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.