Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in ‘Purple Pop’ – Review, Photos & Swatches

Being a fan of neutral eyeshadow palettes, it’s a bit hard for me to get out of my comfort zone and experiment with more colorful ones. This eyeshadow quad mostly consists of purple shades. That’s why when Glamourbox included this quad in their recent Special Edition Avon Box, I kinda hesitated, and thought long and hard whether I wanted to use it. Thank God I took a chance because if I didn’t I wouldn’t be able to discover how good this product is.

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in 'Purple Pop' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Product Description (old version) according to Avon Philippines

Creamy smooth powder blends to a silk velvet finish in luxurious living color. Shade, contour, and highlight, all-in-one! Color lasts up to 12 hours.

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in 'Purple Pop' - Review, Photos & Swatches

PACKAGING The packaging of this one is quite simple, pretty much like their blush. It’s a square compact with four eyeshadow pans inside, with a dual sponge applicator, and a decent-sized mirror. I like their packaging because it’s quite classy, sleek and useful at the same time. The mirror is big enough to see your entire face so you can use it for other purposes other than applying your eye color. Each eyeshadow pan has a number embedded on it, and at the back of the compact (or at the box) you will see a diagram on how you can use each shade. I like this idea, because this can be pretty useful for newbies. Aside from the instructions, the box is also pretty informative, with most of the information that you’re going to need (ingredients, manufacturing date, etc).

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in 'Purple Pop' - Review, Photos & Swatches

COLOR PAYOFF/PIGMENTATION ‘Purple Pop’ consists of four beautiful purple shades (2 with frosty finishes & the other 2 are semi-matte) and each of them have the following description (written at the back of the eyeshadow quad):

      •    1Lavender (frosty/shimmery finish)
      •    2Pink Berry (frosty/shimmery finish)
      •    3Purple Flip (semi-matte finish)
      •    4Vibrant Violet (semi-matte finish)

Each shade has a nice color-payoff. They all have a decent pigmentation and they’re true to the pan. Each color is also buildable to your preferred intensity but I noticed that no matter how you layer it in order to make it look bolder or more vibrant, it wont look as such (unless you wet your brush with water/mixing medium first).

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in 'Purple Pop' - Review, Photos & Swatches

FORMULATION/TEXTURE I like that this eyeshadow has a nice, smooth consistency making application & blending a lot easier. One thing (or maybe two) I noticed though, is that they are a bit powdery & chalky so the usual dip & tap motion is recommended when using this particular quad.

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in 'Purple Pop' - Review, Photos & Swatches

PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY Like mentioned, these shades glided on smoothly onto my eyelids, and they were very easy to blend. There were no major fallouts even if I fail to dip and tap my brush (because as much as that is my motto when it comes to eyeshadows, I still forget to do it sometimes). With regards to longevity, since I always use an eyeshadow primer, I used it with this one as well (the one I’m using currently is Essence I ♥ Stage Eyeshadow Base). My eye makeup lasted for more than 8 hours without retouching, with minimal fading (and because I was also for some reason rubbing my eyelids – why o why, I don’t know -__-).

PRODUCT BASICS
Product Name | Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad • Shade | Purple Pop
• Price | PhP 349 (They’re having a sale; Original price is PhP 449) • Weight | 5g net wt
• Avalability | Avon Direct sellers

SCENT, ETC Finally, with regard to the product’s scent, I didn’t smell anything. Not even a hint. Nada.

Let’s sum this up, shall we?

