Covergirl Smokey Nudes Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow Quad Review+Swatches

 Covergirl's Eye Enhances Eyeshadow Quads "blend effortlessly to bring your eyes out without overshadowing. Experiment using them together or as single shades." These quads are available in twelve color schemes, today I'm writing about Smokey Nudes. The Eye Enhancer quads contain 5.5 grams of product and sell for between $4-6. I  received this eyeshadow palette in a Target Beauty Box. Covergirl is not cruelty free. This quad was made in the USA.

Covergirl's Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow Quad comes in a white plastic compact with a clear flip top lid. The four eyeshadows are separated into rectangular pans. Covergirl was kind enough to include a scratchy, double ended sponge tip applicator. The shade name and a full ingredient list can be found on the back of the palette. The packaging is plain and not particularly attractive, but its much sturdier than their flimsy, old blue packaging. Unfortunately, this product's packaging is not recyclable. 
 Unfortunately, the new packaging doesn't house an improved formula. I've had a couple Covergirl quads and trios over the years and was always extremely underwhelmed, and Smokey Nudes is no different. Three of the four shadows in this quad are dry, patchy, and under pigmented. These eyeshadows blend poorly, they lose their color and become very muddy and faded. The final results lean much more towards "nude" than "smokey", these sheer eyeshadows are barely there. Covergirl's Eye Enhancer Eyeshadows  have average wear time, lasting about seven hours before they start to crease (this is over a primer of course).
[Two layers over primer] 

Shade 1 is a dove grey with a slight lilac influence and a shimmery finish. This is the least pigmented of the, it barely shows up, though it does make a nice highlight.

Shade 2 is an ashy grey with a hint of shimmer. This grey can show up well, and provide depth if you really pack it on, but the moment you blend, its gone. 

Shade 3 is a frosty steel blue. This is the best shade in the Smokey Nude quad, and I use the word best loosely. This shadow has decent pigmentation and a soft texture, but it loses most of it's intensity if you blend it. 

Shade 4 is a warm brown with a satin finish. This eyeshadow's pigmentation is almost passable, but much like the previous two shades, it blends away to next to nothing. 
I'd like to say that Covergirl's Smokey Nudes Eye Enhancers Eyeshadoq Quad is a huge disappointment, but this is exactly the kind of quality I've come to expect from this brand's eyeshadow formula. Three quarters of this quad is poorly pigmented, and the remaining shade isn't that great either, if I'm honest. Please skip the Smokey Nudes quad, it isn't worth your time and money. There are much better options from ELF, Wet n Wild, and other equally affordable brands.

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Silicate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, BHT, Quaternium-15. Sparkle Shades May Also Contain: Dicalcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Blue 1 Lake, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Greens, Yellow 5 Lake.