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.
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).
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):
• 1 – Lavender (frosty/shimmery finish)
• 2 – Pink Berry (frosty/shimmery finish)
• 3 – Purple Flip (semi-matte finish)
• 4 – Vibrant 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).
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.
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 -__-).
• 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?
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
True to the pan
Buildable to your preferred intensity (but wont get too bold/vibrant)
Easy to apply & blend
No major fallouts
Lasted more than 8 hours with a primer
No overpowering scent
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
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.
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.
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!