♥ PROS ♥
♥ CONS ♥
Sleek, sturdy & classy packaging
Pans are numbered so you can follow the instructions at the back of the quad
Contains an eyeshadow applicator
Mirror is big enough for on the go touch-ups
Box has most of the information you’re going to need (except for the expiration date)
Nice color-pay off
Decent pigmentation
True to the pan
Buildable to your preferred intensity (but wont get too bold/vibrant)
Smooth consistency
Easy to apply & blend
No major fallouts
Lasted more than 8 hours with a primer
No overpowering scent
Affordable
Locally available
No expiration date
A bit powdery & chalky
May be a bit hard to find especially if you don’t have an Avon lady near your area
♥ THE VERDICT ♥

Overall, I love this quad. I think that this quad is excellent for beginners and for those who just want a bit of color in their daily makeup routine. The pigmentation may not be as intense as most of the eyeshadows that I’ve tried before but I think that’s what makes it a good product for beginner. Since it can be more forgiving especially to those who are already heavy-handed when it comes to applying their makeup.
♥ WORTH THE MONEY? REPURCHASE? ♥
YES
Another shade/quad of course. I’ve been staring at the Pastel Sweets for a while now and I’m thinking about getting it but since I just bought a lot of eyeshadows this and last month, I think I gotta stop staring at Avon’s brochures.

But seriously, if you want something that’s not heavy on your budget and can give you a glam look, then go for these quads particularly this one (especially if you have brown eyes). Like I said, they’re nicely pigmented and with four shades included, you can pretty much do a lot of eye looks.

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in 'Purple Pop' - Review, Photos & Swatches
This is the quad I used in this look

Anyway, those are my thoughts regarding Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in ‘Purple Pop’. I hope that you find this post helpful if in case you’re thinking about what to buy next when you see your friendly neighborhood Avon lady.

How about you? Do you like this product? Do you own any Avon eyeshadow quad? Let me know!

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  • I love purple alam mo yan. Haha pastel effect ang eyes mo, sakin medusa

    Hope to see you soon…

    • Haha, Yours are way bongacious over mine

  • KeiFio Fave Closet

    I haven’t used any avon e/s but am now interested, quite worried if I can pull the color purple on me bec of my dark complexion. I love the color of your lipstick here Sis, what lipstick and shade did you use? I also bought the 4u2 e/s super love the pigmentation and it is buttery smooth just like you said.

    • It’s from Etude. I forgot the name…. Sorry.. -__-

      • KeiFio Fave Closet

        I don’t want the color to be intense so I will take your word for it as always :), I will definitely get this Avon quad e/s.

    • Oh, and with regard to the eyeshadows, like I said, the vibrancy of each pan wont translate that much to your lids. It’s pigmented but it will give your lids a touch of color lang, still visible. So I think na if you’re not into colors yet then this is a good transition ‘quad/palette’ for you.

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    Yay! are you also included in AVON’s blogger challenge?

    • No hun. Nagkataon lang na sumabay ung release ko ng review sa kanila.. Dapat kanina pa e. Grabe kase ako mag procrastinate

      • Rosalie B.Tangonan

        ay, na-excite pa naman ako. hihihi… anyways, this review is great. Ikaw na ang reyna ng mga eyeshadows love it!

        • -__________________-

          Reyna talaga, lol

          • Rosalie B.Tangonan

            hehhehe… sorry, fan lang

  • Aww the colours are just beautiful on you, babe

    • Thanks, you’re so sweet

  • Richa Saxena

    I loved the look you have created…Very nice blending…

  • It looks good on you. I believe my mom has this when she was still here. She’s an avon lady kasi, now I need to register as a distributor para may discount ulit

    • Thanks, sis! Go! I have an Avon lady nearby kase so I don’t need to register.

  • URGH! I’ve been seeing the avon palettes around lately. I really need to try them out for myself!

  • RebelSweetHrt

    Seems like this Purple Pop palette has a cult following these days.

  • Nhonim Cailing

    I’m an AVON dealer but never picked this up. After reading posts about this quad in the world of beauty blogging, I think I have to give a shot!
    Thanks Ms. Yette!

  • I looove the shades!! it’s so romantic but at the same time pwede maging sultry look because of the dark violet tone there

  • Suits you well. I think pastel colors are really for you Ms Yette

  • akristinechong

    I love this!
    I am pretty much choosy when it comes to eye makeup – recently, I’ve been seeing Avon products all over the net, haha! Though, this is the first time I felt I am tempted to try to really have them. Hopefully, it isn’t chalky or cakey during the application – or messy in any way – some eye makeups are like that – like Ever Bilena, I hate it when eye makeup becomes like that, lol!

