Laura Geller is an American beauty brand, which until recently was only available to purchase through QVC. When I saw that their products were now being stocked on Beauty Bay, I decided to order the limited edition Laura Geller The Wearables Color Story Baked Shadow Palette £32 as it looked absolutely beautiful.
When I looked online for reviews and swatches of the Laura Geller The Wearables Color Story Baked Shadow Palette online, I couldn’t find any posts so I had no idea what the shades would swatch like but decided to take the plunge anyway as I knew that I could use the shadows with a damp brush if necessary as they have a baked formula.
I used to be a big fan of Beauty Bay, but I’ve had endless trouble when ordering from them in the last few months and their customer service is awful, so I would really recommend avoiding Beauty Bay, and stick with Feel unique and Escentual when ordering Laura Geller products.
The Laura Geller The Wearables Color Story Baked Shadow Palette is described as being a collection of wearable shades for everyday use, with both warm and cool toned shades. The shadows all have a baked formula, and could be used both wet and dry or as eyeliners.
The shadows all began life as liquid pigments, which were then baked and hand finished in Italy into silky domes which results in highly pigmented, creamy shadows that last all day.
The shadows are packaged within a grey, card palette which is very lightweight but it’s still quite sturdy so it protects the shadows nicely. Inside the lid of the palette, there is a mirror and the shadows are individually named which is something I always appreciate with a palette.
Sunstone – Matte Nude
Blossom – Shimmery Pink.
Oyster – Glowing Champagne.
Rosemist – Rose Gold Glow.
Storm – Matte Greyed Brown.
Jasper – Glowing Heather.
Java – Matte Mid-Brown.
Iris – Cornflower Blue Glow.
Carbon – Matte Black.
Tourmaline – Plum Glow.
Chocolate – Deep Brown Glow.
Royal – Glowing Electric Blue.
As a whole, I’m very impressed with the pigmentation of the shadows but the two pink shades; Blossom and Jasper are disappointingly pigmented, and barely show up on my eyelids even with a primer underneath. I find that Blossom and Jasper have a different texture to the other shades in that they’re drier, and a little gritty which might explain why they’re not as pigmented as the other shades.
With the two disappointing shades aside, the other ten shades are all beautifully pigmented and easy to both apply and blend. My favourite shades from the palette are definitely Rosemist, Java and Royal but I really do love them all.
I think the shadows are better used with a primer to get the most out of them, but when worn without a primer, they’re not as intense and long lasting but I always use a primer or cream eyeshadow underneath my eyeshadow so it’s not really a problem. I think this is a gorgeous eyeshadow palette, but I think it’s a shame it’s limited edition as I can imagine it being really popular.