What are you thinking when you buy too many eyeshadows of a particular brand? I have been just telling myself that I was hypnotized by that embossing.. If you notice, I bought so many Gucci beauty. For eyeshadows, I have reviewed 4 duos, this time about 4 monos and I still have an unreviewed quad. Lol..
Those four monos are Oro, Iconic Ottanio, Ultra Violet, and Iconic Bronze.
The case design is just like other Gucci Beauty. Black with Golden Logo Embossing and also Golden Belt. They comes inside a paper box which is also an iconic Gucci beauty packaging box. Only this time, Gucci Mono Eyeshadow feel so light and no velvet pouch to protect the case. I was hoping that it could be heavier and I was a bit dissapointed about it.
Oro is a light gold that tends to yellow with a fine shimmers.
Iconic Ottanio is a teal color and one of iconic color from Gucci. It is more to satin finish and not too shimmery. When choosing which color to buy, Iconic Ottanio was the first one catching my eyes.
Ultra Violet is satiny violet, has bit of shimmer but not too visible. Like Iconic Ottanio, this one is more to satiny finish.
Iconic Bronze is a bronze with a shimmery finish. The shimmer is the most visible of the four colors. When I first received the mail, Iconic Bronze is the only one with non perfect condition. I was afraid if the formula is a missed, but look at the swatch below!
All four of them are quite pigmented and the texture is not dry at all. They are all buildable, but Ultra Violet is the least blendable among four shades. I don't say that Ultra Violet has bad quality, but the other are good enough and could be compared with my favorite eyeshadow duo, 040 Sunset (reviewed here) .. Maybe even better.
Eventhough the texture is not so buttery, but during application I found no fall out or other difficulties in creating my eye make up. Oro is last for 8.5 hours on me while the other last up to 10 hours before fading.
Below is a blurry picture to show you the shimmer.
|My Right Eye: Oro (lightly dab on inner lid), Iconic Bronze (middle to outer lid), Ultra Violet (outer), Iconic Ottanio (under eye). My Left Eye: Oro (inner lid), Iconic Bronze (), Iconic Ottanio (outer), Ultra Violet (under eye)|
Clearly that mono shadows are better that the duo. (I don't know about the quad, I haven't used it yet). If you are not on budget, you could consider them, especially Iconic Ottanio and Iconic Bronze, you will not regret.
Thank you for reading!