When it comes to eye shadows, we can be little fuss pots. So when a brand or palette grabs our attention you know we’re onto something.
We’re talking about Designer Brands’ limited edition Quad Eyeshadows*. We’ve heard about Designer Brands’ famous kohl pencils and tried some of their longwear lipsticks, and now we’re smitten with their new eyeshadow palette. Needless to say the $9.99 price tag was enough for our interest to be piqued.
There are six different quads in the range, each with the perfect mix of matte and shimmery shades. We were slightly skeptical when we first swatched these gems, but they are seriously up there when it comes to shadows that pack a pigment punch. Unlike many drugstore palettes before it , there is not a duff shade among these palettes. Each is soft and dreamy in texture, with the right balance of opaqueness and blendability.
The orange shade is by far the standout of the lot. Swept into the crease or dusted over the entire eyelid, we were pleasantly surprised by how the tangerine hue made our eyes pop without looking like we’d had an anaphylaxtic reaction. The only thing nit we’ll pick is with the dofer applicator. we’ve never been fond of the sponge applicators and tend to ditch it for a brush, or our favourite tool- our fingertips.
What has been your go-to palette?