I feel like I’m reviewing this quad totally at the wrong time. It looks like a gorgeous holiday quad- thus the name “Seasonal” you know? But I can’t wait until next fall/winter. Because I’m head-over-heels in love with the Gorgeous Cosmetics Composing Color Seasonal 4-Pan Palette. & all of these shades are available individually as well! Keep reading…because I think you’ll probably fall in love as well!
Born from a makeup artist dedicated to giving women more than just a face for the day, Gorgeous Cosmetics offers performance driven products, that have developed a cult-like following amongst celebrities, beauty bloggers and pro-makeup artists, due to their elite formulas and reliable color pigment payoff. The line is also the preferred choice for many schools of makeup artistry, and is used to train emerging makeup artists, who might just be the “next big thing!”
I’m relatively new to the brand- I think I’ve received a few random products in beauty subscription boxes? The brand let me pick out a few items to try out & share if I liked them. Turns out- everything I’ve tried I love! Their line lets you select eyeshadow singles, eyeshadow quads, & also palettes which contain 8 shades total. If you buy their pre-decided palettes instead of choosing your own colors you actually receive a discount as well. I honestly would have put these 4 together on my own so this was perfection. I had a trio with similar shades minus the black that I used every year around the holidays. It was drugstore, limited edition, & the quality was just okay. But the colors were perfect for winter! This is the perfect replacement because the quality is a huge upgrade!
Mint Julip – light green, frosted
Dune – Light sand with golden finish
Jet Black – True matte black
Peter Pan – deep, smokey green, frosted
From left to right we have Gorgeous Cosmetics Eyeshadow shades in Mint Julep, Jet Black, Dune, & Peter Pan swatched on bare skin with my finger.
The pigmentation? Awesome. The blendability? Shockingly good for something so pigmented. I only had a bit of fallout with Jet Black which is pretty normal for a pigmented black. I found using a stiffer crease brush to stamp then a blending brush really helps diffuse the color. Peter Pan is this fantastic smoked out, brightened emerald that is absolutely mesmerizing. I think it is actually my favorite in the palette. Dune is a bit more sheer than the other ultra-pigmented shades (still very pigmented!) & it actually packs on quite nicely. Mint Julep is another favorite- an icy, muted green apple green.
Have you tried anything from Gorgeous Cosmetics? Do you have a favorite holiday quad? What do you look for in green eyeshadows?