Monday, August 15, 2011

Swatches: Avon Mega Impact Eyeshadow "Khaki Crazed"

Last week I swatched and did an EOTD with the Avon Mega Impact Eyeliner in Extreme Cobalt, and today I thought I'd swatch the eyeshadow duo in Khaki Crazed. 

There are two shades of khaki in this set - think summer chino and fall chino.  The lighter shade is an almost steel/gold ivory shade with just the slightest lean towards an olive undertone.  The deeper shade is a dark khaki brown with a hint of chocolate and green as well.  Both are shimmery and really sway back and forth between warm and cool.  Even in the pictures below it's hard to tell the difference.  Some look warm (with the flash) and then in natural light the  colors tend to lean a little cooler again.

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The consistency is nice - not chalky like Avon eyeshadows tend to be in my opinion.  Instead these are very smooth and even a tad bit creamy.  The pigmentation is great - these swatches were done using the sponge applicator and no primer.  Throw a primer in there, and I think you might pick up a little more of the olive undertones.

I really like how the two colors work well together.  They play off each other really well.  I also used an eyeliner brush, wet, and tested out the deeper shade as a liner, but forgot to swatch it.  That works out pretty well too.

(natural light)


I'll take some pictures using these shades.  I'm pretty pleased, as far as Avon eyeshadows go.  I think of the two, the lighter shade is my favorite, especially since it's different from other colors in my collection.  Would I buy them again?  Eh, probably not, just because I have other brands I prefer over Avon.  Does that mean you shouldn't give them a try?  Not at all.   Especially if they put them on sale!

Retail: $8.00

There is quite the variety of colors, too, if you're not into neutrals.  Check them out below...

Have you picked one of these up yet?  What did you think?