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I am reviewing an eye shadow quad which is by Avon. This particular eye shadow is called True Colour and has a total of 4 different colours in one set. This crease-proof eye shadow provides vivid colour in just one sweep. Due to the numbers on each of the eye shadows it makes it easy to create expert eye looks. The eye shadow quad comes in total of 11 different shades, each of which can be used to shade and highlight your eyes. My sister actually had some lovely eye shadow on just before Christmas and when asking her what it was, she told me it was the Avon True Colour Quad. She gave me a book to look at so I decided to order one of the eye shadow sets amongst other things. As with most Avon products the eye shadow set comes in a black box stating what it is on the front.
The box opens to enable you to get the actual compact out which contains the eye shadow. I noticed there was some print on the inside of the box and this tells actually tells you how to apply the product. This information is in quite a few different languages. When taking the compact out I was a little surprised at how light-weight it was. I was expecting it to be slightly heavier than what it was. The main compact is black and has a shiny look to it. The words 'Avon' are embossed onto the top of the compact. On the bottom of the compact it tells you the name of the shade of the set which in this case is 'Stone Taupes'. When opening the compact this reveals a nice large squared mirror which sits nicely inside the lid. There are a total of 4 different eye shadows, two of which are square and the other two which are rectangular in shape. There is a double ended applicator which sits to the right of the eye shadows. This had a large applicator on one end and a smaller one on the other. Each eye shadow has a number engraved on it so you know how to apply the product. The eye shadows all look lovely colours and I felt positive that I was going to be able to use these to create the perfect look.
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I ordered this from the Avon book where it's priced at £9.00 which I didn't think was too bad for the set considering it contains 4 different coloured eye shadows. If you don't have an Avon book you can order it from the online Avon shop which is www.avonshop.co.uk. The eye shadow quads come in the following shades/colours:
* Emerald Cut
* Mocha Latte
* Purple Haze
* Stone Taupes
* Urban Skyline
* Glow Teal
* Metal Eyes
* Mod Muse
* Savage Beauty
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Using the Product
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As with all eye shadows and eye products I would recommend using a primer on your eye lids which will help to make your eye shadow last longer. I started off using shade 2 and 3. You can use either one of these on their own or blend them together. Shade 2 was a light shimmery brown colour and shade 3 was a darker shimmery brown colour. I applied shade 2 first and then blended shade 3 over the top. Although shade 3 looks quite dark it doesn't look so dark when applying it. I found that the eye shadows were quite soft when rubbing the sponge applicator over the colours. The colour transfers onto the applicator easily and I found the eye shadow easy to apply, although some did drop down onto the area beneath my eye. Luckily I hadn't applied any foundation so I was able to wipe this off using a facial cleansing wipe.
Shade 1 is a slightly shimmery pink colour and is used to highlight your eyes. They suggest applying this just beneath the brow area. I used the slightly smaller end of the applicator to apply this. This definitely highlighter the brow area but you do need to be careful not to apply too much as it can look a little over the top. The last shade to apply was the darkest shade of all, which is marked number 4. This shade is used to define the eyes. This particular colour is a very dark brown and isn't as shimmery looking as the other colour in the compact. I used the thinner/smaller end of the sponge applicator to apply this along the upper and lower lash line. This would define my eyes and hopefully finish off the look. This colour was also easy to apply and is as dark as on as it looks in the compact. This blended slightly with the colours used on the eye lid to make the line appear slightly softer. I did have to neaten up the eye shadow which was applied to my lower lash line but this was done easily using a cleansing facial wipe which I used earlier when applying the eye shadow. I finished off the look with a few coats of mascara to my lashes.
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After applying the product and finishing off the look with a few coats of mascara I looked in the mirror to have a good look at the results. I have to admit the eye shadow didn't look as dark as I thought it would; although the colour that I used to define my eyes looked great. The colour I used to highlight the brow area was a lot more noticeable than I thought when applying it and at first I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not. The lighter colour used to highlight does make the brow and general eye area slightly brighter. I actually chose this particular set of colours because brown eye shadows are meant to be more suited for blue eyed people. I did find that the eye shadow bought out the colour in my eyes. I actually really liked the finished results of the eye shadow. I went to work as normal and would check on my make up later on during the day.
