Everyone finds eyeshadow a tad bit intimidating—at least, in the beginning. But there’s nothing to it, really! You just have to master your blending game and find the colors that flatter your gaze. The newbie’s no-fail solution: eyeshadow quads.

Since every quad comes with four complementing colors, you’ll be able to whip up loads of eye looks in no time. The basic shades give you room for trial and error, while the statement shades sneak in an excuse to go glam (even just a little). And if you can’t figure out how to work an eyeshadow brush, just finger-blend! Start this month right with one of these go-to shadow quads, below!

SPLURGE: Pony Effect Conceptial Eyes Quad in Be Romantic, P1,400 Go for a subtle yet undeniably special look with the Conceptial Eyes Quad by Pony Effect. Our favorite collection is Be Romantic. A dazzling mix of matte and shimmer, this palette works for the holidays and beyond. What we’re really smitten with (besides the K-beauty aesthetic) are the rich, silky powders in it. We swear, each shadow blends out like a fantasy, so you can just dab it with your fingers. Unless, of course, you’re a brush girl—in which case, do as you wish! Either way, the quad is worth your coin.

Shop it here.

SAVE: Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eyeshadow Quad in Cotton Candy, P399 Scoring an elegant eye on a budget is super easy. Just grab yourself a Pink Sugar Eye Candy Quad and follow this guide! A great look-alike for the Pony Effect quad is Cotton Candy, which is equal parts flat matte and fancy glimmer. The shadows in this quad glide over your lids with ease, leaving behind a wash of rich pigment. Every shade is flattering on Filipina skin (by design!), so they could definitely be your party go-to. And for less than P400? A REAL STEAL.

Shop it here.

What’s your pick: Pony Effect’s K-beauty quad or Pink Sugar’s local shadows?

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