Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.88 oz.) is a limited edition palette that came out in the later part of the holiday season but is still available for purchase. The palette included four shades that could be used dry for a “sheer and delicate look” or used wet to “maximize the payoff and the intensity.”
The “issue” I had was that only Serein was actually sheer applied dry; the other three were quite pigmented applied dry, so I suspect that most will be happy to find that they can be used easily dry and still get coverage/intensity out of them, but it wasn’t in line with the brand’s claim. Otherwise, they applied evenly, blended out well, and had good wear.
Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Lakuna Duo Chrome Eyeshadow
Lakuna is a rich, emerald green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, emerald green shimmer. It was described as having a shift of “purple, blue and pink,” though I just couldn’t see that much, even desperately looking for it in person. The edge got slightly darker and a smidgen plummy at best, but it read “emerald green” most of the time, including when someone else was looking at me.
It had rich color coverage applied dry as well as wet with the dampened application appearing a bit brighter and more metallic; I definitely didn’t find dry coverage yielded sheerer results, which was how it was described by the brand. This shade stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.
Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Serein Duo Chrome Eyeshadow
Serein is a bright, shimmering white base that shifted from pink to violet and was paired with a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush, which was most apparent when it caught the light (see angled swatch). The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and blendable without having fallout. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Void Metallic Eyeshadow
Void is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry and opaque coverage (that appeared a bit darker in color) applied with a dampened brush–again, it was supposed to have a “sheer and delicate” look applied dry but in reality, it was quite pigmented. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too softly nor too firmly pressed into the pan. It started to look a bit faded after eight and a half hours of wear.
Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Ara Metallic Eyeshadow
Ara is a light-medium, golden copper with a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, dense without being stiff, and picked up well with a brush. It applied evenly and blended out easily, and it had a “melted” look after it was initially applied. It had nearly opaque coverage applied with a dry brush and slightly darker, fully opaque coverage with a dampened brush. It wore well for nine hours before fading visibly on me.
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