Revlon • Illuminance Creme Shadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
boo. this was not a good buy, colors barley showed. It faded with in 30 mins or so, even with a primer. I think I got the quad shade in Endless Summer, or something like that , and was like..no. Too oily , didn't really dry up. Wasn't for me
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I LOVE these eyeshadows. For areas that you don't want long lasting shadow, because long-lasting shadows are drying, they are perfect. I get these in nude. I use the coffee-colored pot in the eye crease, very natural. The other colors I almost never use at all -- I wish I could buy separate pots of my favorite color!
Just today I bought another quad. This has a black shadow, pink, and two white/sparkly shadows. I mix the black, in the palm of my hand, with some Wet n Wild iridescent shadow (also in a pot, cost $2.99). This has a glorious smoky affect.
I find that, although I love the Bobbi Brown cream shadows, and use Cement (cream and matching shadow) for brows -- because the BB stays on like wallpaper, I don't like these BBs on the rest of my eye as they are drying and look crepey.
For that reason I like a cream eyeshadow, preferable to a dry pan shadow, because it is much more natural and flattering if you are a woman of a certain age!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. It's a great quick fix for eye shadow, and smooths on the eyelid effortlessly. However, by the end of the day, I find it kinds of fades away if I don't put a sufficient amount. My quad is in Skinlights, and they're neutral everyday colors. Except there's one color that's more of a light flesh, salmon tone that does not match my olive colored skin. So it looks really strange on me, which makes me avoid it. But I'm sure on lighter skinned people, it would look great. The other three colors I use everyday, though. I also really like the mirror built into the quad it's very convenient at times. Overall, it's a pretty good product and I'm sure I'll repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I had used these back in the early 2000's and loved them. They were easy to apply and blend and they were pigmented very well for something that came from a drugstore brand. And then I quit using them for whatever reason until now. I decided to buy one just to try for old times sake and to see if they had improved any over time. Nope. They've actually gone downhill. The pigmentation is gone. I've actually read a few reviews stating the same thing about these newer versions. I bought the "Eternal Summer" palette, which contained light yellow, brownish-green, shimmery light blue and coral-orange shades. The only one that actually gave some color was the green shade; everything else lacked the pigment that showed in the pan. So don't waste your money buying this like I did. There are much better options for cream shadows.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Silly me for not reading any reviews before buying this product. I got the colors Precious Metals. They were so pretty looking in the packaging and in the swatches I did when I got home. But with my oily lids they creased within an hour and looked horrid. So, I used a primer. Even then there was slight creasing, which is just unacceptable. Another problem is that you get virtually no product in each little pot. The purple color is just so pretty, but I have to be very careful with it so that it doesn't crease. I find myself using this product less and less because of the hassle of worrying about how it looks. I much prefer the Maybelline Color Tattoos.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I absolutely love love LOVE this product its so easy to apply i love texture i didnt have a probably with creasing like others had mentioned the colors were pretty and natural it was only about $5 at walmart. i have nothing bad to say about this product!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
worst eyeshadow I can remember. Glad I bought it half off. Tried once with just primer, and it creased terribly. Today I used with TFSI, powder and UD All Nighter to set. Still creased terribly. It's a shame since I liked the neutral colors.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can't say anything bad about this product, though before I go further - they are BASES. As eyeshadows, they crease horrifically whether you're oily or dry. You can use them as eyeshadows, but only if you apply them suuuper thinly over a decent primer. And even then they aren't that pigmented with such thin layers...and when you try to layer them more, they'll crease and sometimes smudge. But enough with the fail as eyeshadows - ha. As bases, these things are great - especially for the price. For $4, you get 4 eyeshadows that are tinted bases that you can line up with your powder eyeshadows. They are very sticky and make your powder eyeshadow so much more vibrant and longer lasting. I have five of these - which is amazing since I almost never re-purchase certain products because there's lots more to try out. They have a huuuuuge color selection which is a huge plus since these are so much better when they match up with your shadows.
