Eye Color Quad in #202 ($55) attracted my attention as I shopped at Neiman Marcus a few weeks ago. I tested it in the store, but did not purchase it that day. It nagged me for at least a week, so I went back to purchase it. Normally, I am not attracted to blue shades. They don't look "right" with my blue eyes - solely my own opinion - and when I shop, the blues seldom stop me in my tracks. #202 did. It haunted me until I finally went back to purchase it.
These blues are different - special. I have always loved the combination of blue and brown in clothing. Clé de Peau Beauté used three of the colors in one of my favorite Armani jackets and offered them to me in an eye shadow quad. I'm thrilled to have #202.
I took my swatch photos in full sun. As usual, I applied all the shades with a sponge-tipped applicator. I swatched from left to right in the palette, starting at the top of my arm near my wrist.
I broke my own rule against "buying backwards." I don't like to purchase items that aren't brand new because my blog statistics tell me that my readers love to see the newest collections. If you don't own #202, you owe it to yourself to go to a Clé de Peau counter and try it.
As always, I purchased the refill. Clé de Peau Beauté does not provide a case with your $55 eye shadow. Since the plastic case in which the shadows are sold protects the shadows just fine, I skip the cases so that I can purchase more makeup. I'd love to have a case someday, but I'll have to have nothing else on my wish list. Wonder if that will ever happen?
You can find this beautiful quad at all Clé de Peau Beauté counters. It's also available online. Check here if you shop at Nordstrom.
Photo at top courtesy of Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty