If you are like me then seeing that image just got your blood pumping a little faster. When I first opened the new limited edition for Spring 2014 Sephora Collection Moonshadow Baked Palette In the Tropics ($32 CAD/$27 US) I was blown away by the stunning shades inside. I mean look at that olive green, the copper, those purples! The shades are so rich with beautiful shimmer. These tropical island inspired shades are in a baked finish which at first caused me some trepidation.
I have found most of the baked formula shadows I have tried to be terribly dry, sheer, and just a glittery mess. I was so nervous that once I tried this palette I would be let down. Well boy was I wrong! Just look at these DRY swatches of the In The Tropics Palette:
Here they are wet. This is where they really come to life:
Oh and I almost forgot to mention the beautiful packaging. I am so ready for warmer weather!
I actually found that applied dry with your fingers yields almost as intense a result as wet. The above dry swatches were done with a sponge applicator. Applying with your finger also results in less fallout than applying with a brush. There is some fallout regardless of how you apply but it is much less than I expected from a baked formula such as this. Simply do your eye makeup before your foundation for easy cleanup and problem solved. I tested some of the shades with no primer applied dry and the payoff was intense and they lasted all day. I am beyond impressed with this palette.
Here is a peek at the look I created. The liner shown is the equally incredible Sephora Colorful 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner in Animal Instinct which deserves it’s own full review shortly.
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