Super late, I know. :D But I purchased this when MAC's Fabulous Felines came out last month (?) and I picked up this quad along with a pigment that I'll mention in another post. What attracted me most about this quad was the unique red-based brown with the teal/green overtone. All the colors seemed like they would compliment each other nicely. To be honest, I find this quad to be slightly disappointing.
At first, I didn't think I would like these magnetic quads since I hated the original, but these are much more sturdy. They're just slightly bigger and has just a bit of weight to it. These quads are nice for travel. There are four textures; matte, satin, frost and lustre.
The colors from left to right; Prized (satin), Burmese Beauty (lustre), Skintone 2 (frost) and Showstopper (matte).
Prized is a light beige and I use this as a highlight a lot. This is a satin and gives a nice natural look. Burmese Beauty is a beautiful red-brown with a teal/green overtone. I thought I would love this so much but sadly, it came up short. If you use it alone, you see more of the brown, but over a primer the teal-green shows up better - even more over a dark base. You also have to layer the shadow for it to be solid. What I do like about Burmese Beauty is that the texture isn't crumbly like most lustre shadows, its pretty smooth and there's not much fall out. Skintone 2 is a lovely neutral gold that would suit pretty much all skin tones. Even though this is labeled as a frost, its not frosty at all. Applies well and has good pigmentation. This is my favorite shadow out of the whole quad. Showstopper is a cool matte brown and is probably one of the more difficult shadows to work with. Its soft to the touch, but when applied with a brush, it doesn't show up very well. I don't use this much.
Left - On its own ; Right - Over Etude House Proof 10 Primer
Yes ladies, I found another dupe! If you have Maybelline's Stylish Smokes Quad in Natural Smokes, pull it out because the outer corner looks so similar to Showstopper! I had to do a double take and swatched it immediately.
Left - Swatched Alone ; Right - Over Etude House Proof 10 Primer
When swatched alone, Showstopper looks different, but that's just because it doesn't swatch as smooth as the Maybelline shadow, but if you see them in person, they look identical - like when swatched over the base.
All the colors are pretty much dupable with drugstore shadows - expect Burmese Beauty. Only thing similar to Burmese Beauty is Club by MAC. Overall, a nice quad to have but not a must.
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