I hoped because I had used a lid primer that the eye shadow would stay put all day. During the afternoon when popping to the ladies toilet I did have a good check in the mirror to see how the eye shadow was looking. It hadn't creased which I was impressed by and it still looked pretty good and all in place. The darker colour which was near my lower lash line looked a little lighter, although it was still noticeable so there was no need to re-apply anything. During the day I didn't experience any problems with my eyes such as dryness or any reaction from using the eye shadow which I was glad about as I do have sensitive eyes. A good 5-6hrs later when arriving home from work and getting ready to take off the eye shadow I was impressed to see that the majority of the eye shadow was still looking great and had lasted throughout the day. I always use Simple Cleansing Wipes to remove any make up and I found that the eye shadow was removed from my eyes easily without having to really rub at them.
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I haven't ordered anything from Avon for a long time so I didn't really know much about this product until my sister told me about it when asking her what eye shadow it was she was wearing. She actually gave me an Avon book to look at and pointed out the eye shadow set and when seeing the huge range of colours I thought I would purchase one to see what it was like. I find that some of Avon's products are quite good, but others not so good so I wasn't sure what to expect from this. I was surprised at how lightweight the compact was when removing it from the box and I personally though it looked and felt a little cheap. When opening the compact it looked very nice with all the numbered shadows and with a large mirror in the lid of the compact.
The colours in the set were all very nice and I found them easy to apply. I did find the eye shadows quite soft which means they did glide on easily but they were slightly crumbly which meant that some of the eye shadow did fall down beneath the eye area. The finished results when applying the eye shadow was good, especially when finished off with a few coats of mascara. I found that the eye shadow lasted all day without fading or creasing. I did use a lid primer which may explain why the product lasted all day. I am unsure how well this product would last without a primer. The product was kind to my eyes and didn't cause them any irritation and it was really easy to remove at the end of the day as well. In terms of value I do think the product is slightly over-priced because I do think the packaging looks and feel quite cheap and some of the eye shadow colours don't really show very well. This isn't the best eye shadow set I have purchased before but it does the job and what it claims to do.
(review will also appear on ciao)
===The packaging has now changed from the image above but the eye shadow is the same - it is just now in a square compact with four round discs of colour===
===Why I Bought This===
I like having a different range of eye shadow colours but tend to stick to mostly browns or pinks. However if I see a bargain I like to experiment with different shades so when this quad of colours were on sale I thought I would give them a try as a change is always with good with your appearance.
===Avon True Colour===
This is the main brand of make-up sold by Avon. Not as cheap as Colour Trend but not as expensive as some they sell occasionally.
Comes in a black cardboard box.
Use within 24 months.
Inside is a black squarish 3inch plastic compact that is slightly rounded.
AVON is imprinted on the lid.
It is opened by a press catch at the front.
Inside the lid is a square mirror.
The quad of eyeshadows comprise four circles of colour about an inch in size.
There is also a double ended sponge applicator - with one side being larger than the other.
The circles of colour are slightly domed.
Fresh Cut Green
Smoky Eyes (what I purchased)
Also Limited Edition Colours of:
Normally £8.50 but I got it for £2.50.
Avon website states - 'Silky smooth eye shadow can be layered up for vivid, intense colour that looks fresh all day*. (*Consumer Study, 120 people.)'
You can always buy these eye shadow quads with Avon - and quite often they will be selling off some of the shades as they bring out new ranges. However how many shades can there be? So the shadows that are on sale are often not much different to the new ones being promoted.
It has been a long time since I have had any grey eye shadows and really I was not very happy with the ones I used to have as I don't think they suited me - so it was a bit of a gamble as to whether I would like the Smokey Eyes quad which had a White, Pale Pink, Light Grey and Dark Grey shades.
The compact feels good quality and the mirror in the lid is a decent size. The sponge applicator I do not bother with as I prefer to use my long handled brushes - but it would be good if you carried your eye shadows in your handbag for applying when out and about.
I use the white to highlight under my brows and these are nice matt shades with no sparkle - so good for 'anytime' wear. I then apply the mid grey further down my brow - this is quite a mild sort of colour and reasonably pale. Then I put on the darker grey in he crease line. Although the dark grey is a sort of slate colour is is not very intense when applied - this suits me fine - but you could build up the colour if you wanted. For me I find these greys very good - as they colour in a gentle way and do not make me look like a panda. The white is a good highlighter without being too vividly white and the grey is more delicate than the previous ones I had.
I do find though that the pink, though pretty in the compact' is virtually non-existent if you try to use it - which is a shame as I like the shade.
This powder is easy to apply and does not crease or wear off and will stay on for the stated 'up to 12 hours' and longer.
It comes off easily with any cleanser or wipe and does not need special eye make-up remover. Personally I use baby lotion.
