I had no hesitation in buying the Mystere quad from the Superstition Fall collection, a predominantly cool toned palette featuring khakis to create a smoky look. What's not to like? Well it turns out quite a lot.....
The quad contains a deep black/brown with a bit of golden
shimmer, very sheer shimmery golden ivory, matte deep browned khaki and
a satin finish grey.
Though the baked formula is often dry and powdery,
I felt like there had been an improvement with releases from the last 2
years in terms of colour payoff, smoothness and blending,
unfortunately Mystere is very much the poorer version of the baked
formula in my opinion. Baring the grey, all shades are very dry and
powdery and do not blend well at all. Using them wet there is improved
pigment, however blending is still an issue and colours still fade (even
with trying various eye primers).
In terms of the finished look, the
addition of the golden ivory is the saving grace as without it I just
get a dull, messy sludge look.
Below is with all colours but with the ivory used wet (otherwise it is
I do not find it an easy palette to work with, and though I quite like the finished result I don't think its worth the hassle of application.
I bought this from Boots