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Makeup Inventory: Eyeshadow Quads

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.

MUI - Eyeshadow Quads

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)

MUI - EQ - Guerlain Turandot

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)

MUI - EQ - bareMinerals The Happy Place

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

MUI - EQ - Swatches - Guerlain, bareMinerals

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)

MUI - EQ - LMdB Northern Lights

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)

MUI - EQ - LMdB Silk Road

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:

MUI - EQ - Swatches - Le Metier de Beaute

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)

MUI - EQ - Chanel Delicatesse

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)

MUI - EQ - Suqqu Sumiredama

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.

MUI - EQ - Swatches - Chanel, Suqqu

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!


    • Ha! I have trios and duos and singles and palettes still, though. And creams. And mineral makeup. HEH. D:

  1. Your Chanel quad is sooo pretty! I love it when products have lovely packaging and delivers amazing colors too.

    • Thank you! 🙂 I love that, too. It’s like an “YES! I win” feeling because it doesn’t feel like you got suckered into buying something just because it looked nice.

  2. Huh, I was gonna write that I don’t have any quads, but then I remembered that I do have a Kiko one, which shamefully I never use.

    When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, do you stick to using shades only from one or you mix and match? I’m just curious how people do it, I never know if there’s one common way.

    • I didn’t even know they made quads! 🙂 I’d love to see it, hehe. Out of curiosity, of course.

      I tend to stick with the colors if I don’t have the time to play around with them. I don’t really use ALL of the colors, so it’s really easier than picking from singles, sometimes. Other times, I’ll mix and match, though. Especially if I have a neutral I particularly like, to tone down a bright color, perhaps. I rarely mix and match from duos, though.

  3. Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit has the prettiest packaging ever! I love, love Silk Road!And the duo chrome in Sumiredama is gooorgeous. ❤

    (Btw, I just want to ask if you got my reply? :D)

    • Glad you think so. 🙂 Isn’t it, though! Haha I was so happy. 🙂

      About your email, I did! Sorry about not getting to reply ASAP. Work has been so stressful lately!

  4. It’s nice to see your stash, Carina! I like Silk Road the most out of the bunch. You definitely wear warmer shades better than I do! The color combination of Turandot will for sure make me look ill!

    • Thanks, Sunny! I was surprised that this was all I had, but then I remembered trios and duos and palettes… Hehe. Are you neutral-toned? I can never figure out my real tone.

      • I am warm-toned (mostly yellow with a pinch of olive), but strangely enough many very warm-toned shades make me look really ill (very warm coppers, for example), It takes everyone a while, and a lot of the times it’s a combination of a lot of factors I think. As long as you’re happy with the colors you’re wearing, I say you’re good to go!

      • Ahhh I’m starting to think that that’s my “color-leanings” hehe, though I think I’m darker. It’s so hard to tell! But yeah, I agree, it really all boils down to preference at the end of the day.

  5. The Le Métier de Beauté of course are the prettiest looking quad, but in terms of the swatch I liked the Guerlain one the best. Thanks for showing us your collection!

    • Thanks, Pat! 🙂 The LMdB Kaleidoscopes look very interesting but they also take up a lot of space!

    • I do, too. 🙂 I’ve been eyeing other Guerlain quads but this seems to be my favorite.

    • It’s lovely! Seriously, you can use it altogether or mix and match just a couple of shades. 🙂

  6. Love your taste! All fine choices. I love quads too, I find I’m much more creative with my looks when I use them instead of say, a single or even the Naked Palette. I’m actually surprised there are only six her 😉

    • I get what you mean! Like, for the Northern Lights one, I’d never put those colors together. Haha there are only six, because I have singles, duos, trios, palettes… Hahaha D:

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