Edward Bess South of France Quad Royale 01 – Swatches, Pics, Review

I think I had seen some reviews of the Edward Quad Royale in South of France but it wasn’t until I read Cafe Makeup’s post on her Edward Bess experience at Bergdorf Goodman that I really paid attention. I think because the majority of reviews I had seen for the Quad Royale palettes were for the darker, warmer variations Monte Carlo and Summer in Capri I was under the misguided perception they were too dark for me.

I am so glad I decided to order South of France from Zuneta. It is so unbelievable gorgeous and chic!

The top left shade is a pretty, softly shimmering peach beige. Top right is a gorgeous soft pink sharing the same soft shimmer. The bottom right shade a more nude beige with the same subtle glow. Bottom left a mauve pink with a slightly iridescent golden glow. Both bottom shades are richly pigmented while the top are more on the sheer side. I didn’t really care for the brush as it felt a bit rough on my skin and caused quite the flyaway mess with the powder but I don’t tend to use brushes that come with compacts so that doesn’t really bother me. Actually I wish brands would just stop putting brushes in compacts all together. I would much prefer sleeker, more compact packaging.
Above pics taken in natural light. Below pics in warm direct sunlight.

I have swatched the shades clockwise starting at the top left with all shades used together first on the far left.

I think Visionary Beauty is right about this functioning more as a blush on fair skin. I like that I can stick to just the top two shades to highlight and either the whole palette or just the bottom two shades for a subtle blush. I haven’t tried it out on my eyes yet but I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts if I do.
Available online at Zuneta, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    April 19, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    I have this one and LOVE IT. I want all of them now! It looks amazing with the bronzer-really sculpts your face somehow.

  • mamavalveeta03
    April 19, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    Beautiful. I love the quality of Edward Bess cosmetics. and he is just so danged good looking!

  • Rebecca
    April 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I’ve never tried any Edward Bess products, but this definitely looks intriguing!

  • Replica
    April 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Thanks for the mention 🙂 It really is a winner isn’t it, I’ve made quite a dent in mine already x

  • kitjoegia
    April 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Hi thanks so much for that great review.I am so tempted to buy that one.What are your thoughts on the basics palette or would you recommend the individual eye shadows instead.Thanks

  • PerilouslyPale
    April 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Can you believe I don’t own the Basic palette kitjoegia?! I actually ordered it and the berry palette when they first hit Zuneta but then got an email saying they were out of stock. I never did re-order them although I have been so close so many time! I actually think I prefer the look of some of the shades in the palettes over the singles but since I only own the single I can’t really make a fair comparison. Thanks for your comment!

  • Kate MacDonald
    April 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    I have to stop myself from reaching for this every single day. It’s a perfect combination blush and highlighter on my pale skin and, unlike some highlighters, it’s subtle enough for day or night time. I completely agree with you about including brushes with product. I don’t think I ever use any of them.

  • Nic @Strawbry_Blonde
    September 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    I love the look of this Christa, but am also surprised at how much colour is in it. Would love to see it on your face sometime *wink wink* 😉

    Nic x


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