I have no trouble with these shadows irritating my eyes and at this sort of price you can afford to revamp your make-up collection regularly and throw out any old shadows.
4 stars - three of the four colours are great.
===Would I Recommend?===
Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad is costs £8.50 and comes in a range of co-ordinating colours such as neutrals, greys, blues etc. It is regularlyon offer through Avon and can be purchased for £6 at the moment. I have the smokey eyes pallate which has a white, a pink, a light grey and a dark grey eyeshadow in it. The compact comes with a handy mirror and one of those rubbish little sponge brushes which I always lose and then use a proper eyeshadow brush.
I'm quite the fan of Avon but having tried many, many of its products over the years, despite looking like high end brands, the quality of the items is not always so good. For foundations and eyeshadows which I want to last a long time I would rather invest some more money in a decent product than get one that isn't so great. Unfortunately despite looking high end, the eyeshadow quad doesn't deliver brilliantly in the pigmentation department. I think I am personally spoiled by the wonderful range of MAC eyeliners and the brilliant pigmentation in there, so personally for me, no other brand even comes close to that. Taking a step back however, some people may not require such depth of colours so in that case this eyeshadow quad from Avon may be fine. I always use Avon Perfect Wear eyeshadow stick in Diamond under all of my eyeshadows - it basically just is a bases so that the colour has something to stick to and that is one product that actually does work and lasts the 8 hours it claims to last (and more!). The colours in this quad are not too scary to use - I tend not to use the pink at all, I'm not even sure what that is in there, but I use the white all over my eye and then build up the smokey-ness with the light grey then the dark grey in the crease of my eye. The eyeshadow has a bit of a sparkle in it but it isn't too obvious and definitely isn't blingy for a daytime look. I think for someone wanting to try a 'safe' smokey eyed look then this is a great product to go for (if used with the Perfect Wear stick for long lasting colour). The pigmentation isn't high and so the look overall is softer and possibly more subtle than the MAC eyeshadows I mentioned earlier. The colours blend nicely together but for me they just remain too subtle. They are far too subtle to use as nighttime makeup and don't create much drama at all across the eye.
I would say that for four colours this is a great price. If you are looking for a subtle or daytime look then this eyeshadow quad would be perfect but for a more dramatic, long-lasting night time look I would probably avoid this product and go for something with better pigmentation like the MAC eyeshadow (which would cost almost £50 for the same 4 colours - worth bearing in mind if cost is an issue). This isn't a terrible product, it just doesn't suit my needs very well.
I have a few different Avon eyeshadow quads. There are currently 13 different quads available to buy on the Avon website.
~ Use ~
I don't use these eyeshadows very often as I have got it into my head that they are poor quality and it is hard to transfer the colour onto your skin.
I have found this to be the case with lighter colours such as a light gold colour that I have in one of my eyeshadow quads, which does not show up easily on my skin and it appears transparent. I also have a white colour, which is more visible than the gold, but needs to be built up for a proper coverage.
The darker shades of browns, beiges and blues are great and they transfer onto your skin easily and with no problems. The colours do not need to be built up at all.
One of the quads that I have is called 'tiger's eye' and it has two gold colours (one light and one dark) and a light and a dark brown in it.
The gold colours have minimal shimmer, but it is the brown colours that I like as even in the compact they appear matte, they feel like they are good quality and they transfer onto your skin easily.
Once on your skin the eyeshadow is long lasting and will not budge all day unless you rub it off. It is easy to remove with a wipe or cleanser.
~ Packaging ~
The quads eyeshadow is a square shape only with slightly curved edges and the word 'AVON' is imprinted onto the front of the compact. It is different to that pictured, which is a much older version of the quad eyeshadows.
The compacts are black and my 'tiger's eye' compact has animal print in a bronze colour on the front, but the other quad compacts I have lines of silver dots coming from the middle of the compact (like rays of sunshine). I like the effects on both of them and I have seen in the Avon brochure and online that there is a new design for some of the new shades that have been released, where the front of the quad seems to be splashed with colour - it is a nice design with bright blues, turquoise and lilac in it. It looks really nice.
Inside the compact you get a large mirror and a double ended applicator as well as the four round eyeshadows.
~ Price ~
All of the quads are currently reduced from £8.50 to £6.00 and you get a free 'party glamour gift set' when you spend £12 on make-up (this gift set consists of a supershock mascara which I previously reviewed and really like, 15ml Little Red Dress perfume (long tube spray), which I have and can also recommend and also a gold nail polish).
