Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & Mirrors: Review, Swatches

Some products are really easy to review because they’re either really fantastic or extremely disappointing. Unfortunately the Flower Shadow Play Quad in Smoke & Mirrors falls into the latter group. This was the worst performing product of all the Flower products I purchased (haul here) and one of the worst eye shadows I’ve tried to date. This doesn’t compare to higher end eyeshadows let alone even drugstore eyeshadows.
Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & Mirrors
It claims to be blendable, smooth, and brightening due to the Ginko Biloba extract that it contains. It is blendable and smooth…so much so that the pigment blends right off your lids! The more you blend, the less you’ll see. The colors are sheer and don’t adhere to the lids for very long. Without primer they start fading at around 4 hours and crease around 5 (hardly any eyeshadow was left in my inner corner by this time). The texture is soft but powdery and can look a little chalky at times. Don’t bother getting this; save your $10 and pick up 3 Wet’n’Wild trios instead.
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                                                Price: $9.98 at walmart.com and select Walmart locations
                                                Pigmentation: Light, Sheer
                                                Texture: Soft, powdery
                                                Pros: Soft, silky texture
                                                Cons: Sheer color, poor staying power, a little powdery
                                                Overall: D+

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Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & MirrorsSwatches Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & Mirrors Swatches1
To demonstrate to you how poorly these eyeshadows adhere to the skin, this is just one swipe through the colors with an eyeshadow brush. The last bronze shade is a Wet’n’Wild shadow. Note the difference between the qualities.

Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & Mirrors, Swatches2

This next picture is after several swipes. Imagine blending the Flower Beauty eye shadows on the eyelids.

 Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & Mirrors Swatches3
Simply put: the more effort you put into looking good, the less it actually shows.

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