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Recently Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga released 4-Way Shadow Palettes. Each quad has been specifically curated to be reminiscent of the fantasies they’re named for.
All Haus Labs 4-Way Shadow Palettes feature four colors with multiple finishes able to be worn alone or used together for a more impactful eye look. These are also touted as being blendable, cruelty-free, and vegan.
As of this blog post, 9 Haus Labs 4-Way Shadow Palettes have been released in 4 Everyday, 4 Fantasy, 4 Sunset, 4 After-hours, 4 Pay, 4 Poolside, 4 Seduction, 4 Disco, and 4 Runway. Of those nine I have four to share with you below.
Walk Walk (electric green w/ gold pearl), Fashion Baby (matte apricot), Work It (metallic alabaster), Move That B*tch (pink punch w/ gold pearl)
Babewatch (peach w/ gold pearl), Sunkissed (matte dusty coral), Aperitif (matte burnt orange), Happy Hour (metallic copper)
The swatches of Haus Labs 4-Way Shadow Palettes in 4 Runaway and 4 Sunset are done dry and on bare skin (no primers). The photo was taken outside in direct sunlight.
Role Play (metallic pink lilac), Ultimate Pleasure (peach pink w/ multi-color pearl), Bondage (matte deep plum), Climax (rose w/ multi-color pearl)
Wet (matte navy blue), Topless (white w/ blue pearl), Adult Swim (gray w/ silver pearl), Deep Dive (denim blue w/ silver pearl)
The swatches of Haus Labs 4-Way Shadow Palettes in 4 Fantasy and 4 Poolside are done dry and on bare skin (no primers). The photo was taken outside in more overcast sunlight (thanks, PA weather).
When working with the 4-Way Shadow Palettes, Haus Labs Global Artistry Director Sarah Tanno says,”To maximize payoff, I like to use the perfect tool for each finish.”
- Tip 1: The metallic formula is soft so using a finger is optimal, but you can also lay your shadow down with a flat brush.
- Tip 2: The shimmer formulas work best with a dense, flat brush.
- Tip 3: The mattes are so blendable you can use a flat brush for the lid or a fluffy brush for the crease.
I’ve had the Haus Labs 4-Way Shadow Palettes for awhile (since November 2020) and have been trying to play around with them to figure out the best way they could work for me, personally. My experience with the finishes are as follows…
The metallics are truly super soft. They are gorgeous and the true stars of all of these palettes. I would buy 4 Fantasy for the Role Play shade alone.
It seems like anything with “gold pearl” in the description was extremely dry and needed worked with to build up, though it wasn’t hard to do so. The other “pearl” shades worked as expected.
The matte colors in each quad were perfection except for Bondage (in the 4 Fantasy palette). It was incredibly sheer and dry. Again, it could be worked with and built up, but I found I had to treat it similar to the way I had to work with ABH Subculture in that I had to press with a flat, dense brush to apply and be mindful when I tried to blend.
Courtney over at Phyrra had a similar experience with Bondage from 4 Fantasy. She also has 4 palettes on her blog, 3 of which are not shown here. Click here to see her post!
As far as packaging goes I’m loving the attention to detail that Haus Labs gave these quads, making them stand out from similar layouts from other brands. The distinct ombre colors on the cardboard packaging make it easy to distinguish each color story inside, while the plastic insert (which normally I throw away but haven’t with these) has a text overlay of the quad it’s with.
What do you think of the Haus Labs 4-Way Shadow Palettes? After seeing Courtney’s photos, I’m really lusting for 4 Everyday and 4 Pay!