You can buy online at www.avonshop.co.uk or order from your Avon representative (if you have one) via the Avon brochure.
~ Conclusion ~
Overall I do like these quads, but wouldn't buy or recommend them for the lighter colours. I don't usually have a problem with white eyeshadows, but the one in my Avon quad needs to be layered to achieve the desired effect.
The colours are long lasting and will stay on looking as good as new all day.
The compact is nice and I like the different designs they have. The mirror is also handy and the applicators work well if you don't have a brush to hand.
I would definitely buy more Avon eyeshadow quads in the future, but I will try to avoid lighter shades as I won't get the same use out of them.
I bought this when it was on offer £4 I paid about a year ago. I bought this while in my brown phase and loved the colours. It comes in an oval compact and comes with a small double ended applicator that I hate with a passion. I never use these applicators as I find them too rough and hard on the eyes. I mainly used the two on the right hand side of the pack. The orange tinged one and the darker brown, yes that was the look I was going for!!
I have to admit the set was very disappointing; it was quite hard to actually get colour onto my powder brush. I even tried with the applicator and failed with that as well. In the end I had to literally scratch the surface of the powder to get any colour at all. When I tried to apply it onto my eyelids, it failed really badly. The colour itself was very light compared to the set colour and it has to be caked on to get a tinge of colour at all, and trying to match the colour in the compact, it doesn't even come close. It also didnt stay on very long, just faded away to nothing.
If you want a very light colouring then this is the set for you, but only if it's on offer like it was when I bought it. I don't know how much the full price is but if I had bought it for full price, I would have asked for my money back as it just fails to do anything like what it should.
I have used Boots No 7 make up products for as long as I can possibly remember, as I have always found them to be of a high quality. However, determined to try out some alternative brands my attention was captured by a number of eye shadows in one of Avon's brochures several months ago. Consequently, I made a purchase of their True Colour Eye Shadow Quad in Mocha Lattte with this review discussing my experience. I would point out that the packaging has been modernised and differs to Dooyoo's image as shown above.
The only downside I find with purchasing from Avon is that I cannot see the products before hand and a little guess work is required, particularly when making a choice from an image in their brochure. However, when my purchase was delivered to me I was more than impressed with its appearance, as unlike the fairly small trio or quad collections I have used belonging to Boots No 7, the packaging is of a good size and is similar to that of a face powder compact. Despite the outer sturdy plastic casing almost being 8 cm square, I could see that it would neatly fit into my make up bag. The hinged section is considerably robust and when opening the eye shadows I was delighted to find a high quality square mirror firmly fixed within the lid.
Whilst there are so many make up brushes available to purchase these days, I am a little old fashioned when it comes to applying eye shadow and still use the applicators that accompany my eye shadow purchases. If you are familiar with Boots No 7 you will be aware that their eye shadows often come with a curved applicator, which is an absolute nightmare to use. However, I was pleased to witness a 5 cm in length straight rather chunky looking double ended foam applicator. In addition, each of the four eye shadows measure almost 2 ½ cm in diameter and are slightly raised, so I got the impression that I was receiving a lot of product for my money.
I cannot admit to being very experimental when it comes to eye shadow colours as I always tend to opt for browns and I was pleased with the four shades with a sandy colour being the lightest and mocha being the darkest. I do not use primer on my eye lids, as I cover them with a light application of mousse foundation following by a dusting of face power, which provides a good base. The double ended foam applicator offers a fairly large sponge on the one side for the main coverage with a slightly smaller size on the opposite end to maintain precision in the inner corners. The foam effortlessly glides across the eye shadows and collects a sufficient dusting, which is sufficient for one application. It is easily smoothed across the eye lid due to its silky texture and my initial impressions were good, particularly as it delivered ample coverage. I find the eye shadows easy to both blend and layer where I can opt for additional coats to create a more dramatic and vivid appearance.
Unlike some of the cheaper brands I have used in the past, no eye shadow particles flake away and land on my cheeks. The real test for me in relation to eye shadows is their staying power after wearing for a couple of hours, as if I do not use quality products I suffer with an unsightly crease of eye shadow at the back of my eye lid. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised that I did not suffer with this problem, as the eye shadow stayed where it was intended and offered good pigmentation although I found that I needed a slight touch up approximately five hours later. I must admit that I was really impressed, as despite the packaging and appearance of the eye shadows being of a high quality, I was a little apprehensive, particularly due to the low price.
