Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in Laugh, Love, Lime: Review & Swatches

Nothing makes me happier than trying out new makeup but I am particularly excited about this one because it’s an eyeshadow quad and I have not reviewed eyeshadows for a while now. So up on the blog is the Essence Quatro Eyeshadow in the shade Laugh, Love, Lime.

Price: Rs 349 for 5 gms ( available on


The Essence Quattro Eyeshadow comes in a round plastic packaging with a transparent lid. The packaging doesn’t have the best quality but I like the fact that the lid shuts with a click so I know that the packaging is secure. It’s a pretty tiny quad so I don’t have to worry about it taking too much space if I am travelling with it but it doesn’t come with any applicator or a mirror so you have to carry them.


The quad has 3 variants of green and a pearly white highlighter. I am usually not fond of greens because it is not a color that is too flattering to the Indian skin tone but these shades are variants of khakhi which is a color I love to wear. The colors work really well together to create a nice smokey eye but you could you definitely use each of these colors to create a simple look. I am particularly a big fan of the highlighter definitely use each of these colors to create a simple look. I am particularly a big fan of the highlighter and use it to highlight my cheeks as well. It’s a nice warm white so it gives you a nice natural glow to your skin.

Pigmentation & Staying Power

The product has a decent pigmentation and the darker shades are actually quite pigmented. These are all glitter based eyeshadows so not really something I like wearing during the day but perfect for a night out. It does have a fair amount of fallouts so you have to either dust of the fallouts or do your eyes first and then the rest of the face. The staying power of the eyeshadows is around 3-4 hours but a bit longer if you wear it with a primer. The color pay off also improves once you wear a good primer under it. The colors do start fading but they leave behind the glitter which is not something I like.

Final Verdict

Overall, It has a decent quality and the shades that I have in my quad suit my skin tone to the tee but I feel this quad will be a good investment, if you are beginner. I would say I like the product but it’s not something you can’t skip.