Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad review and looks.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

While researching some chocolate-brown eyeshadow palettes, Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad  ($7.00 USD/5g) came to my attention.  This affordable little palette has completely exceeded all of my expectations.  According to Avon:

Reveal your most alluring eyes with NEW True Color Eyeshadow. Our quads are numbered so getting those fabulous eye looks are as easy as 1,2,3…4!

With True Color Technology:
The rich color you see in the compact is the same color you get on your eyes.
Rich, vibrant color with crease-proof wear
Color saturated shades designed for every skin tone
Numbered shades for our easiest expert eye looks ever!

Exquisite stay-true coordinated shades make every eye-look effortless. .176 oz. total net wt.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad swatches.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad swatches over Nars Eyeshadow Base.

The Pros of Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad:

  1. Beautiful combination of warm and cool tone eyeshadow colors.
  2. Three satiny smooth colors (1, 2,3) and one highly pigmented matte brown color (4).
  3. Price/Amount ratio is outstanding….highly affordable.
  4. Nicely pigmented with no fallout (tap out your brush before applying the color onto the eye).
  5. Colors blend easily for an effortless look.
  6. Vibrant all day wear (12 hours) if worn over Nars Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here).
  7. Can be combined with cream shadows.
  8. Convenient numbered shadows makes application a breeze for makeup novices.
  9. Sleek packaging including a large mirror and dual-end sponge tip applicator.
  10. Formulated without mineral oil or parabens (with the exception of shade 4 which contains one paraben).
  11. Great everyday colors that are comparable to higher end colors and formulations.
  12. Available in 14 True Color Eyeshadow Quad Combinations.
  13. Ebay seller (where I purchased mine) sells these quads for $4.95 USD with free shipping…amazing! (here).

The Cons to Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad:

  1. Limited retail locations.
  2. Avon online color swatches are computerized and completely inaccurate.
  3. No other cons…what is there not to like?
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad ingredient list.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad ingredient list.

Avon Chocolate Sensation Look 1:

For this look, I decided I wanted to lighten-up Shade 2, therefore, I placed Shade 1 all over the mobile lid and layered Shade 2 on top  ¾ of the way.  The inner ¼ of the lid remained highlighted with Shade 1.  Shade 3 was placed in the crease and blended inwardly.  Shade 4 was used to deepen the outer “v.”  The lower lash line was lined with Shade 3 + Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer.  A matte cream color was used to blend out the edges of Shade 3 in the crease and highlight the brow bone.  Rimmel Nude Eyeliner was used to line the inner waterline.  Add your favorite liner and mascara and you are done!

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad Shade 2, Shade 1+2.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad Shade 2, Shade 1+2 without a primer.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad before blending.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad blended with added mascara and liner.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation Look 2:

Swatches L-R: Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer, Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart, YSL #7 Gold Star, Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad

Swatches L-R:
Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer, Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart, YSL #7 Gold Star, Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad (all colors swatched over Nars Eyeshadow Base).

For Look 2, the eyeshadow combination remained the same as Look 1, with the exception of the lower lash-line and waterline.  YSL #7 Gold Star was used to line the waterline and a combination of Gold Star and Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer were used to line the lower lash-line.  A matte cream color was used to blend out the edges of Shade 3 in the crease and highlight the brow bone.

Look 3: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 2:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 2: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 2:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation Look 3:

For Look 3, Shade 2 was used all over the mobile lid.  Shade 3 was used in the crease and outer corners.  Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart (reviewed here) was used in the outer “v” with Shade 3 lightly blended on top.  I utilized the pointed end of the sponge tip applicator to highlight the inner corners with Shade 1.  Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer was used to line the lower lash-line.  A matte cream color was used to blend out the edges of Shade 3 in the crease and highlight the brow bone.

Look 4: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 3:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 4: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 3:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 4: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 3:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Avon Chocolate Sensation Look 4:

For Look 4, Shade 2 was used all over the mobile lid.  Shade 3 was used in the outer corners and blended up into the crease.  Shade 4 was used to deepen the outer “v”.  Shade 3 was used to line the lower lash line.  Shade 1 was used to highlight the inner corner.  I prefer to highlight the brow bone with a matte cream color, some may find Shade 1 suitable for this purpose.

Look 4: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 4:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 4: Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

Look 4:
Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad.

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THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Avon Chocolate Sensation True Color Eyeshadow Quad is Sensational!!!  Seriously, for under five dollars the looks that can be created with this little gem are endless.  If these shadows were placed in Chanel packaging no one would be the wiser…they are that good.  Better yet, you can get 4-5 Avon True Color Quads for the price of one Chanel single eyeshadow.  Bottom line..do you need this quad?  Oh yes…It’s neutral, the taupe shade (2) is to die for, and it is cheaper than most drugstore palettes.  Which Quad will you be getting?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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