Despite me using the eye shadows twice every week day, the applicator has remained perfectly intact whereas those that I receive with my Boots products generally tend to lose the foam section after a couple of months. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and may even be tempted to experiment with another colour, as Avon offer a large range in the True Colour Eyeshadow Quads such as pinks, blues, greens and lilacs. In addition, the packaging perfectly holds the eye shadows in place, so there is no risk or powder escaping under the lid. Furthermore, none of the eyeshadows have broken, which is a real frustration of mine with some of the other brands that I've tried. The eyeshadow quad normally retails at £8.50, but you can currently make a purchase either online or from your local representative for £5, which I believe represents excellent value for money.
I would have awarded five stars for these eyeshadows if I hadn't needed to reapply during the day, so I feel a four star rating is appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
The Avon eye shadow quad has changed a lot since the one on the dooyoo picture as it is now a lot more modern. The picture here looks very old fashioned and it was only a matter of time before it had a re-vamp. I love my eye shadows and I wear them every day, a quad for me is ideal especially a one where there are light colours for the day time and darker shades for the evening. The other benefits to having light and dark shades is that you can combine them to create a Smokey eye effect which can be very flattering, for this reason I chose the eye shadow in the Smokey eyes variety.
The product comes in a black shiny compact which is plain apart from the Avon logo on the front. There is a button on the front section that can be pressed to open the compact. Once opened you will see the 4 colours that are available. A white, light pink, light grey and a dark grey. All the colours looked fab and resembled the book in which I had picked them out of. The compact also has a handy mirror in the lid.
The eye shadow itself is really silky and easy to apply. It is compact so you don't have any lose bits falling underneath the eye on application. Once applied the shadow looks really good when used alone or mixed with a few shades to create the Smokey eye definition. The colour is long lasting and still looks lovely at the end of the day. I purchased mine for about £5.00 which I think is acceptable for this product however you can expect to pay £8.50 at full price.
Overall this is a nice little compact with some lovely shades, long lasting effects and silky smooth texture. I would definitely recommend.
I bought this only because it was on offer in the Avon brochure. I paid £4 for it.
I chose the purple compact which consists of four shadows that are supposed to be used (and blended) together, although it's a guessing game as to what goes where as it doesn't come with any instructions. I like the look and feel of the compact itself. It's black and it's a sleek and elegant design. The compact isn't too heavy to carry either so you can easily carry this with you in a handbag or clutch bag. The compact also comes with a double ended applicator. My applicator fell apart within a week as the foam ends came loose and dropped off. I just use one of my own applicators now.
The eyeshadow is soft and creamy to apply and it looks great initially. What disappointed me was that the colours don't really blend together as promised by Avon. They GO together but they don't BLEND together so what is the point? Trying to blend them together is messy and it makes the eyeshadow crease. I use them alone now, one colour at a time. If I find a similar colour in my make-up bag I will blend it with that. The eyeshadow isn't the most long lasting of eyeshadows either. It tends to crease in warmer weather and you end up having to apply it over and over. I think this compact is around £8 at full price and it is NOT worth the money!!!!
Not bad when it's on offer I suppose.
--What is this product?--
This product is an eyeshadow quad from Avon Cosmetics. I have long been a fan of Avon as my daughter has been an Avon representative for many years so they are a brand I trust and typically find their products as good as some of the expensive luxury brands.
This eyeshadow quad has four shade of eyeshadow which compliment each other and blend nicely. You can see from the photograph in this dooyoo catalogue that the eyeshadows are different tones and shades of brown, however, the Avon brochure and website has a number of different options including a lilac/blue eyeshadow quad and a smokey grey eyeshadow quad.
--What is the quality like?--
The quality of the eyeshadows is not as good as I had hoped, but I have recently become used to the high pigmentation of MAC eyeshadows (which would cost me 4 times the price of this item). The colour is good in the Avon eyeshadows and the shades blend together nicely and if you have got a good base on your eyes (I use Avon Perfect Wear Eyeshadow in Diamond as a base) then this will last for several hours.
On one hand, because the pigmentation is less dense than the high end brands, it means you need to use more of the Avon product (possibly a false economy?), but sometimes this is really useful, particularly when I want my eyeshadow to blend quickly and last for a short period of time. I find the high-pigmented eyeshadows much harder to blend.
