I was very excited to try out these new launches from Colorbar the moment I saw them at store. I am a big fan of their individual eye shadows and the addition of eyeshadow palettes in their eye makeup range is something I was looking forward to…. I spotted four variants in the collection & picked up Splendid Touch. These quads contain assortment four coordinating shades. Unfortunately the brand’s website is not updated sufficiently with the new launches, also I couldn’t find some regular purchases like their Individual eyeshadows & blushers (not sure if they have discontinued them!)
SPLENDID TOUCH is an assemblage of:
1) A mid-toned Forest Green with golden pearl. The texture is smooth & soft without any powderiness or chunkiness. The shade gets loaded onto brush beautifully & applies smoothly and evenly without any fallout.
2) A Rusty Orange with golden pearl but due to pigmentation lack this comes out as Rose Gold on my skin tone. The texture is stiff & I have to literally scratch my makeup brush on the product surface to lead some product. The shade needs heavy build up to show up properly. I avoid using this as it’s a great pain to build up the shade without any pigmentation power. This is the most disappointing shade from the quad.
3) A Bronzy Brown with red tones & golden pearl. Again smooth & soft texture for an easy application sans any fallout.
4) A Beige Gold highlighter with golden pearl. Love love love this shade! It’s a multipurpose shade for me & works fabulously as all over lid colour, Brightening inner corners of eyes & highlighter (brow bone, nose, cupid, temples & cheeks). It has got a smooth & soft texture sans any fallout.
All the shades except the Orange one has got extremely soft & smooth texture which applies & blends evenly without any fall out. The Orange shade like I mentioned is a big disappointment & requires a lot of efforts to behave well with lack of texture & pigmentation. For other shades, the pigmentation is pretty good & can be intensified. They come out much understated without compromising on the pigmentation which is buildable but then don’t go all the way vibrant even with considerable layering. All the shades contain minuscule gold shimmers which are very well merged into the texture imparting a nice sheen. They cannot be felt actually giving a pearled finish with a healthy sheen. On my dry lids they put easily for 6-7 hours before starting to fade from edges while with a primer beneath surely wear much better till 10hours. The formula don’t crease or budge till I remove them but then I have extremely dry lids & barely face creasing issues with any of the formulas.
The packaging is pretty good with sleek glossy black square case embedding a strip of 4 eyeshadow shades accompanied with dual sided sponge tip & brush applicators. You also get a decent sized inbuilt mirror handy for touch ups. The eyeshadow surface is patterned, making the packaging more interesting but somehow it doesn’t give that study & polished feel. The case feels quiet lightweight lacking that sturdiness. At this price the feel & look of the packaging could have been little better. Overall, I like the quad but find it pricey especially when you don’t get the results from all the shades included. Also there are no such versatile shades included & are easily dupable. And the packaging too leaves me wanting for little more upgrade!
- Well-equipped sleek packaging.
- Extremely soft & smooth texture.
- Applies & blends flawlessly.
- The minuscule shimmers impart a healthy sheen to the formula sans any fall out.
- Nice buildable pigmentation.
- Good longevity. (Primer further improves the wear power).
- Well-coordinated shades for a wearable everyday look.
- The Orangey shade lags desperately in texture & pigmentation.
- Packaging feel could have been better.
- Slightly pricey especially with one shade lacking completely in performance.
A decent quad inclusive of easy to wear shades with nice formula & good longevity, however the underperformance of single shade spoils the fun. I find them little pricey with slight inconsistency of the quad performance.