While large eyeshadow palettes with tons of colours have a special place in the heart of every makeup lover, nothing beats the ease of use of a good-quality eyeshadow quad. Eyeshadow quads are travel-friendly and versatile and are perfect for beginners as well as those who do not use heavy eye makeup on a regular basis. I recently received the Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet in the shade Smokey Glam in the mail, and I am happy to announce that this is the perfect multi-tasking eyeshadow quad for party makeup. Read on to find out why.
The Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartets are available in 6 different shade options. Some of the quads are quite colourful yet wearable whereas others have more neutral shades. Each quad comes in a plastic casing with a clear lid and you also get a double-tipped sponge applicator with each quad, which is useful for inner corner application.
As the name suggests, the Smokey Glam variant contains 4 shades for creating a glamorous smokey eye look. This quad has a bronzy brown shade, a dark brown shade, a charcoal grey, and a deep black. All 4 shades have shimmer in them but the shimmer particles are not chunky and do not irritate my skin. The formula of these eyeshadows is quite smooth and pigmented. They glide like butter on the lids and blend quite easily and evenly with minimal fallout. I am honestly very impressed with the smooth texture and rich colour payoff of these shadows. You can pick different combinations of colours from the quad to create warm and cool smokey eye looks and can also use the browns all over the lid for a more neutral look (I am wearing just the brown shades in the picture below). The black shade can also be used as a liner. The quad is quite versatile in terms of the different looks that can be created using just these 4 shades and the formula is beginner-friendly in the sense that you can blend out your mistakes with ease before the eyeshadow has set. I also love the fact that these shades will work across all Indian skin tones.
Overall, I feel that you are looking for a “one and done” eyeshadow quad for all your party and special occasion makeup then the Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet in the shade Smokey Glam will be your best friend. For more subtle, softer looks, I am eyeing the shade Desert Rose from the range. Priced at INR 650, these eyeshadow quads deliver what they claim and are excellent value for money. Do pick one of these beauties asap, you can thank me later!