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.

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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.

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  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!

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  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 😉

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  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!

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  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

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