Hey everyone! I have an eye tutorial today using entirely drugstore products, with a new Revlon quad being the main product used. This quad is called “Free Spirit” and is part of Gucci Westman’s new collection: The Pacific Coast. I liked the vibrant blues in this set, and since I am usually afraid of wearing blue eyeshadow I figured this would be a great budget friendly way to give them a whirl! The shadows in this quad are interesting, as they are *almost* matte but have a slight bit of shimmer in them, giving them a more satin sheen. Other products used include Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Maybelline Master Drama eye pencil in Stormy Navy (limited edition but currently in drugstores), Maybelline eyeshadow single in Linen, and Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara.
The first step is very easy! Simply blend Bad to the Bronze over the lid and just up into the crease. You can use a brush or your finger for this. I used MAC brushes for this look, but you can use whatever brushes you have on hand. I used Bad to the Bronze as a primer base and to give the look a little more shimmer.
Next, pack the darker blue shade in the quad, the one on the bottom left, all over the lid. It may look a little patchy until it is fully blended in later.
After applying the blue color, move to the dark gray shade in the quad and apply it in the crease.
Using a clean blending brush, take the lighter flesh colored shade (a beige tan) in the quad and sweep it lightly over the entire lid and up to the brow bone. This will subdue the other shadows a bit and make it more wearable for day time. After sweeping it over the lid, blend the shadows in, starting at the lash line and working your way up.
When finished blending, apply Maybelline Master Drama in Stormy Navy to the top lash line, and half of the lower lash line. When applying on the lower lash line, start with a thin line in the middle of the lash line, and make it thicker as you apply outward for a very subtle cat-eye effect. I chose Stormy Navy because it has a little bit of glitter in it!
Using the Maybelline shadow in Linen, apply a little into the inner corners and just under the brow line for a subtle highlight.
Lastly, apply Covergirl Clump Crusher (or whatever mascara you have on hand) on the top and lower lashes.
That’s it! This quad is not terrible for the price and I think it will be fun to experiment with! It is very pigmented and not the worst to blend, but it’s definitely stiffer if you are used to working with higher end eyeshadows. Ultimately I was happy with the outcome of this; the blue is subtle and easy to tone down with some blending. If you want a look that really pops, I think the blue shade in the Free Spirit palette would easily jump out more with a white or flesh-toned base, like NYX Milk jumbo pencil or MAC Painterly paint pot.
Thanks for reading! 🙂