Musings of a Muse

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Oct 21, 2007

Bare Escentuals iQuad Eyeshadow Compact

Bare Escentuals has graced us with a new iQuad palette and the Muse couldn't be happier! I really enjoy these little compacts and you get some nice product with the quad for $28.

Sadly, the newest quad is out of stock, however, I'm positive it'll pop into stores again soon! Until then I bring you a review of last year's quads!

Newest Bare Escentuals iQuad as seen on Sephora

Last year Bare Escentuals released two of these compact quads with the a liner compact quad much to the delight of BE fans everywhere I'm sure (I'll do a review on the liner quad another time day!).

The quads are a heavy plastic so it's not your typical compact. It includes a brush and four loose powder shadows. The shadows each have a lid that you can flip up to use the color. Each time I flip the lid on a color I feel like I'm an artist that's going to work on a masterpiece canvas!

(The heavy plastic on these make it easy to tote them around in your purse for touch ups!)

The colors are completely usable in both compacts and match perfectly for one to several different looks. The brush is soft, doesn't shed, and makes application a snap! It's rare I use one brush to apply a look but hey when you're in a rush this little compact is a snap to use and create a genius look!

I must say that the compact is very cute and very portable however I do get slightly irritated when I snap one of the lids open I create a bit of a mess when loose powder spills out all over the place. This makes for crummy clean up and waste of product! The good news is with a little work using the compact you get a feel for it so you see less and less of spillage and more and more of snapping the lids opened and closed without suffering from waste! It just takes a bit of practice with the lids to get it just right!

(Snap Lids Keeps Glimmers, Glimpses, and Shadows Safe but makes for a bit of a mess for the unpracticed user of this palette!)

As I said the colors are all completely wearable and you can create one to several different looks and of course use other shadows in your collection to create something extremely different! The colors all contain plenty of shimmer and are pigmented. The quads include a glimpse, two eyeshadows, and one glimmer (if you know BE products you'll know the difference between the three! If not check out Sephora's site for details!)

(The colors are all very wearable and are gorgeous shades full of shimmer and sparkle!)

These also come with a card that gives you three easy looks to create with step by step instructions on how to achieve the desired look! Quite handy!

I'm pretty excited to see this new quad that they introduced! The colors look very Fall and will make an elegant eye look with the browns, golds, and beiges in the compact!

Sadly it doesn't appear as if the older iQuads are available on Sephora's site however the new one is and if you're lemming these older ones after my review you can pick them up from QVC!

Overall, I'd say these contain a nice punch of product for the money and they simplify makeup looks which sometimes is a blessing in disguise when we are running late in the morning!

Do you have these?
Love 'em?
Talk to me!

The Muse loves her two and she's definately ordering the third when it pops up in stock again!

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