Almay • Intense i-Color • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have the palette in 022 for blue eyes which contains a penny colour, a dark brown, and a champagne colour. The dark brown and champagne colour a pigmented quite well and have a pretty good texture. The penny colour is not as pigmented but I have started using it wet and getting super good results, it looks absolutely gorgeous and pigmented. I didn't pay very much for this palette so I am quite impressed. I would recommend this only to people who have fair skin I don't think it would show up well on others.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
My Mum has palette number 202 - Intense i-color trio for blues.
How do I know this? A few days ago I could not stop staring at her eyes and demanded to know what e/s she had on! She had lined her upper lid with, and applied a touch in the inner corner of, the bottom shade in the trio: the copper. She'd also applied a light wash of the darkest chocolate colour in the crease for definition. It was such a soft look, but it was so gorgeous! For reference she'd be about an NW20-25. As soon as I'd found the culprit for her mesmerising look, I swatched all three colours on my fingers and was pleasantly surprised at the colour pay-off. I haven't used these e/s myself so I'm not sure of the staying power. HOWEVER, I know Mum is a makeup amateur and does not use any kind of primer (hell, she wouldn't even know to powder her eyelids before e/s), so I'm guessing the staying power is pretty great!
Anyway, I want to talk more about the copper colour because I find it quite unique. It's not your usual orangey copper! I myself have blue eyes and can't stand copper shades that are too orange because I'm cool-toned and they look ridiculous on me. This is annoying because copper is meant to "pop" blue eyes like nothing else. This copper, however, is more like a peachy-pink, IMHO. More soft and feminine, and definitely more wearable for an everyday look.
Moving on, Almay is cheap and hypo-allergenic, both of which are always a plus. Mum has very sensitive eyelids and this has never given her a reaction.
The packaging is plain plastic (meh) but the palette closes with a reassuring click, which I like a lot because I cannot stand the thought of shattered e/s ruining my makeup bag. The other two shades in this palette are a lovely, light champagne (perfect as an all-over wash for day) and a cool-toned chocolate. For the price, I highly recommend this palette. And get on to that copper shade - it's gorgeous!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I'm review the Intense i-Color for the green eyes. SO here I go:
1) This was my first and last purchase from Almay
2) None of the 3 colors show up on my eyes
3) The packaging is way to bulky for my liking
4) I'm really sad I wasted $ on this
5) PLS DONT GET THIS ...:(...;(...:x
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I guess there have been multiple editions for the blue eyes. The one im reviewing is number 22 with an orange, dark chocolate brown and a light sand color. First off im dark skinned NC55 and the brown eyes quad was too chalky and light so I brought this one. The orangey bronze shade is very light on me and needs to be packed on. The dark brown shade is great for crease work and the shimmery sandy beige looks good as a highlight. Since I usually only use the dark brown and sandy beige this trio is not that great of a value.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I got this for people with hazel eyes, but I have blue. I must say, it makes the perfect smokey eye!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use this eye shadow exclusively. I have it in the trio for blues (coffee, chocolate, and sand are what I think the colors are called, they're all shades of brown) and I love it! I wouldn't know what colors to choose on my own, but this does it for me! it really brings out my blue eyes well, and the colors are gorgeous. a little pricey for me (around 8 bucks) but I think everything else is around the same price, and I haven't found anything else that I like better!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have this in the for green eyes (my eyes are hazel but they have a lot of green in them).
The lid colour is a pink, the contour is a burgundy and the highlighter is a creamy golden peach. The colours are quite pretty and I would probably like them if they weren't so glittery. Won't buy again because of that.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought the trio for blue eyes 022, which has an orangey brown for the lid, a dark brown for the crease and a sand color for the brow bone. I find the lid color too orangey for me, after an hour the colors are fading and I look like I have been crying, you have to apply the dark brown in the crease very lightly and blend well or you look bruised plus they are super shiny! I would never waste my money on these again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got the trio for greens(bronze,olive green, creamy white)This eyeshadow trio is FAB-YOO-LOUS!!!!LOVEEE IT! My friends have all noticed that my eyes look greener and they are really hazel with partial places of green and I wanted to emphasize on the green, and I made the right choice for SURE. Another MAJOR plus for me is that it stays on for like, 10 hours without smudging off and that is great for someone like me with oily skin, AND I have bball practice almost everyday and it lasts through the sweat, oil, and humidity. This stuff is a dream. Couldnt ask for better color combinations, endurance, or enhancing on a color. :) love ya Almay.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
If applied VERY LIGHTLY over a primer they turn out like they look in the pan and do last
CONS- chalky and fly everywhere when applied
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got the purple trio for brown eyes - I thought these looked and felt nice when I swatched the testers on my hand. Went on smoothly, reasonable pigmentation, not too metallic.
