I was sent the Lise Watier Quartour Imagine Eyeshadow Quartet along with the blush I reviewed earlier. This limited edition eyeshadow quad has a blend of warm and cool shades all in one compact. The mixture of Ivory, Pink, Marine Blue and Charcoal Grey are all frosty shades that blend well and have decent pigmentation.
The shadows are not too soft and not too hard, but they can be slightly on the powdery side if you aren't careful with application. The shadows went on smoothly and lasted fairly well when I used an eyeshadow base underneath them.
While the colors were pretty and I am able to develop many different eye looks form these 4 colors, I felt that this selection wasn't very "Spring" like at all. It felt closer to a Winter collection to me. In fact, since we are JUST getting into Spring, I wore this quad a lot during the Winter, but it can make the transition from Winter to Spring quite well because of the pastel nature of some of the shades.
Speaking of Winter, I just saw the move Frozen for the second time...under protest. I really do not like Musicals let alone DISNEY Musicals. They are always so dang tragic...and the songs....ugh. I just don't like musicals. I can tolerate The Wizard Of Oz as a musical and perhaps...West Side Story, but that's about it. It's just...no one breaks into song and a choreographed number at the drop of a hat, especially in times of crisis. I just can't deal.
Then there is the Disney part of the equation. Now I know Frozen was adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen story and good old Hans had it in for parents and had some sort of Orphan fetish, but does every parent have to die in every dang Disney story? Can you name me one Disney musical where at least ONE parent wasn't dead? No. You can't. (If you can, please e-mail me so I can plausibly deny any knowledge of being wrong in the comments section of this post.) In the Frozen musical BOTH parents eat it at the bottom of the sea in a shipwreck. (Note that the Little Mermaid, Ariel, swims among the lost souls of that shipwreck like the evil leviathan that she is.) So now we are left with 2 orphan princesses, one of which has special powers to freeze things that she is oppressing...no thanks to her parents.
Oh my gosh, they were THE WORST parents EVER! After getting a bunch of rocks to save one of their daughters' life the parents do the EXACT OPPOSITE of the advice they were given for dealing with a child with "special needs"(...heh. I just realized that Elsa really IS a "Special Snowflake"!) That boulder told them that LOVE thaws and LOVE heals. But what do these nimrod parents do? They tell Elsa to bury her feelings deep down inside of her, causing her to have control issues and a "freedom complex" until she finally loses control of her powers and practically destroys her entire Kingdom. Stupid twerps! What was it they drilled into that girl's head? Oh yeah, "Conceal. Don't Feel." That's EXACTLY NOT what that talking pebble told them to do. I don't remember that boulder telling the parents to lock Elsa up in a castle until she is safe to be around? I don't think that verbalizing gravel told the parents to teach Elsa to be scared of herself. It said PURE LOVE HEALS! AND Another thing! Why didn't that Swen guy remember when the KING AND QUEEN went to his "adoptive" cobblestone parents for help to "cure" their afflicted daughter all those years ago? I think that would be a memory that would stay with you for some time. Right? Well, maybe not. After all, he hung out with articulating stones...I'm sure he saw weirder stuff than that. And what the heck happened to HIS parents? But I digress.
My POINT is, Disney Musicals are always so screwed up. Aside from the insipid singing, the dead parent(s) and easily avoidable misunderstandings from foreshadowing, I thought Frozen was a decent story. In other words. I only like the parts with Olaf the talking snowman.
So what does my rant have to do with the Lise Watier Quartour Eyeshadow Quad? Nothing. I just needed to get that off my chest.
Do you NEED the Lise Watier Quartour Imagine Eyeshadow Quartet? Maybe. It has some pretty colors, but they aren't unique so you might have a dupe of them in your collection already. As I said above, the quality is decent and the shadow lasts fairly well when using an eyeshadow base, but at $36 for the compact, I'm not sure if this is a MUST HAVE. You certainly could do worse for even more money, so if you like the colors and want a limited edition item, this might be the one to pick up. You can purchase the Lise Watier Quartour Imagine Eyeshadow Quartet directly from the Lise Watier website.