Aside from the 3 blush pans, Laura also sent me an LE MAC quad from the Simpsons collection from a while back. She received it gratis, which explains the lack of special packaging, and said she thought it would be fun for me to try out.
This one’s called Marge’s Extra Ingredients and has four colors: Harpooned Heart, Sexy PB & J, Beehive Blue, Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag.
- Harpooned Heart: light baby pink (Lustre)
- Sexy PB & J: mid-tone bright violet (Veluxe pearl)
- Beehive Blue: mid-tone bright blue (Veluxe Pearl)
- Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag: deep navy (Frost)
FYR: lustre (smoothly pearlized; intensely frosted with deluxe ultrafine ‘conditioned’ finish), veluxe pearl (vibrantly toned. Velvety soft. Shimmeringly metallic. Veluxe eyeshadow, now overlaid with high-shine pearl), frost (an iridescent shine that adds a highlight to any color).
Swatched, L-R: Harpooned Heart, Sexy PB and J, Beehive Blue, Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag
When I started getting into makeup, I was really drawn to purples (especially when it comes to eyeshadow), but I don’t wear that color that much anymore unless it’s purple-toned blush. Laura was right, though. Because these aren’t colors I normally pick out, they were fun to play with.
I don’t know why, but I really have a hard time wearing cool-toned eyeshadow. Anyway, of the four shades, my favorites to work with are Sexy PB&J and Beehive Blue. Coincidentally, both are veluxe pearl eyeshadows.
The pans are cute and pressed with a section of Marge’s face and iconic hairdo.
Mmm, this is pretty much your standard gradation: Harpooned Heart pretty much packed on the inner 2/3 of the lid, meeting up with Sexy PB&J which I added on the outer half (so they’re mixed in the center lid), and a bit of Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag on the very outer ‘v’. I used Beehive Blue on the outer half of my lower lashline but didn’t like how BLUE it was, so I covered it with a medium brown eyeliner.
Here’s a photo of me and my best friend, Isa. I don’t know if it makes it easier to see the eyeshadow (I don’t imagine it does), but here’s one with the, um, context of my whole face.
Mmm I don’t remember what I was wearing this day. I think I had on bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, an LMdB pressed powder, probably a bit of Kjaer Weis Abundance and Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium. Eyeliner was a brown-black liquid liner by K-Palette* And I think I had on NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie, but then I ate and it rubbed off.
I love the quad, but I think it would be more amazing if worn with other eyeshadows (probably neutrals?) just to ground them. I don’t typically wear super colorful eyeshadow anymore, though now that I’ve written that, I’m wondering why I stopped, a little bit. Eyeshadow is fun!
Anyway, that’s my exciting~ post for the day. I still love makeup! I still have to keep myself from buying everything in sight! I hope you’re all having a good day.
* Items marked with an asterisk (*) are PR samples.
Eyeshadow quad was gifted by Laura ❤ Sorry this is limited edition, but I've seen it on eBay, if you're interested.