Review: Avon True Color Quad in Mocha Latte00:09
Today's post is about an Avon product, which I somehow wanted to buy for a very long time, but never did. I finally took the courage and bought it. All the good reviews were responsible for this purchase.
It's Avon True Color eye shadow. It's a Quad of 4 eye shadows and the shades that I chose are named Mocha Latte.
The packaging is pretty sturdy, shiny and black. It contains 5 grams of product and the price changes a lot. The original price is 8 €, but you can get it a lot cheaper. I bought it for 7.50 €, but now it's available for 4.90 €. It has a mirror on one side, which is always nice. It also has one of those applicators, but I don't use them, anyway.
It comes in a box on which there are also instructions on how to use the eye shadows. Where to put each shade. That's why each shade has imprinted number to know where to put each shade. Helpful, may I say, especially to those who don't know much about makeup.
The packaging opens when you push little button in. So it's safe to have in the bag or anywhere else. It shouldn't open.
I would have to agree with most of reviews, that the shades actually swatch the same as they look in the packaging. I was very surprised by how pigmented and dark matte shades are.
Shade 1 is a very light warm nude to white shade that has a very little shimmer in it. Almost invisible. Shade 2 is a warm taupe matte shade. Shade 3 is a shimmery bronzed brown to orange shade. This one is the most shimmery of them all. And shade 4 is dark warm chocolate brown shade.
All the shades are warm toned and perfect for anyone with warm skin tone. Shade 1 is a very very subtle highlight shade great for the inner corner and for brow bone. Shade 2 is a great contour shade, which I use in the crease of the eye. Shade 3 is an all-over-the-lid shade. Shade 4 is great for darkening the outer corners of the eyes or using it as a liner shade.
Shade 2 and 4 are extremely visible, which surprised me the most, since matte shades usually have a poor color payoff. Shade 1 is very subtle, almost invisible. Shade 3 is shimmery, but not enough pigmented for me. I am used to shimmery shades being very visible, which this one isn't.
Oh, the shades are also very velvety to the touch. I really like the texture of these eye shadows.
Here is how the shades look like on me. I used 1 in the inner corner of the eye and on the brow bone, 2 all over the lid, 3 in the crease and 4 on the outer corner of the eye and as a liner.
The shades are all pretty subtle, but true to what they look like in the packaging. I think this palette is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to spend a lot of time doing their eye makeup. It's easy with the instructions, the shades are very wearable for every day look and you can't really go wrong with them. They blend nicely and they are subtle enough.
I really like the matte shades and subtle white highlight shade. I don't care much for the bronzed shade, because I like my over the lid shades to be very pigmented and very shimmery. But that's just me.
Conclusion: very nice every day shades, pretty good pigmentation (especially worth it because of the matte shades), very fool proof palette, worth the price (especially if you get it on sale) and I love the velvet texture of them.