. I love the blush brush it came with. I really enjoy this kit, it's great if your just starting make up, as I was when I first got this, the peach blush was a HG, because I felt it made my face look more matte.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I hate to admit to even buying this as I have become a bit of a mu snob. But I bought it becasue I was suddenly tired of all of the muted, safe colors I own, and because I wanted to know if I have been a fool all this time, spending $17 for a single e/s when I could buy a huge whole kit for $15. I will give my verdict in a moment.
THE SET: The Color Workshop sells a variety of kits. The one I bought had a large compact that you could swap one of six different color sets into. From the outside the color choices were beautiful. Each set has more than five e/s, a few lip glosses, an evil little lip brush (where the bristles are all stuck together to make the brush look shaped), a microscopic foam applicator, a way too small blush brush, and a blush. There were also four seperate tubes of lip gloss, some medium-length makeup brushes, eye pencils, lip pencils and four bottles of nailpolish. Quite a haul.
QUESTION: So, have I been a fool buying all the pricy makeup?
ANSWER: You get what you pay for.
EYESHADOW: I don't think I knew what the word "chalky" meant until I tried some of theese eyshadows. Rubbing a finger across the top kicks up some large powdery... well, chalky, poorly pigmented product. When transferred to the skin very little of the color actually manages to stick and there is extra powder to brush off, simply wasted, becasue it is too coarse stay on. Even the color that stays is easily brushed away, except for brighter shades .BLUSH: The same problems with extra, non-stick-to-your-skin powdery residue are true for this as well, but there did seem to be more pigment in a couple of them. Still a massively inferior product. Lip Glosses (in tubes): Theese had a distubing texture in the tube, the product was not runny or smooth the way tube lip glosses tend to be, instead, they were more solid and it tended to sit, congealed together in a lump in the tube, not sticking to the tube itself at all. Some were chunkier than others. One of the four was extremely minty, about half of them were massively sticky, and the red turned fushia upon application. Still, it was the best of them, being far more moist than sticky. Howver, the consistency of the product in its tube disturbs me.
PENCILS: The only one I have tried is the black, and it was sorta okay. It wasn't a very dark or solid black, but I managed to get a line out of it. Not worth the frustration to use it again though (I use powder shadows as eyeliners anyway.) I did not try the lip liner
BRUSHES: I don't have expectations for brushes this inexpensive and those expectations were met. Poorly shaped and too smushy. As usual, the eyebrow brush would work.
NAIL POLISH: Colors are okay, but haven't gotten to try them much yet.
VERDICT: Overall, I don't think I got $15 worth of products that I will use out of this kit. I reasoned with myself that if I found two good eyeshadows in this that it wouldn't have been a total waste, but as I didn't find two eyeshadows I would wear it's pretty much a bust. I may possibly get a tiny bit of milage out of a nailpolish, or one of the lipglosses, but overall I'm pretty grossed out by the products. Even if I did find an eyeshadow of reasonable quality in a kit like this, I wouldn't know if it would also be a wearable color.
In some alternative demension, it is possible for someone to be happy with this, but not me. It was worth it just to learn that the money I spend on the better products is not a waste.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
These are tempting to buy for the price and color range. Although the quality is just horrible, horrible. I have 3 of these palettes and hardly use them because of the quality. The eyeshadows and blushes are very powdery. It doesn't have much pigmentation or staying power.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have two lip palettes from this brand: One is a small (slightly larger than a credit card) Lucite compact with twelve shades in small, square-shaped wells, the other a large, rather ugly silver-coloured compact with eighteen larger, round wells of colour, which sort of resemble a watercolour set. Both palettes cost $3. While you do get more product and more colour variety with the larger compact, I don't recommend it, as its size makes it unwieldy and the glosses themselves are, with a few exceptions, quite sheer and a bit drying. The smaller compact is a very good value for the money, though, as the glosses are fairly highly-pigmented, feel creamy and silky on the lips, and come in more "wearable" colours, at least in my opinion. (The larger compact features a very bright neon pink and several shades of orange, which I suspect would be pretty ugly if the colours actually showed up on one's lips.) I would definitely buy the smaller one again.
*edit* I recently also bought the small eyeshadow palette mentioned below and have been pretty unimpressed so far. The shadows are creamy and have a pretty shimmer, but are very lightly pigmented, so the shimmer is really all that shows up. Still, it was only $3.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Bought this on clearance. This kit called Color Elements for warm skin incuded: an eye compact with 3 matte colors. A soft beige, a medium brown & a dark brown/green. They go on smooth & last fairly well. This also came with a blush- a dead ringer for Orgasm. (reason I bought it) The kit also incuded a lip crayon- it looks like a deep, dark plum, but when I put it on, it turned into a bright fuscia. Yuck. *Bonus* kit came in a collector's tin, perfect for storing my own palettes. Overall for 3 good eye shadows, an Orgasm look-a-like & an adorable tin box, I'd say this was well worth the 4 bucks.