Wednesday, August 4, 2010

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Eye Shadow Quad in Lavendar Smokes, Review and Swatches

You may remember me lemming the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes Quad Eye Shadow in Lavender Smokes in my post last week. I fell in love this quad when I saw that It was purpley colors coordinated for brown eyes. I'm happy to report that it was easy to find at Target, yay for no searching.

The colors are beautiful to look at but a pain in the butt to swatch. I had to dig to get the colors you see in these swatches. They were very easily blendable though. These were swatched without a base. I'll be posting a FOTD featuring this quad shortly but you'll see that with a NYX jumbo pencil as a base, the color from this quad pops.

I noticed immediately that there are two MAC dupes in this quad. Color number 4 is a dupe for All that Glitters and color 3 is a dupe for Retrospeck. For the $5 I paid for this quad in store, I'd say it's worth it to get the dupes especially since you can use color 4 for so many other looks.

Swatched in natural light. So much for pigmentation...

What do you think of these new quads by L'Oreal? I enjoy having premade quads so looks are easy to throw together. Speaking of drugstore makeup, has anyone bought the new ELF Beauty Book Palettes? They're only $5 and feature a slew of yummy colors that are surprisingly pigmented. Beverly from AFullBeat had me searching all over Target only to find them out of stock :( They will be mine, oh yes, they will be mine.

Disclosure- product featured was bought by yours truly.


  1. I like #3. its a great highlighting colour without looking to white or ashy. thanks for the review and swatches

  2. oh so they're cheaper than the maybelline studio quads...have to give them a try then; i have brown eyes too:)

  3. pretty colors! i've never tried out these quads but the swatches look tempting! thanks for posting :) love finding cheaper dupes hehe

  4. Nice colours (^_^)

  5. pretty colors.. i like Loreal quads.. they are easy to work with!

  6. I think this quad is the easiest to use, the colors are very friendly and suits most skin tones!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  7. I've been on the fence about these but I might just have to try them now. I have a Target giftcard waiting to be finished up, haha. ;)
    Those ELF books are not at my Targets! I still have hope they'll turn up though. LOL.

  8. wow, thanks for doing this post. I was actually thinking of buying this. you just convinced me to go get it lol.

    thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't really do anything special to my hair that's why I haven't done a post about it lol. I just use my Head and Shoulders shampoo and Pantene Pro-V conditioner :)

  9. #3 and #4 are super pretty, but #1 looks a little patchy. For the price, though, it could be a lot worse!



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