This is one of the things sent to me to review by my sweet sister K (MsEpiphany on here). And I must say, these were quite a joy to review (thanks so much sista!)! I used to love the Physican’s Formula Baked Eyeshadow trios, but didn’t know what to expect from these matte ones. I couldn’t imagine drugstore matte shadows being able to be on par with my beloved Ben Nye mattes.…
$10.49 (CAN) for 6.3g of product . It only costs $6.75 US tho :(…too bad everything’s more expensive up here.
Very basic ,almost flimsy, plastic grey packaging that doesn’t scream excitement (or quality). It’s too bad, because some people may skip this assuming that it’s just another drugstore eyshadow quad based on the packaging, and that would be a shame, because the shadows themselves are SO GOOD!
I had NO expectations, but the minute I started with the cream shade, I knew I was going to love this quad. With or without a primer, these shadows are super pigmented. The two taupe shades are a bit similar to each other but both make terrific blending colours on my skin tone – lighter skin tones can use this as an all over colour.
Buttery smooth. They feel so high-end. Usually one of the shadows is a dud, but not with this one – they’re all equally smooth and pigmented. It has all the shades you would need for a basic neutral eye, as well as a smokey eye . These mattes make it very easy to achieve a very polished look, super fast.
Again – excellent. I was so surprised that these had not faded or creased even after 7 hours. I was seeing some ever-so-slight fading after 8 hours, but I can’t take any points away for that.
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An excellent alternative to the Urban Decay Naked basics palette and I actually like this one better. I see that Physician’s formula also has two other quads in this collection, and with my new found love for mattes, I’m currently lemming those as well. Way to go Physicians formula!