I grabbed this quad as part of the MAC A Novel Romance Collection (this quad is still available online). First of all, the theme of this collection is just hilarious. Secondly, this quad is just such an awesome mix of tones and shades. I love it.
The shadows are pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. I found them all to be good quality. Even the black, Black Tied, blended really nicely. That shade does have some glitter in it, which basically just falls around and doesn’t make it to the lid. If the glitter fall out bothers you use a tissue under your eyes or do your eye makeup first. The actual color doesn’t fall out, so no black, just glitter.
The other shades are all stunning and pigmented with zero fall out (just tap that brush guys). Sable is a stunning shimmery brown/plum (so beautiful!). Sex & the Oyster is a beautiful cool icy gunmetal blue. Its a great pop in a classic smokey palette like this. Brawn is a satin finish plum brown. This tone is one of my favorite in the crease with my brown eyes. Its just stunning.
I really am impressed with the quality of this quad since pre-made MAC quads in most collection releases are pretty bad. This one is really quite good. The collection of shades is really what does it for me, they are just perfect for fall smokey looks. You can even leave out Sex and the Oyster if thats too jarring in the look for you, personally I love it. I love using Sable and Brawn for an everyday smokey eye. To amp it up for night I would add in Black Tied and Sex and the Oyster for some fun.
You can get this awesome fall appropriate (or just smokey eye appropriate) quad online and at MAC stores/counters for a limited time for $40. Grab em’ while you can!
The rundown: A- (that glitter fall out, but I really can’t blame them too much)