Codename AYA

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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: 4U2 dreamGirl Reflection Quattro Eyeshadow

Hello! Remember these cute eyeshadow quads I bought on my birthday (haul post here)? Let me tell you more about them! :)


These are two of 4U2 dreamGirl's Reflection Quattro Eyeshadows. 4U2 dreamGirl products are becoming more and more popular na, ah.

The cute and girly packaging caught my eye. I've tried dreamGirl products before but this is my first time to try their eyeshadows. These ones are in the new packaging, by the way. 4U2 dreamGirl repackaged their products. Their products used to be in black packaging. Now, they're pink.


Read on to know my thoughts about them! :)

Description (from 4U2): Reflection Quattro Eyeshadow. Fantastic color combos that reflect your mood and dreams. Micro fine for easy on. Long lasting. Be a dreamGirl! DreamGirl is 4U2’s cosmetics and skin care range especially designed for teens, with an independent, self confident yet sensible, attitude – the leader of the pack, so to speak! DreamGirl products are teen relevant, of high quality, are affordable and fun – love pink driving the overall product look.

Ingredients

I got two of the seven variants available.


The packaging is pink and cuter now but I honestly prefer the old black packaging. But I don't hate the Love Pink theme, ha. I actually think it's cute and an eye-catcher. The dreamGirl line is for teens, anyway, so the teenybopper theme actually makes sense. But I think these would be more 'professional-looking' in black like before. I don't know, maybe it's just me. 


The packaging is not flimsy and it seems sturdy enough. As for the size, they're quite small, making them easy to carry around in my makeup bag.

I got 01 (neutral/browns) and 02 (pink-purple).


These eyeshadows have a satin finish. They are soft, not chalky and easy to blend on the lids. They're also nicely pigmented.

# 01
With flash
#02
With flash
Without flash
L: #01
R: #02

Thumbs up:
  • Travel-friendly packaging - easy to carry around in my purse
  • Wearable shades - I like neutral and pink eyeshadows :)
  • Each quad has a highlighter shade and a dark one - I don't have to carry around other eyeshadows anymore because I can do with just the eyeshadows in the quad alone.
  • Nice pigmentation
  • Eyeshadows are soft, not chalky and easy to blend 
  • Palette is not flimsy
  • Affordable - Priced at 194 PHP. Available at 4U2 dreamGirl counters in SM Department Stores.

Thumbs down:
  • The new packaging theme - (personal preference) Yes, it's cute, and yes, I like pink and girly stuff,  and yes, I get that the dreamGirl line's designed for teens, but I prefer the packaging of my makeup to look sleek and professional (if you get what I mean).

There's nothing much that I don't like about the eyeshadows themselves. I think they're really nice for their price. I do wish they have matte shades too, though. 

Click *here* to see an FOTD post featuring one of these quads :)

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Have you tried these? Let me know your thoughts about them :)

29 comments:

  1. I like 02. Parang ang girly lang once placed sa eyes. :)

    Great review Aya!

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  2. i like the first one. :) hehehe! neutrals kung neutrals lagi.

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  3. I am planning to buy no2 when i was at the mall last week.. kaya lang i feel like i dont need more shadows .:P i am not an eye shadow fan kasi,. but the pigmentation is really nice dba?!? ::) LOVE IT! Nice REview! :)

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  4. I bought the duos glitz e/s. This one is very cute but too girly for me. :)

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  5. lovely quads, i've also tried just a pair of their shadows and agree, theyre quite nice and pigmented. :D im not sure if i would bother buy a palette though bec for the same reason, they look like toys.

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  6. Great review Aya! I have yet to finish my nyx eyeshadow palette before jumping into other eyeshadows.. but on the other hand, a girl can never have too many neutrals! Stay pretty!


    xoxo,


    Iya


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  7. i like the color payoff! :) i agree with you on the packaging, would have been better if black.. but you're right, pang teens kasi sya haha :D

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  8. Right! And parang effective nga yung pagrepackage nila. Since they repackaged, biglang sumikat mga products nila? :)

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  9. IYA! Thank you! I agree, we can never go wrong with neutrals :D

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  10. Yeah, like the ones in little girls' bahay-bahayan makeup kits. Haha

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  11. Haven't tried their duos yet. I chose the quads kasi for P194 there are 4 colors na. Yung duos yata ay P234? Am I right? :)

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  12. Aww. You don't have to, you have an 88 palette na di ba? Yep they are nicely pigmented! Thanks Michelle :)

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  13. Truelaloo. And I like na it's not all the way pink - may purple and may neutrals din :) Thanks Michelle!

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  14. nice colors! by the way i love your new header :) so cute and girly :)

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  15. I wonder how 01 would compare with wnw walking on eggshells. I mean which would I like better kaya hahaha!

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  16. Haven't tried WOE yet. I only have Sweet as Candy :) Let me know pag na-try mo na :)

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  17. Would love to try these eyeshadows!


    At gaya nga ng sabi mo, mas prefer ko din ang medyo professional/sophisticated packaging. Mukha kasing laruan yung itsura niya. Hahaha! xD

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  18. great review dear! the shades are pretty! <3



















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  19. Hihi di ba? Pero I like the size, kasyang-kasya sa makeup bag ko. Haha

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  20. The palettes are nice :)

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  21. They are! I just think I like the old packaging better :)

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  22. black ba packaging nila dati? prang bigla sila naging pink theme eh

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  23. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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