The Notoriety quad is a nice, neutral quad. The formulas and shade range give it a good amount of variety. Here’s a breakdown by colour:
Skintone 1: This is a slightly golded off-white with rose undertones. In the pot, Skintone 1 looks like a spot-on match to Solar White and Shore Leave, but when you apply them, there are differences. Shore Leave is more frosty white and Solar White applies more gold. Skintone 1 is slightly chunky in texture (it’s a lustre, folks, no surprise there). Definitely not as smooth as Solar White and Shore Leave. Skintone 1 is one of those perfect colours for the brow bone, tear duct and lid.
Rich & Earthy: This colour is the beauty queen of the quad. It is pretty close to Mythology, but a tad lighter and less red. Rich & Earthy gives you a reasonable dupe of Mythology, but without the troublesome lustre formula. It is gorgeous, smooth and will be perfect on a good range of skin tones. Rich & Earthy is a veluxe pearl.
Skintone 2: This is the type of gold that I adore. A true, neutral gold without heavy yellow undertones. This is a frost formula and applies nicely pigmented and super smooth. Butta. A great staple, neutral gold that will add to subtle looks, but go unabashedly bold when paired with vivid blues, purples and greens.
Notoriety: A basic dark brown with pretty brown pearl on the top. Well, that’s how it looks in the quad, at least. When you swipe it a few times, the sparkle tends to kind of disappear. There is enough sparkle left to preclude it from brow use, sorry. It’s a nice basic brown, but easily dupeable. Notoriety is a velvet formula shadow.
Overall: A great neutral quad. Perfect to pair with bold red or wine stained lips. The quad is almost worth getting just for Rich & Earthy and Skintone 2. This quad will be a fantastic base of colour if you choose to add in some of the more vivid items in the Makeup Art Cosmetics collection.
The MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics collection is due out on 18 Aug on MACcosmetics.com and 20 Aug at counters and stores.
Do you have any of the quads on your list? What is it that is drawing you to a particular quad?