Hi girls. Today I’m reviewing the Tanjore Rush eyeshadow quartet from Lakme.
Product description: A versatile quartet of explosive, radiant colors to color and highlight your eyes, thereby giving you the heavenly look of a Diva. It is coupled with a handy applicator designed with a two sided brush that helps pick the right amount of color and apply it smoothly and evenly. For those dramatic, intense eyes, pick up a Lakme Eye Color Quartet.
Price: Rs. 425 for 7g (for 4 shades, i.e. 1.75g of each shade)
This quartet has 4 shades in it, like all other Lakme quartets. I bought this because the purple shade in it matched exactly with a dress of mine that I had selected for a friend’s wedding functions, but nevertheless, I ended up getting my make-up done at the parlor 😛
But I have used this quartet on other occasions than that, and I find it to be quite versatile.
You can create a few different lookswith these 4 shades, alone or in various combinations with each other.
Generally speaking, these eyeshadows have a smooth texture and spread easily. They are easier to work with with an eyeshadow brush rather than the sponge-tipped applicators that come along with it (I have not even used them once, you can see in the pics). They do have some fall-out, but some shades have more fallout than others. Also, pigmentation is good, and staying power is average. Using them with a primer/ base increases the longevity and pigmentation too.
Coming to individual shades.
First one is a deep purple shade with purple shimmers. I generally use it as a crease or outer-corner color. On my skin-tone, it would look over-the-top if worn as an overall lid color, hence I have never used it that way. It has some minor fall-out too. Pigmentation is good too.
The next shade is a dark green shade, with golden shimmers. It looks green in the pan, but on swatching/ blending, the shimmers fall off and the shade turns blackish-green. This particular shade has the maximum fall-out amongst the lot. i generally use it for smoky-eye looks.
Next up is a beautiful copper shade, with copper shimmers. It is the most pigmented of all the shades, and has lesser fall-out than the above shades. It looks beautiful as an over-all lid color, and it compliments Indian outfits very well. This is one shade that can be worn alone, and it speaks for itself.
The last shade is a golden highlighter shade. It has the least fall-out of the lot, and can be used as a highlighter shade, or to add golden glitter to any eye look. Decent pigmentation too. I have used this shade in the tutorial here.
Summing up the pros and cons:
o Decent pigmentation
o Smooth texture
o Good staying power, especially when used with a primer
o Many different looks can be created with a single quad.
o Nice assortment of shades, easy to carry along
o Affordable price, and assurance of good quality, being Lakme
o Easy availability
o Most shades have fall-out, so you need to be careful while doing face make-up. It is suggested that eye makeup be done first, or use a generous amount of loose powder under the eye to get rid of fall-out later.
o The green color looks different in the pan and on the skin. It has major fall-out too.
o All shades are shimmery, so these eyeshadows cannot be used for office/ day looks.
o The applicator included with the pack is useless.
o No mirror is provided in the case.
Hope you enjoyed the review and the swatches. EOTDs and tutorials coming soon!
Please comment below for any suggestions/ requests.