It was the eyeshadow that drew me into the wonderful world of cosmetics. I loved the fact that you can paint your eyes with them, just as if you were working with watercolors or oil pastels on paper. Now, I like a pop of color on the eyes as much as I like neutral well-contoured eyes. I find that whatever look one goes for, it all comes down to color combination. Does this taupe look good with this bronze? Does this pink look good with blue? And so on.
One palette that has a seemingly non-coordinated color combination offers a really good color story: the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic (P319).
What I like about the product
- Great color combination. You think pink, blue, mint, and white gold doesn't work together or looks too much - but you're wrong! They come out pastel, giving off that spring-y vibe.
- Nice packaging.
- Sponge applicator is actually good. The foam is dense.
- Quite affordable at P319 and you get 5.6 grams in the pan. That's a good deal ha.
What I don't like
- Chalky texture.
- Can't be used by itself - you need a primer to make the colors pop out and stay put. If you don't own a primer, a thin layer of dry cream concealer over your eyelids is a good substitute for one.
The Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quads come in four well- thought out color combinations that's designed to flatter any skintone. If you own a good primer and don't mind layering to get good color payoff, these quads may work out for you. If you're the sort who likes color but not the intense kind (maybe because you go to office everyday or you just prefer natural-looking, fool-proof eyeshadow), the Avon quads are perfect for you.
If, like me, you like intense, high-grade eyeshadows, then you can give these Avon quads a skip.
Avon's heart was in the right place in making these True Color quads, but I hope that the brand comes out with a better formula in the future. Nonetheless, I use this quad sometimes because I really like the colors!