Hello there ladies, it's another weekend once again and Christmas is getting nearer and nearer. I hope you're halfway through or almost done with your X'mas shopping. As for me, i haven't started yet and i have no choice but to do it asap. I can't wait to cross off some makeup products on my wishlist *so excited!!!* Plus i will be purchasing a few special items too...not for me but to share something back to my dear readers soon. Will keep you guys posted :-)
Comes with 2 sponge-tip applicators
These are almost the EXACT colors IRL
Classic eggplant casing
I was very excited the first time i got this because pinks and purples are my favorite colors. However, the moment i tried it i got extremely disappointed. Color payoff was quite bad (sans primer), it took me several tries before the color would actually come out. To make matters worse, fallouts were everywhere! I hated the marks it left under my eyes especially over concealer.It made my dark circles seem worse! So i had to be extra careful everytime i apply this which is unnecessary stress. Because of that i stopped using this altogether and secretly loathed Shiseido for creating such a crappy product. I felt duped!
-smooth silky texture
-lovely color combination
-lasted a long time (esp with primer)
-highly buildable colors
-didn't crease nor cake
-i hated those fallouts!
-had to relayer for color to pop
-compact is prone to fingerprints and marks
-never liked those sponge-tips
A few months later, when i discovered the joy and importance of using eyeshadow primer, i decided to give this product another shot. Using MAC's Prep+Prime eye base, i sweeped the shadow all over my lids. This time around i noticed that the colors were more vivid. The silky powder blended well with the base. I was very happy coz' the palette won't be put to waste after all! Now i'm mixing and matching this quad with other shades and brands.
The lasting power is superb with primer! It lasted from noon til' midnight. The eyeshadow still looks freshly applied even after a long day's work. Because of that i started to like this product. I don't know if it's just me but there's something classic and natural about this product. Women who are too busy, who are not so much into makeup but likes branded stuffs, and those who are afraid to venture out of their comfort zones might actually like this. But to the rest who've been there and done that, this might just fall short.
Will i repurchase?
Although i made this work for me, i still am not overly crazy about it. So i'm gonna pass. There are more brands out there that i think delivers better results. I just wish they made this more pigmented. Then that would've been a totally different story...