Then I applied these on my eyes and I was so disappointed :-(
They seem to go on quite sheerly and blended into one big muddy mess, plus they have heaps of shimmer - normally I LOVE a bit of shimmer but this is just nasty reflecto unhealthy looking. I don't know if they are just more cool toned than they look in the pan but I looked sick after applying these (and I have HEAPS of other purple shadows!).
They don't layer well either, I tried putting a warm deep shade in the crease so I didn't look like a complete zombie but it was gone after about 2 hours. And pretty much everything else was completely faded by lunchtime.
Not for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
It was okay. It went on exceptionally well, and generally lasts the entire day nicely, though it will weather off eventually (but a little too quickly at times). It didn't make all that much different to my eye color, though it did make the green pop just a little bit. It's packaging was a nice bonus, because it is clean, easy, and well put together. I think that this is just a cute, harmless little product. Though I wasn't all that impressed overall, I do like it, because it is long-lasting and I love the colors. I have been using this quite a bit and I do like it. I would buy this product again, and maybe experiment with colors. Just because your eyes are brown or blue (etc!) doesn't mean you have to go with the colors they recommend, because the hazel color palette is actually quite pretty on my green eyes as well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I used to love these when I went through this weird "all my makeup has to be almay" phase, but now I realize that I need variety and that these shadows are restricting. The green eyes kits made my green eyes look weird (I guess the shade of green doesn't agree with my shade of green eyes). Sometimes they irritate my eyes if I put it on the inner corners, and although I am fine with using these once in a while they are not a very good shadow. Props for never creasing though
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Nicely selected colors, goes on smooth. A bit metallic but I can deal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wouldn't buy this again because I use only MAC eye shadows, however, this really did make my brown eyes look fabulous! My sister who doesn't notice ANYTHING, noticed my eyes, and went on to apply it on herself. She looked perfect for a night out on the town!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
These eye shadows are great and I love that they come with diagrams. I've bought them in 3 different palettes and use them everyday. I use MAC paint underneath to help it stay on longer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
These eyeshadows are wonderful!!!!
Pros: These eyeshadows don't crease, are true to their color (past eyeshadows I have used look one color but come out as another color), they don't fade, and after many hours of wearing them they don't move (i.e. melting from my brow bone to my eyelashes). Most importantly though, these eyeshadows don't irritate my ridiculously sensitive eyes!!!
Cons: The color sets can be somewhat restricting, but the quality of the eyeshadow is so great I couldn't care less!
I have three different sets, and even when I don't use the shadow for my green eyes my eyes still look great!!!! These eyeshadows are wonderful for anyone, whether you have sensitive eyes (like me) or oily eyes!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love all of these kits! They are affordable, widely available, relatively pigmented, versatile, and flattering to just about anyone. I would use all of these pallettes, and all look good on me. For reference, I have blue-gray eyes, pale skin, and naturally medium-dark blonde hair. For more detailed descriptions of each individual pallette go to the reviews for the separate shades.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really liked the shadows but have moved on and found stuff I like more, but if you're looking for easy, everyday stuff on a budget, I would suggest this. I have hazel and brown. Love the hazel despite the fact that I have brown eyes. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought the trio for brown eyes. Eh... the eyeliner doesn't go on evenly, the colors fade easily, and the mascara is a pretty color but nothing special. I'm just never satisfied with drugstore brands, I suppose.
Although, it does come out lovely in photographs.