18 September 2016


I'm sure you've all heard about Designer Brands - the Aussie brand that this year is celebrating 10 years in the market, and known their large range of affordable cosmetics, at high quality and free from chemical nasties such as parabens, talc and bismuth, as well as they are vegan and cruelty free certified! Well, to coincide with the anniversary, DB Cosmetics, as they are also called, are launching a range of new exciting products, including three Mineral Eyeshadow Quads in limited edition shades. 

The Mineral Quad Eyeshadow Quads are available in the shades Added Warmth, Pretty in Plum, and In the Shadows.

Often drugstore eyeshadows leave a lot to be desired in regards to pigmentation and wear, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how pigmented these were, and that, with the use of primer first, they actually also do stay put all day, without settling into creases, or without any fallout, even on my greasy eyelids.

Each of the palettes have a nice combination of shades, and contain finely milled Sericite Mika to make them silky soft, and Vitamin E to prevent any dryness and make them super easy to blend. 

I also really like the shades in each palette come numbered 1 to 4, and that on the back of each palette there is a how-to guide to help you create the perfect eye look.

Of course, each of the shades can be used individually for a simply and quick look, or in combination for a more dramatic and intense look.

You start by applying shade 1 to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye to lift and open the eye. Apply shade 2 to the entire lid as a base colour. Apply shade 3 to the crease and outer corner of the eye.

Use shade 4 to deepen the colour in the corner of your eye and define the top and bottom lash line.

Now onto the shades;
  • Added Warmth - containing matte beige, shimmery golden, matte orange, matte dark chocolate
  • Pretty in Plum - containing matte dusty rose, shimmery lavender, matte dusty greyish-purple, and matte dark purple
  • In the Shadows - containing matte beige, shimmery golden, matte taupe, matte dark grey
Each of these palettes are stunning in their own right, and the colours are perfectly suited to each other to wear in any combination, or of course, as individual shades. My least favourite of the three is the Pretty In Plum, but that's merely because I am a tad conservative with the shades I wear on my eyes, and purple is not one of those shades I'd normally reach for - but still the shades are gorgeous.
The palette I'll without a doubt reach for the most is the In The Shadows containing more neutral shades as well as the dark grey, perfect for lining the eyes for a more intense look.
Finally, the Added Warmth - this is the palette that at first glance caught my eyes first. My second thought was that this is a stunning range of colours, but surely that orange is impossible to wear, but I was surprisingly wrong, as it actually looks very stunning, and if blended properly and used in moderation with the other shades in the palette, I will actually be using these shades too.
So there you go, some beautiful looking palette from Designer Brands which are definitely worth checking out, but be quick as these are limited edition, and these are sure to fly off the shelves.
Designer Brands Mineral Quad Eyeshadow Quad - RRP: $9.99 each
Available from Designer Cosmetics Online and select pharmacies 
* Products kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

1 comment

  1. Even though DB is easy to get, I never seem to buy anything from them even though I've heard great things especially about their foundations.


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