--Is it value for money?--
I believe the eyeshadow quad represents excellent value for money. Four eyeshadows which have lasted me well over 2 years (I know you are supposed to bin them after so many months but I haven't!) and still have plenty in them. I only use them occasionally, but I guess if you were to use them daily, this would last you about 6 month which, for £6.50 is excellent value. The only downside is that I prefer the lighter colours so once that runs out I find it hard to make use of the other colours, again perhaps a false economy, perhaps it would be better to buy 2 single-colour shades that I really liked and used. Regardless, for £6.50 I think that this is an excellent product.
--Would I buy it again?--
I would definitely buy the eyeshadow again, in fact, I have it in several shades/tones as I mentioned earlier. As long as you have a good base for your eyeshadow, it should last well and this product definitely does.
Only 4 stars from me as I was slightly disappointed in the low density pigmentation.
=== Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad ===
=== Why did I buy it? ===
I first bought this about 2 years ago simply because it was on offer for the bargain price of £3 (if I remember correctly!)
I was drawn to it not only by the price but also the great choice of colours. There were 9 different colours to choose from and I chose the Smokey Eye Quad.
I thought that the colours would be easy to blend together to give a modern smokey eye effect, seeing as that is the name of the one I chose!
It looked like a classic design and the four colours made it look well worth the money.
=== How to apply and the effects! ===
I applied this using an eyeshadow brush that I purchased in H&M, it's the brush I use for every other eyeshadow so couldn't see any reason why not.
I started off with the darker colour for my eye lids.... I was less than impressed as it didn't really show up well. I wanted a dark effect and that was neigh impossible no matter how much I applied! Moving onto the other colours I wasn't surprised when they also failed to work well.
I have bought numerous other eyeshadows from Avon and have never experienced this before. I would compare this to the cheapest eyeshadows on the market... the ones that don't add any colour at all and smell of talc!
So after my initial dissapointment I went on to try another colour way, only because it was in my cousins make-up bag! This time I used the Mocha Latte and was relieved that this one does add a bit of colour, albeit not as dark as I would have liked but still!
I don't think these eyeshadows have enough pigment in them, they don't seem true to their colours ie. What you see isn't actually what you get!
=== Would I buy again or recommend? ===
For it's usual £8.50 price tag, I would have to say a definate NO to would I buy again, I also wouldn't recommend either.
=== Price, availabilty and other colours ===
As I have mentioned above it usually retails at £8.50 but can sometimes be found on offer at at least half price.
It is availble from Avon. Either a local rep or www.avonshop.co.uk.
It is available in 9 colour ways.
* Cocoa Dreams
* Denim Blues
* Fresh Cut Greens
* Icy Lagoon
* Island Breeze
* Mocha Latte
* Pink Sands
* Purple Haze
* Smoky Eyes
I'm not usually one to purchase make up from Avon, however after struggling to find an eye shadow I am happy with, I decided to have a quick browse through my friends catalogue. I wanted at least two different shades within the eye shadow compact and on looking I came across this True Color Quad. I liked the look of it in the catalogue, as it had a choice of several different color combinations and it had been reduced to £5.00. I decided I would give it a go and ordered one in the mocha latte colors.
~Avon True Color Eye Shadow Quad~
This eye shadow quad comes a lovely little black shiny plastic case, square in shape unlike the Dooyoo picture. The size of a powder compact makes it easy to slip into my makeup bag along with everything else. It feels nice and smooth in my hand and is easily opened by pressing a little black button on the front side of the compact, once opened it reveals four delicious mocha latte colors which compromise of a light slightly glittery fawn color, a somewhat darker version of the fawn color also slightly glittery, a light brown matte color and a deeper brown matte color.
The four colors compliment each other beautifully within the compact. Along side the four round eye shadow colors is an applicator, again black in color double ended with one end being slightly more pointed and precise than the other, this makes putting on my eye shadow easy across the actual eye lid, the other end of the applicator I use for applying the lightest shade right up to my eye brow. The color goes on evenly and smoothly, then I carefully apply the darker shade over the top on my eye lid only. The thinner end of the applicator makes this easy to do as I can get the eye shadow precisely where I want it, and I might add, it goes on very nicely.
I don't need to use much of the eye shadow at any one time, only a small amount is needed to give me my desired effect. There is a mirror inside the compact as well, which I find is a nice touch because it is actually quite a decent little mirror. So for £5.00 I am quite impressed.
I am pleased with the overall results of my eye shadow once it has been applied, I never seem to get any creases in the eye shadow, I only apply it once in the morning when I am doing my usual morning make up routine. To be fair though, it does fade slightly throughout the day but should I want to, I can always touch up the eye shadow, for instance if I was going out again and wanted it to look fresh.
At the end of the day when the time comes for me to remove my eye shadow, I gently wipe a facial wipe across each eye, which is enough to remove any remaining shadow that is still on by bedtime. I've been using this eye shadow for a couple of months now and have to say it has lived up to my expectations. I'm pleased I purchased it and will purchase it again. I think I got quite a bargain as I only really wanted two colors and would have paid the £5.00 but as it is, I got four really nice blendable colors, which are easy to apply, don't crease, easy to take off and does not irritate my eyes in any way.
The eye shadow quad is available in lots of different combinations of shades including:
Fresh Cut Greens
So there's bound to be a shade that suits you.
~Where from and how much~
Usual price is £8.50 from Avon but they are on offer at the moment for £5.00
So if you are looking for a nice decent eye shadow quad set for a decent price, look no further, this eye shadow gets 5 stars from me as it's perfect.
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Please note the picture above is for the old design and not the new one.
As I am in the process of revamping my makeup bag I have been looking for a good selection of eye shadows and a good colour choice. I came across is eye shadow quad in the Avon brochure and thought it look good so decided to give it a try.
The eye shadows come in a black case which is made from hard plastic. On the lid we have a nice silver design and the Avon logo. When opening the lip, this is very simple to do, there is a small press button which releases the lid, you will find the 4 coloured shadows inside. There is a mirror on the inside of the lid which is a decent size and a space at the side of the shadows where the small double ended brush sits.
The powders look nice and rich in colour and they look quite moist, they are not all bitty and overly dry. On the back of the case there is a small section which shows the 4 colours with numbers and then an eye outline showing where the colours should go. I think this is very handy to have as it shows how to apply the shadows for the most dramatic look. The colours do not have to be wore in the way and they are all very good stand alone colours if you are looking for a more subtle look from them.
The application is very easy, there is a brush included in the case, the one end has quite a wide tip but the other has a more slimmer one, this is the ideal brush for the application of all four colours in the shown way. When you put the shadow onto the brush it only takes one stroke over the small round colour section as a lot does come away on the applicator. I have noticed that it does not crumble or leave a lot of powdery mess when this is done and for me this is a bonus as it means I am not getting it over my clothes. The power glides easily onto the eye lid and you to do have to be overly hard when doing so. The colour you get from just the one stroke on the lid is very good and rich but if you want more of a dramatic colour then you can build this up by applying more.
I have found this to be a great eye shadow which lasts for hours. I apply mine of a morning and it still looks just as good when it comes to removing it for bed. The shadow does not crease or smudge when blinking and it does not run when eyes water. I have had great success when wearing these and they are also very easy to get different looks from. The individual colour can be wore separately for the daytime and then they can be all worn and blended together for a perfect evening look. The colour choice is great, the set which I have is the aquadelic one, this contains a green, salmon, white and dark silvery grey colours, they do not look as if they will all go tighter when you first look at the set but if applied the way shown then they give a wonderful look. There are other colour choices available but for me they were slightly too dark.
The shadow is very easy to remove when needed, I se a small blob of baby lotion on a cotton wool ball and just gentle wipe over the eye, it comes off with ease and no hard rubbing is needed. There have been no irritations to my eyes after using this shadow. There is a shelf life of 24 months on the product but personally I don't think it will last for anywhere near this time as I love the colours so much.
This is an Avon product so it is only available in their catalogue or their online store. The price is around £8 but I paid just £5.50 on offer and I think it is well worth this amount as you are getting 4 different colours which can be worn many ways for lots of different looks. There are not claims on the shadow as to whether this has been product using animal testing or not.
I am more than happy to give this eye shadow quad the full 5 stars as I love it. The colours are great and it is not drying and does not crease. There are so many ways this can be worn and it is well worth the price tag especially if you too can get it on offer. Highly recommended by me.
I Do not often wear make up but when I do I like to have a choice in my makeup bag. As a mother to 3 young children I do not get much time to my self so I love having a look through the Avon book to see any bargains I can treat myself with from home! I came across these eye shadow quads which are a little different to the picture above they come in a chunky black plastic box. Once inside you will find a mirror inside the top part
Of the container and in the bottom half a applicator sits at the top while four shades of eye shadow sit underneath.
My quad cost me £4 but that was in a half price sale. I tend to find that every other week they are reduced so its always best to wait rather than paying the full £8.
The colours I chose was a mixture of white, pink and 2 shades of grey. These are colours I tend to stick to as I am not very confident with make up like to keep it light as possible. There are a few variations of the quad so there will be one for everyone.
