Availability: TopShop Stores & Online
Four complementary eyeshadow colours to create a gorgeous smokey eye look. Use the highlight colour to brighten the whole eyelid, add colour from outside corner and into crease, finish with the darkest colour to line.
TopShop is a UK clothing store that has begun to branch out into the US, currently with stores in Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas. TopShop also carries a full makeup line. Their eye shadow quad in Secret Liaisons is reviewed, below.
This quad comes in a round, plastic, gold and brown compact that snaps shut and has a full-sized mirror inside. The outside of the lid features a beautiful fan-like decoration.
This palette contains 4 colors: a shimmery cream, a light, shimmery, tan-champagne, a matte, dusty purple, and a matte, medium brown.
All four colors have great pigmentation. The matte colors are especially outstanding: they are pigmented, smooth, and even in application.
The colors work well together for a cohesive eye look. The inclusion of matte shades with shimmery ones (something companies need to do more) makes this palette versatile and comprehensive. You won’t need to reach for anything more than this one palette to complete a look.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
The shadows apply very smoothly without needing to dig your brush into the shadow or apply multiple layers.
For $25.00 you get 4 eye colors for a total of 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of product. For comparison, Charlot Ronson quads cost $22.00 and contain 2.4 grams. Tarte’s quad costs $22.00 and contains 6.8 grams. This quad seems to be neither expensive nor low-priced.