Friday, 5 August 2011

Review Avon Cocoa Dreams - True Colour eyeshadow quad

Not too long ago I did a look with my new quad from Avon called Cocoa Dreams. I bought this quad as all the colours appeared great neutrals to me and would make a nice addition to my quad stash. This quad was newly released from the beginning of 2011, let's see if it was worth purchasing...
Silky smooth eyeshadow can be layered up for vivid, intense colour that looks fresh all day.

The packaging is very sleek and reminds me most of Chanel as I stated before: the black box, the circle eyeshadows... it's a lot alike. The paper box is very simple and shows you how to use each colour - check the picture at the top right. The black box looks very shiny and indeed it is, fingerprint alert - it's impossible to keep this box looking neat from the outside - even the lightest touch becomes visible... The inside has the same shiny structure. The pans are big enough for me and are solid, they don't come loose.

There are 2 lighter and 2 darker colours in this quad. Starting from the left top we have a purpleish colour, a nude colour, a golden khaki colour and a brown colour. All the eyeshadows have a satin finish and therefor show a mild shimmer. The lighter colours aren't that pigmented but manageable, the golden colour is of good pigment and the brown one is very pigmented. All of them apply and blend easily. With a good eyeshadow base they last a regular working day, as most eyeshadows do. This quad is normally priced at 12euros but can often be found in promotion at 5-6euros, which I got it for.

 The goods: price, lovely neutral colours, 2 of the colours are good pigmented, apply & blend easily, sleek packaging

 The bads: packaging stains easily, 2 of the colours aren't that pigmented

This quad is colourwise totally my cup of tea and it's of an ok quality. I enjoy using it & will probably purchase more of these quads in the future when I see one to my likings. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that because this quad offers pigmented colours their others will do as well, I surely hope it! Have you tried any Avon quads and what were your thoughts on it?


BeautyLoves said...

Draagbare paletjes! Voor die promoprijs kan je ze niet laten liggen :)

G A B Y said...

I hate sheer eyeshadows, it's a big turn-off for me ):

Evelien said...

Nee he, ik hou van een leuke promo!! Jammer genoeg maak ik ze minder snel op dan dat er promo's zijn.

Gaby, that's too bad. I enjoy working with both of them, it depends on the occassion. But considering its price, I didn't expect much from this quad and in the end it did surprise me, it's not as bad as I thought it would be...

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