If you’ve been busy Target shopping you know the new Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad Eyeshadow Palettes are on shelves now. These are a revamp of the original Sonia Kashuk Eye Quad and might I say a great improvement.
For Spring 2013 these were released in four color variations. What makes them so special is the fact they contain a range of different finishes inside a single quad. It’s an unexpected treat to have such a smaller quad that caters to a variety of eyeshadow textures and finishes.
Let’s have a look!
The Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad Eyeshadow Palettes ($13.69) come in the new black compact packaging. Sonia’s original packaging was a sterile white so this new black design gives it a little bit of a sophisticated modern edge.
Although near $14 might sound pricey for a quad there is a heaping dose of quality here to back up that price. Inside the quad you’ll find a matte, semi-matte with shimmer, sparkle, and velvet eyeshadow shade. I have the Textured Cocoa Quad and all the shades are basically the same exact shade of chocolatey brown but just have different finishes. I found it odd she didn’t decide to having graduating shades of the color but I don’t really mind so much because being a natural shadow girl I could find uses for different finishes of brown shadow easily enough!
The matte and semi matte formula is a little shy of patchy so I’d suggest a sponge applicator for application to get the smoothest finish. I absolutely adored the velvety shade. All the shades have excellent pigment but by far the best was the velvet shade. It also happened to be the creamiest and easiest to apply. The sparkle shade was a pleasant surprise as typically these act as an overcoat with no really color but the formula has improved some and you do get a fair bit of color and sparkle together. However, it does have a good deal of fall out so use a primer or some sort of base prior to application to avoid fall out and give the shade something to stick to. I find it is best suited as an overcoat to add a hint of sparkle.
I have to say the Monochrome Eye Quad is a very nice addition to the Sonia Kashuk Collection at Target. It’s a little expensive and I would say a $3 price shave rounding it out at $9.99 would make it a nicer budget beauty pick. But none the less the quality is here at this price tag!
Do check them out.
They have some gorgeous colors available.
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