Good Pigmentation, Bad Wear & Odd Color Combo
"Tropical Fusion" is designed to make your eye look go from day to night, and contains a rich cobalt blue, teal blue, peachy-orange and yellow-green. My particular "Tropical Fusion" was very sloppily put-together, with the pans laying crooked, sunken in or raised more than the nearby pans. Aside from that obvious detail, the shadows are packaged in a traditional compact with a blue base and clear lid. The included sponge applicator is a COVERGIRL norm, with an angled end and a wider end, which is nice for getting into the corner of the eye and crease, and for packing on color.
Each of the shades in "Tropical Fusion" were nicely pigmented, applying true-to-pan and blending easily. Some of the shades are patchier than others (cobalt blue and yellow-green), though none of the shades were chalky and there was little fallout.
While the shadows did apply true-to-pan, they didn't wear well throughout the day and night. By the time evening rolled around (8 hours later), the shades were looking very faded and slightly ashy. For example, the teal shade was used in my crease and by nighttime, appeared grey. While they didn't crease, the color payoff doesn't last.
Another tidbit worth noting is it may be difficult to decide on a color combination within "Tropical Fusion", especially if you're looking for a more wearable combination (i.e. office and school-appropriate). Personally, I feel the best two shades in the quad are the cobalt blue and teal blue - they're the best performers in regards to color payoff and pair well together.
"Tropical Fusion" offers a nice combination of fun, bright shades, and is great if you're looking for this sort of combination within one palette. However, as I mentioned, I found it hard to come up with color combinations within this palette, especially since the yellow-green is too light for anything other than a highlight.
How do my eyes look ? Berry & Cream-licious ! :D
I loved using Berries and Cream ! For drug-store makeup , this was FANTASTIC ! My friend actually had it at her place , I tried it , and I loved it so much she gave me her extra one to use and review ! Affordable & Fashionable ! :)
ive brought this quad countless times :) the vanilla-y color is my favorite highlight. EVER. and this is possibly the prettiest brown ive ever put on my lids. i fall more and more in love with it everytime! the colors go on so smooth and blend beautifully. they shift/move around a little, even with my primer sometimes :/ but not too too much and stay just as pretty as when you put them on :) perfect quad for an everyday neutral look if you dont wanna carry your naked pallets around ;)
Great Bright Shades
I've never purchased eye shades from Cover Girl but when I had a $2 off coupon I thought I should give it a try. First dry run I used it without my beloved Urban Decay Eye Primer and the color seemed just a tad flat against my skin tone. When I used the primer...oh buddy....my eyes popped and the color just looked vibrant against my tone. This a definite buy if you're trying out bright colors for the first time. For darker skin tones I do highly suggest using a eye shadow primer to make the shades pop.
Absolutely love this quad.
There are so many options for this set of colors. I mainly use it on days where I don't feel like being over done. For just a light smokey look I will use the white and brown shade. To make my greener side of my eyes pop, I will add in the purply shades on the lid. I wish they had the brown shade as a single eyeshadow. A sticky base is necessary though to make the shadows vibrant.
Great for beginners or makeup gurus
I love this grouping of colors. The color payoff is amazing. I love these because they are not super crazy colors but they make a great everyday look or smokey eye. They are well priced and although this is my favorite groups there is a lot of variety in colors.
I LOVE Coffee Shop!!! I've been wearing it as my daily eye shadow just about every day at classes and work for a couple years, it doesn't face or crease when you put it over a primer. The colors are very pigmented for a drugstore brand, and the browns are gorgeous but neutral enough to look nude.
You can never go wrong with Cover Girl!
Half of my make-up collection is probably made up of these 4 color palettes from CoverGirl. They always know how to pair the right four colors together to create a well-pulled together look, from the brow bone highlight to the lower lash liner. Tropical Fusion has been my recent addiction!