I had to walk a thousand miles just to find the Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Purple Haze. Ok, well it wasn’t a thousand miles but it felt like it. Lord, this thing is like the bloody holy grail! I didn’t even think it existed for a while there!
But it does and I found it.
What is it?
Its a quad of some intensely shimmering shade of purple eyeshadow! Like OMG shimmery! If you loved the Stila Jewel Eye Palette, it’s a guarantee you’ll love Purple Haze.
The palette is made up of two shades of contrasting purple, one true purple and one lilac plus a shimmering white and grayish shade. The price is a mere $10.99 so it’s actually incredibly cheaper when compared to the Stila Jewel Palette so if by chance you’ve been lemming that palette you can easily dish out for this and save yourself some extra cash. The formula is packed hard with crazy shimmer so if you’re a lover of shimmery shades of shadow this will appeal in a major way. The shades are true to their colors and have a nice color pay off with all that sparkle. They apply fairly easily and have a nice texture.
Fall out city my friends. The palette is an absolute nightmare to work with and is best applied with sponge applicators to avoid major fall out and large flakes of shadow on cheeks and face. The shades sadly don’t work well together as its difficult to blend them out without creating a mess. If by some chance you are successful with your blending skills you’ll still end up with pretty much the same shades of shadow as they all meld together to create one single shade of purple. The formula feels like a loosely packed pigment and carries a similar texture as MAC Kitschmas, translated as quite chunky, quite flaky.
Who might like it?
- Shimmer and sparkle eyeshadow fans!
Who might not like it?
- Anyone who hates fall out!
- Anyone who hates the MAC Kitschmas formula.
- Anyone who can’t STAND discoball-like eyeshadows.
Alot of woe comes with owning the palette but I think its rather beautiful. If I use the shades separately I can create some very pretty, sparkly looks with a little care and patience. Its price tag rivals that of Stila’s palette plus you get more product for the price. Although the shades aren’t easily a dupe for the ones in the Jewel Palette, they are still very pretty and identical in formula. I thought the purples were extra pretty for Spring.
If you’re willing to cope with a bit of fall out and absolutely adore sparkle with your shadows, the Sonia Kashuk Purple Haze Eye Shadow Quad comes with my recommendation.
Quite like it, fall out and all!
Anyone pick it up?
What do you think?
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