Couture vs. Cheapskate: Smokey Eyeshadow Quad

Can You Tell Which Smokey Eyeshadow Quad Costs $58 vs. $7?

Quad A


Quad B

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If you guessed that Quad B is the $58 eyeshadow set, then you know "CD" stands for Christian Dior and that stands for mucho dinero.

Probably one of the most commonly asked cosmetics questions is how to execute the perfectly smoked eye.  I for one have my own technique that has taken years to learn, involves about 6 or 7 different products and quite frankly is not that good.  So for those of us who are in the beginning stages of make-up artistry, this L'Oreal Wear Infinite Studio Secrets Eye Shadow Quad in Smokey Eyes will come in handy.

L'Oreal Wear Infinite Studio Secrets
Eye Shadows Quad in 904 Smokey Eyes
Available at Walgreen's and other retailers To Buy

If you look closely at the image, you will see each shadow has a tiny little number printed in the inner corner.  This is your road map to a smokey eye that is well-blended and perfectly shaded.  On the back of the case you have step-by-step instructions, complete with images, on how to achieve the look.  You can adjust the depth of each color for either a more subtle eye or a va-va-voom evening eye.  It's your call.

Although I don't personally own this product, I did receive it on a referral from an objective source who does.  L'Oreal claims this shadow to be "velvety-soft, silky smooth, super blendable, crease-proof and fade resistant."  Perfect for those nights out when you may not have the luxury of a touch-up.  My source agrees with L'Oreal's claims.

So if you have yet to capture the illusive smokey eye, I recommend picking-up this quad for the instructions alone.  When you master the technique, perhaps consider the upgrade to Mr. Dior.

And I am sure there are those of you out there who have no interest in a smokey eye, L'Oreal offers this same quad in 8 different colors stories.  I think the Canyon Stone looks intriguing.

CC Tip:  Head to the L'Oreal Studio Secrets website for video on how to complete the smokey eye look as well as many other looks.

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