August 29, 2016

A Few Eyeshadows You Can Skip


It hasn’t been a particularly busy time for eyeshadows but I thought I’d give you few eyeshadows you can skip out on that I’ve recently tried like those horrifyingly bad Revlon Not Just Nude Eyeshadow Palettes!

Major pass!

Here’s a few eyeshadows you can skip.

Clinique Lid Pop Eyeshadow
Cashing in on the success of their Cheek Pop Blush, Clinique decided to gift us with the very cute Lid Pop Eyeshadows! These are visually very tempting eyeshadows and they also grab you if you’re a fond fan of Cheek Pop Blush but buyer beware as the density of the formula proves a little difficult to work with.

Clinique Lid Pop Eyeshadow

Perricone MD No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow
I love Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara, I adore Perricone MD No Blush Blush. Well, thinking about it, I like all the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup! But the No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow? That’s a big skip! I felt for sure this would be a great way to brighten up my eyes and leave them with a sheer tan color that would accent my brown eyes. Turns out this has virtually no pigment and looked like I didn’t have anything on at all! I wanted sheer but just not this sheer!

Perricone MD No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow

Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow
I waited for Rimmel’s single shade eyeshadows to launch for what literally seemed like ages! Every blogger in the UK was blogging them and I couldn’t wait to try them for myself. Sadly, I wasn’t terribly impressed with the too soft formula!

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow

Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Possibly the worst pick in this list would have to be the new Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette! Talk about dry, dense, horribly formulated eyeshadows that are way too expensive! Don’t buy, that’s all you need to know!

Revlon Passionate Nudes Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Revlon Passionate Nudes Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome
Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Eye Chrome is an exciting but difficult to use product. I wouldn’t throw the towel in completely with this shadow formula but prepared for a lot of work, a good deal of patience, and plenty of blending to get these eyeshadows just right!

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome

What are some eyeshadows on your skip list lately?

Do share ’em!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Agona

      I actually like the Essence eyeshadows. They’re weirdly buildable for how dry they are in texture. However, I do find the overspray annoying–totally false advertising, IMO.

      • Allie

        I haven’t tried the single essence ones yet, but always get burned on the pallets.

  • holly

    Catrice powder to gel eyeshadow the colors looked really pretty but they turned smushy in the container

  • Susan

    I agree with you about the Revlon; although I haven’t tried that palette specifically, I’ve vowed to never buy another Revlon eye shadow. They just can’t do them right. Lipstick and other lip products? Absolutely, but not eye shadow.

    Other skips for me: any ones from e.l.f. or Almay.

    • genevieve

      I agree – I will never, ever purchase another Revlon eye shadow again. Once you’ve tried other and better reviewed brands (for me, that is bareminerals and UD), you will never go back to Revlon.

  • Christian

    I was so disappointed with the KVD Serpentina palette! The colors looked gorgeous in the palette but the mattes were patchy and all of the colors turned to the same muddy color on the eyes!

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t try because I had a very funny feeling it would suck!!!!!!!!

  • Melanie

    I echo the Revlon they are terrible and Almay is also a bust, I do like their makeup removing swabs though.

  • Jane

    This is just depressing. Although good for you for sharing the misses, too, in no uncertain terms.

  • Agona

    I liked this post! Would love to see a top drugstore eyeshadow favorite too. πŸ™‚

  • Caroline

    I haven’t tried any of these, but I’ve been tempted by the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes!! I’ve heard mixed reviews, but most people seem to think they suck. Just this morning I tried a MAC palette I picked up from the Nordstrom sale last month, and holy unblended eyeshadow, Batman!! I could not get those suckers to blend no matter what I did!! Such a bummer. πŸ™

    • Dora

      Was the MAC palette one of the little (9 shadow) ones? I’ve actually heard that they’re much lower quality than the larger (15 pan) ones.

  • Carol G

    See I like the Color Tattoos. But I did stay away from the Revlon palette because so many reviews said they were horrible. Shame about the Clinique Color Pops because the blushes are great. Glad I didn’t buy any of those either!

  • Caroline

    I personally like Essence palettes – I have their two Hello Autumn ones from last year. Love the colours and they last well on me, too πŸ™‚

    • Agona

      I agree about the staying power. I wore the new “All About the…” palette to a beer festival a month ago; 90+ weather with 90%+ humidity. I was outside for maybe 6-7 hours (not including the 1 hr metro ride w/o decent A/C and 1 hr car drive in addition to that–both ways) and it was fine when I got home. I was impressed.

  • Dora

    I was browsing in Sephora yesterday and checked out the Tarte Grav3yardGirl palette. So much glitter! Not for me. Of the stuff I own, I might say to skip Rimmel based on a very unpigmented trio — although maybe other products are better?

  • sleepybird

    I have tried numerous Revlon shadows… cream and powder both …and they are ALL TERRIBLE! I swore off their shadows forever. They just cannot do them. Bring me back my Max Factor! I heard some products are coming back but so far I think just mascara and foundation. They were my fave drugstore brand.

  • genevieve

    Sadly, a lot of DS and some ME and HE palettes are just not worth the money.
    Latest Guerlain offerings are really patchy with only one or two shades performing in the palettes
    Tarte, Too Faced, Kat Von D. et al are offering too many eye palettes that just look the same as their previous releases or contain many shades that are patchy, too sheer and inconsistent in quality.
    UD – has gone all glittery with their moondust palette.
    Oh dear!
    Thank you once again Isabella for your honest opinions and reviews. Love them.

  • Kelly

    I having been using the Clinique Lid Pop in 02 cream pop as a light dusting on my lids, over top of a darker shadow. It works well for me and lasts throughout a very long workday.

  • jay bee

    I loved the clinique lid pops and a few of the color tattoo liquids! It’s all about technique. I use the cream pop as a soft highlight. The pink pop is goooorgeous. It’s gold and pink at the same time. I use it with my finger or a damp brush. The rep at ulta told me that they were a drier texture and I’m so glad she did. I never get fallout due to the density.

    I bough the color tattoos after seeing the same clinique girl wearing the dark green litter one on her eyes. Amazing smokey eye. I also bough the light whitish one and use it on my inner corner for drama!