2 weeks ago I went shopping at ULTA with my makeup artist friend Rachel Lorraine after I shadowed her work during a wedding day appointment for the bride and her bridesmaids. It was a wonderful way to blow off some steam and to make my wallet cry. I really, truly and honestly did not intend to go as crazy as I did, but the holiday products were calling to me!
While I don't believe that this palette is part of the Laura Gellar holiday collection, I simply could not resist this beauty when I swatched it in stores. Literally, I don't think there was a shade I disliked they all are stunning and so beautiful for fall. Because they're baked shades you can use these either dry for a soft more subtle look or wet for a more dramatic and vibrant look. I like using them both ways on my eyes as you can see below in my Instagram photo from the other day.
|Shades used goldie, khaki and emerald on the eyelid and amber in the crease.|
There are definitely some shades I like better applied wet vs dry and some that I think look just fine pigmentation wise without having to wet my brush with water or setting spray. This fact is what makes this palette so wonderful and versatile for many users and comfort levels!
For example I really think that the shade Amber looks much better dry than wet in application. The shades wisteria, sable, goldie, moonlight, opal and pearl doesn't look much different when applied either way to my skin. And my only other minimal complaint is that I feel the shades midnight and moonlight almost look identical when worn either wet or dry.
|Yeeesh that makeup wipe was getting pretty useless by this point lol!@|
Have you tried the new Laura Gellar 20 Shades of Baked palette yet? What is your favorite purchase from ULTA lately?