Monday, 28 May 2012

Faces - I Shine Quad 04 Swatches and Review

In a recent haul I bought this quad which I had been eyeing for a long time after nisha told me about it.All those who know me, know that I cannot resist anything blue, clothes, makeup, shoes, even wallpaint :P So when I saw this in the shop, it was love at first sight.

Packaging:The eyeshadows are housed in a black plastic box (like a compact) with a transparent top to allow one to see the colors.The round pack itself comes in a flimy cardboard box.The four colors are divided into 2 halves by the space in which a double sided applicator is placed.

Applicator: The applicator is duble sided and good to use, though I wish it had a longer handle.Short applicators are a pain to use near your eye!This applicator has a narrow front part which is great to place the eyeshadow in the inner corner if the eye specially.The denser than usual foam picks up color adequately.

Colors: This quad has amazing colors, and one is quite close to the royal blue in the Rimmel HD Glam Eyeshadow Quad that I have.Each color is wearable on it own or with others.The quad doesn't have a color for highlighting but thats not something anyone would miss.

Color Payoff: Excellent!! I have no complains regarding the colors.They are vibrant and intense even without any primer.

Staying power: The staying power without any primer is about 5-6 hours without any change and even longer with primer.

Texture: OMG! This is where this quad really shines!(excuse the pun) The eyeshadows are buttery soft and so finely milled that its an actual pleasure to work with them.I have yet to find an E/s with softer texture, not even MAC ones compare.Surprisingly,the softest one is the black one, which is also a little sheer, perfect for a normal look without making it too dramatic.All 4 colors have shimmer.

Placing and Blending: They blend super easily and stay where you place them.

Fallout: There is fallout because the eyeshadows are so soft, but nothing a fan brush won't remove at the end:)

Price: It is a little expensive at MRP INR 499 but the quality and quantity you get is so amazing, it doesnt hurt at all and you are getting 4 different shades! Plus online sites are retailing it for INR 425.

Availability: Faces stores are not everywhere, yet this quad is easily available through online sites catering to far flung places, thus availability is not a problem.

This quad is for you if you:
Love blue
like great texture in eyeshadows
Have brown/Hazel eyes
Like a bit of drama to your eyes sometimes
Want to experiment with colors and looks.

This quad is NOT for you if you:
Don't like shimmer in your eyeshadows.

I give it: 4.5/5

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