6 April 2014


I don't know about you and your make up routine but I usually tend to wear the same thing for couple of days or weeks straight and cannot imagine I would use anything different at that moment in time. These items varies from a foundation to a blush but currently I'm obsessed with a certain eyeshadow quad.

The quad I cherish at the moment is the Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in "What's Nude". If you are a lover of neutral eyeshadow and haven't tried this one yet I urge you to go to your nearest drugstore and pick it up. It's one of those fantastic products that everyone should have in their make up collection if only for the travelling purposes.

The quad contains every colour you need for your everyday look including three mattes and one satin shade. All of the shades are really buttery and easy to work with. The white shade "Vanilla" is a little bit on the chalky side but it's not that bad that it would stop me from using it. I still think it's a very nice colour and I find the colour pay off is better than my MAC Vanilla (is that a coincidence they have the same name or what?). I can't say much about the lasting power because I always use my NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base due to my oily lids and so everything last for hours and hours. If I apply it at 8am the eyeshadow is still intact at 9pm. Love it!

To create an everyday light smokey eye I start with applying "Pink T" shade all over my lid as it's a perfect pinky shade to even out my skin tone and it's completely matte. It's the one with the S&G embossing on. You can't see it on the pictures because I use mine a lot and so the text is long gone. I always feel sad when that happens but there's nothing you can do about it if you want to use the palette to its full potential. Next, I reach for the only shade with the satin finish called "Aubersheen" and apply it on two thirds of my eyelids starting on the outside corner of my eye. Btw. this colour is a great dupe for MAC Satin Taupe....just saying :-). Now, let me introduce you to my favourite shade from the whole palette called "Mudhoney". You might think it's a boring colour and it looks like that in the pan but I just cannot express enough how much I adore it! It's the perfect cool toned brown/grey colour for blending in my crease. "Mudhoney" has just the right amount of brown and grey colour that suits my skin tone perfectly. I even read some people use this shade for filling in their eyebrows but I am yet to try it. I will keep you posted. After I'm done with blending "Mudhoney" into the crease I apply "Vanilla" to the tear drop and under my brow bone for a matte highlighting effect and there you have it - a perfect daytime smokey eye. Depending on what I'm doing that day I add a brown or black eyeliner, a touch or two of mascara and I'm ready to go. Simple!

What I also love about this palette is that S&G didn't include any useless foam applicators so the palette is as compact as it can be and as I said at the beginning it's the perfect travel companion if you need to pack lightly. I really can't say enough good things about this palette, it has been my go to eyeshadow palette for the past month.

You can get it for example at Boots during their 3 for 2 offer they run very often.

Have you tried any of the S&G eyeshadow quads yourself? I would love to try more of their products so please don't forget to share your recommendation in the comments section :-)

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