Marcelle Eye Shadow Monochromatic Quad in Coffee Beans

Marcelle has replaced their existing eye shadow quads with a new formula and presentation. Four shades within one pan. There are the standard grouping of coordinating shades but also an ingenious new collection of monochromatic quads. The same shade offered in four different finishes of varying shimmer. I have one of the monochromatic offerings to share with you in Coffee Beans.
Eye Shadow Quad – Coffee Beans
Step out of the shadows!
These attractive new eye shadows come in an embossed powder with four shades in one single pan, formulated in an ultra silky texture that glides effortlessly and provides long lasting colour. Offered in quads of 4 vibrant shades and in an innovative monochromatic palette, the versatile shades let you create infinite and sophisticated make-up looks from subtle to dramatic.

Hypo-allegenic and perfume free.

Format: Format: 0.16 OZ / 4.6 g
Suggested retail price: $15.95

  • Ultra silky texture
  • Excellent colour pay-off
  • Long-lasting colour
  • Paraben free
  • Modern black double-tier compact includes 2 applicators
  • Offered in quad shades and monochromatic shades

I find that Coffee Beans isn’t totally monochromatic but rather 4 shades that are very similar in colour but for the most part in the same finish. The bottom left shade is a satin finish while the other 3 shades offer pretty much the same amount of very refined shimmer in colours that are slightly different tones in the same colour family. I wish they were indeed 4 unique finishes as was suggested when I was told about the product at the Beauty Unveiling but regardless this is gorgeous palette. There are two sponge tip applicators hidden under the shadows in a flip up compartment. I like as well that the top of the compact is clear so I can see at a glance which palette I’m reaching for.
Coffee Beans is very nicely pigmented and smooth. The warm brown is great for bringing out my blue eyes. I have really been loving the bottom left shade in my crease and have been reaching for it for several looks lately. The shadows blend well and last the day over a primer. It is a very nice formula and I’m looking forward to checking out the other new quads. These appear on Marcelle’s website now but last I checked I did not see them in stores. I imagine if they aren’t there yet they will be any day now. Please let me know if you’ve spotted them!
Here is a look I did using three of the four shades. You can see the varying shades and finish offer a nice contour of the eye.

Product provided by the company for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.
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  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)

    That’s interesting. They look like Givenchy shadows which are much much more expensive. There isn’t much variation though and that surprises me. But it would be a nice foolproof eye for people that aren’t quite as comfortable with doing their makeup as some others.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07641499612371502890 delicate hummingbird.

    i also second that these are made exactly like the givenchy shadows (one shade, different finishes). also some of their other palettes are very givenchy-esque. i wonder if it’s just riding on other’s wave of success or if the 2 brands are somewhat connected?

    i for my part think it’s a good idea but always hesitated to get the givenchy ones because they’re so expensive!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

    I was going to say that these look like the givenchy eyeshadows, too. Nice!

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