ART DECO | Magnetic Beauty Box Quattro Eye Shadow Palette - Review + Swatches

Monday, 9 June 2014


Art Deco is a fairly new brand that is available at Farmers across the country. I'd walked past the stand many times and always had a wee nosy but never thought much of it. One day I decided to do a bit of a swatch and actually take a closer look at the products. The one thing I was drawn to was these refillable magnetic cases, which you can fill with eyeshadows, blushes or eyebrow powders and build your own custom collection.




MAGNETIC BOXES - Beauty Box Quattro Limited Edition [NZD $16 at Farmers or AUD $19.50 via. Beauty Bay - free worldwide shipping]

They have a couple of different designs available for their 'Beauty Boxes' and release new ones with new collections they bring out. This particular one is a design by Talbot Runhof (after a quick Google, this is an American/German duo of fashion designers), and I love the colours and pattern on and it definitely stands out in my makeup bag. It is also extremely compact, with a decent sized mirror. This can hold four eye shadows, or 1 shadow and a blush and you can also get them in trios and duo sizes also.


SINGLE EYE SHADOWS [NZD $9 each at Farmers or AUD $10.40 via. Beauty Bay]

The shadows come in different finishes, including pearls, mattes and duochromes and they also have a small number of special release ones with different collections. There is an amazing selection of colours, and each little pan is designed to slot into one of the magnetic boxes. It was really hard to choose what shades I wanted and I ended up with a hand filled with swatches as I tested them all out at Farmers.


Removing the plastic covering makes them slot into the boxes perfectly against the magnetic bottom. They have the number of the shade printed on the side so you don't forget, which is a good touch. I think the magnet could be a little stronger, but the overall outer shell feels secure so they aren't going to be flying out very easily.



Of course, I opted for very neutrals shades, as this is a great palette to take travelling. The ones I picked are all shimmery as I have my UD Naked Basics that has the perfect matte neutral shades I could want. The shadows have lovely pigmentation and feel super soft and butter like - at $9 each I was really impressed with the quality. They do have a bit of fall out, but I think that is just down to the shimmer finish.

The colours I picked were:
#10 - Pearly White - inner corner highlight, sorted.
#12 -  Chocolate Cake - golden, bronze goodness - what more could you want?
#26 - Pearly Medium Beige - quite pink toned, and just gorgeous.
#203 - Silica Glass - A brown/taupe shade, compliments #26 really well.




EYESHADOW BASE [NZD $16.00 at Farmers or AUD $15.20 via. Beauty Bay]

As an added bonus, the day I shopped for all these Art Deco goodies (I also got one other thing too, will be up soon), they had a deal on and I think it was something like spend $45 and get a free eye shadow base, and who can complain about that! It comes in a cute little tub, with a twist off lid. It feels very creamy and blends nicely onto the lid and does help to prolong the wear and also brings out the true colours of any shadows you use over top. For a freebie, I was pretty stoked!

I am very pleased I took the chance to have a closer look at the Art Deco stand and I look forward to buying a few more items from them as it seems extremely high quality and I think the packaging they do is absolutely gorgeous too. Also surprisingly, it is cheaper to buy it here at Farmers than it is to get it online, generally it goes the opposite way with makeup here in NZ - but Beauty Bay ship worldwide if you are unable to get a hold of it any other way.

Have you given any Art Deco products a go? Any I should be on the look out for next time I hit up Farmers?

19 comments

  1. Haven't tried any Artdeco products yet Heard their concealers are amazing. :) Anyway. The eyeshadows look amazing.. they seem really pigmented.

    x

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    1. I have also heard good things about the concealers, might have to give them a go next!

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  2. I have that same case! I think I actually picked it up last year when they first got stocked by Farmers, because it came free with some eyeshadows. I also got the same deal you did with the eyeshadow base, and I've really been liking it. The current deal is buy 1 get 1 half off, so I picked up a couple more shadows including the 12! The shadows from the Jungle Collection are absolutely incredible; in fact they remind me of the Estee Lauder gelee formula and the MAC In Extra Dimensions.

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    1. It's such a nice case eh! Ok, I am def going into Farmers tomorrow, I need to get some more Art Deco in my life - thanks for letting me know!

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  3. Cute little gem, these are really adorable shades and i like the fact there loose, i doubt ill be getting any because the shades sadly are ones which many other companies have produced for a lot cheaper, they all seem to be doing gold, bronze, brown reds this season hehe.

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    1. They have a huge range of other shades, but I am mostly drawn to the neutral shimmery shades anyway!

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  4. Ooh you chose some really fab shades- love the look of them all!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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    1. Thanks, I am very happy with my selection!

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  5. Artdeco is a lovely brand, I really like their liquid eyeliner :)
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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  6. the colors you picked look lovely. i'm all about neutrals and it seems quite nice to have a magnetic case. i've seen a lot of artdeco products but never looked at any. i might have to do that now.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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    1. They seem to have a really lovely range of neutral shades - definitely a good brand to have a look at!

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  7. I love palettes you can build yourself, it's a great way to make products work for you, instead of you getting around to them. I've never heard of this brand, but will check it out immediatly
    blogablebeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely! It means you can totally customize whatever shades you prefer!

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  8. Awesome blog and love the photography! Now following on GFC AND Bloglovin and would absolutely love it if you could follow me too (if you like my blog of course).

    Tia
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Tia! I am actually already following you! x

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  9. the eye shadow shade 26 looks gorgeous, it reminds me of MAC all that glitters. I've not heard of art deco before, I'll have to see if the UK sells them! x

    www.whatbeckyloves.com

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