I’ve been racking my brain for an “eyeshadow special” post that I can do, much like my Lipstick Week, but I can’t think of anything at the moment, so I’m going to show you my collection of quads. 🙂
I LOVE eyeshadow palettes. Those are decidedly my weakness. I showed you my favorite palettes a while ago, and here are all of my quads, aka 4-shadow palettes.
I have six in total, clockwise from the top left: Guerlain Les 4 Couleurs in Turandot, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Northern Lights, Suqqu Eyeshadow in Sumiredama, Chanel Ombres Fleuries in Délicatesse, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Silk Road, and bareMinerals READY 4.0 in The Happy Place.
The only permanent quads are Turandot and The Happy Place, but a lot of these are still available online and in store. 🙂
Guerlain Les 4 Couleurs in Turandot: This was my first high-end eyeshadow purchase and it remains one of my favorites. (Review)
It’s very warm with a satin gold and pink, a matte sort of deep rose, and a somewhat shimmery brown.
bareMinerals READY 4.0 in The Happy Place: When I got a READY 2.0, I knew I wanted another bareMinerals READY eyeshadow palette. This one was what I ended up getting! (Review)
The Happy Place is a palette of pretty pinks and purples. There are two mattes, a pinky cream and a dove grey, and two shimmers, a coral pink and a grape-y purple.
Here are the swatches, the top being Turandot and the bottom being The Happy Place
I have two Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kits in my possession. It’s become quite an obsession, but I’m trying very hard to stop buying more. 🙂 I really like their color combinations, though. If they release one with a grey-green, I may not be able to resist!
Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Northern Lights: This is my first Kaleidoscope and is a bit on the sheer side. It’s a weird combination of colors, but it creates a beautiful effect on the eyes. (Review)
The shadows are mostly satin shades: a pale pink cream, a pale blue, and a rusty orange. There was also a dark violet matte shadow.
Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Silk Road: Silk Road is my second Kaleidoscope and its colors have better pigmentation. It looks a bit like Turandot, but they definitely have a different effect on the eyes. (Review)
It has three satin shades: a light purple, a light orange-gold, and a deep purple with brown undertones. There is also a dark shimmery brown with gold flecks.
Here are swatches of both kits, Northern Lights on top and Silk Road at the bottom:
Chanel Ombres Fleuries in Délicatesse: This is my most recent acquisition, an impulse buy at the Kansai airport in Japan. It’s the perfect quad for that soft, spring look. The flowers are very pretty, too. (Review)
There is a pearly white-green duochrome, a glittery silver green, a light satin pink, and a satin pinky-purple.
Suqqu quad in Sumiredama: I went to Suqqu wanting to get other palettes, but they no longer sold them. I was picking between this and two other palettes and ultimately went with this one as it looked like it suited my skin tone better. (Review)
It is a very glittery and shimmery palette, with a light pink, a cool taupe-y brown, a blue-violet duochrome, and a light cream.
Here are the swatches, with Délicatesse on top and Sumiredama on the bottom. Funny how they similar they are, when swatched side by side.
So, those are my quads! I realized that I liked golds, browns, and most of all, purples. I think that’s a pretty accurate depiction. 🙂
Do share your favorite quads. I thought I had more, actually, but it’s comforting to know that it’s not as bad as I thought!