Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.17 oz.) is set of smokier shades that leans warm in tone. Three of the four shades are quite shimmery, and those three performed better than the one more matte shade, unfortunately. I’m always surprised to see brands miss on a matte black eyeshadow, which should be a very basic color and one where blendability is really necessary for it to perform well and be as versatile as a basic should be.

Cosmic Deco #1 is a brightened, white gold with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, dense, and buttery consistency that applied well to bare skin and lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Valley Girl (PiP, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Mythos (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Clutch Pearls (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Crown (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #1 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Palm Reader (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Newbury Street (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Bright (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC It's About Shine (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Light (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cosmic Deco #2 is a medium-dark, olive green with warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft but dry to the touch, where the shimmer felt loose against the eyeshadow itself, so I found it more challenging to apply. It’s one that would work better with a damp brush or over a primer, I think, to minimize the fall out and tendency to sheer out. It lasted for eight hours on me. Tarte DIY (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sea Worship (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Gargoyle (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (DC, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Burnished Copper (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Jungle Green (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Defiance (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Midnight (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cosmic Deco #3 is a dark, gunmetal gray with cool undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, buttery consistency that was easy to blend out and apply to the lid. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear. Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Galaxy (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mindfiles (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #27 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Afterhours (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sorcery (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Light of the Silvery Moon (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Black Pearl (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Titania (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Brain Freeze (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bento Box (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Sketch (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cosmic Deco #4 is a medium-dark black with warm, brown undertones and a smattering of silver shimmer over a mostly matte finish. The texture was drier, a little thin, but it had an overall dusty consistency and application–where it doesn’t apply evenly or blend out as nicely as it should. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Miss Sparkles (LE, $16.00)(95% similar). MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cool Companions #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #5 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). YSL Fetiche #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Don't Stand Black (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Matira (DC, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Swept Up (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #12 (PiP, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (PiP, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR #2 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
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Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Gucci Cosmic Deco #1 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #1 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #1 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #1 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #2 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #2 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #2 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #2 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #3 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #3 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #3 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #3 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #4 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #4 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco #4 Magnetic Color Shadow
Gucci Cosmic Deco #4 Magnetic Color Shadow

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad
Gucci Cosmic Deco Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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While B+ isn’t exactly terrible, it’s not so great for a $65 quad of super dupable shades either. I already have really intense, high quality black shadows, and lovely smoky olives and gunmetal shades too, so this is an easy PASS.

This looks pretty! I’ve never seen or tried any Gucci cosmetics. I’m sure I have enough in these particular colors so I won’t be purchasing but I appreciate your review. Stacie xo

Surprised to see this given that Gucci has been off my radar. Funny the most important color in the palette for a smokey eye far the worst. Much as I diss U.D. for repeats, I think U.D. does things well given the price range.

I’m really really hard pressed these days to purchase luxury eyeshadows or eyeshadow palettes given many of them rarely achieve an average mark above a B or B+. This quad I like better in the pan. ..oy, too shimmery.

I like this quad a lot but I don’t usually buy palettes so I probably will pass on this. I have several of their singles but I don’t reach for them very often.

Big surprise (NOT) – I love this! No Gucci around me but I think Clarins has an eyeshadow palette for fall that has similar colours (yeah, like I don’t already have those!) and at a somewhat lower price and also easier access. Maybe I’ll pick me one up this week, before they’re gone.

I was just looking at the 2 eyeshadow palettes from Clarins online (I did see them at the drugstore the other day but was in a rush and, to be honest, I need more eyeshadow like I need another head…actually, having another head would at least help me use up some of what I already have!). But looking at them online, they don’t seem to be the same as this Gucci quad but have that same darker, smokier “vibe” like so many of the releases for Fall this year. I guess the reality is that I already have so many similar shadows that as nice as this looks, issues of quality, price and availability near me all mean I won’t be getting this.

Gorgeous colours – but why put in a matte black? Why not a dark charcoal grey – this would have been a much more interesting colour. And I agree with you Christine – Gucci should be able to do a matte colour well. However I think the grey and the olive are lovely colours.
Beautiful eye look you have done Christine – just what I would like to be able to do myself.

I was oohing and ahhing over the scores and swatches until I got to the last shade. Bummer. At this price point, there very little room for error. The shade would probably do better with a primer or cream base. I do like all the colors and would use all of them, but I have dupes in my stash already, and won’t consider this kit unless there was a hefty discount

I really like two out of the four shadows in this palette, two and three. I don’t have any of the dupes in the lists (?????) so I guess I’ll have to try to get one for numer two. I have quite a lot of nice greys and I really feel a greyish makeup inspitarion right now.
The look you did was really beautiful, as always.

If I ever purchase of these quads it will because the packaging is lovely not for the formula, lol. Which is a terrible thing to say/admit. It boggles the mind that such high end brands are outperformed by more affordable ones on such a regular basis.

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