Haus Laboratories FOUR-WAY Palette ($24)
"I am not going to lie, I was so happy to see a peach, gold, and copper color story in the Sunset palette. They are similar to other warm neutral colors I usually grab for any occasion, and I love a palette that offers me versatility. Sometimes eyeshadow palettes with over 10 colors can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to knowing which color to start with. But there is something about these four earthy tones that gives one the freedom to be explorative and see the ways in which you can enhance your look.
"I jumped right in and blended in the shade Aperitif, which is a matte burnt-orange shade, into my crease. I then used the lovely coral pink shade (Sunkissed). I was afraid at first that the dusty tone would not have any color payoff on my dark complexion, but it actually served as a gentle transition color so that the burnt-orange shade was not so stark. I was very pleased to see how it was blending. Already in application, I noticed that the shades felt feather light and really easy to build on top of each other. For me, that is super important especially if I just need a little color on my lids for a Zoom meeting and have little time.
"For the finale, I used my middle finger to blend in Happy Hour, which is a metallic copper color but on the darker side, and its texture is very buttery. The shade made me gasp because of the foiled, reflective, and halo effect. I did not expect it at all. It really is so gorgeous as the metallics applied vibrantly. Sometimes my fear with foiled shadows is the fallout or it being hard to blend; that was not the case here.
"I am very into this palette because it's a one-stop shop to creating really magical and fun looks. It is wearable and offers shade ranges that I can wear every day." — Rachael Edwards, senior social coordinator