I’ve really been enjoying trying different Laura Geller products now they’re much more accessible within the UK, and the newest addition to my collection is the Laura Geller The Delectables Eyeshadow Palette Delicious Shades of Nude which has to win the award for the longest palette name in history. There are two different Laura Geller The Delectables Eyeshadow Palettes with a Delicious Shades of Nude option as well as Delicious Shades of Cool with each palette containing fourteen x 0.4g eyeshadows and retailing for £35. The eyeshadows within both palettes have a baked formula which allows you to use them both wet or dry depending on the level of intensity you want. Although both palettes are really pretty, it was the Delicious Shades of Nude which caught my eye as it looked the most different from my Laura Geller Wearables Baked Palette which I already own.
The Laura Geller The Delectables Eyeshadow Palette is packaged within a taupe, textured cardboard packaging which is very lightweight, and is also slim and compact with a mirror within the lid. The shadows are laid out in two rows of seven shadows alongside a little brush which has an angles brush on one side, and small blending brush on the other and as far as palette brushes go, this one is quite decent and is certainly usable. Laura Geller describes the shadows as having the creamy long wear of a primer with the intense yet flattering colours of pure baked pigments. What stood out for me with the Delicious Shades of Nude Palette is that it doesn’t contain the usual lineup of ‘nude’ shades you get in neutral palettes as it contains warm and cool toned shades which also vary in finish.
Creme – the palest shade in the palette which doesn’t show up on my skintone which might sound like a disappointment, but I like to use it over the top of my eyeshadow primer to set it in place before I apply my eyeshadow as I find that it helps with blending and it has a matte finish.
Dolce – a pale cool toned champagne with a shimmer finish.
Hazelnut – a matte slightly warm toned chocolate brown which works well for a crease shade.
Raisin – a reddy toned brown with a shimmer finish.
Truffle – a matte dark chocolate brown.
Khaki – a shimmery khaki green shade with a gold shift.
Forest – a deep green matte with gold shimmer particles.
Vanilla – a matte white shade which is very similar to Creme in that it’s too pale to show up on my skintone but it works nicely to set my eyeshadow primer in place.
Mushroom – a pale matte brown.
Honey – a light gold with a satin finish.
Sunrise – a burnt copper shimmer.
Vintage – a warm toned bronze with a shimmery finish.
Brown Sugar – a rich chocolate brown shimmer.
Mahogany – a dark chocolate brown with a matte finish.
Out of all the fourteen shades, there is only disappointing shade which is Mahogany which is the least pigmented shadow within the palette when used dry but it does perform a lot better when used with a slightly damp brush. I love the range of shades within the palette, especially as I thought it was going to be a warm toned palette seeing as the other palette is called Delicious Shades of Cool, but there’s a good mix of warm and cool toned shades. I really like the Laura Geller Baked eyeshadow formula as it’s hard to find baked eyeshadow palettes as most brands tend to stop at four shadows. I would say that baked shadows aren’t always as pigmented as non-baked formulas, but I find that they are a lot more multidimensional and I always love the eyeshadow looks I create with them and I love the versatility that you can use them wet or dry without leaving a film over the top of the eyeshadow like ordinary eyeshadow formulas do.
Have you ever tried any of the Laura Geller Baked Eyeshadows?