Monday, June 16th, 2008

Choose or Lose

Do you like pre-made quads/palettes?

  • Yes, I think they're fab! (60%, 270 Votes)
  • No way, I prefer making my own! (40%, 178 Votes)

Total Voters: 448

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18 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: ‘Do you like pre-made quads/palettes

  1. Diana

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  2. Fie

    I voted for Yes! 😀 (to a certain degree)

    Reason being that when you’re in a hurry and you don’t know what to wear, a pre-made quad/palettes just speeds things up. But of course, you’ll sacrifice customizability.

  3. Nell

    I love quads, period.
    pre-made and self-made, I can give them all a home 😉

  4. Not for me.. I did not like any of the MAC’s pre-made quad0


    I wish MAC would make permanent quads!!!!

    • kat

      They do! Well sort of. You can buy the individual colours in pan forms and make your own from them… at free-standing stores only though :) Plus they are cheaper this way!

  6. Sanita

    I voted Yes too, but sometimes it sucks when a palette has only one beautiful shade. Then I just don’t buy because I know I won’t use other shades.

  7. viv

    some colours from some quads look amazing.. but, i’m not the type to spend loads for just one colour in a quad. i prefer mixing and matching colours on my own

  8. No…and if there is a quad i do like, i dislike the fact that I can’t take that a shade out and put it in another quad.

  9. victoria

    i voted yes because they’re cheaper, you usually get nice packaging with palettes. i think it depends if you already own a lot of e/s. i only have 2 12 pan palettes. some quads like the one from naughty nauticals, i only like satin taupe so the whole thing’s not worth getting for me. palettes and quads are great but i have to love at least 80% of the colors before i’d get it.

  10. claudia m.

    I’m a total sucker for quads, I get a pretty package, good price (usually) and get to try new combinations withought putting too much thought into it. Also good to “grab and go” if you’re in a hurry.

  11. Nicole

    I voted “No”, but I sometimes like pre-made quads. I referre to the MAC paletts.
    I bought both Smoke Signal Quads, because I didn’t own such colors until then and they had no Lustre finishes, which I absolutely hate.
    When I see other quads (except Smoke Signals), there is always one color or finish I don’t like.
    The green e/s from the fafi 2 quad caught my attention. I wanted this color, but I resisted and bought the “sister” Juxt, which was the best decision.
    So I prefere creating my own quad, with the colors and finishes I like. For example Phloof!, Ricepaper, Paradisco and Woodwink.

    Right now I’m looking foreward to the cult of cherry collection in September. Maybe there is one quad, I have to buy because it is perfect in my eyes.

  12. dee

    I’m not into quads. There’s rarely a time when I love four eyeshadows enough to buy them at one time. What are the odds I’ll love four eyeshadows put together by someone else enough to buy a quad.

  13. Liz

    I’ve never been particularly happy with the few premade quads I’ve bought in the past – one I sold, and the other I depanned and ultimately sold two of the four colors. So unless I’m absolutely in love with the colors and I don’t already have any of them (or dupes), I skip quads. I do like the occasional gift palettes, however – I think those generally have a better/wider color selection and are great for travel!

  14. I voted NO.I prefer pre-made quads.Its more convienient.


  15. Rosa

    Sometimes, the premades are awesome just because there’s at least one simple ready made look built in, with no effort on my part!! I didn’t like premades until smoke signals–then, I got both. Lol :]]

  16. kat

    I love premade quads because they are cheaper. Plus sometimes it makes you experiment with the colours a bit! But I do have to like all four colours, so I’ve only bought one so far (the smoke signals) though I did want one from last spring/summer, but couldn’t afford it D: The Balloonacy one? Can’t remember if that’s the right name for the collection.

    My favourite self-made quad is: Paradisco, Ricepaper, Pink VEnus, and Sweet lust! Though now looking back Pink Venus and Sweet Lust are slightly chalky for my taste… I still love it ;D What’s your favourite self-made quad Christine?