    Nontheless, I like this.
    I love the colors, for me… for sophisticated barbie looks, this palette is the one to use.

    xoxo,
    Aisha

    http://www.aishakristine.com

    • Its a bit powdery, but it’s not that bad. You’ll love this

  • Lean Lacaba

    Pretty! Your blog really inspires me to learn more about make up

    • Thanks, you’re so sweet

  • I love my palette which is sweet pastel same lang nito, I love the colors. true to the chalky part. but what I love about it kahit “medyo” chalky is blendable naman sya at the same time buildable.. ok din yung may numbering pra sa mga hindi masyadong playful when it comes to mix and match!

    Love the look you created

  • I definitely love the palette. Hindi lang dahil yan yung nakuha ko for the AVON challenge haha but the colors are vibrant. I agree na medyo chalky siya and hindi masyado kita yung pigments pag walang primer. love the look you did. Bagay yung lip color

  • Never tried their make up products pa. But looking all the reviews? It looks great naman. I love how you mixed the palettes! Perfect for a pink debut party or whatnot!

  • Angel

    I love Avon’s Chanel-like packaging! I also love the soft shimmers on the palette, girly-girl all the way… but.. they aren’t very pigmented. I probably would look for similar colors from my own collection and do that make-up look you did from the tutotial. Very pretty

    Angel
    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

  • Gorgeous! I love how you play with colors. I love makeups I buy them just to look at them hahaha well that’s before I’ve got the confidence to be bolder when it comes to make up application. And you blog is really an inspiration to us noob about makeups and all If I may say I love your lip shade here too!

  • Donna Dawn Doneza

    Love the colors. If only they’re not shimmery… I love your lip color as well. What lipstick are you using in the photo?

    http://www.keepcalmandbeautify.blogspot.com

    • Hi! Sorry for the late reply.

      I’m using Ever Bilena’s Matte lipstick in ‘Mauvey’ (or maybe ‘Skin’ – not really sure which, but either of the two), then I dabbed a lip gloss at the center. Thanks!

  • rhania escueta

    this palette reminds me of my stila palette which i have already given to my youngest sibling feeling ko kasi kahit fave ko yung shade ay hindi bagay sakin =( i love e/s in neutral color =)

    • Aww, sayang naman haha.

      Sorry for the late reply, dear. My Disqus notifications are acting up

  • Thanks!

  • Louise Ito

    Ever since I was a kid and because my mom was an Avon dealer before, I was exposed to Avon and their different products. I remember before, halos lahat ng gamit ko, lotion, perfume, even intimate wears were from Avon. I loved their color palettes since then. And I love the colors now! I would really love to try this color palette. It looks great on you!

    • Thanks, Louise

      Sorry for the late reply. My Disqus notifications are acting up

  • “I wanna see you true color” (singing LOL) I also have a quad eyeshadow. More of neutral shade din ako. It’s very easy to use kasi the color matches with each other. But I think that one will not suit on me. Naiimagine kong para kong may black-eye wearing that. Hehe

    • Aww, that’s painful, lol

  • candyzmakeuptreasures

    It looks good on you sis. Nice blending! I like pastel colors too. Lavender shades are great for brown eyes.

  • meganlev_13

    it looks good on you naman e,tama nga yung sinabi mo, that you should get out on your comfort zone. which is true. dun mo kse makikita yung galing mo as a make up artist if sa lahat ng shades ay flexible ka, i remember nung nagmake-up ako kay francine prieto(para sa isang music video namin), sobrang puti kasi nya, natakot ako galawin yung face nya kse 2nd time ko pa lang nagmake up sa hindi ko kilala kaya tinry ko tlga yung mga iba’t ibang tutorials sa youtube and finally i never fail, puso lang basta may skills ka you can never be wrong