(Note: the browns in the quad do not look quite as bronzey as on the model in the photo below. There is a mink brown with micro-sparkles; a pale cream/champagne with pink tones; a slightly darker and more iridescent soft pink with micro-sparkles; and a deep, almost black-based, mahogany brown with very subtle shimmer.)
I was surprised to see that the quad is of the round-pan design and because of this I was kind of worried about the texture because they always seem to be a little more dry and powdery than the other square type. I swatched them today and the payoff of these colors is dependent on how you apply them. When applied dry the finish was a bit disappointing, but when applied with a wet brush, the colors and shimmer really come to life! The darkest shade is nicely pigmented, and if you use base or primer you shouldn't have any problems with these.
Below is a list of the products featured in this post. On display, but not pictured here, were a deep purple mascara and eyeliner: Cassis (repromote), a few other Glossimers, Rouge Coco in Magnolia, and Mica Rose nail polish (repromote).
Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow 757 Splash
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow Tentation Cuivree
Rouge Coco 107 Patchouli
Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss 54 Liberte (currently exclusive to Saks)
Glossimer: 227 Pleasing
Blush Duo Tweed Effect 17 Tweed Fuchsia
Le Vernis Nail Colour 547 Pulsion
LES 4 OMBRES Tentation Cuivree
Swatched dry using a brush:
I think this will look amazing as a base for powder shadows, but also looks great on its own.
Splash vs. Sand
ROUGE COCO 107 Patchouli
GLOSSIMER 227 Pleasing
ROUGE ALLURE EXTRAIT DE GLOSS 54 Liberte
LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR 547 Pulsion
in the shade
in bright sunlight
Pulsion is a lot darker than Riviera and more of a cerise/cherry pink. It's gorgeous!
(I am sorry there are no swatches here for the blush, some of the lip items, and the polish, but will try to get some up soon.)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!