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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10425371234451757261 Tracy@Beauty Reflections

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17079883155916629361 mamavalveeta03

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12358003768648016330 Rebecca

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02982008616271168616 Replica

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13754299111243501983 kitjoegia

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14579614920085665069 Kate MacDonald

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05402011611591634516 Nic @Strawbry_Blonde

    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