Physicians Formula The Healthy Eyeshadow Quads come in 5 variations and retail for about $8 each. All of the quads are very neutral and most contain a mixture of matte and shimmer finishes. The Canyon Classic quad is a set of all matte neutral shades. They are available to purchase from Ulta and Physicians Formula.
The compact is slightly difficult to open. I have to use my nails or wedge something in the gap between the lid and base. There is no mirror but the metallic finish on the front carries into the inside of the lid and is so reflective that it could potentially be used as a makeshift mirror. There is no smell or fragrance that I can detect.
I found these were very powdery when I tried to pick up color with a brush. There isn’t a ton of color payoff but it’s enough and they blend out easily. The lightest shade is a bit sheerer than I’d prefer for a matte highlight but it works to set my eyeshadow primer. The 2 mid-tone brown shades had the best color payoff. The grey shade didn’t adhere well to the lid and sheered out too easily with blending.
In the swatches below, you can see that these aren’t a totally flat/dry matte. There is the tiniest bit of shimmer mixed into the shades but once these are applied on the eye, they read as matte.
In this look, I applied the lightest shade all over the lid to set my primer. The second lightest shade (top left shade) is used as a transition in and above the crease area. The third lightest shade (bottom right) is applied lower in the crease to add more dimension. The darkest shade is applied to the outer half of the lid and blended into the crease. For mascara, I applied NYX Worth The Hype and for brows I used Mac Shape + Shade Brow Tint in Taupe. I wore this look for 8 hours. The eye I primed with Nars Pro Prime still looked fresh at the end of the day. The unprimed eye was slightly creased and the color was a bit faded.