MAC brought out an eyeshadow quad for all my fellow shimmery eyeshadow lovers. The new Dazzleshadow quad in The Shining Hour came out with the Kabuki Magic collection for the spring/summer and I am completely swooning over it!
This quad is $32 and I picked mine up on the MAC website (with free shipping). The quad comes with four dazzleshadows which are supposed to be rich pigments with minimal fallout. I would have never guessed that these shades wouldn’t have any fallout because they have so much shimmer in them! To my surprise I haven’t experienced any fallout regardless of how I apply them! These shadows are supposed to give the eyes a twinkling sheen. I find that I can wear these shades as shadow toppers or on their own! I have tried various ways of applying them and they all worked out beautifully!
My first method was applying these over an eyeshadow base such as the Too Faced Glitter Glue or a MAC Paint Pot. With this method the shades really popped! The pigment stuck so well that it made the eye look very brightened and shiny. The second way I applied them was spraying my brush with some MAC Fix+ and then applying the shadow to the eyes. This way did work very well but it gave the shadow more of a foiled effect rather than shimmery. It seemed to take some of the “glimmer” away. The last method was using them as a sheer topper to any eyeshadow. I used my finger to apply a light layer over my eyeshadow. This works well if you want to add some shimmer to any eye look!
Top: Letty Lynton (L), Heaven Loves You (R)
Bottom: Last Dance (L), Humoresque (R)
Letty Lynton is a gorgeous shimmery white pearl with white reflects. This shade is perfect as an inner corner highlight! You can use this shade anywhere on the eye that you want to brighten or as an all over shadow.
Heaven Loves You is a beautiful gold pearl with gold reflects. When this shade catches the light it is stunning! This is more of a yellow gold but I think it would suit many skin tones.
Last Dance is a light pink pearl with duocramatic violet reflects. I don’t really see the duocrome in this shade but it’s still so unique! The pinky peach shade is unlike anything else I own. I love this one all over the lid to make my eyes pop! If you have blue eyes you will love this one!
Humoresque is a light burgundy pearl with teal reflects. This is my absolute favorite from this quad! The duochrome is very noticeable and beautiful. It looks like two different shades when you wear it all over the lid and both the burgundy and teal are stunning! Love love love.
I am completely obsessing over this quad! I had high hopes when I purchased it, and I haven’t been disappointed! As I mentioned earlier I haven’t experienced any fallout and the shades are all wearable. The turquoise shade, Humoresque, is what initially sold me and I am really loving it. It’s hard to find a wearable blue and that one is perfect! Each shadow is amazing quality and they’re all consistent. Not one of them is gritty or clumpy. They all blend out beautifully so you can create endless looks with these! These shades are very versatile because they can be worn from the daytime to nighttime. They are very shimmery but there is just something about them that makes them appropriate to wear anytime. I hope that MAC continues to make this formula because I LOVE it!
*Wearing Humoresque all over the lid*