Monday, March 25th, 2013

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad ($9.98 for 0.21 oz.) consists of four shades: peach, bronze, dark brown, and taupe. ┬áIt’s my first experience with the brand, which is exclusively available at Walmart (I bought mine online).

Foxy Browns #1 is a pale, warm-toned peach with a hint of pink and a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation, but it is powdery and while very easy to blend, it also sheers out quickly if you sweep it on (so pat and pack!). Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle is warmer, less pink. MAC Double Feature #5 #1 is lighter. Inglot #354 is very similar but matte in finish.

Foxy Browns #2 is a warm bronze-shimmered, medium-dark brown with warm, golden undertones and a pearly finish. It had good pigmentation and applied smoothly and evenly. Benefit Kiss Me, I’m Tipsy is darker, redder toned. Clinique Fuller Fudge is redder (and a cream product). Tarte Brilliant Bronze is more frosted. MAC Mulch is similar, slightly less golden. Milani Caramel Brown is lighter, more metallic. Inglot #421 is much deeper/richer.

Foxy Browns #3 is a darkened, cool-toned brown with a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but as a result of that super finely-milled texture, it was difficult to achieve full opacity because it always wanted to look faded and sheered out. MAC Diamond Dove is grayer. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 is darker and grayer. MAC Charcoal Brown is a touch grayer. MAC Brown Down is slightly warmer.

Foxy Browns #4 is a slightly warm-toned taupe with a subtly shimmered finish. It had so-so color payoff, but it was so powdery! This was the most powdery shade out of the bunch. Too Faced Hot Cocoa is rosier, warmer. Bobbi Brown Chino is similar but matte. MAC Magical Mist is darker. MAC Era is similar.

The texture is both amazing and annoying; it is one of the softest eyeshadows I’ve come across but one of the most powdery textures I’ve used. It’s almost as if you’re using a loose product, because it just comes apart with the slightest touch of an applicator. I’d actually recommend using sponge-tip applicators here, because they seemed to disturb the surface the least, so there was less excess product kicked up. I feel like I’m in such a quandary, because it’s all, “Ooh, velvety, smooth, oh, is this silk?” initially but applied, lots and lots of excess product falls underneath the lid. You really have to pat and pack on the product and be careful when blending, as each shade was prone to sheering out very quickly.

I was only able to get six hours of good wear with this without a primer, as by eight hours, it had disappeared. With a primer (NARS Smudge Proof), it was better, but it was still faded after eight hours. I’ve found that really powdery eyeshadows tend to fade faster on me. I would recommend applying this over a stickier, creamier primer–something like a cream eyeshadow or the like–because it would help it adhere and stick better. I have several other products I bought from the range that I’ve yet to test, so here’s hoping I have better luck with those!

Also: when I bought this quad, it was my first time ordering from Walmart online, and everything was thrown into a large box with no bubble wrap or padding; I was utterly surprised nothing was broken (especially given how delicate the eyeshadows are), but I wanted to give you a heads up.

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Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

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The powdery nature of the eyeshadows is what hurt this palette across the board! The color payoff was off because the color sheered out quickly, was hard to layer/build, and then the shades were prone to fading when worn.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

3/5

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Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #1 Shadow Play Eyeshadow

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #2 Shadow Play Eyeshadow

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #3 Shadow Play Eyeshadow

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #4 Shadow Play Eyeshadow

Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Walmart, $9.98.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

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25 thoughts on “Flower Beauty Foxy Browns Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    Maybe it’s me, but I don’t actually like the way it looks on your eye; it looks very faded and hard to tell the colors apart except for the lightest shade. (this isn’t a reflection on you, Christine! Just the quality of the eyeshadow.)

    • The colors are definitely muted – they look faded even swatched or in the pan (just has that subdued quality). I think that there is a lot of similarities between the shades so they don’t help each other stand out.

    • totally agree.. the palette itself looks lovely, but you can see how it gets very murky on Christine.

  2. Avatar of Julia Julia B.

    You can buy these in store if you have a WalMart superstore around you.

  3. Katie

    Maybe it’s just me – but I’m a fan of a more muted/natural look. I love this quad, and I actually love it on you! Oh well to each his own!

    • Nothing wrong with that :)

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      I agree. Also, a palette like this may take a bit of extra “work”, like a sticky base, but for the price, it may be worth it for those on a budget, or just starting out, or who just need a neutral palette for work, but have none. That said, I love the shades, but I just can’t justify one more neutral shadow, no matter what the price, LOL.

  4. Avatar of Neha Neha

    This looks like a great neutral palette to me…& at $10 you can’t get that wrong. Will definitely buy this. Thanks Christine!

  5. Avatar of Bianca Bianca

    I think this eyeshadow looks gorgeous!

  6. Avatar of mish2378 michelle

    I notice when you compare colors you use higher end choices. Do you know of any drugstore comparisions?

    • Hi Michelle,

      I don’t, actually — I list anything, regardless of availability, price point, or brand, that I can think of. If there are only high-end, that means those are the only shades I could think of. I don’t exclude brands.

      • Bernice

        Hi Christine,

        I liked your reply but I kinda don’t wanna respond necessarily to let you know that I agree with your statement. Do you think it’ll be possible to ‘like’ people’s comments? Like FB? So there’s no chance of people disliking comments either. Hope it isn’t too hard to implement because I know you like your blog running quickly (on the comp, on mobile)

  7. Looove these colours. Its so hard finding good everyday colours that just matched everything. Must have.

  8. everytomorrow

    Oh no! Why is it that lately every time I see one of these products in the pan and think “Oh, I like those colors!” it ends up to be a dud, quality-wise?

    I’m really liking pinks and browns for eyeshadow this spring — pink is like the only pastel I can wear! — but it seems like the quality isn’t there in most of the spring releases. :( Guess I’ll stick with the Urban Decay and theBalm stuff I’ve got in my stash. Poor me. :P

  9. Hi

    I can see there is a kind of split here between those who feel the look is a bit murcky or understated – muted and those who feel it actually looks well on Christine. I tend to feel all make ups will look good on some while not on others because we are all individuals. in this case Christine I think you look kinda cool.

    Debra

  10. Pamela

    This is the company by Drew Barrymore. I was hoping you’d review something from it.

  11. MakeupTray

    I have seen other reviews on FLOWER. I think this line is a bit of a fail. I feel it is also a bit pricey for a new ds line and having no prior rep.

  12. I just reviewed this too and found the same thing. I just don’t want to have to work so hard to get eyeshadow to work for me.

  13. Isa

    The third shadow is great for lightly brows i think :D

  14. Alison

    This looks so similar to the chanel mystic eyes quad. Would you say they’re similar, Christine?

  15. Avatar of An An

    I actually like your eye look. A great neutral look for work, even with the touch of pink.

    The palette packaging and 4 shades are nice. But the powderiness of the eyeshadows worry me. :/

  16. Kristie

    If you can, please review more products from this line! I value your reviews so much and would love to see more! Thanks!

  17. JustJeanie

    This is a good color for a natural/nude look:)