These eye shadow duos are affordable and easy to store. They have great color payoff and are easy to blend. They are great alone or with a primer or base worn under them. I have Flamboyant (mid-tone bright purple and darker gold) and Platinum (silver and black). The gold is my favorite gold shadow ever. The black color isn't the darkest black so it should be used with a base. It would also look nice blended by itself or with other darker colors. I would repurchase!
Halfway to Impressive
I obtained this and another Bright Eyeshadow Duo in Brazen at the same time and was intrigued to have compared the two. The textures not just between duos but among all four colors I was able to swatch were very different! I found that Flamboyant applied a little more easily than Brazen, and the color pay-off was far superior to that of Brazen. However, I noticed that the purple color, like both the colors in Brazen, was a little stiff compared to its complement gold color, and took some work to get onto an applicator. It took even more effort to actually apply it, since it is very poor at building up in intensity or spreading in evenness. The pigment concentration seems very patchy. It did help to apply this wet.
On the other hand, the gold color was actually rather splendid and is the only reason I am keeping this for now. It is a rather rare bright gold (at least for drugstore brand), and it comes off the pan with ease. It also applies evenly and is buildable. It is what I imagined HiP eyeshadows would be like, but unfortunately it is the only one that has pleased, whereas all the other colors I have tried so far were nothing short of disappointment. Sister brand Maybelline's eyeshadows (especially their Eye Studio Color Plush quads) are more intense than these.
I like these duo eyeshadows. For me I never purchased one, my friend gave me hers and it was alright. I had it in Flamboyant (with purple and gold) and the purple (matte) was very chalky and hard to get a decent amount of on your lid (probably using a base would help?), but the gold was really pigmented and I love the gold color.
Not bad for the price, but not as bold as i thought
I got the flamboyant set because I love mixing warm and cool colours together for a great pop. This duo had the complementary colours and both looked like great colours on their own. However, when I tried to use it I was kind of disappointed. I knew it was a drug store eye shadow, but with a name like "High Intensity Pigments" I expected a much better payoff. It's still an average eyeshadow for the price but just average. The purple was ok, and about as bright as an estee lauder purple I have but the gold in it was horrible. It did not go on very bright and it was a shimmer, so when it went on unevenly (which it tended to do) you could tell. Overall, not a bad product for the price, but I expected much more from it considering the marketing of it.
I Have The Duo In "Flamboyant", And Overall, I Am Not Impressed With It. When I Bought It, I Was Hoping For A Nice Purple, And A Pretty Gold Color. What I Got Was A Chalky, Hardly Pigmented Purple, And A SUPER Sheer Gold. The Other Duos Might Be Good, But I Won't Buy Them Again Because Of How Disappointed I Was With This One.
I cannot believe how insanely pigmented these shadows are! I bought my first duo about 4 years ago and I still buy them, I always gravitate towards these HIP Duos in the drugstore. The color combos are so pretty and for the price? I couldn't ask for me.. Except maybe actual singles of these shadows :) But I wont complain!
I believe that I would actually choose some of these colors over my MAC eye shadows surprisingly. The pigmentation is stronger sometimes.
I think I have all of them, but my favorite is "flamboyant". They are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. At first the was a slight progmen with fallout, but then I realized start with a little and build up if you want more pop! Make sure to use a base under them as with any eyeshadow.
They are a great drugstore product for a great price. Must Have!!!