|Laura Mercier Riviera Eye Quad|
Here are the swatches of all four colors, done on bare skin (no primer) with a sponge-tip applicator. The quad does not come with any applicators but the compact does have a mirror.
|From left: Deep Water Blue, Sandy Beige, Soft Sky Blue, Crisp White|
The Deep Water Blue shade can used as eyeliner, wet or dry. But Laura Mercier does make a blue eye pencil called Midnight Bleu, which they have featured with this collection. I was not inclined to pick up the Midnight Bleu pencil but I do have the Bleu Marine Cake Eyeliner which they also recommend to use with this quad. For the bottom lashline, I prefer to smudge a pencil liner and have taken to using Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Binge. It has a slight indigo leaning but you can smudge it and top with Deep Water Blue and/or Soft Sky Blue and it coordinates rather well.
|Urban Decay Pencil in Binge, Tarte Eye Pencil in Lapis, Laura Mercier Cake Eyeliner|
I have another blue eyeliner in my stash that I think may work with this palette but I haven't tried it. It's the Tarte EmphasEyes High Definition Eye Pencil in Lapis. I got this one from Sephora for $7 last year although I don't see it for sale now. I swatched it for anyone who may be interested in seeing the color.
|From left: LM Bleu Marine Cake Eyeliner, Tarte Pencil Lapis, UD Pencil in Binge|
I like this palette a lot and I think that they hit the mark with the combination of colors. I've been using it constantly since I got it and I know that I will be using it more throughout the year. The quad is the centerpiece of the Portofino Collection for summer but I'd wear these colors anytime I feel like blue for the eyes. You get 4 colors for $40, with a total weight of .28 oz. With this much product, it's a far better deal than paying $22 apiece for single eyeshadows of .09 oz each. If you do the math, you're paying $10 for .07 oz. of each color with the quad. I'd say that's an outstanding value.