Thursday, November 8, 2012

BECCA Ultimate Eye Colour Quad in Eclipsed



I ordered one of those new BECCA quads from the F&F sale a couple weeks ago.

First off, when I was looking for pictures of these quads I naturally searched for them on Google Images. You know what my search yielded? A lot of Bella Swan pictures from the Twilight Eclipse movie, that's what.

When this quad arrived, I couldn't wait to dig in and play with it. I love the brush metal dome that house BECCA products.

The swatches on the left are over bare skin, on the right it is over primer. Really, this is a picture that shows off how good the primer is, not so much these shadows. A shimmery/frosty champagne, a matte tan, a muddy dark olive that though shimmery in the pan looks rather satin and a graphite that barely looks shimmery.

Though I found the shades to be incredibly crease free and long wearing, they don't show up on my skin true to pan. Not only that but I have a bone to pick with BECCA. On the BECCA website the shades are listed as Metallic Champagne, Metallic Silver, Metallic Khaki and Metallic Moss. Do these look at all metallic to you? One shade is downright matte, two others are superfine shimmer that appear more satin while the last is frosty... but a weak frost at that.

Brows: LORAC Suede & Cappuccino shadows
Eyes: LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, BECCA Eclipsed Quad, black shade from LORAC Multi Platinum Palette used with La Femme Eye Liner Sealer as liner, Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara, Essence Volumizing Lash Fibers

I tried a few different looks, but the colors still looked muddy to me. I even followed the tips on the BECCA site. But blended together, the three darker shades just look like swamp water.

So is this quad suited for you? I don't know. I was let down by this quad, to be honest. I love the BECCA aesthetic; subtle beauty that emphasizes flawless skin, natural shades and glow, not to mention the quality. I just wish that these shades looked different on my skin and didn't blend into the same murky shade. Not worth the $40 when for a few dollars more you can buy the superior Laura Mercier Artist Eye Palette or the LORAC Pro palette.

Your thoughts on this new quad or any of the other shades?

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