The L’oreal Color Appeal eyeshadow quad is a limited edition quad created for the L’oreal celebrity ambassadors. There are 5 quads available in 5 different shades, but I got the Lavender/Blue one which is promoted by Gong Li. These eyeshadow quads are Asia Exclusive I think which means they are only available in Asia. In the USA, the Star Secrets collection has a trio not a quad.
The 4 shades in the quad are highly shimmery and 1 of them is almost metallic in texture and colour. They are:
White – shimmery white
Silver – metallic silver
Dark Blue – shimmery purple blue
Lavender – shimmery lilac/lavender
The texture is quite smooth and applies well. Be careful with the silver because its easy to overdo. The white and silver shades are more of accent shades whilst the lavender is meant to be the main shade.
However, I found that all the quads are lacking in a real dark shade for lining and accent purposes. Used by itself, I don’t think the dark blue in this quad is dark enough for lining or deepening the colour for contouring the eye or accenting the eye. So, I have to use it with a darker blue or black for contouring. If you have an eyeliner on hand then it might work too.
The quad comes with a dual-ended sponge tipped applicator which I did not use, and the whole thing is housed in a sturdy rectangular plastic case. It costs about RM36 per quad and is available while stocks last because its not meant to be part of the permanent collection. However I’ve seen a lot of it around still so maybe its not doing so well here?
Overall, I’d say this eyeshadow quad is a good deal for the quality. I had been watching it for a while without buying it because honestly, it isn’t all that special. The only reason I bought it was because I needed an eyeshadow at a pinch and this was the best available. So, if you don’t already have a ton of eyeshadows, then take a look at this collection. If you do, skip it, there’s nothing all that special.
Pros: Good quality, nice colours, convenient
Cons: Nothing very special