|Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadow in Lavender|
|Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadow in Sage|
I've complained about the packaging seeming inadequate to protect the pan and you can see that even with brand new product, the Sage pan seems to have a small print. These were not touched at all before the pictures were taken. It seems that something poked through the plastic sheet and left that mark.
With the pretty color on these, it seems such a shame that they barely show up. If I compare them to the quality of the Petal and Stone colors that I reviewed yesterday, I'd say the quality is about the same although Petal seems to have gotten the worst of the unflattering chalkiness. I swatched these without primer so you can see how lightly they apply. I layered it on rather heavily at this rate. Yesterday's swatches were done with primer and you can see the stark difference.
|Swatches (without primer) from left: Sage, Lavender|
If all you're looking for is the faintest hint of green and lavender, you might want to try these. I do suggest using a primer or a cream shadow base. It will help. They're such lovely spring colors that I am making every attempt to make them work. It's truly a shame that they apply so faintly. But if that's the way you like your shadows, these might be an instant hit with you.