It comes with an applicator with 2 ends one with a rounded curve the other side is a pointy curve. When you rub lightly across the colours each one seems to coat the applicator differently. I tend to use the lighter colours a lot and as soon as I passed the top layer of powder it seemed to come apart quite heavily on the brush. Where as the Grey's tend to need a lot more strokes to cover my eyelid fully.
The eye shadow does work well and its useful to have a mirror and applicator to make it easier to use. My two problems are with the box its held in being a little chunky it can take a lot of room up in your make up bag and it can be very difficult to open.The compact itself is a high gloss looking finish of black and has a little groove where it needs to be opened but unless you have the knack or are lucky it often takes me 2 to 3 times to get into it.Overall it does the job its intended to do can be very handy but I would wait until it is on its half price offer as Avon seem to cut and rise prices every issue.
As a fan of Avon, I have several of these Eyeshadow quads in lots of different shades.
This actual product has now discontinued and is available in the superseding product (with little eyeshadow bubbles!) here: http://avonshop.co.uk/ product/make-up/eyes/ eyeshadow/ true-colour-eyeshadow-quad.html
Silky smooth eyeshadow can be layered up for vivid, intense colour that looks fresh all day*.
*Consumer Study, 120 people.
Available in the following colours:
Fresh Cut Greens
The cost is £8 which is a bit steep, but is usually in a 2 for £10 offer which is quite reasonable.
The product comes in a little black box - good if you are buying as a gift because otherwise it would be a right pain to wrap up! You get one double ended applicator brush, so effectively one side for each colour. It closes as a little case, and has a mirror on the inside.
IMHO - The colours are a a good mix in each of the colours and you can achieve so many different looks with the one pallet. Using the above brown colours as an example, the idea is to do your all over colour with colour 1 (the lightest). Colour 3 along the lid next to the lashes, going near to where the crease is. Then colour 2 in the inner corner of your eyelid near your eye, and along the crease about half way along. Then colour 4 in the outside.
Colours 2 and 4 are designed to be a minimal colour and used for doing the blending.
Having said that, at 7am when I'm rushing to get to work I usually use colour 2 or 3 on its own. Then on a night out I use colour 4 because its very dark and good for night time. I wouldn't Use colour 1 because it really is so pale, to use more than a very light coat makes it look almost bright beige.
I think the brush is too small, whilst I understand it needs to fit into the case easily you can't use one end without the other end's left over powder marking your hands.
Some of the quad's colours come in quirky apposites. For example, Island Breeze (previously known as Tahitan Turquoise) is two orangey bronze colours and two blueish colours. The idea is actually to put them together but I'm no make up artist, I can't seem to do this well without looking rather silly so I use the two sets of colours seperately. Which has its positive points - you could take it on holiday and have two different looks available in just the one little quad set.
All in all I give this 5 stars. The negatives are only picky things and they are so handy and last for so long - plus with how many colours are available I really rate this item as one of my favourite make up lines from Avon.
I recently made my very first ever Avon order. I don't really know how it's managed to escape me for this long but when I was recently offered a catalogue, I decided to take a look. This catalogue sat in my bag for a few days until I was waiting for my daughter to finish her swimmin lesson and I had half an hour to kill.
I had a quick flick through and knew within a couple of pages that I would definately be placing an order. It was all just too tempting to resist. I love buying makeup but since having children my priorities have changed regarding how I spend my money and I am no longer in a position to buy the premium brands I used to love.
The item that really appealed to me was these Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads which were on offer at £5 normally costing £8. For this price you got 4 complementary shades which can be used together to produce a great look. I decided to buy two of the different sets available: smokey eyes and fresh cut greens.
I wasn't really expecting all that much from these products but decided at this great price they were definately worth a try. I was rather ecited when my little bag of goodies arrived a week later. The set looked lovely in a classic looking black container. It looked as good as my Dior set although it did feel a lot cheaper. It's not about the packaging though.. it's all about the actual makeup.
I followed the guide on the back of the of the box and applied the eyeshadow using all the different shades. I was impressed by how smoothly it went onto my skin and each of the different shades had a lovely tone to them. The shades combined really well and with minimum effort I had a achieved a great effect. I was really impressed by how it looked and with the quality of the eyeshadow.
The test of a good eyeshado is how it looks at the end of the day and this one did pretty well. Sure it had faded a little but it hadn't creased and I think it still looked pretty good. I feel like I have found a real bargain here and I will definately buy more from the range.