A Friday FOTD with Boots No7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 14 - 2013

Pow pow purple! Coming from Boots No7, I didn’t expect *quite* so much pigment in these little pans. The No7 Stay Perfect Quad Eyeshadow Palette (£10.50) delivers a real punch of colour from all four of its shades which blend effortlessly across the eyelid thanks to a soft, almost creamy texture.

Boots No7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad

Boots No7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad2

If anything, the vibrant purple in the palette* does overshadow the more subtle shades contained, and on my hooded lids turned the taupe (that I’d placed in the crease) a lot more violet than I’d intended once I’d worn it in for an hour… but as a huge purple fan, I can live with this.  In the inner-corners, I used the pinky-violet shade and on the upper lashline, the deep purple powder (as an eyeliner).

I suppose if I take away my love for that single purple shade… the palette as a whole probably doesn’t work too well.  I’m here describing my placement of all four shades in the palette but the subtleties of them are completely bowled over by the gorgeous bottom left pan.  You need to find a way to either quieten that one shade down (I think I’d perhaps use it only along the lower lash line next time) or give it up to an all-out purple fest.

Boots-No7-Purple-Haze-Eyeshadow-Quad3

I completed the look with a sweep of Dainty Doll powder blush in 002 My Girl, and Urban Decay Iconic Lipstick in Naked (one of my favourite ever nudes, now sadly discontinued).

What’s your favourite purple eyeshadow?

* press sample


5 Responses to “A Friday FOTD with Boots No7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad”

  1. Lily says:

    PURPLE WITH GREEN EYES <3 Love it, love it, love it.

    The two left pans remind me of a few Urban Decay shades. You could always layer the brighter shades over the more neutral ones to make the palette a bit more useable as a group? Might work, might just look muddy!

    Favourite purples…MAC 'Deep Purple' pigment, MUFE 92 (stains like a mother hubbard, though), Fyrinnae 'Oberon' and Fyrinnae 'Faerie Glamour'. Heck, I love 'em all.

  2. Leah says:

    Bloody hell Charlotte, that looks so gorgeous on you! Favourite purple? Halp. I’ll come back in a fortnight when I’ve decided!

  3. Sydney says:

    This look absolutely wonderful on you.
    As a person who currently works for No7 I can say that I truly love these quads, but even I can admit that they are a little OTT on one colour (have you seen the green quad?!) but I the quality of them is fab and look how gorgeous it looks on you!

    Even more of a bargain with the new voupons that are out 😉

  4. NeenaJ says:

    Revel in that purple, Charlotte! It looks frakking gorgeous on you. Unfortunately for me, it’s strikingly similar to the color of my under-eye circles!

  5. Lois says:

    This looks amazing! I have a really cool NYX purple pigment which looks great when I be arsed to faff around & not spill it everywhere!

    xx

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Some more beautiful brights for Summer-loving Nailistas!

How completely bloomin’ cheerful does this new Summer nail collection from Cosmetics A La Carte look huh? The British company who are well-known for their …

My top 5 most-used iPhone apps...

…for no other reason than I’d like to be able to throw this question back to you guys; today I’m going to share my top …

Meet Elizabeth Hurley in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Elizabeth Hurley is known for her work as Estée Lauder spokesperson and Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Ambassador, and just as in past years… she’s putting …

Guest Review - Illamasqua: Theatre of the Nameless

The lovely Lily from BeautysBadHabit is doing another stint with us today and showcasing Illamasqua’s latest collection: Theatre of the Nameless – take it away …

When Nails Go Bad - NOTD

Sometimes you just shouldn’t be trusted with a bottle of fuschia polish and flakies.  I don’t have too many NOTD monstrosities, but this one is …

Kryolan Supra Color Revisited...

So, after some suggestions from you lovely ladies (and before consigning the Supra Color to the ever-growing pile of “tried but don’t love” products) I …

The Lipstick League – Week of 27-1-14

Question of the Week: Name the most expensive and inexpensive products in your current daily makeup routine. Answer: That’s hard to answer because I chop …

RMK now available online at ASOS

ASOS, is there anything you won’t do to make me shop with you? Free delivery, free returns, clothing in sizes I can shoehorn myself into? …

L'Occitane Etoile des Neiges Illuminating Powder

I picked this up a few weeks ago whilst browsing in L’Occitane, somewhere I frequent more for their Almond Apple Cleansing Oil than their makeup …

M&S Limited Collection - That Owl-Inspired Eye Shadow Set!

I don’t have quite the owl fascination that I know many people share but I can’t fail to appreciate a pretty design when I see …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads