Today I am reviewing a gorgeous festive eye shadow quad – the Lakme 9-to-5 eye quartet in Tanjore Rush. If you are looking for an economical festive palette, I highly recommend this one!
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My take on the Product
Tanjore Rush eye quartet has been around for a couple of years now though Lakme recently rebranded it with the 9-to-5 range. Lakme used to have a lot of great palettes in this range but most have been discontinued now sadly. The rectangular pan contains 4 gorgeous pearly eye shadows along with a dual sided sponge tip applicator. The eye shadows have a really smooth and silken texture and they are packed with pigment! This is my first time using the Lakme quads and I was surprised by how incredibly pigmented and soft these eye shadows are! I would recommend using a fingertip or the sponge tip applicator to pat the pigment on the lid if you want a really intense color. For a softer wash of color, you can use a brush to buff the color. The eye shadows blend quite well, adhere well to the lid (hence no fallout) and wore a good 6 hours (oily lids, no primer) before the first signs of creasing. A primer underneath would help prevent creasing on oilier lids. Overall, the formula is pretty good!
Tanjore Rush contains – a molten yellow gold, a dark copper, a golden olive green and a jewel toned purple. Each of these shades work beautifully with Indian skin though I won’t recommend using all of them together (since all are quite rich and shimmery). While I love the colors in the quad, it does lack the “basics” one would want – a light highlight color, a matte dark color for crease definition. But even without those staples, its easy to put together an effortless festive eye makeup with this palette. Everyone needs at least 1 basic festive palette in their stash and if you are confused about what to pick, I would recommend this palette.
Rating : 4.5/5
Used the Gold on inner half of lid, Copper on outer half and the Green along the lower lash line –