Since my initial hesitation about the Flower brand, I have since branched out. Once with a lip gloss, and now with two creme eyeshadows. One is a rich gold and the other is a beautiful rose gold: Good As Mari-Gold and Wild Geranium. Again, the reviews don’t seem to have much of a middle ground. People are loving or hating. On MakeupAlley, the reviews are mostly negative; on Wal-Mart’s website where Flower is sold, they are mostly positive. Let’s take a closer look!
The eyeshadow is housed in an attractive glass pot with rose gold and white detailing. Similar to the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow, these have a little stopper in place. Annoyingly, the stopper gets product stuck all over it, but I guess that is just part of the deal here and can’t be avoided. These shadows are on the messy side, so that is something to consider.
The shadow has a very creamy, mousse-like consistency. It’s like a mix between MAC paint pots and Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush. The shadow is very soft, highly pigmented, and very blendable.
Actually, this shadow is a little too blendable, if you can believe that! It takes a bit of practice to get this shadow to “stick” to the lid because it is so silky. While it is pigmented, it may not appear so because of how quickly it blends.
These shadows can be worn alone or as a base; however, I don’t know how these would perform alone because they don’t seem to set. I didn’t experience any creasing with them, and I have deep-set, hooded eyes. Around the six hour mark is when I started to see some fading, so the wear time is average. With an $8 price tag, that time isn’t terrible, but it certainly isn’t as long lasting as shadow like L’Oreal Infallible.
Good As Mari-Gold, Wild Geranium -Indoor swatches
Good As Mari-Gold, Wild Geranium -Outside, natural light
I do like both colors that I picked up. They are metallic and I don’t believe any shades in this line are matte, but I could be wrong about that.
Overall, I like both shades that I picked out and I am happy with them and will use them. Will I rush out to get more? Probably not. Do I think they are comparable to high end brands as this brand is supposed to be? No, definitely not. They are nice but not incredible. I think these would be great for a young person just starting to get into makeup. I would have loved these when I was in junior high and high school!
Have you tried these shadows, or anything else from the Flower line?