My favorite is Va Va Bloom but I also own: Wild Orchids, Precious Metals, Black Magic, and Electric Pop.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for eyeshadow freaks (:
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have the precious metals quad and I can't get over how much I hate it. Even underneath UDPP, it starts to crease in less than 20 minutes, I don't even have oily eyelids!! The colors barely show up on me either, I just look like im wearing shimmer with the lighter colors, and shimmer with a light, almost dirty looking, tint with the darker shades. The only reason that I gave this product 2 stars is that it works okay as an inner corner highlighter (only the lighter shades), and the colors look pretty in the packaging, just not when you apply them, they are way too sheer seeing as you can't build them up because of their crazy creasing abilities.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Even with udpp underneath as primer using these cream b4 applying shadows creases after a couple hours. $8 i can buy somethibg else. this was one of many regrets.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
got mine off ebay for $8 Australian including postage so it was definitely dirt cheap
the shades were ok...not my favourite ever but ok
too shimmery n glittery for me personally
[ps. got this in nude]
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Way to Glittery and Sparkly, they need to make nude cream eyeshadows. I have 3 and I never use them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really don't like this product. Whenever I use this over a primer they crease like crazy. They suck as a primer as well. They don't help shadows last. I do use the first two shades as a base over UDPP and under someother shadows and they work to cancel out my veins, but their not worth the money. I'm just using it to use it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The one I got is eternal summer and I really love the color combination to be honest. Though I found this product a waste of $8 and I wish I listened to my sister. I fell in love with the orange shadow and I thought it would be perfect for summer. Once I applied it, I ended up applying three layers to get it to a bright fun orange but it didn't gave me anything. I even applied a powder eye shadow to set it and to help the orange stand out more. It helped...a little and next thing I found out it kept creasing. like BIG TIME!
Color combo - cute but not worth the $8 and maybe it works better for light skinned color people.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this one in 711 Black Magic / Magie noire. Pigment is great if I don't blend. When I am trying to blend, they are really really really difficult to work with. It does not give the smooth creamy shimmer color as other cream eyeshadow does. They crease on my lid very quick. Even with primer and pressed color shadow, they crease within half an hour after I applied. I cannot find anything good about it except the package is not bad. It is expensive and it's a completely waste of money. Absolutely the worst eyeshadow I have ever tried so far! No way I am wasting money on this again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I had this in Precious Metals, and I've had this quad for at least a couple of years. I found it stashed at the bottom of my eyeshadow palettes (that should have been enough of a warning) and decided to try them out for a week. I just couldn't get them to work. The colors are beautiful, and they really do make powder shadows looks fantastic (the burgundy shade did wonderous things to that interesting eyelid color in the WnW Petal Pusher palette), but they crease like crazy. I tried them without primer and worn alone, with primer, with primer and with powder shadow packed on top. Nothing could keep these from creasing, even though I never put them in my crease. They're just too creamy. I tried applying with a lighter hand, but then I was just left with patches of glitter and the powder that I tried to put on top would clump up. Not attractive. I really wouldn't recommend these to anyone, they come in gorgeous colors but it's not worth it if they're going to crease up after half an hour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love the rich feel and gorgeous finish of all these shadows. Each one I own applies and blends like a dream and has a simply beautiful luminous finish that truly does light up one's eyes. As for the shades, the quads I own (as with the Revlon Colorstay, some were bought in India and others in US:)
-Moonlit Jewels: I love this one on my skintone. It has a warm toned coppery brown, a light golden brown, a slightly aqua-toned green and a royal blue. All four are just divine on Indian skin, truly beautiful.
-Not Just Nudes: Very pretty for such basic neutral shades. It has a dark shimmery brown, a semi-matte medium brown, a shimmery golden brown (a bit lighter than Moonlit Jewels') and a semi matte cream. Medium and darker skins may make the cream a bit too light but the other shades are very pretty and versatile.
-Precious Metals: Another nice neutral quad with a metallic twist, a bit edgier than Not Just Nudes. Has a silver, a gold, a copper and a rose-gold that should work on any skin tone. Very versatile and pretty, I love the luminous glowy look these have.
-Va Va Va Bloom: Pretty two-shade plum, mauve and peach quad, goes fairly well with my skin tone but runs a bit cool toned. Would be lovely on anyone with cool undertones.
-Endless Summer: Purchased in US, was a new (non-LE IIRC) quad for summer 2011, has a baby blue, sage green, coral and canary shade. I love the sage color, the rest I can take or leave. Coral is quite bright & tricky to pull off, and the blue & canary are a bit light for me. Still great shadow quality.
Just a warning/reminder though: Remember cream shadows (of any brand) don't have the staying power of powder. Primer & occasional touch-ups will be necessary, especially if you have a long day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i really luv these quads and im sure ive either reviewed a particular quad or in general once before but either way- i own a few and love them all!!!
