Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Over & Under: Most Overrated & Underrated Eyeshadow Formula

There are always products that receive endless raves, but they don’t always live up to our expectations or work out as well as they do for others.  Share your picks for most overrated and underrated EYESHADOW FORMULAS.  Don’t forget to share your whats and whys as to your choices!

  • Most Overrated: [answer]
  • Most Underrated: [answer]

My Picks

  • Most Overrated: It bums me out to say it, but MAC. They CAN make an excellent eyeshadow, but after trying so many more brands, a lot of their eyeshadows fall flat. There are many that are great, but there are a fair amount of duds, too.
  • Most Underrated: Bare Escentuals Ready is so dense, buttery, and smooth–excellent pigmentation, too–and was a total surprise to me. I’m also a huge fan of Tarina Tarantino’s eyeshadow formula for the same reasons.

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132 thoughts on “Most Overrated and Underrated Eyeshadow Formula

  1. erikawithakkk

    Most overrated: Mac (too well known-and the quality just isnt the same)
    Most underrated: Shiseido ( never hear people talking about their shadows, they are vevery and highly pigmented!)

  2. GenaCunningham

    I’ve just been getting really “into” MAC over the past 3 years; it seems like every time I (and only I) start loving a certain brand, they go totally downhill!  The same thing has happened with 1928 jewelry, INC clothing (Macy’s in-house label) and now MAC!  You can blame me, ladies!  LOL.

  3. ahall12

    Bobbi Brown and Lancome are most definitely over rated!  They take so much product to get a nice even effect.  I happen to really enjoy Estee Lauder eye shadows.  They are very easy to use and have good pigment.

  4. StephD

    Most overrated: Lancome, MAC, BobbiBrown, Chanel (except Illusion d’ombre)
     
    Most underrated: Stila, LORAC, Benefit,