Friday, 5 December 2014

Easy Everyday Eye: L'oreal Quad

I must admit I own very few quads as I'm more of a palette girl. But often with palettes there's too many shades to create a look from when you're in a rush. This is the eyeshadow I reach for the most: the L'oreal Colour Riche Quad in E4 Marron Glace (I have also seen this called Absolutely Taupe). For a mere £8 this quad is great quality from the high street, especially for containing a matte shade. I really like the colours in this quad as they are neutral but can also can be used to create a dramatic smokey eye, we all know how many options there are with quads.

As you can see the lid is actually broken on mine and doesn't stay on unless it's closed, which is my one disappointment with this product. Anyway, the colours in the quad are a frosty white, a glittery taupe which looks lighter in the pan but this picture shows the true colour, a matte medium brown which is less orange than this picture and a dark shimmery brown. The colours all work well together and are extremely pigmented, apart from the matte brown which is a bit more sheer. However I find this isn't a problem as it is easily buildable and I tend to use it as a transition shade in the crease.

How I like to use this quad is I put the frosty white in the inner tearduct and under the brow bone as a highlight, although this may be too white or frosty for some people. I then use the glittery, shimmery taupe shade all over the lid and the matte colour in the crease. If I'm going for a more dramatic or smokey look I use the dark brown in the outer 'V'. Add some eyeliner, a slick of mascara and that is my daily eye look.

I really recommend this quad, especially for the price and quality, and I am looking forward to trying more colours! Have you used and loved any highstreet quads or trio?
Harriet x

PS: Should I start including swatches in these kinds of posts?

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