Review of Smashbox Eye Shadow Quad in Modella-Tokidoki LE by syeung2
LE item from the Tokidoki collection (Christmas 2006).
I wonder why the other LE Tokidoki eyeshadow quad (Celebrita) has not fared as well as this one in the reviews...
Product - The shades are described as: "yellow with blue iridescent shimmer, baby blue shimmer, peach sheen, matte chocolate," which to me implies that the first three colors are sheer. After trying the quad, the shades are indeed sheer, like BB Shimmerwashes - nice shades, definitely not opaque. The shadows have a nice silky texture. I will update this review after I try them wet. The pale yellow, as the other reviewers have mentioned, has an opalescent (bluish-greenish) tinge to it. Baby blue usually looks horrible on me (AAB/NC25), but this blue is sheer enough to work for me. The peach is best as a base or wash; the brown is a matte medium brown, good for the crease or as a soft liner. Peach and brown shades are always good staple colors in a palette for me.
Packaging - Comes in a small, mirrored, square black plastic compact with LE Tokidoki graphics on the lid and mirror.
Overall - Sheer, soft, springtime shades. Is it overpriced? Not really, for Smashbox - consider that the total product weight and cost of the quad (0.12 oz, $30) is about the same as two Smashbox single shadows (0.06 oz, $16 each).