PRICE/AVAILABILITY- these quads are readily available in most drugstores since Revlon is almost everywhere as well as Walmart & target, depending on your area & stores. Price will also vary depending on where you purchase them & area. ive seen them priced anywhere from $4 to $7 so its a noticeable difference. Ive also have found a few shades on sale at 5 Below stores...I have purchased all mine on sales so I have not paid full price. Im not sure theyre worth more than $7 for thats be over $2 a cream shadow so it can lean more expensive for drugstore
SHADE/FORMULA- i have a few quads & all the ones I own are neutral, but they do have more vivid bright colors available. i tend to wear neutral shadows so i like neutral bases for most looks. They make great cream shadows for bases for powder eyeshadows to grab to. they arent too creamy nor too thick. its a great medium. they arent waxy like some ive tried. they have a quad or shadow for basically any color you want to put on top. you can match up shadows like the base used or try different finishes and colors to bring out different undertones for many looks. The main tip I can give it to use your finger or synthetic brush to apply these to eye area and only use a very thin layer. its always easier to build up that try to take it away. i use my fingers to apply these single the warmth helps them to blend a bit easier onto skin. also make sure to blend out edges & any areas you feel have too much product for shadows will cake & crease easy in those areas! i have not experience creasing unless ive used too much cream. I have normal lids. i find these will work for everyone to provide a colored base that is slightly creamy for powder shadows to stick and stay on. this cream shadow will provide a layer between oil production that makes creasing and fading happen. these make excellent bases. they have a great consistency that allows them to dry almost to a slight powder finish. they dont move once you set them. if you dont want to use any colored powder shadows on top or want the look made with these cream shadows, id suggest topping or using a light layer of your face powder- the powder will set these from moving or creasing or fading. ive done it this way & its so pretty. these stay on as bases for over 8 hours. all quads have 4 coordinating shadows but with each have 4 different finishes. some of the shadows are matte creams, while some are satin and some more metallic finishes. none of the metallic looking shadows have glitter chunks. appropriate for everyone. i love that they give you a choice of finish! so check the colors & finishes to see which ones you like. its a great variety! can you believe there is matte cream bases in the drugstore!!! ive had some for almost 2 years now and they have not dried up or cracked and all are still creamy and smooth to apply! which is great.
PACKAGING- these are rectangular hard plastic compacts that are shiny black in color. they come with a snap open or close lid. in newer versions the cream shadows have a bubbled up look that allows you to see the individual shadow color inside as well as a great full sized mirror inside. the older versions do not have a mirror. you get four cream shadows all the same size which are a little bigger than a nickel. not a whole lot of product but a decent amount. i like that its not a whole bunch for you get 4 different colors that you can use for awhile but im not worried that i have so much to get through before they end up drying out & changing in consistency. the pans arent as deep as the compact. i love the mirror you get for its as big as the lid. great for applying these on the go. they are slim and compact & sturdy for traveling. its great for theres so many different quads for any look but even if you only have 1 theres 4 coordinating colors for any look you want to achieve. different finishes in a little compact! these are small enough to fit in travel makeup bags. mine withstood rough handling through airports & cruises slamming my suitcase around. i have not had any break or crack on me yet. the compact keeps the shadows from drying!
overall these cream illuminance quads are great! they are affordable and mutipurpose for cream shadows. they are great for beginners or makeup collectors alike. i suggest everyone try at least of the quads. you get 4 shadows which means 100s of different looks- i have also seen people use particular shadows as highlighters for their face. i have not had any breakouts or zits pop up & i have sensitive skin. i own a few and plan on picking up as many as i can. i want to get through one though soon but i am a cream shadow/base hoarder so i have so many opened that i need to use but since i only need a thin layer or amount each day- it will take forever to get through them. some of the shadows are so beautiful and unique and im obsessed with alot of them!
try them! make sure you use a thin layer- esp if you think these crease or fade like crazy- it may help with that! blend and pat and top with powder!!! love these! forever will and hope they continue to come out with new quads with many more gorgeous colors!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have this quad in 714 Eternal Summer. I originally purchased it just for the orange color, because I needed it for Halloween. I was pleasantly surprised with how pigmented every shade was.
The only downside is massive creasing. Even after using primer potion and setting it with translucent powder, I found that it creased.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have this in the nude colors im not sure what the name is. I really like these, although im not crazy about all the colors there's two in the nude palette i just can't seem to go a day with out using them. Weather it be for work by themselves(makes my eyes look brighter and less dead BIG plus) Their easy to apply, use your fingers. They add more color to my eyeshadows. BUT i do wish they had a longer staying power and the texture would be better if it wasn't so thin..