Browse all swatches
Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Highlighting Finishing Powder
Babes and Balls
Rose Crush (RD715)
Tell us your current shade match, and we'll help you find a match in your next foundation or concealer!
Get Matched Now
Are you new to the world of foundation or have you never felt like you've found an ideal shade match? Not to worry -- we can still help!
Find your Shade
Worst Eyeshadow Brand? What product wins this category?
Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic. If you have general feedback, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us.
Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.
Rimmel… I tried it when I was young and it is absolute crap.
Max Factor, Rimmel, Maybelline, and CoverGirl. Too powdery, no color.
The Body Shop, Elizabeth Arden. There’s hardly any pigmentation and they’re extremely expensive!
the body shop, really? i like their shadows! they are expensive, but there’s no proper makeup stores around here, and the body shop has a range of colours and textures to play with.
Pigmentation for the Body Shop eyeshadows are amazing I find! x
The Body Shop eye shadows are actually really pigmented and really great, however the size of the eye shadows and the price isn’t too appealing. The best thing (in my opinion) that they offer for eye color are their eye shimmers which are almost like an eyeshadow finish and can give you really amazing color combination’s.
Maybelline & Elizabeth Arden – the first has a weird almost sticky texture that makes it next to impossible to apply & the second is dusty & poorly pigmented.
Totally agree!!! I was very disappointed becuz I was told that Sephota m/u was really up there for quality. Also Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Christian Dior (I know some ppl will totally disagree with me since many Temptalia readers – including Temptalia herself – love the quints). I think that they are way too sheer and very little pigmented for the price tag! I purchased 3 quints and never used them. 2 are in the garbage & 1 on “death row”. Also Guerlain and AVON. I haven’t bought drugstore m/u in ages but I know that these brands too are probably the pits.
I actually quite like the Sephora brand shadows. They aren’t as good as some, but they are good for the price certainly.
I like their mattes better than shimmers.
Max Factor….chalky, awful color payoff…ick ick ick!
Max Factor should just give it up on the e/s. It looks pretty in the clear compact. Trying to get that color is like trying to get e/s off of cardboard paper.
Idk. Mac is all I have ever known…
But I will say that covergirl frustrates me when I swatched a color one of my friends had
Cover Girl, Maybelline, Sephora Brand — absolutely NO pigmentation, and the 2 drugstore brands are just plain chalky
It’s been a long time since I even tried a drugstore eyeshadow but I’ll go with Maybelline and Cover Girl. They might look pretty decent in the compact, but they’re so chalky and do not look anything like the compact once applied.
Too Faced and Clinique are two others that just aren’t that pigmented in my opinion. Doesn’t stop me from buying TF’s quickie chronicles, though =P Sephora brand sucks too, from the pan to the eyelid is a big old different shade and whatever shimmer might be there is gone.
I have one Rimmel eyeshadow, this deep, dark, slightly metallic green that I really like and always got compliments on.
you need to PACK it on to get any colour payoff.
maybelline’s lighter, shimmery shades are good, but other than that…
rimmel is the best drugstore brand, IMO
Maybelline has absolutely no color payoff.
maybelline, cover girl, sephora brand, clinque
the sephora brand is awful lol…i have had luck with one maybelline trio…the one with the light gold, bronze and copper colours…but other than that maybelline has frustrated me as well…not much experience with others but sometimes i cant be bothered with revlon either.
oooh…that’s bronze glitz i love that one trio…that’s what i used for my wedding
Maybelline and almay….neither one of them have any pigmentation at all. I tired them both when I first got into makeup then I discovered MAC and I realized what I was missing out on:P
Probably Rimmel. I have to cake it on to get any color. People love Make Up Forever, but it comes right off for me. I guess it’s just my skin type.
Covergirl, Maybellin, and Too Faced
i really love two faced!!
Oh! A few weeks ago, I bought my 1st (and last) Too Faced e/s quads (the very LE Smurfettes collection, yeah, I know… 🙁 ). Anyhow, horrible, horrible, horrible!! The colors look nice in the pan, but too much glitter and it just flakes off. Way too powdery. And to think that I paid almost $50 for this piece of $#@^&*!!!
No way ULTA has the worst eyeshadows. They’re amazing!