Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad (040 Autumn Fire) :: Review, Swatch, FOTD

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD
Moi wearing all four shades from Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire
and Gucci Lip Luxurious Moisture-Rick Lipstick 440 Tiger Lily
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Designer brand-loving zillas unite! As previously noted, I've been stalking this line forever so imagine my elation when my initial order finally came, all intact thankfully!

What a massive collection, Gucci Beauty that is! Choosing which items to purchase online seemed more of an arduous task because I don't want to break the bank obviously. For eyeshadows alone, there are 10 variations of Magnetic Color Quad, 18 Mono's, and 7 Duo's.

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD

For today's post, I will be focusing on Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Duo in 040 Autumn Fire ($65, 5g, Neiman Marcus)an eye candy befitting this season! 

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Luxe-feel, monogram overload.  Black and gold combo epitomizes luxury, at least in my opinion. My wardrobe is predominantly black and I wear gold 365d. Mix both together and I'm in. While the eyeshadow case is made from plastic, you can tell that the quality is never compromised: there is heft to it, it snaps magnetically, and the embossed gold monogram is distinctively luxe. However, I have this trivial observation which you may find borderline nitpicky: I hate matchy-matchy because it comes out tacky. From the monogrammed box, monogrammed velvet pouch, monogrammed case, monogrammed individual shades, can someone explain this obsession? Branding is one thing but to be constantly bombarded is another. It's akin to a woman wearing monogram from head to toe: shades, purse, jeans, shoes, watch, ugh I can't!

Flawless application, crease-free perfection. Looking past the GGGGGGG overload, this particular quad wins in terms of color payoff, wearability and texture. Applied wet or dry over an eye primer, these eyeshadows performed well way past nine hours sans fading and creasing. All four shades have moderate (but buildable) pigmentation, something a neutral-loving woman will greatly appreciate. They are finely-milled with negligible fallouts. Autumn Fire reminds me of fall foliage, it's like a maple leaf changing color before your very eyes: peachy gold (shimmer), rose gold (shimmer), plum (shimmer), brown (matte)....don't you just love fall?

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD
3 shimmers, 1 matte.... a well-thought out color coordination

Finally, here's my FOTD for better reference...

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD

Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD


Are you excited with the launch of Gucci Beauty (currently available onlineNeiman MarcusSaks)? or better yet, did you pick up anything I need to try? As with me, I'm overall impressed with this quad so I may pick up one more....


32 comments:

  1. how cute! i wouldn't wanna use the shadows because the design is adorable :)

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  2. The look you created is so amazing, really love these shades on you! Are the brushes any good in this quad or is it the regular waste of space?

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    1. thanks Deborah. This is a good palette so I had fun creating this look :-) nah, they're typical disposable types

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  3. So gorgeous! This is an absolutely autumnal quad! Love it.

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  4. Great palette and the look you created is just gorgeous!

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  5. I like the eyeshadow print in the quad, too.

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  6. Ack, my neutral-loving heart is pumping hard for this quad!!

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  7. Absolutely love the color selection they included

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  8. Damn, girl, this look is hawt! I love that plum shimmer, and I think I need Tiger Lily for my own. It's gorgeous.

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    1. get it Nidia. My review will be up in a few hours.

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  9. Even just looking at your application in the picture, I can tell this shadow is amazing quality. It's stunningly beautiful on you.

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  10. Hello gorgeous... you look beautiful. :) That lip color and that quad... omigosh I need that quad.

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  11. Everything about this is just luxurious and gorgeous. Gucci did it right!

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  12. I'm a huge rose gold fan! Love this quad!

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  13. Gorgeous look and you are killing that lippie!!

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  14. The palette looks amazing, but OMG I keep focusing on that lip color!

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  15. I've been dying to see some of the Gucci stuff. You rocked this look!

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  16. I got smart from your other post and looked for the quad LMAO It looks gorgeous on you! I couldn't decide what quad to get so I got a couple singles lol

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  17. These were worth the splurge! Girl...you look good...

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  18. That looks absolutely stunning on you!

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