Name: Eyeshadow Quad in Light Blue Set
Brand: Fior Di Magnolia
From Eurospin’s website:
Soft and silky eyeshadows that easily glide on your lids to give you intensity and sparkle all day.
What I liked:
– nicely pigmented
– very shimmery
– easy to blend
– texture not powdery
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– may be too shimmery for some
– need a primer to last all day
– the packaging
Fior di Magnolia is a brand made by and available at Eurospin supermarkets throughout Italy and Slovenia. They don’t have a wide range of products and use way too much packaging (more on that later) but the prices are very cheap and I’m always up for trying something new, especially when I get it for free lol.
My boyfriend’s mum gave me their eyeshadow quad in Light Blue Set which contains four very shimmery shades with a pearly finish: pale baby blue, pale silvery grey, medium bright blue and medium grey. I have to say I was very surprised to discover that all the shades have good color payoff and I don’t need to layer and layer and layer again like it usually happens with cheap eyeshadows made by supermarket chains.
However, to fully appreciate these eyeshadows you have to be a fan of shimmer. Those that like a subtle sparkle or matte shades will be put off by them but personally I think the shimmer is just right. After all, they promise to make your eyes sparkle and do fulfill that promise. I guess it’s also due to the shimmers the fact that the texture isn’t very soft to the touch, but not too hard nor powdery either.
Some fallout can occur, but that happens with most eyeshadows so it doesn’t bother me. They’re easy to blend and, with a good eyeshadow base underneath, they will last all day without creasing nor fading. Overall, I think that considering the cheap price, the quality of this eyeshadow quad is quite good but I have to take points away for the packaging.
Remember the post I wrote a while ago about excessive packaging and how a Fior Di Magnolia lipstick was packaged in a box way too big for it? Well, it turns out all the products by this brand are packaged like that and this quad is no exception. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures to show you since I was given this quad by my boyfriend’s mum and she had already thrown it away but I saw the product at the supermarket and believe me when I say the box it comes in is big enough to contain at least five quads!
That’s a huge waste in my opinion and I don’t really feel like supporting a brand that obviously has no care for the environment. It’s really a shame cos I would love to get more. But if you don’t mind the unnecessary packaging, I think these quads are perfect for makeup beginners who want some quality products without breaking the bank.
Overall, I like Fior Di Magnolia Eyeshadow Quad in Light Blue Set. The colors are pigmented, very shimmery and easy to blend. And you can’t beat the price! However, the shadows need a primer to last all day and the quad is packaged in a box that is way too big whose only purpose is to produce lots of unnecessary waste.